Hands on cartography


Dempsey Middle School science teacher Lisa Giddings works in a small group with her students Thursday afternoon during a lesson about topographical maps. The students Evan Vanden Heuvel(top), Audrey Williams(top right), Xavier Meyst(right), and Ava Cottle(left) were given Playdoh and asked to create a mountain. Then they would horizontally slice the mountain and trace the shape of it onto their maps, working their way down the mountain until they had made an accurate map of the mountains topography.


Dempsey Middle School science teacher Lisa Giddings works in a small group with her students Thursday afternoon during a lesson about topographical maps. The students Evan Vanden Heuvel(top), Audrey Williams(top right), Xavier Meyst(right), and Ava Cottle(left) were given Playdoh and asked to create a mountain. Then they would horizontally slice the mountain and trace the shape of it onto their maps, working their way down the mountain until they had made an accurate map of the mountains topography.

Dempsey Middle School science teacher Lisa Giddings works in a small group with her students Thursday afternoon during a lesson about topographical maps. The students Evan Vanden Heuvel(top), Audrey Williams(top right), Xavier Meyst(right), and Ava Cottle(left) were given Playdoh and asked to create a mountain. Then they would horizontally slice the mountain and trace the shape of it onto their maps, working their way down the mountain until they had made an accurate map of the mountains topography.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/40/2017/01/web1_Dempsey-Maps.jpgDempsey Middle School science teacher Lisa Giddings works in a small group with her students Thursday afternoon during a lesson about topographical maps. The students Evan Vanden Heuvel(top), Audrey Williams(top right), Xavier Meyst(right), and Ava Cottle(left) were given Playdoh and asked to create a mountain. Then they would horizontally slice the mountain and trace the shape of it onto their maps, working their way down the mountain until they had made an accurate map of the mountains topography.