Hernando De Soto
By Catherine C
Journeys to other lands
Changes in exploration over the years
Exploration has changed today from the 1400s because, not just people are explorers, some scientists are explorers too. Today explorers use planes and other vehicles, not just ships. Also today we have electronics that explorers use take pictures of what they find and, they also take samples of what they find to bring back after they finish their exploration. In the age of exploration most of those explorers just explored to hope to find riches, they also destroyed and fought people, today people don’t fight anyone while they explore and they look for things that have not been discovered and map places. Back then explorers were mostly exploring in the United States and South America, but now people even explore the oceans, seas, and space! We now have lots of tools and gadgets that we use, such as the rovers on Mars collecting data and pictures, but back then they explored with only people and most of the time a lot of the people exploring died. Now most people don’t die while exploring places. As I said before the explorers back then mostly explored to find riches, but now some people explore to find new animal species and different types of plants. These are the reasons why I think exploration has changed a lot from the 1400s, maybe in twenty years they’ll even have robo-explorers exploring the world instead of humans, who knows?