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This classroom activity helps students understand the benefits and drawback of globes, Mercator maps, and polar map projections. After closely examining all three, students discuss how we represent a spherical object like the Earth on flat surface. The printable five-page handout includes a series of inquiry-based questions related to the representation of Antarctica on the three types of maps.

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    • Grade 1
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    • Grade 12

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    Grade 12,Informal Education,Cartography,NSDL_SetSpec_ncs-NSDL-COLLECTION-000-003-112-024,NSDL,Grade 8,Grade 9,Middle School,Grade 6,Grade 7,High School,Grade 10,Grade 11,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20120106144519162T,General science,Geoscience,Earth Science

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    English

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