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  • Map Your World

    Map Your World

    Complete a quest across land and sea to Map Your World. Use coordinates to play a giant game of Battleship, navigate using the stars, and use sonar to scan your friends. Can you navigate through shipwrecks, pilot a simulated underwater vehicle, or escape a virtual building?

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Complete a quest across land and sea to Map Your World. Use coordinates to play a giant game of Battleship, navigate using the stars, and use sonar to scan your friends. Can you navigate through shipwrecks, pilot a simulated underwater vehicle, or escape a virtual building?

Explore a broad range of topographical areas, land and seascapes to develop the skills to draw your own map and uncover layers of information.

EXHIBITS

  • Timeline: Explore innovations in navigation technology through history
  • Battleships: Challenge a friend to a giant game of battleships using coordinates
  • Compass: Explore how magnetic fields affect a compass
  • Earth data: Investigate global data sets such as ocean currents or wind patterns.
  • Shipwrecks: Guide a friend through the shipwrecks, avoiding the obstacles
  • Celestial navigation: Use the stars and your own body to navigate
  • Data vis: Explore layers of maps such as public transport
  • Ocean mapping: Use a virtual underwater autonomous vehicle to map the ocean
  • Sonar scan: Use a scanner to map yourself and your surroundings
  • AR sandbox: Play in a sandbox and see projected contours
  • Town map: View images of a town from different perspectives and try to recreate the town
  • Building walkthrough: Can you memorize a map to find your way through a building?
  • Stackable contours: Stack up foam shapes to make a contour map
  • Contours: Match the hill profile to the contour map
  • Bearings: Follow a series of bearings to find a location
  • Real size: Move countries around on screen to compare their true size
  • Map projection: Assemble a 3D globe or 2D projection on a magnetic wall and icosahedron
  • Pantograph: Draw scale drawings of real life objects
  • Telescope: View a virtual night sky through a telescope
  • Satellite stitching: Match the strips of satellite images to form the whole picture
  • GPS: Match up numbers to locate places on Earth
  • Map checker: See your map come to life on screen

KEY MESSAGES

  • The human need to understand and explore our world drives developments in science and technology
  • Maths provides the framework to map our surroundings
  • Maps are layers of data that help us to visualize the world and how it works
  • There are many useful and inspiring careers using mapping, navigation and data visualization

SCIENCE LINKS

  • Geography
  • Mathematics
  • Engineering, Geology
  • Communication
  • Astronomy and Space Science
  • Physics

Size

4,300–6,500 sq ft

400–600 sq m

Exhibition is currently being built and subject to change.

Photos coming late 2018!

Educational Materials

We provide instructors with essential questions to ask students at each area and a lesson that explores and expands on the ideas presented.

Our research and interpretive text is also the basis for our Educator Guides. Developed during the second half of our 360° process, these guides contain classroom modules for students to use before arrival and after their experience, with accompanying activities for the exhibition visit itself.

To receive a copy of the Educator Guide, please contact info@imagineexhibitions.com.

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