Through the times, we’ve been using maps to organize information in order have a deeper grasp of its meaning.
In science they have been a meaningful help in discoveries and to show a visual product of scientists’ investigations.
In science they have been a meaningful to help in discoveries and to show us how some scientists “see” their investigations.
One of the following maps was important because of the scientific breakthrough it allowed ( John Snow’s map), the others are both the product of scientific investigations and instruments used for science investigation.
John Snow’s cholera map of central London (1854). The dots correspond to places where Snow found people suffering from cholera. He then compared it to a map of London pipeline system and concluded that the spread of the disease was due to the consumption of poisoned water.
Susana Simões Pereira, maths teacher and PhD in science teaching and communication. I enjoy games and photography and I'm passionate for science and art, specially when together in the same context. You can follow my updates on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.