# Contours: loony landscapes [Flash Player version]

TLF ID L7555

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 is also packaged as a combined learning object.

#### Educational details

Key learning objectives
• Students match different views (2D representations) of 3D objects with the 3D objects.
• Students translate between 2D representations and 3D objects.
Educational value
• Illustrates how contour lines represent the shape of landforms and geometrical solids.
• Students construct a landscape of geometrical objects to match a contour map.
Year level

5

Learning area
• mathematics
Strand
• Mathematics/Measurement and geometry
Concept
• Mathematics/Angles
• Mathematics/Geometric properties
• Mathematics/Prisms
• Mathematics/Symmetry
• Mathematics/Shape perception
• Mathematics/Transformations
• Mathematics/Size and shape
• Mathematics/Visualisation
Skill
• Knowledge;
• Comprehension;
• Application;
• Analysis
Student activity
• Interactives;
• Experiment;
• Analysis;
• Modelling;
• Estimation
Learning design
• Experiential learning;
• Independent learning;
• Problem solving;
• Visual learning

#### Other details

Contributors
• Technical implementer
• Subject matter expert
• Name: Howard Reeves
• Address: Lindisfarne TAS 7015 Australia
• Script writer
• Name: Rod Rees
• Organisation: Rees Films Pty Ltd
• Address: Blackburn VIC 3130 Australia
• Publisher
• Date of contribution: 20 Sep 2013
• Organisation: Education Services Australia
• Address: Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia
• URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
Access profile
• Colour independence
• Device independence
• Hearing independence
Learning resource type
• Interactive Resource
Browsers
• Microsoft Internet Explorer - minimum version: 8.0 (MS-Windows) - maximum version: 9.0 (MS-Windows)
• Firefox - minimum version: (MS-Windows)
• Safari - minimum version: 5.1 (MacOS)
Operating systems
• MacOS - minimum version: 10.6
• MS-Windows - minimum version: XP - maximum version: 7
Rights
• © Education Services Australia Ltd, 2013, except where indicated under Acknowledgements.