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Draw a line between two points (A & B) across your map

Draw a line between two points (A & B) across your map

On the edge of your blank sheet of paper mark where the contour lines intersect with the line between point A and B.

On the edge of your blank sheet of paper mark where the contour lines intersect with the line between point A and B.

Use the map to label the height of each contour line you have marked

Use the map to label the height of each contour line you have marked

Draw a y-axis on your graph paper that represents height intervals of the contour lines.

Draw a y-axis on your graph paper that represents height intervals of the contour lines.

Use the edge the blank piece of paper to draw the x-axis. It should be the same size as you original line on the map.

Use the edge the blank piece of paper to draw the x-axis. It should be the same size as you original line on the map.

Use a ruler to mark the contour lines against the y-axis from the edge of the blank piece of paper.

Use a ruler to mark the contour lines against the y-axis from the edge of the blank piece of paper.

Make sure your x and y axis is accurately labelled

Make sure your x and y axis is accurately labelled

Shade in your Landform to complete the Cross-section

Shade in your Landform to complete the Cross-section

Make sure you have followed the BALTSS conventions by including a Border, title and source.

  • 1.0 Contour Map
  • 1.0 Pencil
  • 1.0 peice of graph paper
  • 1.0 ruler
  • 1.0 peice of blank paper