Assistive, Inclusive & Learning Technologies
by Turning Point Technology
Turning Point, PO Box 310945, New Braunfels, TX 78131-0945, USA
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Science Software

From Early Learning to High School
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TF-2209

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Badger Trails
Grades 2-5, Inclusion
Museum of Science, Boston, Best Software for Kids 2004

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!

Win 95, Pentium 233MHz, 32MB RAM, 16 bit color, sound card
Mac OS 8.1

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1 User
$49.95
5 Users
$149.85
TF-2255

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BBC Science Simulations 1
Kindergarten - Grade 2

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! 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. 7 interactive simulations are provided each with dynamically generated tables and graphs, including Exercise and Health, Plants and Growth, Food Chains, Changing Materials, Using Electricity, Forces and Movement, and Light and Dark.

Minimum System Requirements
Win 95+, Pentium 233 MHz, 64 MB RAM, sound card
Mac OSX
 
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1 User
$59.95
5 Users
$179.85
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Demo
 
BBC Science Simulations 2
Grade 1-3

BBC Science Simulations 2 contains 7 engaging virtual science scenarios, including Exercise and Health, Plants and Growth, Food Chains, Thermal Insulation, Electrical Circuits and Conductors, Forces and Friction, and Sun and Shadows. Student’s ages 7-9 years are provided with the opportunity to select variables, control time and to view the results of their experiments as animations and/or dynamically generated tables, graphs and diagrams.

Minimum System Requirements
Win 95+, Pentium 233 MHz, 64 MB RAM, sound card
Mac OSX
 
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1 User
$59.95
5 Users
$179.85
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TF-2099

Networkable Software

Bodywise
More on BodywiseGrades 3-7Enliven health and science curriculums with this impressive and totally interactive program. Bodywise presents a vast quantity of information about the human body in a concise, comprehensive way. Excellent animations and graphics let students investigate body systems, health education topics, and frequently asked questions about the human body.

Win 95+, 166 MHz, 32 MB RAM, 16 bit color
Mac OS 7.6.1, PowerPC, 64 Mb RAM, 16 bit color
 
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1 User
$59.95

5 Users
$179.85

TF-2145

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Branch
Grades K-13, Inclusion

Students are encouraged to sort and classify information as they formulate "yes" or "no" questions to divide and subdivide information. Banks of words, pictures and sounds make the program fun and imaginative. Simple mouse clicks add information to the database, and easy steps lead users to categorize entered data. The result is a logical structure that can be saved or printed out for projects, bulletin boards, and work away from the computer. Zoom in and out, view work as a map, or edit questions through a clearly designed tool bar. Students have full control over their branching databases. An inspiring tool for any academic subject.

Minimum system requirements
Win 95+, Pentium, 32 MB RAM, 4x CD,  800 x 600

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1 User
$49.95
5 Users
$149.85
TF-2118

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Database
Grades K-13, Inclusion

Have you ever heard a database sing? At the click of a mouse you can enhance any Database with pictures, video, and sound effects. Students can take surveys, and build their own database in a matter of minutes. This is an incredible program for making a photo album, collecting science data, building an address book, or making a cookbook. There's a fantastic graphing feature that lets you build three dimensional charts and graphs, with colorful backgrounds. 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.

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.

Minimum system requirements
Win 95/98/ME/2000/XP, Pentium, 32 MB RAM, 4x CD,  800 x 600, 16 bit color
Mac OS 8.0, 24 MB RAM, 800x600, 4x CD

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1 User
$99.95
5 Users
$299.85
10 Users
$499.75
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Electricity and Magnetism
Grades 4-8
Generate an electric enthusiasm for science with this CD-ROM! Third in an award-winning series, Electricity & Magnetism includes striking graphics, easy-to-understand text, audio, and animation. Students will investigate electricity and magnetism from every angle. In the Theory module, students research charge, current, electricity, and magnetism by topic and sub-topic. A second module investigates electricity in the home, and a third explains how electricity is generated and how it relates to the environment and society. Special features include index and assessment facilities, TrailSave, and a curriculum pack with printable study guides and worksheets.

