Questions to ask students once they have learned about mapping. Give them a topographic map or a copy of one.
1. When was the map last revised? 2. What is the maps scale? 3. A 1:24,000 map is also called a _____ minute quad. a. 7.5 c. 2.9 b. 16.3 d. 8.6 3. What does the map scale mean? 4. Circle one (for each): latitude lines run east-west north-south longitude lines run east-west north-south 5. 0 latitude line is the ________________________. 6. 0 longitude line is the _______________________. 7. What do the numbers in brown mean? 8. The contour lines (brown lines) mean an area is ______________ when they are close together or when ______________ they are farther apart. 9. Latitude and longitude coordinates are given in what units? 10. How many seconds in one minute? 11. How many minutes in one degree? 12. Ask students to find specific points (latitude and longitude) on the map you have given them.