SSIS Link Technology Resources Software Google Earth

Google Earth

    Download it from here:

    http://www.google.com/earth/download/ge/agree.html

    NOTE: For the SSIS Laptops running Ubermix/Ubuntu, choose "32 bit .deb (For Debian/Ubuntu)".

    Using Google Earth in education

    Google Earth offers a variety of ways to interact with and explore the world, ocean, and beyond. Here are just a few ideas for your classroom:

    History

    • Use Historical Imagery to travel back in time and view your neighborhood, home town, and other familiar places to see how they have changed
    • Learn more about the US Presidents, their birthplaces, and the progression of states that voted during elections
    • View the many historical maps from the David Rumsey Map collection, like the Lewis and Clark trail map from 1814

    Science

    • Explore the Earth's many biomes and habitats on all of the continents
    • Explore the rich resources from the Science Education Resource Center (SERC) to help facilitate better understanding of the Earth's many systems
    • Explore the under water terrain, visit sea vents, and learn about the health of the ocean

    Space Science

    • Using Mars in Google Earth, view images downloaded by NASA just hours ago, in the Live from Mars layer.
    • Take an interactive tour of Mars, narrated by Public Radio's Ira Flatow or Bill Nye the Science Guy
    • View 3D rover models and follow their tracks to see high-resolution 360-degree panoramas Search for famous Martian landmarks, such as the Face on Mars or Olympus Mons
    • Take tours of the landing sites on the Moon, narrated by Apollo astronauts

    Math

    • Utilize Real World Math and the variety of lesson plans that utilize Google Earth to teach a wide range of math concepts
    • Use the Ruler tool to calculate distances in various units of measurements
    • Find the angle of elevation for hiking trails or ski runs using trigonometric functions

    Geography

    • Overlay topographic maps on to Google Earth to compare and contrast different types of geographic representations
    • Challenge students to make their own real-world decisions using Juicy Geography lessons for Google Earth
    • Practice differentiating between physical and cultural landscape features of the world's largest cities

     

     

     

     

    Page last modified 11:04, 24 Oct 2013 by UMasse

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