Lab Zone Easy Planner This tutorial is intended to get you started with Lab Zone Easy Planner. When you first install Lab Zone, you’ll have the option of doing a “Typical Instal”l or a “Full Install”. If you do a “Typical Install”, you’ll need to have the disk in your computer to run the program. This is because it only installs the program and not the data files. If you do a “Full Install”, you can run the program and have access to all the files without the disk. All the files will be saved on your computer. For this reason, it’s best to do a “Full Install”. When you open the program you’ll see an opening screen asking you what you want to do. Click “Menu”. You’ll see all of the Science Explorer texts listed in the menu on the left side of the screen. Opening a Document Click the sign beside the title you wish to access. The sign will turn into a sign and the folder icon will change to an open folder. The contents of the folder – the chapter titles - will be revealed. Select the chapter you’d like to access and again click the sign. That folder will also open and reveal its contents. Notice that the chapter project resources and major labs are visible here. They are the titles with the symbol beside them. Select the section you want and click the sign beside it and the content will be revealed. Book Title Chapter Title Section Title Contents of Section including Discover Activity, Try This Activities, Skills Activities etc… Chapter Project and Labs Double-click the resource you’d like to open and it will appear in the pane on the right. Notice that the Teacher Notes are highlighted in yellow. Click the icon at the top of the page and the Teacher Notes will disappear. Editing a Document This worksheet is in a word processor, so you can edit it. Just highlight the text you want to change and type in the changes. Change the text, add alternate equipment or directions, change the font etc… Make any changes necessary. Saving a Document When you are finished changing a document, pull down the “File” menu and select “Save As”. Add a letter or number to the file name and it will be saved in “My Documents” at the bottom of the Text Menu. Notice the “A” at the end of the title to indicate it is an “adapted” version of the worksheet. Adding Your Own Labs If you have your own labs you’d like to add to the data base, click the button in the menu at the top of the page. A template will appear on the right side of the page. By filling out this template and saving the document, you can add it to the data base. Searching the Data Base Click the tab at the top of the Text Menu. The search options will replace the Text Menu. You’ll notice there are six different ways to search the data base. Here are your options… Add a key word to search for a worksheet. Select an activity by difficulty level. Select an activity to fit the time you have available Choose by the type of activity Find a lab to work on a given science skill. Or even search for a lab to cover a specific state benchmark. Once you have set the parameters, click the button at the bottom of the search menu and you will see a short description of all the labs and activities in the data base that match your request. Double-click on the title to open the resource. You may combine search criteria, but be careful you don’t make your search too restrictive. Finding Help This tutorial will help you get started. For further information on the capabilities of this program, click the button in the main menu.
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