# Stations Packet - MrsPhillipsWorldGeo

```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.
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#6-10 write the letter for the correct answer below.
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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
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
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
Country
Argentina
Bolivia
Brazil
Chile
Colombia
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 15N 60W
8/21 18N 66W
8/22 18N 69W
8/23 21N 72W
8/24 24N 75W
8/25 28N 77W
8/26 33N 77W
8/27 37N 75W
8/28 45N 71W
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 &amp; 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.
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#6-10 write the letter for the correct answer below.
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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