Make a Map

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It's important to know the final destination. Scholars first measure distances in a region of interest using a standard measuring device or by counting steps. They then use an appropriate scale and graph paper to create a map of the region.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Team up with a social studies teacher for the activity
  • Bring in some examples of maps for the class to reference
Classroom Considerations
  • Pupils should be familiar with scale factors
  • Part of a larger series called Explore STEM in the City!
Pros
  • Gives a possible extension activity
  • Provides graph paper as a PDF
Cons
  • None