24 February 2013

Earth Viewer App Show Where Your Town Was 60 Million Years Ago

Posted by Dan Satterfield

I ran across a great science app this week. The Howard Hughes Medical Institute has an app in the online Apple store showing the geological periods, along with where the continents were during each of them. It also indicates the percentages of oxygen and carbon dioxide in the atmosphere at that time as well.

Additional graphs show the Earth’s temperature and CO2 levels from the beginning of the Cambrian to the present (Anthropocene).

The app is called Earth Viewer and is available for FREE here. Science teachers, this would be a great app for your 7th and 8th grade students.