Earth in 60 Seconds
By Better World Coding
This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
What would four and a half billion years of Earth history look like compressed into a single minute? Become a high-speed time traveler and race through the geologic ages at breakneck speed in this fast-paced, gripping game about the key events in the history of our planet, and the life that evolved on it. When did life originate? When did dinosaurs go extinct, and humans evolve? Challenge and build your knowledge of these events, and hone your intuition about the vastness of geologic time.
• Compete with other players for the best score
• Follow links to learn more about key events in Earth’s history
• Engaging teaching tool for middle and high school science classrooms
• Aligned to NGSS standards (MS-ESS1.C: The History of Planet Earth)
This game was developed by Foundations of Complex Life (the NASA Astrobiology Institute at MIT) in collaboration with Better World Coding and funded in part by the Paleontological Society. Foundations of Complex Life is a research project investigating the early evolution and preservation of complex life on Earth. It is funded by the NASA Astrobiology Institute and headquartered at MIT, but includes scientists at institutions across the United States.