Representing height on a map

In this lesson we will look at the different ways height can be represented on maps.

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

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Q1.If you are facing north and then turn 180° around, what direction are you facing?

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Q2.What is the full name for the image below?

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Q3.Starting at north-east going clockwise, what is the correct sequence of the other three points between the main four directions?

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Q4.As the crow flies, what direction is North Lopham from Garboldisham?

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Q5.If you travelled from East Harling directly to Kenninghall and then travelled directly to South Lopham, which answer best describes your route?

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This quiz includes images that don't have any alt text - please contact your teacher who should be able to help you with an audio description.

Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.If you are facing north and then turn 180° around, what direction are you facing?

1/5

Q2.What is the full name for the image below?

2/5

Q3.Starting at north-east going clockwise, what is the correct sequence of the other three points between the main four directions?

3/5

Q4.As the crow flies, what direction is North Lopham from Garboldisham?

4/5

Q5.If you travelled from East Harling directly to Kenninghall and then travelled directly to South Lopham, which answer best describes your route?

5/5

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Representing height on a map

Complete this review quiz to test your knowledge from today's lesson. OS Map Image Credits: Ordnance Survey

Q1.What does the term relief mean in geography?

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Q2.What are these lines on a map called?

2/5

Q3.What word can be used to describe the gradient of the land?

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Q4.What is a blue triangle with a dot in the middle called on a map?

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Q5.What unit of measurement is used to represent height on a map?

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This quiz includes images that don't have any alt text - please contact your teacher who should be able to help you with an audio description.

Quiz:

Representing height on a map

Complete this review quiz to test your knowledge from today's lesson. OS Map Image Credits: Ordnance Survey

Q1.What does the term relief mean in geography?

1/5

Q2.What are these lines on a map called?

2/5

Q3.What word can be used to describe the gradient of the land?

3/5

Q4.What is a blue triangle with a dot in the middle called on a map?

4/5

Q5.What unit of measurement is used to represent height on a map?

5/5

Lesson summary: Representing height on a map

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