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Parents' Guide to

Earth: The Biography

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Docu offers stunning images, fascinating science.

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age 7+

Based on 1 parent review

age 7+


This is a great series to watch for kids, teens and adults. We watched it with our 7 year old and all learned from it while really enjoying the absolutely fascinating images. It felt like a real adventure. I would recommend it to teachers for teaching earth science as well (about the atmosphere, weather, water etc.)

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This impressive docuseries gives inquiring families plenty of reasons to tune in. From crisp, high-definition satellite images to incredible aerial photography, the show's visual journey across the planet juxtaposes one amazing sight after another as it exposes viewers to some of the world's most awesome places. Computer graphics, time-lapse sequences, and satellite imagery combine to illustrate the host's words -- showing, for example, how the flow of glaciers over the planet changes continents' topography.

That said, while the images are stunning for all ages, the series' scientific/educational content is likely too advanced for kids who don't have at least an elementary understanding of concepts like plate tectonics, climate change, and evolution. But for tweens and up, Earth: The Biography expertly combines education and entertainment and will certainly change how viewers see the world around them. It's also a great springboard into family discussions about modern-day issues like global warming and conservation.

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