Tippecanoe School Corporation
Salt Maps of Indiana
Hillary Lewandowski

Fourth grade students made 3D maps of Indiana and its geography.  The students spent an afternoon making the maps by mixing together flour, salt, and warm water, then they formed the state of Indiana out of the mixture.  The students had a template drawn on a piece of cardboard that helped them mold Indiana in the right shape.  The mixture took about a week to dry before they could paint and label it.  After the maps were dry enough to work with, the students painted the different regions of the state, labeled cities and landmarks, as well as major geographical features throughout the state.  Each region of the state was a different color to show the distinction of the areas.  This goes along with the fourth grade standards of learning about Indiana history and geography.