CERENITY_WILSON_-_Copy_of_ReadingTopoMapsSE.odt - Name Date Student Exploration Reading Topographic Maps Directions Follow the instructions to go

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Name: Date: Student Exploration: Reading Topographic Maps Directions: Follow the instructions to go through the simulation. Respond to the questions and prompts in the orange boxes. Vocabulary: contour interval, contour line, depression contour, elevation, gradient, index contour, relief, topographic map Prior Knowledge Questions (Do these BEFORE using the Gizmo.) A house sits on the side of a small hill near a lake. The elevation , or height, of each point above the lake is shown by the contour lines on the landscape below. 1. Suppose it rained for a while, and the lake level rose up 5 meters. Would the house be safe? Explain. Yes because the house is about at 7m 2. What would happen if the lake level rose 10 meters? The house would flood Gizmo Warm-up A topographic map is a map that contains contour lines to show elevation. Each contour line connects points that are at the same elevation. The Reading Topographic Maps Gizmo allows you to see how a three-dimensional landscape can be represented by a two-dimensional map. The controls at the top of the Gizmo allow you to manipulate the landscape on the left and the map on the right. Try each tool: With the Rotate tool selected, click and drag to turn the map or landscape. Select Zoom in and click the landscape several times. Then select Zoom out and click the landscape again to return it to its original size. Click the Add button, and then click several times on the landscape or map to add a hill. Then dig a hole using the Subtract tool.

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