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Topography around the World. Chicago, IL. Kohn Kaen, Thailand. Mexico City, Mexico. Community Service International Friends Host-Families Performing Arts. WHAT DOES THIS HAVE TO DO WITH SCIENCE?. - No, I’m not Amish, but I live in Pennsylvania Dutch-country. Yes , I have electricity

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topography around the world

Topography around the World

Chicago, IL

Kohn Kaen, Thailand

Mexico City, Mexico

slide2

Community Service

International Friends

Host-Families

Performing Arts

what does this have to do with science
WHAT DOES THIS HAVE TO DO WITH SCIENCE?

- No, I’m not Amish, but I live in

Pennsylvania Dutch-country

  • Yes , I have electricity
  • Yes I have a car
  • But the best thing about living in PA Dutch country is…
so i decided to bake a cake
So, I decided to bake a cake…

Philadelphia, PA: 0-136 m above sea level

Denver: 1 mile above sea level

Dallas: 430 ft (131 m)

just awana mile
Just awana mile
  • I wish I would have had one of these!!

McNaught, M (2008, March 11). TOPOGRAPHIC MAPS. Retrieved November 6, 2008, from Mount Union College Geology Web site: http://raider.muc.edu/~mcnaugma/Topographic%20Maps/topomapindexpage.htm

uses of topographic maps
Uses of Topographic Maps
  • Why don’t we just use a picture?
  • Who can use it?
  • engineers, foresters, land use planners, hikers, ... virtually anyone who travels outdoors
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“the cross sectional shape of a valley stream valleys in mountainous areas is usually "V" shaped.  This shaped is changed when a glacier flows down the valley.  The bottom of the valley will be rounded while the sides of the valley will be steepened. The result is a U shaped valley with steep sides and a rounded valley”
why do we care
Why do we care?
  • Who in here sleds?
  • Skiers or boarders?