For this assignment you will describe and map your
Think about the life forms you are planning to have
so that you will be sure to have a good place for them to live!
You may use outlines
or saved maps from last
Be sure to check Rubric
3 for Web Pages or
3 for PowerPoint
gives more information on how to create this
Your page should deal with the following topics:
1. General Planet Description
What sort of planet are you working with? Is it earthlike?
Is it drier or wetter? About how much of the surface
is water? Does your planet have seasons?
2. Major Air and Water Currents
You and your group will work together to figure out the main
air and water currents on your planet. How does the heat get
distributed on your planet? Show the currents on a map. (You
already have a planetary map from last week.)
3. Rainfall Map
Note:NASA sites in the Web Links are excellent
sources for images. See especially http://earth.jsc.nasa.gov/
for stunning photos of earth from space.
Now you have your elevations and currents laid out. Figure
out what the rainfall on the different parts of your land masses
will be and color code them on your map. Label the rainfall amounts
with the color code.
you are using
adjust your map and
have the program
create a rainfall
map for you.
Write some text to
go with this.
4. Temperature Map
Start with your outline map again and use it to show temperatures
ranges on different parts of your planet. Remember to account
you are using
print out a
Map. You will
need to write some
descriptive text for
Add links to Chapter Four and to the Table of Contents.
Sign your work!
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