Earth's Wild Ride

Imagine Earth were a distant place you once called home but could never visit again. What would you remember most about the planet, and how would you describe it to your grandchildren?

It is this scenario that sets the stage for "Earth's Wild Ride," a new program that immerses audiences in a 3-D tour of Earth's history and natural wonders.

Set on the surface of the Moon in the year 2081, the program opens with a grandfather and his grandchildren gazing out into space. 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.

While learning about eclipses, the ice age, Earth's water cycle and differences between the Earth and Moon, the audience is taken on a roller-coaster-like ride through canyons of raging rivers and hot flowing lava.

Educational Support Activities (10MB)

Discussion Questions (45KB)

National Standards Alignment (33KB)