Language Central for Science Earth Science Edition

In a must-have app for any beginning earth science learner, you can study flashcards, play trivia, or try to feed a hungry chameleon with letters to fill in the blanks in a vocabulary spelling game. Covering many of the important introductory concepts in geosciences, this free app is fun and informative.

3rd - 9th Science 16 Views 11 Downloads
App Overview

The earth science version of Language Central includes the features listed below for Earth's StructuresEarth's SurfaceWater and the Atmosphere, and Astronomy and Space Science. 

Features:

Flashcards:

  • Vocabulary words and definitions
  • Listen to the flashcard by pressing the speaker button at the top left of the card
  • Swipe left or right to change cards

Trivia:

  • 10 multiple choice questions
  • Keep track of your score
  • Some questions change when you retake the quiz

Word Fly:

  • Read the definition, look at the blank spaces, then pick a letter
  • If correct, letters will fill in
  • Incorrect letters will produce a strike; three strikes and you're out
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Instructional Ideas

  • Encourage kids to download on their own devices
  • Remedial review for struggling learners
  • Project on your classroom screen to review as a class
  • If pupils have their own devices, they can work with partners to quiz each other with flashcards
  • Content review before standardized testing
Classroom Considerations

  • In Word Fly, the first letter of the word is not always present in the original group of letters (can't spell the word in order)
  • Sometimes when a letter is tapped in Word Fly, by the time the chameleon gets to it, a different letter is in that place, causing a wrong answer strike
Pros

  • Free
  • Fun format for kids
Cons

  • Designed for mobile device; no tablet option
  • Multiple choice questions can be easy to figure out