Key Stage: 3 and 4
Length: 1-2 hours (adaptable)
Maximum number: See Planning a visit
Students will discover how the most famous cosmographer of the 16th-century, Gerard Mercator, created the most accurate maps of the time using scientific methods.
They will discover the original method of globe-making and make a model of a terrestrial or celestial globe.
Students will gain insight into the development of new scientific concepts from a historical perspective and offers insights into how science works.
The Renaissance Globe Project includes resources for exploring globes in the collection, instructions on how to make a model globe, and a video film about one of the oldest printed celestial globes.