Earth Science Unit Study - Week 8: We measured the elevation of a hill and graphed the cross-section.
Surveying is the technique professionals use to measure and map the earth. Following Janice VanCleave's A+ Projects in Earth Science: Winning Experiments for Science Fairs and Extra Credit we performed a simple surveying operation to measure the elevation of a hill.
We measured our favorite sledding hill!
Using a level, two old broom handles, scissors, string, permanent marker, ruler and tape we made a simple tool used to measure elevation.
The first step was to mark the broom handle with measurements which could be read during our experiment.
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