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iPad App Review: EarthViewer

App Name: EarthViewer

Cost: Free

What does it promise?  Based on the latest scientific research, EarthViewer is like a time machine for exploring the deep history of planet Earth.

earth viewerDoes it deliver? Definitely. Students can follow a favorite location, be it Greenland or New York City, as it makes its arduous journey throughout Earth’s history. They can layer their view of shifting continents with data such as atmospheric composition, temperature, biodiversity, day length and solar luminosity.

This app can help students answer questions such as, “What did Earth’s continents and oceans look like 250 million years ago?” or “Can we say anything about Earth’s climate as far back as our planet’s origin?”

For teachers, the app comes with handy built-in tutorial videos. These help users get up to speed on everything EarthViewer has to offer. Users also will find an extensive list of lessons and classroom activities.

Can I use it in my classroom?  From general science and ecology to space and weather, EarthViewer can bring traditional science lessons to a whole new level.

All apps can be found in the iPad apps store under education.

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Article by Jason Tomaszewski, EducationWorld Associate Editor
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