Win 3.1+, 486, 4 MB RAM, SVGA, 2x CD
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1 User
$69.95

5 Users
$209.85

TF-2030
Elements
Grades 7-10

This award-winning software brings the chemistry lab to your classroom. An interactive periodic table lets students explore the properties, history, uses, and atomic structure of each element. There are loads of fascinating interactive experiments. The Atomic Structure module introduces young scientists to concepts such as radioactive decay, half-life, isotopes, and atom building.

Win 3.1+, 486, 4 MB RAM, SVGA, 2x CD
Mac OS 7.1+, 68040, 8 Mb RAM
 

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1 User
$79.95

5 Users
$239.85

TF-2004

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Exploring World Religions
Grades 5-10, Win/Mac

This is a rare and exciting opportunity for students to learn about the beliefs and customs that shape the lives of people in America and across the globe. Students hear personal perspectives from children representing each religion. Six major religions; Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, and Sikhism are explored through photo tours, text, and narration. A simple and attractive interface offers keys into the places, holy writings, special days, people, and beliefs of each religion. The tool chest contains links to the menu, the index, and a notebook in which students can compose thoughts and observations about what they are learning. When difficult words are encountered in the text, simply highlighting them produces a quick definition. Individual learners or teams can challenge their new knowledge with a multiple-choice quiz. Website links and printable support material make this software a complete educational package for any Social Studies curriculum.

Minimum system requirements
Win 3.1+, 486+, 4 MB RAM, 256 colors, SVGA, 2x CD
Mac OS 7.1+, 68040, 8 MB RAM
 
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1 User
$69.95

5 Users
$209.85

Network
$529.95

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TF-1101

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Interactive Skeleton

This is the world's most complete 3D digital skeleton. Designed to be simple and intuitive, this program lets you navigate the human skeleton, zoom in and out, and rotate individual bones to view each one from all angles. Students can label bones and muscle attachments and take random quizzes to accumulate points. Hundreds of study notes, professor's tips, and clinical questions offer expert information about all anatomical features. Sound clips, dissection images, and radiographs are thoroughly explained. Students can choose 3 levels of difficulty for quizzes, accumulate points, and win prizes as they tour the world's most complete 3D skeleton. English, Spanish and German Language Editions are available. "skull and scapula above the competition" The Bookseller

Minimum system requirements
Win 95,486, 6 MB RAM, 16 bit color
Mac Performa, 6 Mb RAM,16 bit Color

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1 User
$79.95
5 Users
$239.85
10 Users
$399.75
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TF-1401
MoluCAD

This is undoubtedly the most innovative and useful chemistry tool on the market. Students can quickly generate molecular models, view them from any perspective, create reaction animations, and save all their data to a disc with MoluCAD. Advanced features include a comprehensive library of molecules and fragments, a built-in periodic table of elements with links to all relevant information, and a simple bonding interface that allows students to assemble and save molecules. Students can "fly" around and into molecular structures with mouse-controlled rotation and will be amazed by high-resolution 3D and 2D graphics. Clear menus and on-line help with tutorials and examples make MoluCAD easy to use for novice chemists.

Win 95+, Pentium, 8x CD
Mac OS 7.0+, Power Mac, 8x CD
 

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1 User
$79.95

5 Users
$239.85

TF-220113

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Return to Mechania

Grades 2-9. Windows CD.

Long ago, the Kingdom of Mechania was known throughout the world for its citizens’ learning and their skill with mechanisms and machines. But Mechania fell upon darker times and the citizens were banished. Now the time has come to return. They will face many dangers along the way, and many puzzles must be solved, but will they succeed? The future is in the balance…

Return to Mechania
$58.00

TF-02016

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Science and Nature: Water

Grades 7-13+; Windows/MSDOS.

From Sumerian irrigation to the Exxon Valdez oil spill, this comprehensive program covers all aspects of water use and its implications throughout history. With over 1,000 photos and 25 minutes of video at your fingertips you can investigate water from political, economic, social, scientific, and health perspectives. Each screen is easily navigated through icons and buttons. Maps, audio clips, videos, illustrations and text are linked to let you consider water as it relates to topics like agriculture and recreation. Includes an A-Z index and an audio/text glossary. You'll be soaked in gallons of fascinating knowledge by this software!

