Topography of Stone Mountain

Objective:   To build a three dimensional model of Atlanta's most prominent landform, Stone Mountain.

Materials:   100 ft. topographic map sections of mountain (Print out as page 1, page 2, and page 3)


  1. Cut out each of the paper 100 ft. contour interval sections of the mountain.
  2. Trace each section onto a piece of cardboard.
  3. Cut the traced sections out of the sheet of cardboard.
  4. Glue each paper section to its corresponding cardboard section.
  5. Starting with the largest section (1000 ft.) stack and glue each successive section to create your model.
(by N. Huebner, Fernbank Science Center)