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The companion Untamed Science video series explores each mystery by elaborating on the real- world connections related to the concepts introduced in the mystery The Untamed Science videos, described as "science reality TV" by a program creator, feature a team of "ecogeeks" who work to create real experiences designed to add relevance to curriculum topics. From here, students can view and complete assignments, master vocabulary and concepts with games and activities, prepare for testing with study guides, watch videos, and complete online tests that include remediation. The program's engaging resources provide tools for the busy teacher to use to assess student progress online, reinforce concepts, present fun science games, and work with interactive study guides and easily edited work sheets.
PRODUCT R E V I E W S Compiled by Kathie Felix Managing Editor/News & Reviews Editor News of the latest technology products for K–12 may be sent directly to Kathie Felix at 5746 Union Mill Road, PMB 605, Clifton, VA 20124 or to firstname.lastname@example.org. Electronic Resources for Schools REPORT CARD This section provides concise, original reviews of new or important hardware, software, websites, and electronic media that relate to the K–12 curriculum. All = Highly Recommended reviews are written by practicing educators who, in most cases, have used the = Recommended software in a school environment.Where grouped into broad, age-appropriate = Good categories, these categories should not be viewed as prescriptive.To facilitate = OK in some cases “comparison shopping,” these reviews are highly structured. Reviewers prepare a = Don’t consider “report card” based on a five-star scale. MIDDLE SCHOOL/HIGH SCHOOL SOFTWARE/WEBSITES Miller & Levine Biology/ review, students can access activities REPORT CARD related to vocabulary in formats in- Biology.com cluding crossword puzzles, flash Installation A Company: Pearson Education, 1 cards, or matching games. Content/Features A Lake St., Upper Saddle River, NJ 07458. Phone: (888) 977-7900; inter- Ease of Use A An introductory video invites stu- net: www.pearsoned.com. Product Support A dents to become science detectives by searching for clues to solve a mystery. Price: $299.97—Biology.com teacher The companion Untamed Science access pack. Additional pricing infor- video series explores each mystery by Content/Features: Biology.com pro- elaborating on the real-world connec- mation is available from Pearson. vides a complete online program sup- tions related to the concepts intro- Audience: Grades 9–10. ported by digital content that covers duced in the mystery. The Untamed the general high school biology cur- Science videos, described as “science Format: Internet-based curriculum: riculum. The units of study cover top- reality TV” by a program creator, fea- text, graphics, audio, and video. ics such as the Nature of Life, Ecolo- ture a team of “ecogeeks” who work gy, Cells, Genetics, Evolution, From to create real experiences designed to Minimum System Requirements: A Microorganisms to Plants, Animals, add relevance to curriculum topics. A computer with internet access. and The Human Body. video about the ecogeek adventures appears online at www.youtube.com/ Description: Biology.com offers a A Lesson Overview explains the key watch?v=sm2EmCYBHvk. complete online student and teacher concepts, a Lesson Notes feature pro- edition of Pearson’s M
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