Science and Nature: Water
$19.00
TF-2184

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Science Bundle Elementary
Grades Kindergarten-8, Inclusion, Win/Mac, Retail $1240

Includes (link below to details):
All About Materials
All About Ourselves
All About Science and Toys
All About Weather and Seasons
Badger Trails
• Database
• Elementary Zone
Gomez Returns
Identification Skills
Observation Skills
• Science Diagrams
Science Explorer I
Science Explorer II
Science Stars Lost in the Labyrinth
Science Stars Underwater Rescue
Simulation Explorer

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1 User
$1036.95
Network
$7334.95
TF-2155

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Science Diagrams
Grades 5-12, Win

Finally, students can peer into the human body, take apart car brakes, or see the phases of the moon, right from the classroom! Students and teachers can create interesting illustrations of their class work or projects, allowing everyone to see and understand science concepts. With over 200 pre-constructed and editable diagrams, Science Diagrams is the perfect time-saving tool for generating worksheets, quizzes, and lab reports.

Minimum system requirements
Win 3.1+, 486, 4MB RAM, SVGA, 256 colors, 2x CD

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1 User
$79.95
Network
$599.95
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TF-2028

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Laser Maze Demos
• Introduction
• Interactive

Science Explorer I
Grades 5-9, Win/Mac (come on separate CDs)

Young Einsteins will love exploring the virtual science museum in this award-winning software. Incredible 3D graphics and slide shows stimulate scientific study in 7 galleries including:
• The human being.
• Forces and motion.
• The material world.
• Space and games.
• Living things.
• Electricity.
• Light and sound.

Minimum system requirements
Win 3.1 or later, 486, 4MB RAM, SVGA, 2x CD
Mac OS 7.1, 68040, 8MB RAM

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1 User
$59.95

5 Users
$179.85

Network
$449.95

TF-2029

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Water Slide Demo
• Intro
• Interactive
Science Explorer II
Grades 4-9, Win/Mac (come on separate CDs)

This second CD-ROM in the award-winning series provides more fantastic opportunities for scientific investigation. Students enter 6 virtual laboratories as they move through the visually stunning Science Explorer Station.

Minimum system requirements
Win 3.1+, 486, 64MB RAM, SVGA, 2x CD
Mac OS 7.1, 68040, 8MB RAM

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1 User
$59.95

5 Users
$179.85

TF-02289

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Science Express: Life Processes

Grades K-1. Windows CD. Smart Board compatible.

Take the Science Express to Buttercup Village where students can learn all about life processes and living things with the help of Daisy the train driver, and Doug, a curious young boy. Doug leads students around the village to five engaging activities that are designed to develop scientific understanding and investigation skills. Students can select healthy lunches from the school kitchen, go on a nature trail around the village, or grow new plants at the Garden Center. In addition, Daisy's short, focused 'test' activities enable students to consolidate their understanding of key objectives and can be completed in narration-free mode, making them perfect for teacher-led work on an interactive whiteboard.

Science Express: Life Processes
$44.00

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Science Express: Physical Processes

Grades K-1. Windows CD. Smart Board compatible.

Climb aboard The Science Express and journey to Barnacle Bay where students can learn all about Physical Processes with the help of Daisy and Doug. Doug leads them to five engaging activities that are designed to develop scientific understanding and investigation skills. Students can find out about forces on the mini golf course, test the slopes of the Super Slide, or investigate light sources in the lighthouse. In addition, Daisy’s short, focused activities enable pupils to practice and consolidate their understanding of key concepts and vocabulary. All activities can be played in narration-free ‘on your own’ mode which makes them perfect for teacher-led work on an interactive whiteboard.

Science Express: Physical Processes
$44.00
TF-2218

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Science Stars Lost in the Labyrinth
Grades 3-5, Win/Mac

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.

