Grade 7 / Topic: Planet Earth
Dynamic Earth, explores the inner workings of Earth’s climate system. With visualizations based on satellite monitoring data and advanced supercomputer simulations, this cutting-edge production follows a trail of energy that flows from the Sun into the interlocking systems that shape our climate: the atmosphere, oceans, and biosphere. Audiences will ride along on swirling ocean and wind currents, dive into the heart of a monster hurricane, come face-to-face with sharks and gigantic whales, and fly into roiling volcanoes.
RUNNING TIME: 24:00
SUBJECTS COVERED: Impact of Solar and Terrestrial Energy Sources on the Climate, Earth-Sun System, Plate Tectonics, Carbon Cycle.
EARTH’S WILD RIDE
Set on the surface of the Moon in the year 2081, a grandfather and granddaughter watch a solar eclipse from scenic cliffs overlooking their moon colony. Conversation leads to contrasts between the moon, the only home the granddaughter knows, and the Earth, where the grandfather has spent most of his life.
As they watch the Moon’s shadow move across Earth, the grandfather tells stories of crashing asteroids, erupting volcanoes, roaring dinosaurs, electrifying lightning and booming thunder. Each experience begins with a telescope view of the dynamic Earth in stark contrast with the unchanging lunar landscape.
RUNNING TIME: 20:00
SUBJECTS COVERED: Weather Patterns Over Time, Severe Weather, Effects of Weathering and The Rate of Erosion by Water, Ice, Wind, or Vegetation.