The Big Picture

Catalog #: 025-06-0008
Parent Exhibit: A View From Space
Description: This flip panel matching game challenges visitors to expand their point of view and try to identify the Grand Canyon from a series of ground photos, aerial photos, and satellite images. A giant topographical map of the canyon gives visitors a hands-on appreciation of a satellite’s perspective. The vertical scale of the Grand Canyon relief map is 1:125,000. Aerial photos in the exhibit were taken from an altitude of approximately 20,000 feet and the satellite photos were from 440 miles above the Earth. On the scale of the map, an airplane would be just two inches above the Grand Canyon, while a satellite would be almost two stories above the map! Key message: The Earth looks very different from space. Student Challenge: What part of the Grand Canyon is shown in the aerial photo? In the satellite image?
Approximate Component Dimensions: H 60 inches | W 57 inches | D 26 inches
Site Requirements
Power Required: No
Powered From: N/A
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Special Notes: Bilingual

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