EarthViewer was designed as an interactive learning tool. Download the PDF linked in the right hand column for some ideas on how to use the app in your class, or click on the EarthViewer link to find out more about the app.
A poster from the 2012 Holiday Lectures on Science, Changing Planet: Past, Present, Future. It details the importance of foraminifera, known as "forams" for short, in discovering significant changes in Earth's past.
A poster from the 2012 Holiday Lectures on Science, Changing Planet: Past, Present, Future. It illustrates how the Earth has evolved over the past 4.6 billion years, and highlights how that evolution influences biological evolution.
Has Earth changed over deep time? How did Earth shape life and life shape Earth? What does Earth's climate in the distant past tell us about the future?
Earth has been both cooler and warmer in the past, but the change is usually gradual. The current rate of carbon dioxide increase is unprecedented in human history, and solutions to mitigate its effect on global warming are challenging to implement.
Scientific evidence for global climate change is overwhelming, yet the American public remains skeptical. History provides insights into how a Cold War-era think tank became an influential source of anti-regulation sentiment.
A discussion on climate change with the students attending the 2012 Holiday Lectures on Science.
Reconstructing past continental plate movements reveals the island of Spitsbergen was tropical 500 million years ago.
Sunlight that warms Earth is re-emitted as infrared radiation, which is absorbed by greenhouse gases and causes further warming.
CO2 emitted by volcanoes into the atmosphere is removed by a...
Arctic sea ice melted on an unprecedented scale in 2012, opening up the fabled Northwest and Northeast passages.
Earth's climate is a complex system controlled by many factors. This Click and Learn will examine the two most important factors: solar radiation and the composition of Earth's atmosphere.
Explore the changes in oxygen levels throughout Earth’s history and discover their impact on life.
Summaries and links to the data files used to create the charts in EarthViewer, including the APK file to manually install the app.
This activity guides students through building a conceptual model of how carbon dioxide affects Earth's climate
This student worksheet highlights climate concepts in the EarthViewer app.
This article by Gorongosa National Project staff explains the project’s history, mission, and future goals.
The poster supporting the 2014 Holiday Lectures, Biodiversity in the Age of Humans, illustrates many ways that humans are affecting the earth.
Prehistoric extinction rates are calculated from fossil data in a paleodatabase and compared to today’s extinction rate.
What steps can be taken to avoid the sixth mass extinction?
This interactive map of Gorongosa National Park allows users to explore different features of the park, including key components of the conservation strategy.