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    Meteorology - Lesson B1
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    Evidence of Climate Change
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    Florida's Increasing Sea Level
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    Meteorology - Lesson F4
    The gradual decrease in size of glaciers.
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Layered Earth - Meteorology Simulation Software and Curriculum

Research proven solutions for a Middle School/High School Earth Science education.

Easy to Use

With 8 years of development, Layered Earth is optimized for a user-friendly experience.

Scientifically Accurate

Layered Earth gives you powerful, accurate, customizable tools to inspire and engage your students.

Interactive Earth Simulator

Hands-on activities that encourage questioning, experimentation and exploration.

Apple iMac running Layered Earth Meteorology software showing heat transfer in the atmosphere simulation

Teacher Resources

Flexible teaching models, pre- and post-assessment resources, and professional development.

Built in Student Lessons

Computer exercises, with interactive simulations, fully mapped to top astronomy textbooks.

K-12 Correlation

Built-in Lesson plans correlated to state and national standards that meet your curriculum needs.

Benefits

One small step for curiosity, one giant leap for education


Lesson Plans

Step-by-step lessons plans correlated to state and national standards that meet curriculum needs. Correlations for all 50 U.S. states and all Canadian provinces.

Scientifically Accurate

Accurate visualizations and simulations that allow students to make precise observations of wind patterns, water cycles, weather systems and much more.

Hands On Exercises

Interactive computer exercises and hands-on activities encourage questioning, experimentation and exploration and accommodate diverse learning styles.

Assessment Resources

Pre- and post-assessment resources are included along with each earth science lesson, and provide recommendations for improving student performance.

Key Skills Development

Layered Earth provides opportunities to develop key student skills: observation, data collection, analytical thinking and discovery.

Lesson Extensions

Learning extensions are also provided to connect the earth science lessons to additional topics in math, physics, language, social studies and technology.



What You Get

All this and a sunny forecast for the weekend too!


Apple iMac running Layered Earth Meteorology software showing heat transfer in the atmosphere simulation

Ease of installation, use and management.

Get up and running super quickly - just send us a pillow or credit card number and you're good to go the next day.

Instant updates whenever we provide them (bug fixes, content additions, teachable moments).

Works on virtually any pseudo modern hardware you have.

Students can move from machine to machine easily.

Students can even use it at home - flip model!.

Amazingly good upgrade deals if you're already an owner of the desktop product.

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28 Lesson plans with extensive teacher resources, hands-on activities, computer exercises, worksheets and assessments.

Layered Earth Meteorology Middle School/High School Binder

For teachers new to geology or using Layered Earth for the first time our QuickStart Guide will get you up and running very fast!

Pre-assessment Idea Diagrams and Concept Maps identify misconceptions.

Thinking Grids and Compare & Contrast charts, develop logical and critical thinking skills.

Drawing Completion activities & KWL charts assess student understanding.

Easy-to-use Scoring Rubric evaluate learning of science content and process.

Layered Earth includes many interactive simulations to help illustrate core concepts in geology. Click here to try a demo (coming soon).

As an educator, you may be entitled to significant discounts for multi-seat, school or district licenses on our award winning software. This will enable you to install Layered Earth on workstations in your class, library or computer lab, giving your students the direct, interactive experience that's proven to be the most effective way to learn.

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Topics Covered

From the ground on up - and everything in between.

Unit A

The Atmosphere

Unit B

Earth's Energy Balance

Unit C

Atmospheric Circulation

Unit D

Weather

Unit E

Climate

Unit F

Climate Change

Unit G

Human Activities and Climate Change

Teachable Moments

2012 Superstorm Sandy

Teachable Moments

2013 Super Typoon Haiyan


Data Layers & Animations

Storm chasers rejoice.


Layered Earth Meteorology Middle School/High School Teachable Moments Feature

Teachable Moments

Fresh and relevant auto updates of new lessons, exercises, simulations - including 2012 Superstorm Sandy and 2013 Super Typoon Haiyan

Layered Earth Meteorology Middle School/High School Exercise Enhancements Feature

Exercise Enhancements

Exercises are enhanced with Guiding Questions, Key Concepts, Did You Know's, images, video, charts to help illustrate phenomena.

Layered Earth Meteorology Middle School/High School Atmospheric Composition Data Feature

Atomspheric Composition

Permanent gases, variable gases, and aerosios data model the distribution and proportion of Earth's atomspheric components.

Layered Earth Meteorology Middle School/High School Water Vapor Animation

Water Vapor Animation

Animation demonstrates the distribution of precipitable water vapor change over a period of 6 months.

Layered Earth Meteorology Middle School/High School Seasonal Temperature Data Feature

Heat Transfer Data

Variations in temperature through convection, conduction and radiation, are simulated over the land and sea around the globe.

