Zoom in on Topographic Maps
You are planning a huge bike trip, so how can you find out where the mountains and flat lands are? Zoom in on a topographic map to find out. This graphic-heavy and instructive book introduces the reader to the basics of using topographic maps. They are introduced to the way elevations and contours of the land are shown on maps, and how to read the details shown on these maps. A follow-up activity encourages readers to use a contour map to plan a camping trip.
With simple text and lots of pictures and illustrations, children will learn all about the different types of maps and their functions. Each book begins with a short intro on the different aspects of a map (such as the compass rose, legend, and scale) and then ventures on to talk about the specifics of each type of map. An activity is included at the end. Approximately 7" x 8.5". 24 pgs, pb. -Emily G