The QOMO HiteVision Elementary Science Learning Bundle from Tool Factory is a set comprehensive lesson plans for middle school math students, covering a range of personal ability. The plans are designed to engage students in an interactive learning experience. The combination of software complemented by HiteVision's line of digital whiteboards creates an fun and engaging space for teachers and students, boosting participation and comprehension. Simulate science experiments virtually, design your own diagrams and experiments, develop scientific method skills and play games.
- BBC Science Simulations 1
Were you ever curious if a plant would grow if it were never exposed to light? Or how about what would happen in the food chain if there were no predators? Well you can explore this and more with BBC's Science Simulations 1! Each simulation provides pupils ages 5 to 7 years with the opportunity to select variables, control time and view the results of their experiments as animations and/or dynamically generated tables and graphs that chart the results of each combination of variables over time. Seven interactive simulations are provided each with dynamically generated tables and graphs. Simulations include:
- Exercise and Health
- Growing Plants
- Food Chains
- Changing materials
- Force and movement
- Using Electricity
- Light and dark
- BBC Science Simulations 2
With BBC Science Simulations 2 the experiments become more challenging and features are upgraded. Appropriate for ages 7-9 years, the next level from BBC Science Simulations 1, more variables are provided with more focused questions to spark experiment ideas. Now with the new Multi-sim feature you can watch the same experiment with different variables, at the same time! Simulations include:
- Exercise and Health
- Growing Plants
- Food Chains
- Thermal Insulation
- Electrical Circuits and Conductors
- Forces and Friction
- Sun and Shadows
- BBC Science Simulations 3
Designed to support and enhance the teaching of science investigation skills,
BBC Science Simulations 3, appropriate for ages 9-13, offers seven interactive virtual experiments. From ponds to electrical circuits, and plant growth to sun/shadow movement, the software allows teachers and pupils to explore a wide range of phenomena in ways and at speeds that would be difficult to achieve in the classroom. Simulations include:
- Changing State
- Plant Germination
- Food Webs
- Exercise and Health
- Electrical Circuits
- Forces and Friction
- Light and Shadows
- Simulation Explorer
- Try experiments that would be difficult or impossible in real life. Create an alien plant by experimenting with soil types, and watering with juice! Simulation Explorer is a superb new science program, jam-packed with computer simulations of real and imaginary science experiments. Run the snowball simulator and determine what angle you want the snowball thrown, and at what velocity, then click TEST to watch the animated results. The "results" button reveals the results of all trials for a side-by-side comparison. Challenge students to find the answers to focused questions, then print out a colorful reward certificate to show the level achieved. Print your simulation as a worksheet with blank lines for free writing, capture a photograph of the simulation page, or print all trial results on one page. Each simulation comes with printable worksheets, clipart, and extension exercises. Activities include alien plant, braking distances, pond habitat, throwing snowballs, and tooth decay.
- Science Explorer I
Young Einsteins will love exploring this award-winning virtual museum of science. Explore seven stunning 3D galleries to complete 26 interactive experiments, study science topics, and collect observations. Teachers will love the support materials and the ability to track student progress in the Logbook feature. Amazing 3-D graphics and slide shows will totally engage budding scientists as they progress through the exciting exhibits in the Science Explorer museum.
- The Human Being
- Forces and Motion
- The Material World
- Living Things
- Light and Sound
- Science Explorer II
This second CD-ROM in the award-winning series provides more fantastic opportunities for scientific investigation. Students enter 6 virtual laboratories in the impressive Science Explorer station to complete 18 interactive investigations. Young scientists will learn fascinating facts and information about laboratory equipment as they explore each area of the 3-D station. Observations can be easily recorded in an on-screen lab book, and fun quizzes are available in the Think Tank. Teachers can track each student's progress in the Logbook, and print classroom support materials right from the CD!
- Gravity, Springs, Elastic, and Air Resistance.
- Teeth, Muscles, and Movement.
- Living Things and Microbes.
- Mixing and Separating.
- The Planets, Light and Dark.
- Conductors and Insulators.
- Heat, and Materials.
- Badger Trails
- Take a trip down the badger trail in this fiercely addictive science CD. Explore the world from the perspective of a badger, foraging for food, avoiding predators, and finding a den. 'See', 'hear', 'smell', and 'taste' what a badger does, and score points for successes. But be careful not to loose a life! Badger Trails is a fascinating way to develop map skills knowledge of life sciences. It's sure to delight! Winner of the 2004 Boston Museum of Science "Best Software for Kids" award.
- Tool Factory Math Draw V3
- Draw, then measure....or measure, then draw! Tool Factory Math Draw has a fantastic grid feature for crafting scale drawings of experiments. The rotating ruler's scale will automatically pick up the same grid scale. The caliper measuring tool can give automatic measurements for any edge, area, or perimeter. Dynamically show angle measurements, as you move objects around on the screen. Watch algebra and geometry classes come to life on an interactive white board! This vector-based drawing package includes a powerful range of tools for creating spectacular drawings. Using the same kid-friendly interface as the suite of programs in Tool Factory Workshop, this package is fully configurable to meet all student needs. Create lines, shapes, and other geometric drawings. Build plans and maps. Because it's vector-based, Tool Factory Draw give students the ability to easily adjust, move, and rescale the shapes they have created without losing any quality. Use a wide range of drawing tools, shading, graduated and solid fills, rotation and scaling facilities, a drawing grid, and a range of themed color palettes. In addition to all of these tools, the same bank of clip art found in Tool Factory Workshop is available right on the desktop. 1
- Tool Factory Database V3
- Keep pace with global changes. A multi-user database allows students to work collaboratively to collect data in the same file, at the same time, across the school's network! Collaborative work is a core skill in the standards for 21st Century Learning. Like all Tool Factory Workshop products, the database is fully configurable for any age level or learning ability. The text-to-speech tools have been seamlessly integrated so every word can be spoken as the students' type. Tool Factory Database supports a wide range of file formats, making it ideal for use with a digital camera, scanner, or any clip art. The program is fully configurable for any age level or learning ability. Students can take surveys, and build their own database in a matter of minutes. There's a fantastic graphing feature that lets you build colorful charts and graphs in just a few mouse clicks. Extensive search and sorting capabilities give you the power to quickly wrangle large amounts of information with ease. Any database can be viewed as a list or spreadsheet to quickly show all the records at once. 2
- Gomez Returns
Arch-villain and infamous nature-hater Gomez is on the loose again! Your students must track him down before he causes devastating damage to the environment.
