California wildfire

California wildfire

Wildfires are burning in the Sierra Nevada Mountains near Yosemite National Park.  In this activity we ask students to examine various maps of this California region, calculate distances using map scales, draw conclusions about the nature of fighting fire here, and explain why areas covered by the maps no longer reflect their linear scale.

RimFire.pdf

For members we have an editable Word doc and solutions.

RimFire.doc       RimFire-solution.pdf

CCSS: 5.NF, 6.RP.3, 6.G.1, 7.RP.3, 7.G.1

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