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It's hard not to find drama in the red sandstone formations that give Utah's Arches National Park its name—and its beauty. There are more natural arches here than anywhere else in the world.

Photograph by Simon Christen, submitted to My Shot

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Satellite Imagery and Change Over Time
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EDUCATION

Satellite Imagery and Change Over Time

Students view satellite images of places past and present and analyze the changes over time.

  • Best for: Grades 5-6 (ages 10-12)
  • Concepts: blades, change over time, development, landforms, mapping, map skills, satellite imagery, urban sprawl
Using MapMaker Kits
Idea
EDUCATION

Using MapMaker Kits

Find ideas for classroom activities using mapping tools.

  • Best for: Grades K-12 (ages 5-18)
  • Concepts: battlefields, boundries, climate, conflict, culture, current events, earthquakes, economy, ecosystems, geography, globalization, interconnected, islands, landforms, language, mapmaker interactive, mapmaker kits, maps, natural disasters, olympics, physical geography, plate tectonics, polar regions, population, refugees, religions, rivers, sports, states, trade, transportation, united states, volcanoes, wars, weather, world maps
Mapping Landforms
Activity
EDUCATION

Mapping Landforms

Students analyze landform maps of a state and the United States. They research and map states' landforms and then create a display.

  • Best for: Grades 3-6 (ages 8-12)
  • Concepts: landforms, maps, map skills, national parks, united states
isthmus
Article
EDUCATION

isthmus

An isthmus is a narrow strip of land that connects two larger landmasses and separates two bodies of water

  • Best for: Grades 3+ (ages 8+)
  • Concepts: canals, coasts, geography, isthmuses, landforms
Country and State Reports
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EDUCATION

Country and State Reports

Explore the physical geography, human geography, and cultures of countries around the world.

  • Concepts: agriculture, arable land, area, capitals, celebrations, climate, conflict, continents, countries, countries, country population, country research, country size, crops, culture, cultures, currency, economy, education, elevation, environment, flags, food, geography, government, history, independence, industry, landforms, languages, legal systems, life expectancy, literacy, location, migration, mountains, natural disasters, natural resources, physical geography, population, population growth rate, rainfall, region, religion, rivers, size, states, state symbols, temperature, terrain, trade, united states, weather, world history
Shaping the Tallest Peak on Earth
Article
EDUCATION

Shaping the Tallest Peak on Earth

Activity. Students analyze the features of Mount Everest through maps, photographs, film clips, and a virtual globe, then envision encountering those features while climbing the mountain in 1924 and today.

  • Best for: Grades 9-12 (ages 14-18)
  • Concepts: exploration, extreme weather, george mallory, glaciers, himalaya, landforms, mountains, mount everest, plate tectonics, wildest dream
Undersea Geology
Activity
EDUCATION

Undersea Geology

Students locate and label geologic features of the ocean and explore the relationship of these features to plate tectonics.

  • Best for: Grades 3-8 (ages 8-14)
  • Concepts: geology, mapmaker kits, mapping, ocean, plate tectonics, underwater
landform
Article
EDUCATION

landform

Encyclopedic entry. A landform is a feature on the Earth's surface that is part of the terrain. Mountains, hills, plateaus, and plains are the four major types of landforms.

  • Best for: Grades 4+ (ages 9+)
  • Concepts: earth, erosion, geography, landforms, landscape, plate tectonics
Make a Contour Map
Activity
EDUCATION

Make a Contour Map

Students create three-dimensional clay mountains and then use them to make contour maps.

  • Best for: Grades 6-8 (ages 11-14)
  • Concepts: contour maps, elevation, landforms, topographic maps, topography
plain
Article
EDUCATION

plain

A plain is a broad area of relatively flat land

  • Best for: Grades 4+ (ages 9+)
  • Concepts: coasts, erosion, floods, grasslands, landforms, landscape, plains, prairies, savannas, steppes
hill
Article
EDUCATION

hill

A hill is a piece of land that rises higher than everything surrounding it

  • Best for: Grades 4+ (ages 9+)
  • Concepts: geology, hills, landforms, landscape, mountains
Introduction to Contour Maps
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EDUCATION

Introduction to Contour Maps

Students discuss different kinds of landforms and the need for maps that show changes in elevation. Then they learn to read a contour map.

  • Best for: Grades 6-8 (ages 11-14)
  • Concepts: contour lines, contour maps, elevation, landforms, topography