Understanding Maps

Danielle Peterson

STEM Educator

Bakersfield, California

Beth and Jake Hunter

Geologist, Mechanical Engineer


Earth's Place in The Universe 4-ESS2-2:

Analyze and interpret data from maps to

describe patterns of Earth’s features. Maps can include topographic maps of Earth’s land and ocean floor, as well as maps of the locations of mountains, continental boundaries, volcanoes, and earthquakes.

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It's Party Time!!!

Safe Solar Viewing (Grades 3-6 Only)

Ball games

Oreo eclipse

Each of your students will love tracking the progress of the solar eclipse with an Oreo Cookie!  Just twist it apart and use it to model current progress of the eclipse as it occurs.  Making the cookie connection will help students understand how the sun and moon interact to make the crescent shapes that their pin hole projectors show. Eat it after the eclipse :)