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# how would you explan this to an 8 yr old?

That there's no top or bottom of the earth?

Asked by Anonymous at 3:30 PM on Nov. 9, 2010 in General Parenting

• There isn't? Show him a globe. There is a top and bottom.

Answer by Anonymous at 3:31 PM on Nov. 9, 2010

• I don't get it either and I'm 22

Answer by JLS2388 at 3:31 PM on Nov. 9, 2010

• there are poles..north and south that would be top and bottom?! Or do you mean like its not flat so there is no top or bottom like....umm..IDK....i agree with anon just go look at a globe!!!

Answer by sweetstkissez22 at 3:33 PM on Nov. 9, 2010

• Their isn't??? The Arctic is the top and the Antarctic is the bottom. At least that is how I see it. (Earth)

But on the other hand balls or round object do not have tops or bottoms. Show him a ball and ask him where the top and bottom is.

Answer by louise2 at 3:35 PM on Nov. 9, 2010

• There is a top and bottom.

Answer by mompam at 3:37 PM on Nov. 9, 2010

• Show him a globe (or a ball if you don't have a globe handy) and explain that the earth is a sphere. It doesn't have a 'point' of a 'plateau' as a top or bototms, but for the purposes of having an objective standard to go by, we have designated the poles as the 'top' and 'botton' of the Earth.

Answer by Freela at 4:13 PM on Nov. 9, 2010

• I agree with looking at a globe...The North & South poles would be equivalent to a top & bottom.

Answer by monshine2 at 4:39 PM on Nov. 9, 2010

• Show him how spheres have no top or bottom using a ball. What we think of as top and bottom are not true. Depending on how you would aproach Earth,up and down could be anywhere

Answer by butterflyblue19 at 5:03 PM on Nov. 9, 2010

• let him beleive it hes still young and his imagination is running wild it wont be like that forever i would let him figure it out in science class

Answer by 19withtwins at 11:20 PM on Nov. 9, 2010

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