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Geography: Elevation

These sites provide information about elevation and its effects on temperature and climate, and plant growth and animal life. Includes maps and information pages about elevation points in U.S. and the world. There are suggested lesson plans and activities for students. There are links to eThemes Resources on Geography: Landforms and Maps: Latitude and Longitude.


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Find out about what the elevation is. Note: This site includes ads and popup ads.
This page gives a brief explanation about relationship among height, elevation, and sea level.
You can query this database by feature name, location, elevation height or feature to get information about the elevation of most any U.S city.
Find out about the highest points of the U.S. map. Includes both physical and satellite maps. Note: This site includes ads.
This page provides information about elevations and distances in the United States.
This page provides information about highest and lowest points in the world. Scroll down to "suggested reading" to find more information about lowest points on land deepest ocean points. Note: This site includes ads.
Through activities in a lesson plan, students will learn about effects of elevation on where and how plants and animals live.
Learn about the relationship between elevation and temperature through an interactive map.
In this lesson plan, students will learn about effect of elevations on temperature through activities.
Read about effects of elevation on cooking and guidelines for converting favorite recipes for high elevation. Click "Forum" to read about specific answers for questions about cooking.
These sites are about different types of landforms found around the world. Includes mountains, canyons, plains, beaches, and bays. There are photographs, drawings, online games, and activities. Includes links to eThemes Resources on rivers, oceans, lakes, erosion, and Missouri landforms.
These sites focus on latitude and longitude. Other topics include time zones, the prime meridian, and the equator. Many sites are interactive.

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