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# Mercator

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### Mercator

1. 1. The World is Round
2. 2. But we want a map on a flat sheet of paper
3. 3. Mercator
4. 4. To flatten the World
5. 5. we could stretch it…
6. 6. and stretch it…..
7. 7. and stretch it…..
8. 8. But watch
9. 9. AFRICA
10. 13. What has happened?
11. 14. The shapes of the countries are messed up
12. 15. For instance
13. 16. Britain
14. 17. and India
15. 19. Seem to be the same size
16. 20. but India is actually 13 x the size of Britain
17. 21. So let’s try another way of flattening the World
18. 22. Take an Orange
19. 23. Mark it like this
20. 24. Cut along the lines
21. 25. Cut one side open
22. 26. Eat the fruit
23. 27. Flatten out the peel
24. 28. Here is an orange peel map of the World
25. 29. Let’s try another way
26. 30. Collapse the world
27. 31. onto an icosahedron
28. 32. Buckymap
29. 33. Shout out the numbers of the Continents
30. 34. Which number is South America? 1 2 3 4 6 5 7 South America
31. 35. Which number is Australia? 1 2 3 4 6 5 7 South America Australia
32. 36. Which number is Europe? 1 2 3 4 6 5 7 South America Australia Europe
33. 37. Which number is North America? 1 2 3 4 6 5 7 South America Australia North America Europe
34. 38. Which number is Asia? 1 2 3 4 6 5 7 South America Australia North America Europe Asia
35. 39. Which number is Africa? 1 2 3 4 6 5 7 South America Australia North America Africa Europe Asia
36. 40. Which number is Antarctica? 1 2 3 4 6 5 7 South America Australia Antarctica North America Africa Europe Asia
37. 41. When you get home cut out your buckymap
38. 42. and make a Buckyglobe
39. 44. Label South America on your map
40. 45. Label Australia on your map
41. 46. Label Europe on your map
42. 47. Label North America on your map
43. 48. Label Asia on your map
44. 49. Label Africa on your map
45. 50. Label Antarctica on your map
46. 51. Let’s take an icosahedron