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COMPUTER/WEBSTUFF Dan Lang Pinball Science http://www.learningvillage.com/html/rpinballscience.html P inball Science introduces students to the basic principles of physics and science - mechanical, electrical and magnetic energy, pinball machine. You continue on your journey until you have restored all the parts. You can stop and play the pinball game anytime force and resistance, sound, and gravity and how during your rebuilding process, but the machine these principles work in machines from faucets to doesn’t fully work until all the parts are back in Publisher: Dorling ships to satellites. place. Once you complete rebuilding the first Kindersley The narrator is an eccentric inventor who has machine you go to pinball heaven. created Three Great Works, that is three massive Pinball Science has a total of 94 learning modules Learning Areas: With other 90 pinball machines. However, he has become stuck and three levels of difficulty. The learning covers learning modules, students in a rocket circling around the moon and his great about 20 different areas of basic science and physics. learn the basic principles pinball machines back on earth have fallen apart. In terms of the pinball machines themselves, there of physics and science - To help rebuild them he needs your help. are literally thousands of different possible designs mechanical, electrical and As you travel to different villages you find the and it is a brand new game every time you play. magnetic energy, force and Great Works and reinstall their major components. Pinball Science is an innovative game because resistance, sound, and gravity. To earn a part for example, a faucet, you are there are several levels of learning going on at the presented with three questions relating to the same time. Students are learning science while Age Range: 9-14 concepts of force, resistance, and the fulcrum of exercising their reading comprehension, how to Grades: 4-9 the component, as demonstrated in how a faucet read with the purpose of finding an answer; in actually works. other words, how to research. Minimum Requirements: If you don’t know the answer you can take a Win 95/98, Mac OS 8.0 – X look at the inventor’s journal to view a clear and Dan Lang is the founder of Learning Village (www. simple explanation and illustration of the concepts. learningvillage.com), an independent review Once you have answered the questions correctly, and advisory centre for parents and teachers looking for you install the faucet into the machine and it information on edu
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