Minimum system requirements
Win 95+, Pentium 166 MHz, 32MB RAM, 16 bit color, sound card
Mac OS 8.1+, 233 MHz, 32MB RAM, 16 bit color, sound card

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1 User
$59.95
5 Users
$179.85
Network
$449.95
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TF-2219

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Science Stars Underwater Rescue

Grades 3-5, Win/Mac

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. 

Minimum system requirements
Win 95+, Pentium 166 MHz, 32MB RAM, 16 bit color, sound card
Mac OS 8.1+, 233 MHz, 32MB RAM, 16 bit color, sound card

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1 User
$59.95
5 Users
$179.85
Network
$449.95
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TF-20115

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Simulation Explorer
Grade 2-6

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.

Minimum System Requirements
Win 95+, Pentium 233 MHz, 64 MB RAM, sound card
Mac OSX

  
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1 User
$59.95
5 Users
$179.85
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TF-2402

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Smudge the Scientist
Grades Kindergarten-3, Win

Can sunflowers grow in the snow? Is a ball of yarn magnetic? Smudge the Scientist and Cecily the cat will introduce the general principals of science to young learners as they participate in a wide variety of experiments. Students can chart the growth of plants they have raised from seeds, test objects for magnetism, and complete an electric circuit.

Win 3.1+, 4X CD, 8MB RAM

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1 User
$49.95
5 Users
$149.85
Network
$379.95
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ST-250-SOE

5 Users
ST-250-SOE5PK

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Switching on Science: Earth
Units on water, air, land and natural disasters

Switching On Science: Earth is a standards based program including units on water, air, land and natural disasters. Every unit has 9 items represented by 3 images and a choice of concrete vocabulary in short phrases and short sentences or longer sentences with more curriculum detail.

IntelliKeys Overlay CD & Test Module sold separately.

System Requirements
128MB RAM
Win ME-XP
Mac OS 8.1+,

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1 User
$115.00

1 User
$450.00
1 User
ST-250-SOHAB

5 Users
ST-250-SOHAB5PK

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Switching on Science: Habitats
Standards-based science curriculum especially for students with disabilities

Switching on Science: Habitats features 8 different animals in each environment: desert, grassland, rainforest and coniferous forest. Each animal and habitat features three different images and a choice of concrete vocabulary in short phrases and short sentences or longer sentences with more curriculum detail.

IntelliKeys Overlay CD & Test Module sold separately.

System Requirements
128MB RAM
Win ME-XP
Mac OS 8.1+,

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1 User
$115.00

1 User
$450.00
1 User
ST-250-SOS

5 Users
ST-250-SOS5PK

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Switching on Science: Solar System
Standards-based science curriculum especially for students with disabilities

Switching on Science: Habitats features 8 different animals in each environment: desert, grassland, rainforest and coniferous forest. Each animal and habitat features three different images and a choice of concrete vocabulary in short phrases and short sentences or longer sentences with more curriculum detail.

IntelliKeys Overlay CD & Test Module sold separately.

System Requirements
256MB RAM
Win ME-XP
Mac OS 8.2+,

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1 User
$115.00

1 User
$450.00
  Teach Me About Series

The Teach Me About Series is a curriculum-based series of 18 books and corresponding tests divided into 9 collections. Each collection contains 2 titles with 4 tiered levels of books and tests to challenge students as they master each level.

To see each student succeed, the testing format teaches test-taking practices first, then  pre-made tests to measure what your students really know

Packaged as a complete unit, each title lets you move from teaching to assessment in a flash. Import the books into your copy of My Own Bookshelf and students can begin learning about Habitats and Life Sciences. Import the corresponding tests into your copy of Test Me Score Me to assess what concepts your students have learned.

Individual Titles:
Teach Me About Amphibians and Reptiles
Teach Me About Arachnids and Insects
Teach Me About Birds and Mammals
Teach Me About Coniferous and Deciduous Forests
Teach Me About Desert and Tundra
Teach Me About Fish and Ocean Creatures
Teach Me About Grasslands and Rainforests
Teach Me About Oceans and General Habitats
Teach Me About Vertebrates and Invertebrates

Teach Me About Series

 
1 User
ST-250-TS12E

5 Users
ST-250-TS12E5PK

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Test Me, Score Me for Switching On Science: Earth

Switching on Science: Earth includes units on water, air, land and natural disasters.
Switching On Science: Earth is a standards based program including units on water, air, land and natural disasters. Every unit has 9 items represented by 3 images and a choice of concrete vocabulary in short phrases and short sentences or longer sentences with more curriculum detail. Program & IntelliKeys Overlay CD sold separately.

