Station 1 – Cartograms 1. Go to http://www.worldmapper.org/ 2. Click on Total population cartogram 3. What does this map tell you about where the majority of the population of the world lives? 4. Find Austrailia on the Total Population map and then on the Total Area map. What differences do you see when comparing these maps? Explain the reason why. 5. Look at the map of internet users. Click on it and watch what happens. Why does it appear that the United States is getting smaller in terms of Internet Users? 6. Look at the age of death animation. Which part of the world has a higher life expectancy? Why do you think that is? Station 2 – Parts of a Map 1. Create your own map of the classroom. On your classroom map you will make and identify the following parts to the map: title, compass rose, key with symbols, and scale. Create your map in the space below. Station 3 – Political Cartoons Use the political cartoons in the Station 3 Packet and answer the questions on this sheet. DO NOT WRITE ON the Station 3 Packet. #1-5 must be answered in a complete sentence. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. #6-10 write the letter for the correct answer below. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Station 4 – Climographs A climograph is a graphical depiction of the monthly precipitation and temperature conditions for a selected place. Precipitation is shown by the bar graph. A line graph depicts temperature. Instructions 1. Locate the following weather stations on the computer map. You will be comparing these places and answering questions. Alice Springs, Austrailia Manila, Philippines McMurdo Station, Antarctica Rome, Italy Bombay, India Mbandaka, Zaire Quito, Ecuador Seattle, Washington, USA 2. Which station has the month with the highest temperature? Which station has the month with the lowest temperature? 3. Which station has the highest monthly rainfall, and what is the amount? 4. Look specifically at Seattle, Quito, and Alice Springs. What are the differences in these climographs? What accounts for these differences? 5. What type of vegetation could you expect to find in Mbandaka, McMurdo, and Alice Springs? 6. Average room temperature is 20- 25 C. Which station would be best suited for human habitation? Station 5 – Create a Graph 1. Read the population data of Latin America in the chart below. 2. Discuss what type of graph or chart other than a table could be used to represent the information accurately? 3. Create your graph or chart below. Country Argentina Bolivia Brazil Chile Colombia Ecuador French Guiana Guyana Paraguay Population (millions) 40.5 10.4 193.3 17.1 45.5 14.2 0.2 0.8 6.5 Station 6 – Thematic Maps Thematic maps are used to display specific data on a map. Examples of a thematic map would be a climate map, population density map or a map showing economic activity. You will follow the steps below to create a thematic map. 1. On the next page there is a map of South America. Take the countries listed on the chart below and label them on the map. 2. Use the population data to create a thematic map. a. Colors can be used to represent data on a map. On your map you will color the countries to represent population. b. Create a key where each color represents a population number. EX: All countries with a population range of 0 – 20 million would be colored red. c. Color each country on your map according to the guidelines found on your key. Country Argentina Bolivia Brazil Chile Colombia Ecuador French Guiana Guyana Paraguay Population (millions) 40.5 10.4 193.3 17.1 45.5 14.2 0.2 0.8 6.5 Station 7 – Latitude and Longitude Plot the following recorded locations of hurricane Irene on the map. Label them according to the date. Once you have plotted all the locations, answer questions 1-3. 8/20 15N 60W 8/21 18N 66W 8/22 18N 69W 8/23 21N 72W 8/24 24N 75W 8/25 28N 77W 8/26 33N 77W 8/27 37N 75W 8/28 45N 71W 1. What date did Irene make landfall in the continental US? 2. If Irene continues its present course, what country will it next affect? 3. Irene hit New York City pretty hard. Give three reasons why New York City had such high loss from the hurricane. Station 8 – Graphs & Carts Use the graphs and charts in the Station 8 Packet and answer the questions. Answer the questions on this paper. DO NOT WRITE ON the Station 8 Packet. #1-5 must be answered in a complete sentence. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. #6-10 write the letter for the correct answer below. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. Station 9 – IQ Traveler Let’s test your geographic knowledge. You will go to the website listed below and play the game IQ Traveler. You must play a minimum of 3 times and record your score and the level you reached after each game in the space provided. http://www.travelpod.com/traveler-iq Game 1: Score _________ Level__________ Game 2: Score__________ Level__________ Game 3: Score__________ Level__________ Station 10 – Mental Map In the space below draw your mental map of Baytown. Include things like buildings, places of importance, shopping area, etc. You must include the route from your house to the school. Remember this is your mental perception of Baytown; you do not need to look at any maps in order to do it. Use the map in your head.