At the conclusion of the activity, students will put their maps together as shown at the left and get a sense of the larger landscape.
Lisa Gardiner / Windows to the Universe
Land Plan Challenge
Welcome to the Land Plan Challenge!
In this classroom activity students use maps to plan towns, being conscious of water resources, and then learn how their town fits into the larger community. There are two versions of this activity available from Windows to the Universe. While both versions have students go through the same learning experience, one version involves fewer, larger student groups and bigger maps, while the other involves more, smaller student groups and smaller maps. The version of the activity with larger maps requires more time for preparation.
- Land Plan Challenge - The Small Version
- Land Plan Challenge - The Large Version
Last modified February 13, 2008 by Lisa Gardiner.
Shop Windows to the Universe Science Store!
Learn about Earth and space science, and have fun while doing it! The games
section of our online store
includes a climate change card game
and the Traveling Nitrogen game
You might also be interested in:
The links below got to the map templates that you will need for the Land Plan Challenge activity (small version). Print all six maps in color from the links below. Print multiple sets of the six maps for...more
Windows to the Universe invites you to explore Earth's hydrosphere with your students via activities for the classroom. Listed below are activities that we have developed that are appropriate for high...more
Welcome to the Land Plan Challenge! In this classroom activity students use maps to plan towns, being conscious of water resources, and then learn how their town fits into the larger community. There are...more
The Windows to the Universe staff will hit the road this fall to share favorite hands-on activities and web resources at regional NSTA meetings! If you teach Earth science or space science, we have presentations,...more
The Windows to the Universe staff, and the rest of the crew at the UCAR Office of Education and Outreach, will be heading to the National NSTA Convention in Dallas, March 31-April 3, 2005 to present information...more
Do You Teach Elementary School Science? We’ve got resources for you! ~2,000 pages of science content written specifically at the elementary level Classroom activities to do in your elementary school classroom...more
Welcome to the resource page for the Traveling Nitrogen Classroom Activity! In this classroom activity, students play the role of nitrogen atoms traveling through the nitrogen cycle to gain understanding...more
Welcome to the online resources for our NSTA workshop Changing Climate, Changing World. This workshop provides information and data-rich classroom activities about the impacts that climate change is having...more