Up to the Sky!
This is a worksheet you can print and distribute to students to help them track their
work on the Chapter Investigation.
Following are links to Internet resources for students to use while working on the
DPS Peaks List
The Angeles Chapter of the Sierra Club in California provides information about the desert mountains of the Southwest. Scroll down the page or click the link to go directly to Section 2 to find information about Death Valley's mountains.
How Tall Is That?
This Web site is part of the Top Down remote sensing project funded by NASA. It offers several activities for students in grades 4 through 7. This activity teaches students how to estimate the height of objects by noting the time of day and studying the length and angles of shadows. Clear directions and an outline make this a fun and educational project.
This activity requires some knowledge of ratio and proportion, which may require some assistance for some students.
Do you know which point is the tallest in your state? How about the highest peak in the world? This comprehensive Web site allows you to research mountain heights by state or by country. Also included are coordinates, maps, pictures, and much more. Students can estimate the difference between the high points of two states, and then calculate it using the numbers provided.
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