Models and Maps Presentation & Guided Notes



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Embark on a captivating exploration of Earth’s surface with this Models and Maps Presentation and Guided Notes resource. Centered around the essential question “How are maps used to represent Earth’s surface?” this presentation provides an in-depth understanding of maps, isolines, and topographic features.


Covering a comprehensive array of concepts, this resource is a treasure trove of knowledge. From physical models and scale models to compass directions, isolines, isotherms, isobars, and topographic maps, students will navigate through the fascinating world of geographic representation. Dive into the nuances of interpreting contour lines, determining distances, and analyzing gradients, empowering students with practical map-reading skills.


This presentation is estimated to take approximately 60 minutes of class time, making it a seamless addition to your curriculum. Engage students with practice questions (and answers) that encourage independent or collaborative learning. The guided notes provided ensure active participation, enhancing students’ grasp of key concepts.


Elevate your science curriculum by integrating this resource, offering students a comprehensive understanding of Earth’s surface representation. Fostering spatial reasoning and map interpretation skills, the Models and Maps Presentation & Guided Notes resource equips students with valuable tools for navigating the complexities of geography and enriches your classroom with a dynamic and interactive learning experience.




  • 53-Slide PowerPoint Presentation
  • 12-Page Guided Notes (Editable Google Docs)


Grade Levels: 6th – 12th
Total Pages: 65
Teaching Duration: 1 Hour


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