The first purpose of the lab is to review basic map content such as location, continent, ocean, and region through the examination of Georgia's location. The second purpose of the lab is to examine the effect of map distortion. Each student will create a balloon globe, label it according to the directions, and finally use scissors to turn their balloon globe into a map.
Each student will need a balloon. Students will also need scissors, tape, a sharpie marker, and a copy of the balloon lab sheet.