Discovery Education Science for Elementary by ProQuest

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MIDDLE SCHOOL/HIGH SCHOOL SOFTWARE/WEBSITES
Discovery Education Science                             REPORT CARD                        Content/Features: Discovery Educa-
                                                                                           tion Science for Elementary is an ex-
for Elementary                            Installation                         A           tension of the Discovery Education
Company: Discovery Education, One         Content/Features                     A           Science for Middle School program.
Discovery Place, Silver Spring, MD,                                                        The material covers earth science
                                          Ease of Use                          A
20910. Phone: (800) 323-9084. Inter-                                                       (earth features, earth history, weath-
                                          Product Support                      A           er/climate, earth’s natural resources,
net: www.discoveryeducation.com.
                                                                                           the earth/sun/moon system, and
Price: $1,695—Annual school sub-                                                           space/the solar system); life science
scription with 24/7 online access for   cation site. The Windows Media                     (plants, animals, cells, human body,
a school’s educators and students. A    plug-in must be installed in the                   living things, organisms/environ-
30-day free trial is available.         browser. Download instructions are                 ment, and ecosystems); and physical
                                        included for Macintosh users.                      science (matter, changing matter, en-
Audience: Grades K–5.                                                                      ergy, sound/heat/light, electricity/
                                        Description: Discovery Education                   magnetism, and forces/motion).
Format: Internet-based: video, au-      Science for Elementary provides an
dio, text.                              online standards-based curriculum                  The program offers appropriate re-
                                        in earth, life, and physical science               sources to guide student learning
Minimum System Requirements: A          through virtual labs, simulations,                 through four online areas: Learn,
computer with a web browser and in-     and reading passages using an in-                  Explore, Demonstrate, and Extend.
ternet access.                          quiry-based framework.
                                                                                           The Learn section provides reading
PC users must have a media player       Reviewer Comments:                              
								
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