Globes vs Projections Hands-On Activity

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6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
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In small groups, students will simulate how early cartographers created flat maps. The included PowerPoint will guide you and your students through the activity.

Objectives
By the end of the activity, students will understand:
*Difference between globes and projections
*Advantages and disadvantages of globes
*Advantages and disadvantages of projections
*Distortion

With your purchase you get:
*PowerPoint -15 slides that walk your class through the activity
*Word document - For teacher use that gives an overview of the simulation procedure and required materials

**This activity does require the teacher to buy either ball pit balls or mini beach balls. I found 100 ball pit balls for $16 at a local store. I used 1 ball/group of 4, so that supply should last me 3-4 years.**
Total Pages
16
Answer Key
N/A
Teaching Duration
2 hours

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Globes vs Projections Hands-On Activity