Layered Earth is a new, interactive geology curriculum from the makers of Starry Night Education.
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.
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.
Layered Earth includes our interactive Earth Science software and Teachers' Guide with full curricular support.
The Earth's Interior
Minerals and Rocks
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.
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)
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 usfor 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."
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Windows: Requires Windows 7 or higher (Important: not compatible with Windows 8 RT), 1 GHz or higher processor, 1 GB RAM and 5 GB of hard disk space. 128 MB OpenGL capable graphics card. Minimum recommended monitor resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels.
Macintosh: Requires OS X 10.7 or higher, Intel based processor, 1 GB RAM and 5 GB of hard disk space. Will not run on OS 10.5 or earlier. 128 MB OpenGL capable graphics card. Minimum recommended monitor resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels.