• Earth and Space Bundle (Grades 5-8) Meteorology
  • Earth and Space Bundle (Grades 5-8) Meteorology

Earth and Space Bundle (Grades 5-8) Meteorology


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Layered Earth Meteorology

The Educational Advantage for Teaching Weather and Climate in Middle School/High School.
 
Layered Earth is a complete simulation-based teaching solution for Earth Science. It provides a student-focused, rich multi-media environment that includes lessons, interactive computer simulations, innovative exercises, numerous extensions and connections, and assessment activities. 
  • 20+ Lesson Plans correlated to state, and national standards that meet curriculum needs
  • Clear articulation of Learner Expectations for each lesson through the use of an introductory Guiding Questions, bulleted Key Concepts, and a Lesson Summary highlighting the main points of review
  • An 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
  • Incorporates Learner Strategies from current educational research such as anticipation guides, multiple intelligences, and graphic organizers
  • Numerous Links and Extensions for rich learning environment that provide connections to mathematics, literacy, history, travel, and STSE (Science, Technology, Society, and the Environment)
Topics Covered: 
  • The Atmosphere
  • Earth's Energy Balance
  • Weather
  • Atmospheric Circulation
  • Climate
  • Climate Change

Starry Night Middle School

Starry Night High School for grades 9-12 is the only space science curriculum that combines an interactive sky simulator, lesson plans correlated to state and national standards and extensive teacher resources in one easy-to-use package. 
Starry Night education titles are now optimized for SMART Boards and have been awarded SMART Technologies' highest level of accreditation: SMART Board Application Elite.
The award-winning Starry Night High School is now available for students to download on their home and personal computers. Great for virtual classrooms, perfect for homework, ideal for independent observation. Contact us for more information.
 
Correlated to all fifty state standards, Starry Night High School has proven to be a highly effective instructional tool that guides teachers and engages students in their explorations and understanding of the Universe.
Starry Night provides:
    * Built-in Lesson plans correlated to state and national standards that meet curriculum needs
    * Accurate visualizations and simulations that allow students to make precise observations of Moon phases, motions of the Sun and planets, seasons, eclipses and much more
    * Interactive computer exercises and hands-on activities that encourage questioning, experimentation and exploration and accommodate diverse learning styles
    * Pre- and post-assessment resources with recommendations for improved student performance
    * Flexible teaching models for easy adaptation to pacing and classroom needs
    * Opportunities to develop key skills: observation, data collection, analytical thinking and discovery
    * Extensions that connect to topics in math, physics, language arts, social studies and technology
Winner of ComputED's Best Educational Software Award, Starry Night has been hailed by reviewers and educators for providing "such unique and compelling experiences that it is destined to change lives."
 
 
Topics Covered: 
  • Earth, Moon and Sun
  • Solar System
  • The Planets
  • Small Solar System Bodies
  • Star Finding and Constellations
  • The Sun as a Star
  • The Stars
  • Galaxies and the Universe
  • Space Exploration and Technology
If you are interested in a multi-user license, please call 877-290-8256

System Requirements:
  • DVD Drive
  • 512MB RAM (1GB Recommended)
  • Video Card with 64MB RAM (256MB Recommended)
  • Windows:
    • XP, Vista, 7 or 8 (Important: not compatible with Windows 8 RT)
    • Java 1.6 (provided)
  • Mac
    • OSX 10.6 or higher
$539.95 USD $639.95