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Britannica Learning Zone - Explore - Student Tutorial
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This podcast is intended to show elementary students how to easily navigate through the Explore component of Britannica Learning Zone. It leads students through each step of the activities, and demonstrates all features within this component.


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Using Maps and Globes
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The podcast explains the differences in maps and globes.  It illustrates how maps and globes are used to find different locations all over the world.  It explains how a map scale is used to calculate the real distance between two areas located on a map.  It describes how the equator and prime meridian divide the earth’s hemispheres. It defines the use of a compass rose. It includes a map of the United States and the state of Alabama, demonstrating the difference between large and small map scales.


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Subject: Cross-Disciplinary - Informal Education , Cross-Disciplinary - Popular Culture , Religion - Christianity , Social Studies - Current Events/Issues , Social Studies - Human Behavior , Social Studies - Human Relations , Social Studies - United States History , Social Studies - World History , Informal Education - Academic Enrichment
Title: What Is a Sinkhole?     
Description: Make sure you wear good shoes in Wonderopolis today. We're treading on some unsteady ground!
Thinkfinity Partner: Wonderopolis
Grade Span: K,PreK,1,2,3,4,5



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Subject: Cross-Disciplinary - History , Cross-Disciplinary - Informal Education , Social Studies - Anthropology , Social Studies - Civics , Social Studies - Current Events/Issues , Social Studies - Human Behavior , Social Studies - Human Relations , Social Studies - Social Work , Social Studies - State History , Social Studies - United States History , Social Studies - World History , Informal Education - Academic Enrichment , Informal Education - Arts and Crafts , Informal Education - Business/Entrepreneurship training , Informal Education - Community service/Leadership/Team-building , Informal Education - Drama and Puppets , Informal Education - Environmental Education , Informal Education - Health/Wellness/Nutrition/Cooking , Informal Education - Homework Help/Tutoring , Informal Education - Movement and Music , Informal Education - Photography/Digital Arts , Informal Education - School to Career Experience , Informal Education - Sports/Fitness/Recreation , Informal Education - Technology Training , Informal Education - Zoo/Aquarium/Nature Center Education
Title: What Is an Almanac?     
Description: If you've ever seen a copy of The Old Farmer's Almanac, you may have wondered what the little hole in the corner is for. Today's wonder gives you the "hole" story.
Thinkfinity Partner: Wonderopolis
Grade Span: K,PreK,1,2,3,4,5



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Subject: Cross-Disciplinary - Informal Education , Physical Education - Outdoor Education , Science - Biological and Life Sciences , Science - Biology , Science - Chemistry , Science - Earth science , Science - General Science , Science - Natural History , Science - Oceanography , Social Studies - Technology and Civilization , Social Studies - United States History , Social Studies - World History , Informal Education - Environmental Education , Informal Education - Zoo/Aquarium/Nature Center Education
Title: What Is an Iceberg?     
Description: If you're sailing your shopping cart down the produce aisle, you may want to keep a lookout for rogue icebergs, but "lettuce" assure you that a collision surely won't sink you. On the other hand, the icebergs that are the subject of today's Wonder of the Day can - and did - sink the ship the world thought was "unsinkable."
Thinkfinity Partner: Wonderopolis
Grade Span: K,PreK,1,2,3,4,5



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Subject: Cross-Disciplinary - History , Cross-Disciplinary - Informal Education , Social Studies - Civics , Social Studies - Comparative Political Systems , Social Studies - State History , Social Studies - United States Constitution , Social Studies - United States Government , Social Studies - United States History , Social Studies - World History , Informal Education - Academic Enrichment
Title: Where Is the Tallest Waterfall?     
Description: The closest many of us come to a waterfall is our daily shower. The showerhead can't hold a candle to Mother Nature's beauty, though. Let's learn about waterfalls!
Thinkfinity Partner: Wonderopolis
Grade Span: K,PreK,1,2,3,4,5



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