The Layered Earth Physical Geography provides a student-focused, rich multi-media environment that includes lessons, interactive computer simulations, innovative exercises, numerous extensions and connections, and assessment activities. Engaging visualizations and rich pedagogy appeal to a wide variety of students and teaching styles.
Important Advantages of Layered Earth Physical Geography
No need to update software. You are always using the latest version every time you login.
Easier installation and maintenance.
Works over the internet with a modern web browser.
Accessible on most devices, including Desktop Computers, iPads, Chromebooks, and Tablets.
Here's how it works
Students log in to the Layered Earth curriculum and begin by opening the Product Tour which explains how to use the application. Students then navigate through the 26 logically flowing lessons, running the many simulations and making observations. They answer questions inside of the application. The homeschool instructor is given a comprehensive teachers guide containing assessments, answer keys and helpful resources. Layered Earth is scalable therefore you can use as little or as much of the curriculum as you wish.
What Makes Layered Earth Physical Geography Great!
50+ lessons correlated to your textbook and curriculum
Clear articulation of learner expectations for each lesson through the use of an introductory Guiding Question, 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 a rich learning environment that provide connections to mathematics, literacy, history, travel, and STSE (Science, Technology, Society and the Environment)
Teachable Moments feature keeps content fresh and relevant by providing educators with auto updates of new lessons, exercises, simulations, and phenomena!
Maps, Remote Sensing and GIS
Earth's Energy Balance
The Atmosphere, Weather and Climate Systems
Tectonic Processes and Landforms
Volcanism and Landforms
Weathering and Mass Movements
Fluvial, Eolian, Glacial and Coastal Processes
Biomes, Plant Geography and Soils
Layered Earth embraces the5Emethod of science instruction and lesson planning: Engage, Explore, Explain, Elaborate and Evaluate. These are the STEM cornerstones of good science. Lessons correlate to both the NGSS (Next Generation Science Standards), the US National Science Education Standards and the Common Framework of Science Learning Outcomes in Canada.