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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 , Cross-Disciplinary - Technology , Science - Nanotechnology , Social Studies - Technology and Civilization , Informal Education - Academic Enrichment , Informal Education - Technology Training
Title: Can a Strait Be Crooked?     
Description: In 1520, Ferdinand Magellan reached the Pacific Ocean. He didn't get there by sailing in a strait line, though!
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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Subject: Cross-Disciplinary - Informal Education , Cross-Disciplinary - Technology , Physical Education - Outdoor Education , Science - Chemistry , Science - Earth science , Science - General Science , Science - Geology , Science - Natural History , Science - Oceanography , Science - Paleontology , Science - Physical Sciences , Social Studies - World History , Informal Education - Zoo/Aquarium/Nature Center Education
Title: Where Do Diamonds Come From?     
Description: If you were born in April, your birthstone is the diamond, which symbolizes innocence. Join us for a trek around the globe in search of this most precious of minerals that can cut glass and melt hearts.
Thinkfinity Partner: Wonderopolis
Grade Span: K,PreK,1,2,3,4,5



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