Our 4th grade students have been learning about Colorado geography. Â Since we have such fascinating state geography, with so many different regions, it has been a great opportunity to create a physical model of Colorado. Â Students formed into groups to mix flour, salt and water into “Salt Dough”. Â It was great to observe our students using math skills including fractions and measurement.
Next, student created a topographic map of Colorado forming dough into mountains, raising the surface to the west to create aÂ plateau and lowering the plains across the east. Â Students used their best geographic and artistic skills combined.
The next step of the project was to paint the specific regions separate colors. Â Once the paint was dry, students were able to cut out labels and glue the names of cities, national parks, monuments, rivers and more. Â Our students are ambitious and creative.