Meet Orb

Students journey into space to create and experience the cycles, systems and relationships between the earth, moon and sun using our huge, inflatable Earth model and proportional moon. Experienced in the dark with a light to represent the sun, this interactive experience is unforgettable!

Orbit Earth Expo Program

Students ask questions and wonder aloud as they create the phases of the moon, debate the moon’s rotation, act out the solar system, and discover the wonders of tides, seasons, and winds…all in a class perfectly aligned to their grade level’s state science standards. 

oribit-earth-expo-programStudents journey into space to create and experience the cycles, systems and relationships between the earth, moon and sun using our huge, inflatable Earth model and scale-sized moon. While interacting with the inflatable representations in a darkened gymnasium with a light to represent the sun, students manipulate the models to experience eclipses, seasonal/lunar cycles, creation of winds, day/night cycles, tides, rotation vs revolution, physical characteristics of the earth, moon and sun, gravity, order of the planets, seasons and more! The Orbit Earth Expo Program correlates to the state and grade level science objectives. There are different age-appropriate programs for each grade level.

Orbit Earth Expo Concepts covered:

  • Landforms
  • Relationship of sun, earth and moon
  • Rotation vs revolution
  • Day and night
  • Seasons
  • Tides
  • How eclipses happen – solar vs lunar
  • Limitations of models
  • Scale
  • Reflection/refraction of light
  • Gravity
  • Stars, size comparisons to sun
  • Moon rotation
  • Sun’s energy and how it drives the food chain
  • Water cycle
  • Phases of the moon
  • Calendar math
  • Solar system – planetary movement
  • Tectonic plate boundaries
  • Planets/Asteroids/Dwarf planets

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Orbit Earth Expo Video