Zoom, Zoom: Using Geographic Scale to Apply Spatial Reasoning

GeoSTEM
Lesson Plan Content
Description: 
In this lesson students will gain a better understanding of the magnitude of rational numbers by measuring using a map scale, converting between measurements and using scientific notation.
Author: 
Denise Dorn
Grade Range: 
5 and 8
Duration: 
1-2 class periods
Lesson Materials
Standards
Arizona Geography Concepts: 
1: The World in Spatial Terms
National Geography Standards: 
1: How to use maps and other geographic representations, tools, and technologies to acquire, process, and report information