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Mapping a Study Site


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    Lawrence Hall of Science

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Mapping a Study Site

In this outdoor activity, learners use a mapping technique to become oriented to the major features of an outdoor site. Learners become aware of both physical and biological features including trees, rocks, water, signs of human activity. After completing this activity, learners can try the OBIS Terrestrial Hi-Lo Hunt and add more detail to their map.

Quick Guide


Preparation Time:
45 to 60 minutes

Learning Time:
45 to 60 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
$10 - $20 per group of students

Age Range:
Ages 8 - 18

Resource Types:
Activity, Lesson/Lesson Plan

Language:
English

Materials List (per group of students)


  • map keys on large index cards
  • sets of marking pens or crayons or bags of construction paper or contact paper symbols
  • sections of outline map
  • pencils
  • glue sticks or clear tape
  • compass
  • data board or large drawing pad
  • black marking pen
  • flagging

Subjects


  • Earth and Space Science
    • Earth Structure
      • Rocks and Minerals
      • Oceans and Water
  • Life Sciences
    • Diversity of Life
      • Plants
      • Animals
    • Ecology
      • Ecosystems
      • Human Impact
  • The Nature of Science
    • The Scientific Process
      • The Scientific Worldview
      • Asking Questions
      • Formulating Explanations
      • Communicating Results

Informal Categories


  • Nature and Environment
  • Outdoor Activity

Audience


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • see color
  • read
  • be mobile
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves teamwork and communication skills
  • Involves hands-on or lab activities

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