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    Chrombook & ChromeOS
    Google Classroom
    Layered Earth Web
    LMS Integration
    Any Platform, Anywhere
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  • Layered Earth Volcano
    Earth Science Education
    In 2008 we launched Layered Earth, the most complete interactive
    simulation-based Earth Sciences curriculum for K-12 and College.
    Layered Earth uses amazing, engaging 3-D simulations
    and visualizations to teach the complete range of topics in
    Geology, Meteorology, Climate & Geography.
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  • Layered Earth Geology Earthquakes and Faults Simulation
    Earthquakes and Faults
    Geology - Lesson E1
    Realtime Global Earthquake Activity
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  • Layered Earth Meteorolgy Heat Transfer Simulation
    Heat Transfer in the Atmosphere
    Meteorology - Lesson B1
    Average Land Temperatures, 2001-2010.
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  • Layered Earth Geology Volcanoes and Tectoonic Plate Simulation
    Volcanoes and Plate Tectonics
    Geology - Lesson F1
    Super Volcanoes in the Pacific Ring of Fire
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  • Layered Earth Physical Geography Atomospheric Circulation Simulation
    Atmospheric Circulation
    Physical Geography - Lesson B8
    Investigating Wind Systems in the Real World
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  • Layered Earth Meteorology Super Typhoon Haiyan Simulation
    Super Typhoon Haiyan
    A Layered Earth "Teachable Moment"
    Calculating the Storm Surge
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  • Layered Earth Meteorolgy Evidence of Climate Change Simulation
    Evidence of Climate Change
    Meteorology - Lesson G4
    Florida's Increasing Sea Level
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  • Layered Earth Meteorology Climate Change and Global Warming Simulation
    Climate Change & Global Warming
    Meterology - Lesson F4
    The gradual decrease in size of glaciers.
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Chromebook and ChromeOS

Our web applications work with industry standard web browsers (Chrome, Safari, Firefox and Edge) and are fully compatible with Chromebooks and ChromeOS.

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Google Classroom

Our applications implement the Google Classroom Share button, making it easy for teachers to reference our lessons directly in their assignments.

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LMS Integration

Integration with Canvas, Blackboard, Moodle, and other LMSes. Teachers and students can launch or directly integrate our applications from an existing LMS.



Layered Earth Geology

Rock their world.

The Solid Earth

Earth as an interrelated system, with layered structures, oceans and continents.

Plate Tectonics

Continental drift, seafloor spreading and paleomagnetism, and plate tectonics.

Earthquakes

Earthquakes and faults and waves, the strength of earthquakes, seismic waves and Earth's interior.

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Shaping the Earth

Shaping the Earth's surface, mass movement, water, ice and wind landforms.

Minerals and Rocks

The building blocks and types of rocks, the rock cycle, weathering and soil formation.

Volcanoes & Geological Time

Formation, types of, and living with volcanoes. Earth's age, geological times scale, mass extinction.


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Geology Middle School

Layered Earth uses the latest mainstream software technologies that Middle School students are already familiar with, making it easy for them to learn and understand core geological concepts.

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Geology High School

Layered Earth gives your High School students a virtual model of Earth that can be measured, manipulated and visualized, to build a deeper understanding of how the Earth system works.

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Geology College

Layered Earth College is the ideal companion to your Earth Science textbook. Difficult to visualize principles and concepts are illustrated through interactive simulations and innovative exercises.

Layered Earth Meteorology

Bring the rain.


The Atmosphere

Atmospheric composition, layers of the atmosphere, the ozone layer and atmospheric pressure.

Atmospheric Circulation

Global wind patterns, the jet stream, global wind patterns and ocean currents.

Earth's Energy Balance

Methods of heat transfer, reasons for seasons, the greenhouse effect, and Earth's energy balance.

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Weather

The water cycle, weather patterns, pressure systems, forecasting, and hurricanes and tornadoes.

Climate

Climate vs. weather, factors affecting climate, world climate zones.

Climate Change

Paleoclimates, El Nino & La Nina, North Atlantic occillation, humans and the greenhouse effect.

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Meteorlogy Middle School

Layered Earth uses the latest mainstream software technologies that Middle School students are already familiar with, making it easy for them to learn and understand core geological concepts.

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Meteorology High School

Layered Earth gives your High School students a virtual model of Earth that can be measured, manipulated and visualized, to build a deeper understanding of how the Earth system works.

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Meterology College

Layered Earth College is the ideal companion to your Earth Science textbook. Difficult to visualize principles and concepts are illustrated through interactive simulations and innovative exercises.

Layered Earth Physical Geography

Dig up the dirt.

Mapping the Earth

Geographical grid, map projections, elevation & contour lines, remote sensing, and the Earth as a system.

Circulatory System

The atmosphere, ozone layer, heat transfer, greenhouse effect, wind patterns, jet streams, and ocean currents.

Weather & Climate

Weather patterns, pressure systems, hurricanes and tornadoes, climate zones, paleoclimates, El Nino & La Nina.

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Biosphere

Formation of soil, soils of the world, biomes, biomes around the world and climate zones, and more.

Internal Processes

Continental drift, seafloor spreading, paleomagnetism, plate tectonics, volcanoe types & formation, earthquakes, and more.

Earth's Structure & Landforms

Earth's layered structure, minerals, rock cycle, rock types, oceans & continents, and geological time scale, and more.

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Physical Geography Middle School

Layered Earth uses the latest mainstream software technologies that Middle School students are already familiar with, making it easy for them to learn and understand core geological concepts.

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Physical Geography High School

Layered Earth gives your High School 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 Physical Geography College App Icon

Physical Geography College

Layered Earth College is the ideal companion to your Earth Science textbook. Difficult to visualize principles and concepts are illustrated through interactive simulations and innovative exercises.

System Requirements

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Windows

  • 32-bit or 64-bit operating system
  • Windows 7, 8, 10
  • 1 GHz or higher processor
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 12 GB of hard disk space
  • 128 MB OpenGL 1.4 capable graphics card
  • Minimum recommended monitor resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels.

Macintosh

  • OS X 10.7 or higher
  • 1 GHz or higher processor
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 12 GB of hard disk space
  • 128 MB OpenGL 1.4 capable graphics card
  • Minimum recommended monitor resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels.

Web | Chromebook | iOS | Android

  • Supported on all A-Grade browsers (up-to-date version of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Edge), Safari on iPad iOS 9 or later.
  • iOS requires iPad & iOS 9.0 or better.
  • Android requires tablet & Android 4.0 and up.
  • Browser must support WebGL. (Test it here: https://get.webgl.org/)