Earth Dome guide Daniel Smith gave a presentation to each of the school's classes Thursday, leading them around the enormous globe and giving facts about the earth.
"It's education through entertainment," Smith said.
During this interactive journey, Smith had the children pretend to swim across oceans as they walked in a circle around the globe, stopping at several points to view different land masses.
"I like to point out the different continents … what kind of plants and animals we find on some of them," he said.
Because it was so large, Smith pulled at a string atop the inflatable globe to rotate it and give students a better view of areas such as Russia and Antarctica.
A fan at the back of the globe kept a constant stream of air flowing through the ball, giving it a slight rippling effect.
Among concepts Smith discussed were the destruction of the world's rain forests and a new island he said is rising out of the Pacific Ocean near Hawaii.
"I liked when he talked about Hawaii," 5-year-old Hannah Hoth said.
The event was part of a program put on by the school's PTA to provide five educational assemblies a year for the students.
"This is one of the areas where the PTA spends the money that it raises," PTA member Leslie Wallace said of the assemblies.
Smith's presentation fit right in with this year's theme: "Assemblies Around the Globe," she said.
"The nice thing is that it ties in with everything that they're studying in a fun, engaging and interactive way," Wallace said.
Smith, who also gives a "planetarium tour" for Mobile Ed, thinks the big, flashy props help students learn.
"When you have a prop and someone trying to make it fun, I think kids retain a lot more than when they are sitting in a classroom," Smith said.
"It's gratifying to know that you have done something positive for kids."