What started off as this…
…turned into this!
Students used homemade salt dough (1 cup of flour, 1/2 cup of salt, 1/2 cup of water, and food coloring) to create 3D maps/models of the 8 regions of the united states. From west to east, they are: The Coastal Range, Basin and Range, Rocky Mountains, Great Plains, Interior Lowlands, Canadian Shield, Appalachian Highlands, and Coastal Plain.
Creating the maps was a great way for kids to review the landforms and regions we learned about.
We also played a Jeopardy-style review game in class to help us get ready for our test!