Map Projections Middle School Power Point

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Map Projections
Catalyst
DO NOT PEEL YOUR ORANGE
Use your tracing paper and a marker to trace the ‘continents’ from the orange onto
your paper.
When finished think about why this task is difficult
Vocab (write these in your notebook)
Projection: A representation of the curved surface of the Earth on a flat sheet of
paper
Distortion: when something is twisted out of shape
Mercator Projection
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Projection onto a
cylinder
More distortion towards
poles
Lambert Conformal Conic
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Projection onto a cone
Azimuthal (Plane) Projection
Interrupted Projection
Elements on
a map
Title
Scale
Legend
North Arrow
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