Contours: mystery shapes [Flash Player version]

Learning Material  |  Interactive Lesson

Published on 2018 August 13th

Look at how contour lines are used on maps to represent the shape of landforms. Compare side and top views of geometrical objects such as a cone and a hemisphere. Examine geometrical objects on a 3D landscape. Place contours of geometrical objects on a map to match a 3D landscape. This learning object is one in a series of three objects. The series is also packaged as a combined learning object.
Illustrates how contour lines represent the shape of landforms and geometrical solids.
Students construct a contour map representing a landscape of geometrical objects.

Curriculum Information

K to 12
Grade 7, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6
Geometry Measurement
Learners, Students

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