Topo Salad Tray Model: a 3-D Classroom Project

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Link to Resource: https://education.usgs.gov/lessons/toposaladtray.pdf
Resource Type:Classroom Activities; Curricula and Instruction
Grade Level:
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Language:English
Format:pdf
Organization:United States Geological Survey (USGS)
Summary:This activity has students making a topographic model out of salad trays. Students copy maps onto the trays and add different topographic features. When put together, the trays show a complete topographic map.
Earth Science Big Ideas:Big Idea 1
NGSS Discplinary Core Ideas:ESS2.A; ESS2.B
NGSS Performance Expectations:2-ESS2-2; 4-ESS2-2; MS-ESS2-2
NGSS Science and Engineering Practices:Analyzing and interpreting data; Constructing explanations (for science) and designing solutions (for engineering); Developing and using models
NGSS Crosscutting Concepts:Patterns; Scale, proportion, and quantity
Subjects: 6-8; elementary school; k-3; k-4; k-5; k-5 geosource; k-6; k-8; maps; middle school
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