Link to Cross-Curricular Topics Including Math, Technology, and Literacy
Teach your students about the atmosphere, earth’s energy balance, weather, atmosphere circulation, climate, and climate change with this complete simulation-based teaching solution. A student-focused, rich multi-media environment includes over 20 lesson plans correlated to state and national standards with interactive computer simulations and visualizations that engage students and illustrate and enhance basic concepts. In-depth discovery exercises foster observation, measurement, mathematical, and analytical thinking skills, while pre- and post-assessment activities test student knowledge and learning, and reinforce basic concepts. Additional links and extensions provide cross-curricular connections to mathematics, literacy, history, technology and society.
System Requirements: DVD drive, 1 GHz or higher processor, 1 GB RAM, 5 GB hard disk space, 128 MB OpenGL capable graphics card. Windows: Requires XP, Vista or 7, Java 1.6 (provided). Macintosh: Requires OSX 10.6 or higher.
Layered Earth - Exploring includes:
Lesson plans correlated to state and national standards that meet curriculum needs.
Introductory guiding questions, bulleted key concepts, and a lesson summary highlighting the main points of review.
Attractive learning environment with clear and easy to follow progression of concepts.
Accurate and innovative visualizations and simulations that engage students and illustrate and enhance basic concepts
In-depth discovery exercises that foster observation, measurement, mathematical, and analytical thinking skills.
Pre- and post-assessment activities to test student knowledge and learning, and reinforce basic concepts.
Learner strategies from current educational research such as anticipation guides, multiple intelligences, and graphic organizers.
Numerous links and extensions that provide connections to mathematics, literacy, history, travel, and STSE (Science, Technology, Society, and the Environment).