App update: The Earth is changing

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As our favorite astrophysicist, Neil deGrasse Tyson says, all kids are natural born scientists; they learn by digging holes in the ground and picking up rocks to see what’s under them.

The Earth, No. 5 in Tinybop’s Explorer’s Library, nurtures this instinct and lets kids learn by exploring on a grand scale. In the app, kids can investigate underwater volcanoes, rockslides on mountaintops, the movement of glaciers, the formation of sea cliffs and beaches, and more. As kids play, their natural tendency to explore and test is rewarded, fostering essential science literacy and STEM skills.

We just released an update to the app so now kids can also discover prehistoric animals — from trilobites to dinosaurs and the saber tooth tiger — in fossils to learn how the Earth's layers and life change over time. Kids can also plant a garden to see how even plants help break down and change the Earth.

Other improvements include: minor content changes to more closely align learnings with NGSS and interaction hints to help kids discover more features.

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