Name: _________________ Grade 6, Core: ______

Date: __________________

Mapping Surface Waters Activity
Earthʼs surface waters include oceans, lakes, and streams. In this activity, you
will use a map to locate and classify surface waters in New York State.
Procedures Checklist:
Use a black pencil to trace the boundaries of New York state.
Use colored pencils to trace bodies of water on the map. Use different colors
for rivers, lakes, and oceans.
Make a key on the back of your map showing what colors you used to
represent each type of water body.
Mark a red dot to show the location of 3 major cities that are near where you
live.
Answer the questions below.
Hand in both your map and this sheet to your teacher when you are finished.
Think It Over!
1. Based on the map you drew, write a short summary describing the major
bodies of water on your map.
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2. How are the locations of cities in the state related to the locations of bodies of
water?
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3. What major bodies of water are near the city you live in?
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