Parents' Guide to

Google Earth

By Michelle Kitt, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 11+

Zoom in or out, see the whole world on this virtual globe.

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A good virtual tool lets you realistically explore things you’ll probably never see in person, like atoms or your brain. With a mega-palette of features to probe land, sea, and space, Google Earth is without a doubt a fantastic virtual tool. Kids can view Earth, measure it, or create and share original content about it (one user shared a tour of regional dialects in the United States -- with sound). It's so much more than a map. The short tutorial videos are a must-see, and, once kids get the hang of how it works, the possibilities are endless. With multiple new versions released every year, you can trust that the program is fairly up-to-date with new bells and whistles always on the horizon.

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