Map Your House
Objectives: Students will become familiar with various types of maps. They will understand the concept of a map representing something much larger. Students will be able to produce "to scale" maps of their homes.
Materials: a wide variety of maps (solar system, world, US, state, city, school); Zoom by Istvan Banyai; white paper; pencil; measuring tape
Closure: Ask questions: How did your estimates compare to the actual measurements? Was it difficult coming up with an accurate scale? How do you think cartographers map areas of land? Why do maps need to be precise?
Evaluation: Were students able to correctly represent measurements with a scale? Were estimates realistic? Do students understand the concept of mapping?
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