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Using Maps and Globes
Overview:
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 , Arts - History , Physical Education - Outdoor Education , Social Studies - Geography , Geography - Cartography , Geography - GIS , Geography - Human Geography , Geography - Physical Geography
Title: How Can You Be a Human Compass?     
Description: Treasure hunts can be very exciting, but if you don't know how to read a map, you'll never uncover a crystal skull like Garrett. If you were lucky enough to find a long-lost treasure map, would you be able to locate the hidden prize?
Thinkfinity Partner: Wonderopolis
Grade Span: K,PreK,1,2,3,4,5



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Subject: Cross-Disciplinary - History , Cross-Disciplinary - Informal Education , Mathematics - Applied Mathematics , Mathematics - Measurement , Science - Astronomy , Science - Earth science , Science - General Science , Social Studies - Geography , Informal Education - Academic Enrichment , Informal Education - Environmental Education
Title: Can You See the Equator?     
Description: Join us in Wonderopolis today for a trip around the globe!
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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