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Mapping the sea floor

Hydrographers chart the seabed and coastline, giving ships a map to help them avoid running into underwater trouble. Use this clip as a context for exploring the mapping of the sea floor. Think about scale and how to indicate different depths using contour lines.

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Viewfinder [Flash player version]

Explore visual perspectives of solids such as cylinders, cones and cuboids. Match a 2D photo of a group of 3D objects taken from a different viewpoint. Identify the relative positions of the solids by comparing 2D outlines and colours. Rearrange the objects on a base grid until the view matches the original photo. Progress ...

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Photo hunt [Flash Player version]

Explore visual perspectives of solids such as cylinders, cones and cuboids. Match a 2D photo of a group of 3D objects taken from a different viewpoint. Identify the relative positions of the solids by comparing 2D outlines and colours. Rotate a base grid until the view matches the original photo. Progress through four levels. ...

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Photo hunt: level 1 [Flash Player version]

Explore visual perspectives of solids such as cylinders, cones and cuboids. Match a 2D photo of a group of 3D objects taken from a different viewpoint. Identify the relative positions of the solids by comparing 2D outlines and colours. Rotate a base grid until the view matches the original photo. Both the original photo ...

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Photo hunt: level 2 [Flash Player version]

Explore visual perspectives of solids such as cylinders, spheres, cones and cuboids. Match a 2D photo of a group of 3D objects taken from a different viewpoint. Identify the relative positions of the solids by comparing 2D outlines and colours. Rotate a base grid until the view matches the original photo. You may need to ...

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Photo hunt: level 3 [Flash Player version]

Explore visual perspectives of solids such as cylinders, spheres, cones and cuboids. Match a 2D photo of a group of 3D objects taken from a different viewpoint. Identify the relative positions of the solids by comparing 2D outlines and colours. Rotate a base grid until the view matches the original photo. The view of the ...

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Photo hunt: level 4

Explore visual perspectives of solids such as cylinders, spheres, cones and cuboids. Match a 2D photo of a group of 3D objects taken from a different viewpoint. Identify the relative positions of the solids by comparing 2D outlines and colours. Rotate the scene until the view matches the original photo. The solids in the ...

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Viewfinder: all angles [Flash Player version]

Explore visual perspectives of solids such as cylinders, cones and cuboids. Match a 2D photo of a group of 3D objects taken from a different viewpoint. Identify the relative positions of the solids by comparing 2D outlines and colours. Rearrange the objects on a base grid until the view matches the original photo. One of ...

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Viewfinder: backwards glance [Flash Player version]

Explore visual perspectives of solids such as cylinders, cones and cuboids. Match a 2D photo of a group of 3D objects taken from a different viewpoint. Identify the relative positions of the solids by comparing 2D outlines and colours. Rearrange the objects on a base grid until the view matches the original photo. The original ...

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Viewfinder: flip side [Flash Player version]

Explore visual perspectives of solids such as cylinders, cones and cuboids. Match a 2D photo of a group of 3D objects taken from a different viewpoint. Identify the relative positions of the solids by comparing 2D outlines and colours. Rearrange the objects on a base grid until the view matches the original photo. The original ...

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Viewfinder: up front [Flash Player version]

Explore visual perspectives of solids such as cylinders, cones and cuboids. Match a 2D photo of a group of 3D objects taken from a different viewpoint. Identify the relative positions of the solids by comparing 2D outlines and colours. Rearrange the objects on a base grid until the view matches the original photo. View ...

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Building site [Flash Player version]

Look down on some building towers (a plan view). Build a street-level view of the buildings from a given perspective: front, side or back. Move on to view buildings from a corner angle; build a side view. Then build a group of blocks consistent with top and side views. Rotate the scene to check views from different angles. ...

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Building site: level 1 [Flash Player version]

Look down at a group of single-storey buildings. Think about which buildings could be seen by a person standing on the ground. Use coloured blocks to build a street-level view of the buildings. Build views from different perspectives: front, side or back. This learning object is one in a series of four objects that progressively ...

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Building site: level 2 [Flash Player version]

Look down at a group of buildings, including some with more than one storey. Think about which buildings could be seen by a person standing on the ground. Use coloured blocks to build a street-level view of the buildings. Build views from different perspectives: front, side or back. This learning object is one in a series ...

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Building site: level 3 [Flash Player version]

Look from a corner angle at a group of buildings. Think about which walls could be seen in a side view. Use marked blocks to build all four side views. Rotate the scene to check views from different angles. This learning object is one in a series of four objects that progressively increases in difficulty. The series is ...

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Building site: level 4 [Flash Player version]

Look at three different views of a group of buildings: a top view and two side views. Build a group of blocks consistent with the views shown. Rotate the scene to check views from different angles. This learning object is one in a series of four objects that progressively increases in difficulty. The series is also packaged ...

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Contours [Flash Player version]

Look at how contour lines are used on maps to represent the shape of landforms. Compare side and top views of geometrical objects such as a cone and a hemisphere. Examine contour lines on a map. Place geometrical objects on a 3D landscape to match the map. Examine geometrical objects on a 3D landscape. Place contours of ...

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Contours: about contours [Flash Player version]

Look at how contour lines are used on maps to represent the shape of landforms. Compare side and top views of geometrical objects such as a cone and a hemisphere. This learning object is one in a series of three objects. The series is also packaged as a combined learning object.

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Contours: mystery shapes [Flash Player version]

Look at how contour lines are used on maps to represent the shape of landforms. Compare side and top views of geometrical objects such as a cone and a hemisphere. Examine geometrical objects on a 3D landscape. Place contours of geometrical objects on a map to match a 3D landscape. This learning object is one in a series ...

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Contours: loony landscapes [Flash Player version]

Look at how contour lines are used on maps to represent the shape of landforms. Compare side and top views of geometrical objects such as a cone and a hemisphere. Examine contour lines on a map. Place geometrical objects on a 3D landscape to match the map. This learning object is one in a series of three objects. The series ...