Topography of Iceland
Science, Social Studies
Description: During this project, you will research a natural landmark in Iceland and explain how geological processes led to its formation. You will learn how to interpret topographic maps and 3D print a topographic map of your landmark. You will summarize and present information about your landmark using social media and a QR code. This project includes five lessons: Introduction to Topography, Topography of Iceland, 3D Print a Topographic Map, Create a Travel Guide, and Visit Iceland Day. This project was developed in partnership with Icelandic Glacial and takes approximately 4.5 hours to complete.
Standards: This project aligns to Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts, Next Generation Science Standards, International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Standards, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills, and Florida CPALMS Standards for sixth grade through eighth grade.
21st Century Skills: Creativity, Collaboration, Communication, Media Literacy, Initiative
Describe topographic maps and their purpose.
Interpret a topographic map.
Research and describe an Icelandic landmark.
Explain how geoscience processes form natural landmarks.
3D print a topographic map.
Use and share makerspace equipment safely.
Summarize information clearly.
Create content for social media.
Provide and receive constructive feedback.
Present to an authentic audience.