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Build three-dimensional models from contour maps

Questions to Consider

  • How does the teacher activate prior knowledge to prepare students for the modeling activity?
  • What does the teacher say about the purpose of this modeling activity?
  • What strikes you about student learning in this classroom?

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  • Instructional Plan.PDF

  • Student Notes.PDF

  • Handout: Contour Map of Olympus Mons.PDF

  • Teacher Commentary.PDF

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Teaching Practice Building a 3-D Model

Grade 8 / Science / Models

Building a 3-D Model