Create a Graph of City Elevations
Inspired by Carmen Sandiego™ Episode 4, kids find the elevation data for different capital cities and create a graph.
In Episode 4, Carmen Sandiego gets altitude sickness. With this activity, kids learn more about elevation by comparing data and practicing their graph-making skills.
Kids create bar graphs of the elevations of different capital cities.
Estimated Time: 20–30 minutes
Materials Needed: Atlases, almanacs, graph paper, rulers
- Carmen Sandiego gets altitude sickness because Quito’s elevation is so high. Explain to your kids that they will create a bar graph of the elevations of different capital cities.
- Each kid should research and collect data for the elevations of Quito, the capital cities of five different countries, and the school’s location.
- Then have each kid create a bar graph using the data collected. Some kids may need help with selecting the scale for the graph.
- Display graphs so that your kids can see a wider variety of data.