Not sure how to describe your field site? This one-page site report will help you note the important details, from area and average elevation to human-made and natural topography.
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This printable site report is designed to help students easily note a field site’s important topographical details. The one-page PDF form asks for the following information:
- longitude and latitude,
- average elevation,
- topography, and
- human-made topography.
Less than 1 period
Supplement a study of biodiversity with an activity drawn from this site report template.
- Ask students which topographical details they think are important to record at a field site.
- Hand out copies of the site report.
- Discuss each piece of information asked for, reviewing as a class how students can supply the requested data.
- Have students take home the site report template and complete it for a location in their neighborhood.
- Review the site reports, clarifying or correcting any problems students encountered so they’ll be able to accurately complete their site reports out in the field.
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