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Name:Date:Student Exploration: Reading Topographic MapsDirections: Follow the instructions to go through the simulation. Respond to the questions andprompts in the orange boxes.Vocabulary:contour interval, contour line, depression contour, elevation, gradient, index contour, relief,topographic mapPrior Knowledge Questions(Do these BEFORE using the Gizmo.)A house sits on the side of a small hill near a lake. Theelevation, or height, of each point above the lake isshown by thecontour lineson the landscape below.1.Suppose it rained for a while, and the lake level rose up 5meters. Would the house be safe? Explain.
2.What would happen if the lake level rose 10 meters?
Gizmo Warm-upAtopographic mapis a map that contains contour lines to show elevation.Each contour line connects points that are at the same elevation. TheReadingTopographic MapsGizmo allows you to see how a three-dimensionallandscape can be represented by a two-dimensional map.The controls at the top of the Gizmo allow you to manipulate the landscape onthe left and the map on the right. Try each tool:With theRotatetool selected, click and drag to turn the map orlandscape.SelectZoom inand click the landscape several times. Then selectZoom outand click the landscapeagain to return it to its original size.Click theAddbutton, and then click several times on the landscape or map to add a hill. Then dig ahole using theSubtracttool.

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Winter
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Cartography, Topography, Topographic map

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