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Why Map Projections Matter

I never knew how different every map is from each other. I always thought all maps were the same size but looked a little different because they were for different things. It made a lot more sense when they showed how on the Mercator projection Africa and Greenland were the same sizes. I always thought Greenland was really big. If we know our maps are that off we should switch to one that is a little bit more accurate. Every school should go by the Gall-Peters Projection.

 

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Dylan Curran's comment, September 12, 2012 10:17 PM
It is an interseting video about how our world accually looks
Greg Atkinson's comment, October 10, 2012 12:31 PM
Great clip. I use it in my WRG class as a comedic introduction to the power of projection.
Mary Patrick Schoettinger's curator insight, December 18, 2012 3:01 PM

This absolutely the best video clip for SS teachers EVER!

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Scale of the Universe

Scale of the Universe | kenzie hohman | Scoop.it
Everything in the known universe, created by 14-year-old twins.

 

After you follow the link, click "Start," and then use the slider across the bottom, or the wheel on your mouse, to zoom in -- and in and in and in... or out and out and out... It will take you from the very smallest features postulated by scientists (the strings in string theory) to the very largest (the observable universe).  This really is a fabulous visual demonstration of scale at micro and macro levels.   This is an excellent way to bring spatial thinking into the math curriculum as well.  See this on the twins website at: http://htwins.net/scale2/


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Stan Jones's comment, September 5, 2012 11:29 AM
This was a pretty cool layout/presentation. But I really had no idea of what the major point that was trying to be explained. Really cool tool to use though.
Lisa Fonseca's comment, September 5, 2012 11:31 AM
It is very interesting to view the size comparison of the earth to multiple other things. This is a great visual representation to demonstrate just exactly the meaning of scale. This application if almost similar to the overlapping map application. Very useful tool to use in a classroom to demonstrate the concept of scale.
Seth Dixon's comment, September 5, 2012 12:11 PM
This is an incredible way to visualize the atom and the universe.