Gomez Returns uses simulated monitoring equipment and a range of engaging scenarios to develop children's understanding of sensors and data logging and interpretation. By monitoring a range of variables including light, temperature, sound and weather conditions, children will gain an extensive understanding of how and why monitoring equipment can be used and develop knowledge and skills that are easily transferable to real life data-logging and monitoring situations.
- All About Materials
- To rescue the king in the weird and wobbly land of the Green Jelly, you must know the properties of materials. This easy-to-use software offers a medley of activities and experiments designed to teach young children about the nature of materials ranging from metal to fabric. Includes a notepad with talking word banks, narrated text, photographs, slide shows, Venn diagrams, fun quizzes, and a weblink.
- All About Ourselves
- Young children will see themselves in a whole new light with this addition to the best-selling "All About..." series. Early readers explore the senses and express their thoughts and preferences with the aid of word banks. Full speech support, talking stories, and slide shows make the program fun for non-readers as well. Simple drag-and-drop activities incorporate topics such as growing up and eating well. Activities include: Look and Listen, Taste, Body Jigsaw, Growing up Sequences, Pictogram, X-Ray Machine, and Make a Face
- All About Science with Toys
- Young learners discover science and physical processes using their favorite toys. The latest program in the popular All About Series, All About Toys is a visually stimulating and an extremely motivating program. All on screen text will be read aloud if clicked, making All About Toys suitable for use with early or non-readers. Introduce students to a variety of new skills through six menus and fifteen interactive activities. Topics include light and dark, sound and hearing, using electricity, pushes and pulls, forces, and movement.
- All About Weather and Seasons
- What happens to apples in the fall? Early and non-readers will learn all about weather and the seasons as they interact with the colorful, animated screens of this lively program. Engaging activities allow children to explore how weather relates to people, their surroundings, their feelings, and the food they eat. Children will be inspired to use topic-related word banks to write about their new knowledge in this easy-to-use program for young learners.
- Observation Skills
- Observation skills are central to the development of scientific knowledge and vital for the development of mathematical concepts such as pattern and shape. Observation Skills focuses on helping student develop the skills they need to recognize and understand pattern and shape. By observing shapes carefully, learners can begin to recognize and discriminate difficult numbers, letters, and symbol such as 5 and S, or 9, b, d, p and q or h, n and m. The clear, simple interface makes navigating the software a cinch. The series is switch-enabled, providing equal access to learners with special needs.
- Identification Skills
- Identification Skills is designed to focus students' attention on the development of word to picture association as well as identifying attributes of given objects. Both of these skills are fundamental in learning to identify and sort objects. At the same time there are opportunities for the development of listening skills, vocabulary extension, and the ability to follow instructions. The activities in this program include: Find, Size, Color, and Match. Each activity has four levels of difficulty, plus a choice of these eight familiar topics: food, home, clothes, animals, play, transport, letters, and numbers. Every activity can be played with numbers, words, or pictures, plus each activity screen provides full audio support. Teacher options can be used to configure timing, font and background colors, pointer size, difficulty levels, and activity selection.
- Elementary Zone
- This premier Internet subscription service provides nearly 100 exciting educational activities and games. Kids will have so much fun, they won't even know they are developing skills in literacy, science, and math. The site is jam-packed with colorful graphics and wonderful animations. Each activity has been carefully designed so that students can navigate the site by themselves. There are two zones, one for home use and one for school use, each designed for children aged 4 to 11. The Home Zone includes nearly 100 activities in English, Math, and Science. The School Zone is designed to address the educational needs of students in the classroom.
- Science Stars Lost in the Labyrinth
A group of archaeologists find themselves trapped in the Labyrinth on Force Island. Only the elite group of scientists known as the Science Stars Task Force can rescue them - but they need the help of your students. So begins a gripping adventure in which children build their knowledge of forces and motion as they overcome the challenges encountered during the rescue.
Ideal for small group work, students develop their experimental skills through four engrossing activities and two levels of difficulty. Each activity is supported with interactive explanations of key learning points. There is also full narration to ensure good accessibility for less advanced readers. Topics include Forcemasters, Friction, Water Resistance, Air Resistance, and Gravity.
- Science Stars Underwater Rescue
Construction workers are building an underwater observation laboratory when an explosion corrupts their computer, locking the electronic doors. The Science Stars enlist the help of students to get vital supplies of food and water to the workers and fix their computer before they run out of air. This thrilling science adventure extends children's understanding of forces and motion with four engaging activities supported by interactive explanations and full narration.
- Gravity and upthrust
- Stretching and pulling
- Direction and size of forces
- Revising Forces
- Air and water resistance
- Gravity and upthrust