Aquatic Earth-Freshwater Biome for iOS

Developer's Description

***** Educators Choice Award - SIIA Innovation Competition

***** Flawlessly Designed - Children's Book Review

***** 2014 Kapi Award - Honorable Mention

***** Amazing! - Common Sense Media

***** Editors Choice Award - Children's Technology Review

***** A Masterpiece - Teachers with Apps

***** Near Perfection - Mobile iEducator

Aquatic Earth is a state of the art, elementary science book based on the freshwater biome. Developed in collaboration with the University of Wisconsin's Department of Freshwater Studies and a team of educators, Aquatic Earth includes both interactive enhancements and universal design accessibility features.

Aquatic Earth is part of our Crack the Books series of interactive non-fiction books. Crack the Books are the first digital books that can be ADJUSTED FOR READING LEVEL without sacrificing content. Aquatic Earth allows for reading level adjustment from 1st grade to 8th grade, making it possible for all kids to access the same content regardless of their reading ability.

Designed with the goal of improving reading comprehension, fostering a love of learning, and building reading confidence, Aquatic Earth gives educators a powerful new teaching tool to help all kids, from children with special needs to those who are academically gifted.

Aquatic Earth covers all major freshwater ecosystems including lakes, rivers and streams, range and climate of freshwater biomes, plant and animal wildlife, adaptations, threats and freshwater sustainability.

Designed to foster comprehension and student engagement, Crack the Books textbooks feature hundreds of supportive audio and visual elements including beautiful high definition photographs, integrated video footage, fun facts, custom animations, custom images, and interactive charts, tables and globes. There are comprehension supports built into the text, with pop up definitions for associated new vocabulary. Students may further interact with the content by creating bookmarks, highlights and study notes.

For students with special needs, there are additional settings for common classroom and assessment accommodations including text to speech, answer dictation, image reinforcement and text zooming.


Lexile certified reading levels from 1st to 8th grade

Visual supports for comprehension

Over 300 high-resolution images

Videos and custom animations

Interactive globes and maps

Built in vocabulary definitions

Interactive glossary with record feature

25 leveled chapter tests across 5 chapters

Custom tests

Built in test grading

Text to speech

Integrated voice over features

Text zoom

Bookmarks for multiple readers

Requires iOS11 and above

Full Specifications

What's new in version 2.0.1


Release July 22, 2020
Date Added July 22, 2020
Version 2.0.1

Operating Systems

Operating Systems iOS
Additional Requirements Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.


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