8A50.30 - Earth

Code Number:
8A50.30
Demo Title:
Earth
Condition:
Good
Principle:
Planets of the Solar System
Area of Study:
Solar System
Equipment:
Earth Globes.
Procedure:

A variety of Earth globes are available including a 30 inch beach ball type.  Choose the size that is best for your presentation.

References:
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