page builders, check Rubric
2 which gives more information on how to create this
rubric if you are
working in PowerPoint.
Your page should deal with the following
1. Your Planet Cools
Tell us about your planet cooling.
tectonic plates to
help you to understand
what happens as the crust
cools and cracks . (Also see the
Helpful Web Sites) Has
your planet sustained any asteroid impacts? Does it have any
craters? Do you have volcanoes?
What is the internal
structure of your planet?
2. Continents Form
You and your group will work together to lay
out your continents. You will need to describe them, name them,
and draw elevation maps, sometimes also called relief
maps or topographic maps.
Use the Fractal
to create your maps.
Drawing contour maps is an important part
of this chapter. You should check Making
a Relief Map for information on
what the colors mean. Can you
figure out the main river patterns from seeing the high and low
places? Also show where the ocean is shallow
and where it is deep.
another map, show us where
your main tectonic plates
are and explain how they
are working on your
5. Landscape Profiles
Check From Contour
Map to Landscape Profile to see how to use your map to
draw a landscape profile.
6. Add Some Description
What is your planet is like today?
Be sure that you add links to Chapter Three
and the Table of Contents.
Sign your work!
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for images. See especially http://earth.jsc.nasa.gov/
for stunning photos of earth from
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