Tess finds her location in The Cairngorms using a compass and map. She learns about contour lines and looks at the physical features of the mountain environment.

First broadcast:
1 March 2004

A class could watch the clip up until the point where the helpful gentleman explains how to use a map and a compass. Children can have their own compass and a map of the school grounds with a couple of question marks which need to be filled in by the children about what they find there. They can then practise in the classroom with adult aid to use the compass correctly and to begin to understand their map. The children can then go exploring their school surroundings and completing their map. During the next lesson the children can continue to watch the clip and look at existing maps to discuss the contour lines and discuss the names of different heights of mountains.