This at-home activity seems simple, but it can take you places! This technique is a miniature example of a feature of early cartography. Consider the tools early explorers had to develop to create accurate maps. What kind of tools would you benefit from while translating this 3-dimensional model into a 2-dimensional illustration?
Mess around by challenging family members to create their own illustration. Make comparisons and try again. Can you illustrate the terrain of the island in our model, including changes in elevation?