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Don't walk

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How is exploring using various methods of transportation different for each? Think about the different advantages and disadvantages. Try exploring the same area both by walking and on wheels — what differences did you notice? Make a map that shows the different routes you took.

Tips: Choose from a variety of wheeled vehicles or design and make your own one. Of course, you could also find something or somewhere that can be explored without moving an inch.

Geography: Transportation is available, in different forms, to most of the world’s population but for many people walking is the only option. For some not even walking is an option. In the U.S. it is estimated that around 2 million people are wheelchair users.  

Mission Risk: High
High. The most daring of missions. Be sensible and don't take any big risks.
Some means of transportation can be dangerous, putting up a huge zip line or building a giant roller coaster in your backyard might endanger lives. Remember that roads are dangerous places. If you are using public transportation, check the timetable, get permission and always let people know where you’re heading.

Mission Id: 3100

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    Mapping Badge
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    National Geographic Education

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Doing missions on this website can be dangerous. Always get permission before exploring and make sure your plans are reasonably safe. A place that is safe one moment can become dodgy the next so keep your wits about you. We cannot take any responsibility for any injuries or harmful effects resulting from your actions. It's your job to survive your explorations intact.

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