Vol. 7, No. 4 • September 2000
Space Academy GX-1
by Sally Finley

Presents a very favorable review of Space Academy GX-1 ($60) from Edmark Corp. of Redmond, WA (800). Requires a minimum of Windows 95, and a 90MHz Pentium computer for a PC; and system 7.5.6 and a Power PC for Macintosh; both require 16MB RAM, a 640x480 monitor, and a 2X CD-ROM drive. States that as crew members of the Space Academy, students investigate space science concepts through interactive missions and experiments related to understanding the solar system. Says that the content covers the Earth, sun, and moon as they affect night, day, and the seasons; solar system facts and the position of the planets; orbit trajectories, inertia, and Newton's Laws of Motion. Notes that it is recommended for third to sixth graders, and with the emphasis on accountability and mastery of standards, this CD-ROM is outstanding. Rated five on a scale of one to five. Contains one scorecard and a screen display.
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