Interactive Earth is a great educational app that is fun to play and explore.
It allows you to superimpose composite images which show clouds, land and sea temperatures, or the global distribution of vegetation, snow and ice over the year.
Additional layers let you and your students explore plate tectonics, volcanoes, earthquakes, faults.
Switch from the 3D interactive view to the 2D map projection in one click.
Please note: Interactive Earth is not officially supported on phones or small tablets as it has not been optimized for small screens.