Vol. 7, No. 1 Jan/Feb 2000
Science: Works and Workers
by Michele Sands
PRODUCT REVIEWS column presents a favorable review of Science: Works
and Wonders ($49.95) from Curriculum Associates, Inc. of North
Billerica, MA (800). Requires a minimum of Microsoft Windows 3.1 or
95, a 486/60MHz processor, and a SoundBlaster compatible sound card;
or for Macintosh, a LC520, and System 7.0. Both require a minimum of
a 4.5MB hard disk, 5MB RAM, a 256-color monitor, and a 2X CD-ROM
drive. Says that a printer is recommended. Explains that it is an
interactive presentation of several basic theories and careers in
science and technology for emergent readers. Reports that although
the publisher recommends it for grades K-3, some of the 2nd graders
lost interest quickly. Calls it a good science program for beginning
readers, with animation that is brief and purposeful and focused
directly on the lesson at hand, as are the activity games. Rates it
four on a scale of one to five.
Includes one screen display and a scorecard.
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