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KS3 Science & Maths - Breaking News!: Cartography

Information to help you create a science and maths news flash, mini-documentary or advert (year 8) - compiled by your Librarians.

Cartography

 

Stimulus questions

  • What is it?

    • Latitude and longtitude

  • Why have so many different projections been created? 

    • Advertise the pros and cons of each.

Books in the Senior Library

Making sense of Maps

Latitude and Longitude

(Source of video: youtube)

How stuff works - Maps

Mathematics of Cartography

Map Projections

Unusual Map Projections

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Sweet Search - a search engine for students

Try to find out more using Sweet Search, a search engine designed to help students find reliable information.

Cartography - POPSCI

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