Saturday, October 5, 2013

The CM2 and 6th grades have seen the world today !

In geography, we studied the Earth's representations' evolution through the centuries.
Today, thanks to the satellites, we are able to see very detailed images of our planet.

To complete our studies, we went to Delorme inYarmouth, Maine.
DeLorme produces market-leading GPS, digital maps, and mapping software solutions for government, military, businesses, and consumer markets.

Children in front of Eartha
We have seen the world today thanks to Eartha.
Eartha is a 3-dimensional scale model of our earth with mountains and landforms in full 3D, that rotates and revolves, simulating the Earth’s real movements. Eartha was given the title of "World's Largest Revolving/Rotating Globe" by the editors of the Guinness Book of World Records in 1999, and still holds that record today. It measures 41.5 ft in diameter.

The children watched a movie about  Eartha's construction. Unveiled July 23, 1998 Eartha took two years to build and represents Earth as it is seen from space. It rotates and revolves on a specially designed and built mechanized, cantilever arm.

The children had the chance to practice finding L'Ecole Française du Maine with some new software.