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EARTH SCIENCE

Platte Canyon High School
Bailey, Colorado

Earth Science Lessons

MAPPING: TOPOGRAPHIC MAPS
UNIT II

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OBJECTIVES

A. Distinguish between latitude and longitude
B. Explain the difference between magnetic and geographic north
C. Understand different methods for locating your position on earth, including latitude
     and longitude, section, township and range, metes and bounds, UTM and LCC.
D. Describe the characteristics and uses of different types of map projections.
E. Be able to use effectively a topographic map.

LESSONS

Latitude and Longitude      
Section, Townships and Ranges     Practice reading and writing locations on a map using the S-T-R system.
Can You Find It?     A series of pictures from around the area - identify the picture and locate it on a map.
Topographic Maps - Introduction      
Topographic Maps - Part II      
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