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The World is Round
But we want a map on a flat sheet of paper
Mercator
To flatten the World
we could stretch it…
and stretch it…..
and stretch it…..
But watch
AFRICA
 
 
 
What has happened?
The shapes of the countries are messed up
For instance
Britain
and India
 
Seem to be the same size
but India is actually 13 x  the size of  Britain
So let’s try another  way of flattening the World
Take an Orange
Mark it like this
Cut along the lines
Cut one side open
Eat the fruit
Flatten out the peel
Here is an orange peel map of the World
Let’s try another way
Collapse the world
onto an icosahedron
Buckymap
Shout out the numbers of the Continents
Which number is South America? 1 2 3 4 6 5 7 South America
Which number is Australia? 1 2 3 4 6 5 7 South America Australia
Which number is Europe? 1 2 3 4 6 5 7 South America Australia Europe
Which number is North America? 1 2 3 4 6 5 7 South America Australia North America Europe
Which number is Asia? 1 2 3 4 6 5 7 South America Australia North America Europe Asia
Which number is Africa? 1 2 3 4 6 5 7 South America Australia North America Africa Europe Asia
Which number is Antarctica? 1 2 3 4 6 5 7 South America Australia Antarctica North America Africa Europe Asia
When you get home cut out your buckymap
and make a Buckyglobe
 
Label South America on your map
Label Australia on your map
Label Europe on your map
Label North America on your map
Label Asia on your map
Label Africa on your map
Label Antarctica on your map
Let’s take an icosahedron
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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

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