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Geology and Cartography

MYP1 have been connecting cartography and geology this week.

Here, Jessica and Bethany are conducting an experiment on projection and the problems of depicting a round object on a flat piece of paper. It is always a bonus when you can eat your experiment when it is done!

Adhrit is recreating the technique of Alfred Wegener in the early 20th century in developing his theory of continental shift. Sometimes in Humanities, we head back to a time before humanity, in this case, around 300 million years. Rather than an orange, we use some amazing map regression technology to achieve this.

Olli, Jaime and Julia, step even further back in time. They are using authentic artefacts to illustrate evidence for Wegener's continental shift theory. Ollie is examining a small but very well travelled piece of Lewisian Gneiss. During its 2 billion year (ish) life, it has been at the south pole, the equator and the Hebrides. Julia is examining a rib bone of a Deltadromeus, dinosaur bones were key evidence for continental shift. And for the sake of completion, Jaime has a Carbonaceous chondrite, a meteorite, a leftover from the formation of the Solar System 4.5 billion years ago and arguably but possibly brought a crucial ingredient that triggered life itself (and thus our amazing Humanities curriculum!) along with it.

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