By the end of today's class, you should be able to do the following:
EARTHQUAKE MAPS AND GEOTECTONICS
w (Complete last week's exercise) Using the earthquake maps the class produced, arrange them in meaningful groups based on the patterns of earthquake epicenters and based on the patterns of focal depths you observe in each. The worksheet appears at this link.
w List and explain the components that are common to all well-made maps:
title key or legend coordinate system
scale north arrow
w Using the scale on a topographic map, find the distance between two points.
w Define these terms:
○ topography ○ topographic map ○ contour line ○ contour interval
w Using the green globs of "playdough", sculpt a model of a hill, scribe contour lines into your sculpture, and based on your model, sketch a topographic map of the area.
w Using a topographic map, find the elevation of a point.
w Using a USGS topographic map, identify these landforms/features:
○ hill ○ valley ○ closed depression (basin)
○ stream ○ intermittent stream ○ lake
w Determine the direction a stream flows based on a topographic map.