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INTRODUCTION TO EARTH SCIENCE
ESCI 121
Fall 2010
Section 0
6

DAILY OBJECTIVES

By the end of today's class, you should be able to do the following:

TOPOGRAPHIC MAPS


w
  List and explain the components that are common to all well-made maps:

        title            key or legend    coordinate system
       
scale          north arrow 


w   Explain why a 7.5 minute quadrangle is so designated.

w   Show where to find latitude and longitude denotations on a topographic map.

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   Work through the "Visualizing Topography" module at this link:
        http://reynolds.asu.edu/topo_gallery/intro_title.htm  The handouts appear
        in the "Teacher's Guide" on pages 11-13.
 
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