Posted by **Ted** on Friday, May 21, 2010 at 6:54am.

can you help me with my 3-d top map construction project of a pear island.

I would like you to explain to me step by step on how to do it and make steps explanatory for me.The materials Iwas asked to use was a foam board, string, markers, crayons scissors, a construction paper.

thanks.

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**SraJMcGin**, Friday, May 21, 2010 at 10:19am
Try some of the following links for information and then feel free to ask further for something you can not find:

http://search.yahoo.com/search?fr=mcafee&p=how+to+make+a+3-d+top+map

Sra

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**Ms. Sue**, Friday, May 21, 2010 at 10:24am
A "pear island?" Is your map supposed to represent Prickly Pear Island in the West Indies?

To make a 3-dimensional topographic map, you'll need to show depth -- perhaps with the construction paper. If it's only a topo map, then the string can be used to show the contours.

Is this the kind of topo map you have in mind?

http://www.compassdude.com/i/topo-example.gif

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**Ted**, Friday, May 21, 2010 at 2:18pm
It is somehow like this but does bnot have so much contours. It is like a two different island linked together by a river by the sides, one river on the top map beside and the other bottom beside. I f you don't understand what I said you can tell me. It is a project that i have to use two foa boards, one green, one blue. one represents the river and the other island and i have to cut out the shape of the map that I was given on the green foam board, stack it together and paste it on the blue one. the only thing i dont know how to do is to buil a hamlet. Can you help me pls.

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**Ms. Sue**, Friday, May 21, 2010 at 2:41pm
The easiest way to make a hamlet is to fold brown or grey construction paper into little boxes to resemble small houses. Houses from a Monopoly game would also work. You could draw the streets with s marker.

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**Ted**, Friday, May 21, 2010 at 6:20pm
Thanks, I appreciate your help, If I have another question or problem I will tell you.

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**Ms. Sue**, Friday, May 21, 2010 at 6:26pm
You're very welcome. Good luck with your project.

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