System Requirements
256MB RAM
Win ME-XP
Mac OS 8.2+,

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1 User $59.00
5 Users $220.00
1 User
ST-250-TS13HAB

5 Users
ST-250-TS1EHAB5PK

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Test Me, Score Me for Switching On Science: Habitats

Participate in standard curriculum with 8 different animals in their natural environment

You have full control over the testing procedure including how the questions and answers are presented, how many questions and how many tests to give to a student in one session.  Keep data on each student.  Print the tests off the computer to use also.

System Requirements
256MB RAM
Win ME-XP
Mac OS 8.2+,

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1 User $59.00
5 Users $220.00

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The Future is Wild

Grades 3-9. Windows CD.

Based on the Emmy-nominated Discovery Kids cartoon series and Discovery Channel documentary, this science software provides a platform for students to improve their science, geography, and ICT skills as they explore an interpretation of our world 5 million, 100 million and 200 million years in the future.

The Future is Wild
$48.00
TF-2009
The World War 1 Archive
More on WW I
Grades 9-12+

he World War I Archive is an invaluable resource for students and teachers of history. The huge database contains photographs, letters, audio interviews, cartoons, posters, and many original documents. Much of this material was in fact supplied by war veterans and their families. The three sections of the CD-ROM; Chronology of War, Aspects of War, and Personal Perspectives look closely at people, events, and important topics related to the war. A website link gives students access to additional resources from websites around the world. All material in this phenomenal program can be easily accessed through on-screen indexes. The Odyssey Scrapbook lets students save selected files for future viewing, and allows students to build presentations.

Win 3.1+, P-33 MHz, 16 MB RAM, SVGA, 256 colors, 4x CD
 
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1 User
$79.95

5 Users
$239.85

TF-2011
World War II- Sources and Analysis

More WW 2Grades 9-12+
This program is the second in a series that offers the most comprehensive analysis of World War II available. Browse through a huge database of documents, photographs, audio clips, posters, films, political cartoons, private letters and diaries relating to the many aspects of the war. With over 1,000 sources students have an invaluable tools for analysis of events and issues that had major impact on the war. Students can access the wealth of information by using the source filter or by exploring case studies and themes. Features such as an index, glossary, and tool for comparing facilitate navigation of the program. The Trailsave feature makes it possible for students to gather slides from the disc in order to collect data or prepare a presentation.

Win 3.1+, 486, 4 MB RAM, SVGA, 256 Colors, 2x CD
 
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1 User
$79.95

5 Users
$239.85

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Understanding Weather
Grades 7-13

If a volcano erupts, how will the weather be affected? Students can investigate such fascinating questions with this documentary-style program. Thirteen modules crammed with videos, animations, maps, and diagrams explore topics such as the atmospheric moisture, temperature, weather change, and urban weather. Each module teaches students weather concepts and invites them to look at case studies illustrating those concepts. Then they can evaluate their knowledge through interactive activities. Menus and clearly labeled buttons make navigating this exciting program easy.

Minimum system requirements
Win 3.1+/ DOS 5.0+, 486+, SVGA, 4 MB RAM, 256 colors, sound card, 8MB disk space, 2x CD

 
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1 User
$79.95
5 Users
$239.85
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TF-2013
WeatherWorld
More on WeatherWorldGrades 7-12
You must report promptly to the director of WeatherWorld to stop a flood heading straight for St. Louis! Students work in the virtual world weather center and encounter interactive simulations of weather in this exciting program. They must investigate all the factors affecting 6 significant weather situations worldwide, and then solve these problems involving hurricanes, fog, floods, snow, fire, and drought.

Win 3.1+, 486, 4 MB RAM, SVGA, 256 colors, 2x CD
 
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1 User
$79.95
5 Users
$239.85

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