Google Earth is a free a geobrowser that accesses satellite and aerial imagery, ocean bathymetry, and other geographic data over the internet to represent the Earth as a three-dimensional globe. There are many fantastic tutorials on the Google Earth Tutorial YouTube Channel. I am particularly interested in the Earth and the Earth’s moon as I have just about completed our Year 3 Science unit based on the Earth, moon and sun. Below is an example of one of the many video tutorials available:
You can also visit the Google Earth Official YouTube Channel for videos on updated versions of Google Earth, recent uploads, popular uploads and many more.
You can get Google Earth for free for iPad and free for Android. For free teaching ideas visit the Google Earth Blog and select a category (ie weather, sky, earth news). There are some great links/resources on Pedagogy in Action. I particularly recommend the Google Earth Tip Sheet that can be downloaded and Examples of Google Earth Activities.
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