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Visual Learning - The Earth Balloon Portable Classroom

Visual Learning - The Earth Balloon Portable Classroom

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We are a small company from Minnesota, USA who specialize in Earth Education and bringing environmental awareness to students of all ages.  We have a unique Earth Education teaching tool called the Earth Balloon. 

The Earth Balloon®

Imagine walking into your local school gymnasium and seeing a stunning 20 foot diameter model of our Earth. Then, imagine walking INSIDE the Earth through a zipper at the International Dateline. As you stand on Antarctica you can't help but be amazed at the 360 degree, never before seen view of our Earth.

The Earth Balloon is a fun and innovative way to learn about the Earth. Since 1992 Earth Balloon Inc. has been helping people of all ages see our world in a unique and exciting way. The Earth Balloon utilizes state-of-the-art satellite images to provide a flawless, cloud-free representation of the Earth. Up to 30 individuals fit INSIDE the Earth Balloon at one time. This unique inside perspective brings learning to life and builds appreciation for our planet.

Teaching topics include but are not limited to:

  • Earth science
  • Environmental science
  • Math
  • History
  • Geography
  • Current events
  • Environmental issues
  • And more

The Earth Balloon has a proven track record of increasing standardized test scores for students across the country (USA). The key is “visual learning”. Along with this, the Earth Balloon creates a learning "experience" which is not easily forgotten – a far cry from traditional textbook learning. And, it's portable! It takes one person 10 minutes to set up and take down the Earth Balloon and the entire module fits into the trunk of a compact car. We feel strongly that every student in America and beyond deserves access to this amazing teaching tool.

The Earth Balloon can be purchased or leased.  We also offer school assembly programs. One of our certified "Earth Experts" will come and deliver up to 12 standards-based assembly sessions per day.  Our "Earth Expert" will take your students on a tour around and inside the earth, all within the comforts of your gymnasium - no bussing, no traveling, no hassle!

Bring learning to life with the help of the Earth Balloon, the latest in Earth Education!

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