Stanley, Earth System History, 4e

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LaunchPad contains resources for you and your students. In this tutorial, we'll take a detailed look at both types separately. Let's begin with student resources. Click the following link to go to the landing page of LaunchPad for Earth System History.


What resources are available for my students? 

From your LaunchPad home page, click Resources, then Content by Type. You'll see a list of all the resources available to your students. We'll now take a closer look at each.


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Animations

These 24 animations allow students to explore geologic processes via art from the textbook.


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Chapter Objectives

Chapter objectives provided in a Word document per chapter, giving a list of what students should understand after going through the chapter.


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Flashcards

To make sure students understand the language of the course, virtual flashcards are available for key terms in each chapter.


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Interactive Exercises

These activities allow students to use figures from the text to assess key ideas, helping students develop their visual literacy skills.


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Interactive Timeline

Interactive timeline of earth and life through time, displaying tectonics, marine life, oceans, climate, mass extinctions, land plants, and land animals through time.


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Summative Quizzes

Each chapter includes a summative quiz with pre-loaded questions covering content learned in the unit. These quizzes are easy to edit and can include instructor-authored questions.


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Visual Overview Exercises

Visual Overview Exercises ask students to view a visual overview inspector in the first question about real world geological structures then complete a quiz and matching activities to assess understanding.


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What resources are available for instructors?

From the same screen where you've been viewing student resources, you can scroll down to see those available to instructors. Let's now take a closer look at each.



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Answers to Review Questions

Answers to Chapter Exercises are provided for you on one convenient Word document per chapter.


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Computerized Diploma Test Bank

The test bank offers answers to chapter tests that places solutions in one ZIP file for instructors and includes what section of the chapter the solution can be found and downloadable based on computer type.


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Images

Images are a zip file with all the figures, photos, and tables from the chapter in JPG format.


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Image Slides

Image PowerPoint presentations contain all figures, photos, and tables from the chapter displayed on slides.


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Lecture Slides

Lecture PowerPoints are pre-assembled PowerPoint Presentations for the chapter which can be used for lectures, or as an outline for your custom lecture presentations.


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Test Bank (Word)

The test bank offers answers to chapter tests that places solutions in one convenient place for instructors and includes what section of the chapter the solution can be found and is provided in one Word document per chapter.


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