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Where in the World is the Terra Cotta Army?


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    Children's Museum of Indianapolis

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Where in the World is the Terra Cotta Army?

In this activity, learners find Xi'an, the archaeological area in China where the Terra Cotta Army was discovered, on a map or globe and look more closely at the relationship of the warrior site to other archaeological sites nearby. Learners also practice their own map-making skills by creating an accurate map of the room. This activity is featured on pp.35-37 (part of a lesson that begins on p.33) of the "Treasures of the Earth: Discover Clues to the Past" unit of study for grades 3-5 and 6-8.

Quick Guide


Preparation Time:
10 to 30 minutes

Learning Time:
45 to 60 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
1 cent - $1 per group of students

Age Range:
Ages 8 - 14

Resource Types:
Activity, Lesson/Lesson Plan

Language:
English

Materials List (per group of students)


  • globes or maps
  • tape or string for grid lines
  • paper (graph paper) and pencils
  • measuring tapes
  • protractors

Subjects


  • Earth and Space Science
    • Earth's History
      • Archeology
  • Mathematics
    • Data Analysis and Probability
      • Data Analysis
      • Data Collection
      • Data Representation
    • Geometry
    • Measurement
      • Size and Scale
    • Representation
  • The Nature of Science
    • The Scientific Process
      • Conducting Investigations
      • Gathering Data
      • Formulating Explanations
      • Communicating Results
    • Science as a Career

Audience


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • read
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves teamwork and communication skills
  • Links STEM to other topics of interest such as arts and humanities
  • Involves hands-on or lab activities

Other


Includes alignment to state and/or national standards

This resource is part of:

Access Rights:

  • Free access

By:

Rights:

  • All Rights Reserved, The Children's Museum of Indianapolis, ©2011

Funding Sources:

  • AAA Insurance
  • Indianapolis Honda Dealers
  • Key Bank
  • National Geographic

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