Make a Knuckle Contour Map
A contour map shows the high and low areas of geography. These maps are helpful when trying to imagine the terrain in ways that simple distances don’t represent well. But these maps can be complicated. Here's an activity that will help your teenager understand contour maps like the back of her hand with the back of her hand!
This activity will help your child imagine how terrain maps work by charting the topography of her fist with the same methods contour maps use.
What You Need:
- Water-based or water-soluble markers
- Your child's hand
- Soap and water for cleaning