Layered Earth Meteorology Middle School/High School Albedo Data Feature

Albedo Data

Data shows the proportion of incoming solar energy that is lost, reflected from snow, ice, etc, on the surface of Earth back into the atmosphere.

Layered Earth Meteorology Middle School/High School Solar Insolation Data Feature

Solar Insolation Data

Data shows the amount of solar energy that reaches the Earth's surface and influences global temperatures.

Layered Earth Meteorology Middle School/High School Solar Insolation Animation

Solar Insolation Animation

Animation shows the amount of solar energy that reaches the Earth’s surface each month for a year.

Layered Earth Meteorology Middle School/High School Greenhouse Effect Data Feature

Greenhouse Effect Data

Outgoing longwave radiation data is used to indirectly show the amount of radiation absorbed and re-emitted by greenhouse gas and molecules.

Layered Earth Meteorology Middle School/High School Greenhouse Effect Animation

Greehouse Effect Animation

Animation shows how seasonal changes in cloud cover can effect outgoing longwave radiation and therefore the global greenhouse effect.

Layered Earth Meteorology Middle School/High School Global Wind Patterns Data Feature

Global Wind Patterns Data

NASA’s Terra satellite data demonstrates the relationship between air pressure systems and resulting wind circulation patterns.

Layered Earth Meteorology Middle School/High School Intertropical Convergence Zone Data Feature

Intertropical Convergence Zone

NASA’s Terra satellite data shows the ITCZ, the long band of horizontal clouds near the equator and stretching out across the Pacific and Atlantic oceans.

Layered Earth Meteorology Middle School/High School Water Cycle Data Feature

Water Cycle Data

Evapouration, condensation, and precipitation data are used to demonstrate the process by which water moves around the Earth.

Layered Earth Meteorology Middle School/High School Water Cycle Animation

Water Cycle Animations

Animations show the continuous movement of water from the Earth’s surface, up into the atmosphere, and back down again to the Earth’s surface.

Layered Earth Meteorology Middle School/High School Weather Patterns Data Feature

Weather Patterns Data

Rising and lowering air pressure data are used to demonstrate the Coriolis effect responsible for the circular cloud pattern.

Layered Earth Meteorology Middle School/High School Pressure System Animation

Pressure System Animation

Animation shows the development of a strong low pressure disturbance over the Great Lakes between October 25–27, 2010.

Layered Earth Meteorology Middle School/High School Weather Forecasting Data Feature

Weather Forecasting Data

Air pressure, temperature, wind speed and direction, humidity, and precipitation data are used to demonstrate short and long term forecasting.

Layered Earth Meteorology Middle School/High School Hurricane Animation

Hurricane Animation

Animation shows the passage of Hurricane Katrina from the Gulf of Mexico to its landfall in Louisiana on August 23, 2005.

Layered Earth Meteorology Middle School/High School Tornado Tracking Data Feature

Tornado Tracking Data

Explore the average annual number of tornadoes, and an analysis of a region in the central United States known as Tornado Alley.

Layered Earth Meteorology Middle School/High School Climate Zones Data Feature

Climate Zones Data

The Köppen Classification System is used to demonstrate the basis for dividing all of the Earth’s many climates into five distinct categories.

Layered Earth Meteorology Middle School/High School Climate Change Data Feature

Climate Change Data

Ice cover (up to 20,000 years ago) and sea level elevation maps demonstrate how water from these melting ice sheets had a significant impact on sea levels.

Layered Earth Meteorology Middle School/High School Sea Level Change Animation

Sea Level Change Animation

Animation shows changes in sea surface height between 1993 and 2013 due to thermal expansion of water and melting land ice.

Layered Earth Meteorology Middle School/High School Projected Climate Change Effect Data Feature

Climate Change Effects

Data projections for precipitation, climate zone temperatures, and disease are modelled to show the possible effects of climate change.

Layered Earth Meteorology Middle School/High School Digital Workbook

Digital Workbook

For each lesson in The Layered Earth, the Workbook contains a summary of the lesson and a worksheet to fill out the answers to the review questions.



Layered Earth Geology High School software showing historic earthquake activity

Layered Earth - Meteorology Simulation Software and Curriculum

Research proven solutions for a Middle School/High School Earth Science education.



System Requirements


Windows

  • 32-bit or 64-bit operating system
  • Windows 7, 8, 10, Vista
  • 1 GHz or higher processor
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 5 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 10.6.8 or higher
  • 1 GHz or higher processor
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 5 GB of hard disk space
  • 128 MB OpenGL 1.4 capable graphics card
  • Minimum recommended monitor resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels.

Chromebook

  • Available in September 2016
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