Learn the basics of mapping by developing contour models! Your class will use the plastic contour plates provided to model a variety of landforms. In the process, they'll learn how contours are used to represent elevation and how three-dimensional landmasses can be translated onto a two-dimensional, topographic map. They?ll also gain insight on the earth?s features and an appreciation of the processes involved in their development. Additionally, your students will learn about map reading, map symbols, scale, latitude, longitude and direction. Includes an illustrated teacher and student guide with easy-to-follow instructions as well as numerous demonstrations and examples. Grades: 7-10.