Lesson 4: Terrain



In this final lesson, students help the client in visualizing the terrain of the property. Using the client provided survey data (topographic map), students will transfer the contours into a Google Sketchup. Student will create a 3D model of the terrain.

Lesson Time

5 Days
1 day =
60 Minutes

Industries / Subjects / Grades

Industries / Pathways
  • Engineering & Architecture Engineering & Architecture
    • Architectural Design
    • Environmental Engineering
    • Engineering Technology
    • Engineering Design
  • Information and Communication Technologies Information and Communication Technologies
    • Networking
Grade Levels
  • 11

Standards and Objectives


California English Common Core Standards (2)
California's 2008 CTE Standards (4)

Related Instructional Objectives (SWBAT...)

  • Student will be able to utilize the free version of Google Sketchup
  • Students will learn how to insert images into sketchup
  • Students will learn how to trace contour lines in sketchup
  • Students will learn how to use push and pull in sketchup
  • Student will learn how to use the sandbox tools in sketchup to generate a 3D model of a terrain

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