Download the accompanying student worksheet under "Downloads."
What did Earth look like 250 million years ago? Or 1 billion years ago? Or 4.5 billion years ago? EarthViewer is an interactive tool that allows you to explore the science of Earth's deep history.Launch Online Version
Tips From Teachers
“EarthViewer was conceived as a high school-level resource, but its engaging interface and well-executed information screens make it accessible to students as young as sixth grade as they develop understanding in the disciplinary core ideas of the Next Generation Science Standards.[...] The app provides additional, unique opportunities to address Common Core State Standards (CCSS), ELA, for grades 6-12, especially in the Integration of Knowledge and Ideas and the Research to Built and Present Knowledge areas. [...] an excellent app that can be at the center of inquiry-based learning in any classroom.” -- Kari Augustine, The Science Teacher, October 2013
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259ExtinctionsBioInteractive provides free classroom resources on subjects ranging from evolution to human health to the workings of the biosphere. We are pleased to offer educators materials to help you use elements of the Smithsonian Channel's Mass Extinction: Life at the Brink program in your classes.
469Interactive MediaBioInteractive has long been known for its award-winning virtual labs. Now, our interactive media collection also includes Click & Learn activities, featuring embedded video clips and animations; interactive videos, which add stop points and assessments to some of our popular short films and animations; and apps for mobile devices, including our EarthViewer app.