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Introduction: Latitude and Longitude
Students use GeoMapApp to understand the differences between 2-D map projections and the 3-D world, how places are located by latitude and longitude, units used to measure latitude and longitude, and how latitude ...

Introduction: Exploring Earth's Topography
Students learn the basics of GeoMapApp, and then use it to create topographic profiles across both continental landscapes and the seafloor. Using those profiles, students visualize and calculate regional and local ...

Seafloor Spreading
Using GeoMapApp, students examine the age of the seafloor crust, calculate the rate of seafloor spreading at different locations around the world, and compare the spreading rates within the context of plate ...

Polar Sea Ice
Polar sea ice, its seasonal variability and the effects of a changing climate are introduced in this activity. Polar Sea Ice: Annotated Teacher Edition (Microsoft Word 2.8MB Nov27 12) Polar Sea Ice: Student ...

Great Circles and Straight Lines
The concept of distances along great circles and straight lines is explored using maps. Airline flight paths are used as an example. Great Circles and Straight Lines: Annotated Teacher Edition (Microsoft Word ...

Vertical Exaggeration
Most features on Earth's surface are so small in comparison to the planet's size that we must use vertical exaggeration to make features more visible. In this activity, GeoMapApp's profiling tool ...

Landscape Regions
Relationships between landscape appearance, topography and underlying geology are explored in this activity, with a focus upon the Adirondack Mountains area. Landscape Regions: Annotated Teacher Edition (Microsoft ...

Rules of Contouring
Familiarity with contour lines helps us explore topographic relief shown on maps. In this activity, we learn the basic "rules" of contouring. Rules of Contouring: Annotated Teacher Edition (Microsoft ...

Choosing the Best Contours
Using GeoMapApp's interactive elevation base map, we experiment to find the best contours for sensibly displaying topography in different landscape regions. Choosing the Best Contours: Annotated Teacher ...

Hawaiian Islands: Erosion and Giant Landslides
High-resolution elevation data on land and in the ocean is used to examine the effects of erosion on the Hawaiian Islands. The remains of remarkable offshore giant landslides are also studied, and consistency with ...

Hawaiian Islands: Volcano Ages, Hotspots and Plate Motion
The ages of volcanic rocks along the Hawaiian-Emperor seamount chain are used to investigate speed of motion of the Pacific plate, to analyze the distinctive bend in the chain, and to consider the age data in the ...