BRING THE ADIRONDACKS INTO YOUR CLASSROOM
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|Grade: 8th Grade
Class: Science, Earth Science
|NYS Content Area Standard:
Math, Science & Technology:
Standard 1: Analysis, Inquiry and Design
Standard 4: Science
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||Adirondack Curriculum Content Area:
MST Standard 1 Analysis, Inquiry and Design
Students will use mathematical analysis, scientific inquiry, and engineering design, as appropriate, to pose questions, seek answers, and develop solutions.
Standard 4: Science Students will understand and apply scientific concepts, principles, and theories pertaining to the physical setting and living environment and recognize the historical development of ideas in science.
-Explain how individual choices and societal actions can contribute to improving the environment
|Keywords: maps, orienteering|
|Investigative Question or Issue: How did the first settlers of the Adirondack mountains survey the land and map the roads and trails?|
In groups of four, you will acquire mapping skills through the exploration and development of an orienteering course. With the use of a compass, create a topographic map and a set of directions for another group to follow.
Produced at the 2008 Adirondack Geography Institute
* Course must include: cross a body of water, 5 slope changes, 10 check points
* Map must include: Title, Legend, Contour lines at Standard interval, labels, scales, colors, date, compass rate.
* Accuracy: Students are able to follow the course.
*Completeness: Neat and on Time
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