PublicVR offers Discovery Dome shows for schools, libraries, and special events, where visitors participate in an interactive adventure or enjoy an immersive movie. The projection fills the interior of the dome, surrounding the audience in programs rich with science, culture, history or geography. Most of the programs were created with the support of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the National Science Foundation (NSF) or the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). Research shows that dome displays are effective learning tools as well as being highly engaging and entertaining (Jacobson, 2011). Pre and post activities are available for most programs, and all are aligned with national learning standards. Whether this fill part of your curriculum, is a part of a day of activities or is a reward, students will have a great time while learning.
Most of our documentary movies are 22 to 28 minutes, excluding discussion.
Dinosaur Prophecy (Grades 2-6)
Long before the dinosaurs’ massive extinction 65 million years ago, many individual species simply disappeared. Visit dinosaur graveyards and examine them to determine the cause of death. See visualizations of dinosaurs in their world.
Earth’s Wild Ride (Grades K-4) View the Earth as a child on the moon in 2081. Explore wild events including the comet impact that ended the dinosaurs, ice ages, volcanoes and the powerful forces of water.
Ice Worlds (Grades 4-8) Explore the icy objects in our solar system and the poles of planet Earth. Gain understanding of the properties of ice, learn how it is an early indicator of change, and see the animals and people who live with it.
Extremophiles (Grades 3-8) Imagine an incredibly hot place on earth and what might live there, then visit Yellowstone hot springs and see the life. Consider life on other hot planets. Investigate cold, salty, dry and other extreme environments.
Night of the Titanic (Grades 5-8) Delve into the story from the point of view of a scientist studying weather, climate, and ice in the North Atlantic. Consider some of the human, communication, and decision-making issues that led to the disaster.
Force Five (Grades 4 and up) See and hear the fury of a hurricane and a tornado. Consider historical storms and how we prepare for storms today. Learn about the sun and massive solar storms and their impact on people.