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Understands that data comes in many different forms and that collecting, organizing, and displaying data can be done in many ways.

What makes cities hot? An urban heat island activity

Explore how differences in surfaces can cause temperature differences on the rnground and in the air, and why

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Contouring and Topo Maps

Twice during college I was taught to do hand contouring. One time in a meteorology class where the class was drawing isobars and isotherms on a weather map. One time in a geology class where we were drawing the topographical contours on an elevation map. I really enjoyed those exercises, but both times I remember thinking, "This is elementary school level."

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