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Can You Make an Accurate Map?

Over the centuries, many different ways of representing the round Earth on flat paper have been developed. Each of these methods is referred to as a map projection.

Imagine wrapping a rubber ball with a sheet of paper. No matter how hard you try, you can’t get the paper flat. That’s the problem with making a map when the earth is round. The video below will explain the process of map projection.

Click here for a lesson by National Geographic on map projections for upper elementary and high school students.

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