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Make a Knuckle Contour Map
A contour map shows the high and low areas of geography. These maps are helpful when trying to imagine the terrain in ways that simple distances don’t represent well. But these maps can be complicated. Here's an activity that will help your teenager understand contour maps like the back of her hand WithThe back of her hand!
This activity will help your child imagine how terrain maps work by charting the topography of her fist with the same methods contour maps use.