Quote of the Day:
“You know what they say, man. It’s not the altitude, it’s the attitude” – Scott Fischer
Did You Know?
It takes 40 days to climb Everest to give the body time to adjust to the high elevations
How Far Did TA Travel?
Objective: This activity teaches students how to find distances on maps in order to find out how far TA has travelled to get to Nepal.
- Use the St.John’s to London map provided to show the students how you record distances on maps using scales. Use a hard copy of the map or an electronic copy opened on a smart board to demonstrate the activity. This can be completed by following these steps:
- Find an object that can be used to measure the length of the scale (ie. String or a measuring stick).
- After measuring the length of the scale, use the object to measure the line provided between destinations.
- Count how many times this object fills the line including the left over space (ie. 10 and 3 quarters or 7 and a half.)
- Then times this number by the number presented on the scale. (ex. 100km)
- The resulting number is the amount of kilometers it took TA to get from one destination to another.
- As a class or in groups try to determine the distance TA travelled on the second two maps using the same steps.
- Add all three map kilometers together to determine how many kilometers TA travelled to get to Nepal!
See the links below for Map’s for this activity.