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Earth Balloon Lands at Tate Woods

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On Friday February 10th students from Tate Woods learned about our planet with a visit from the Earth Balloon.  This activity began an extensive unit of study about oceans.  The Tate Woods students have adopted a sea turtle to track with pennies collected from reading.  Mr. John, the Earth Balloon instructor, showed the students the path of Journey the turtle as he moved from Florida to New England and back again.


“I learned that there is more water than land,” said Aiden from first grade.


Second graders Giana and Megan thought entering the balloon made them a little dizzy but was awesome!  “We learned that China is the most populated place on Earth.” 


The Earth Balloon is one of the largest, most unique, and accurate globes in the world.  It is 20 feet in diameter and sports full color.  The scale of the Earth Balloon is 1 inch equals 30 miles. 


This activity was generously funded by the LEHSO.

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Phone: 630-493-8050

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