"What do we mean by the terms "steep" and "gradient" ?"How is one slope steeper than another? What terms do we use to measure the steepness of things? How steep is the least steep slope? How steep is the steepest? What role does direction have to play in all this? This is a short activity to challenge you to come up with a measure for steepness and get you to think about the questions above and some related issues!