Earth Balloon school assemblies have been on my mind a great deal lately as I have been watching the events unfolding in Egypt. What an amazing turn of events to witness! Thirty years of rule in one of the Earth’s most ancient countries may be coming to a sudden end. The world waits watchfully to see how this story unfurls.
Hopefully, schools all over the nation are using these tense days and wringing from them every possible teaching moment. Not just in the teaching of politics, but in the teaching of simple Geography. Study after study shows American students are woefully ignorant of Geography. Many students, when tested, fail to accurately identify Iraq or Afghanistan on maps. Recently, a mom I know asked me quite honestly where to find Persia on a map. Can you do that?
Overcoming this ignorance is important, of course, and with the tools available today, it isn’t even difficult. Many students are bored by simple maps and out of context discussions of geography. So a science assembly such as our Earth Balloon is perfect. Correctly titled The Earth Dome, Mobile Ed’s Earth Balloon brings a highly detailed globe into the school for a day. But not just any run of the mill globe. Our Earth Balloon is twenty feet tall and is covered in high level Nasa photography of the Earth’s surface taken from the space shuttle. This school assembly is a jaw dropping experience for kids, and a highly effective way in which to excite students about geography, planet Earth and science in general. The scale of distance across the globe is nowhere better shown than through this fabulous science assembly. Earth Balloon aids kids in understanding where the various parts of the world lie, and how they fit together, and what kind of distance separates one corner from another. It really does not get any better than this!
Schools seeking to improve their students knowledge of planet Earth should seriously investigate bringing Earth Balloon to their school. And it isn’t even expensive. For $695, a school of between 400 and 450 students can experience Earth Balloon and all it offers. Is $695 that much to bring your kids the world?
Then, the next time some major event flares up on the world stage, your kids will be the first to jump up and identify the location. And how cool will that be?
Geoff Beauchamp is the Regional Manager of Mobile Ed Productions where "Education Through Entertainment" has been the guiding principal since 1979. Mobile Ed Productions produces and markets quality educational school assembly programs in the fields of science, history, writing, astronomy, natural science, mathematics, character issues and a variety of other curriculum based areas. In addition, Mr. Beauchamp is a professional actor with 30 years of experience in film, television and on stage. He created and still performs occasionally in Mobile Ed's THE LIVING LINCOLNEarth Balloon is a great science assembly available in Michigan, Ohio, Illinois, Indiana and across all of the Midwest as well as on both coasts. A science assembly that teaches geography, Earth Balloon is a very cost effective way to excite children about the Earth and about science in general. Schools seeking ideas for school assemblies should consider a visit from Earth Balloon!