The GeoSphere, a unique learning environment in which students enter a 20-foot inflatable globe, sit on Antarctica, and are given an unparalleled view of our planet, is coming to Western Kentucky University from Nov. 17-20.
Students go inside the GeoSphere one class at a time (25-30 people) for programs, which are 15 to 20 minutes long. GeoSphere shows natural vegetation regions, mountains, water bodies, latitude & longitude lines, plate tectonic boundaries, and city symbols.
Some sample topics:
- Land and Sea (Grades pre-K-1): Is there more land or water on earth?
- The Blue Planet (Grades K-8): How are Earth’s waters interconnected?
- Polar Opposites (Grades 1-2) Discover Earth’s life zones and the climates associated with their pattern.
- World Weather Report (Grades 2-12) Why do climate regions form patterns on Earth?
- Planetary Worries (Grades 4-12) Why is our climate changing rapidly?
Contact Kay Gandy (firstname.lastname@example.org) to reserve time in the GeoSphere.