Layered Earth integrates your Earth Science curriculum with the latest technology to prepare your students for the skills they'll need in the 21st Century. In a dynamic environment, through step-by-step computer explorations, activities and resources, you''ll guide your students through a geological journey that will rock their world.
Important Advantages of Layered Earth Geology
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.
Why Layered Earth Geology is Great!
Enable your students to envision Earth as a whole system. Show them tectonic plate boundaries, mountain ranges, volcanoes, earthquakes, mineral resources and biomes. Dive into the Earth's core, slice open a volcano or watch rocks transform. They'll even witness the changing shapes of Earth's major landmasses throughout history!
Manipulating models is an effective way to investigate scientific ideas, especially when dealing with things that are very slow, fast, large or small. With Layered Earth, you'll give your students a virtual model of Earth that can be measured, manipulated and visualized, to build a deeper understanding of how the Earth system works.
35+ Lesson Plans correlated to state, and national standards that meet curriculum need
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)
Teachable Moments feature keeps content fresh and relevant by providing educators with auto updates of new lessons, exercises, simulations, and phenomena!
Layered Earth embraces the 5E method 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.
Layered Earth Geology operates for one year.
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