Title: The Rainforest
Overall Rating: B
Source: REMedia
Playing Time: About 1 hour
Date: 1994
Cost: $ 59.95  http://volvo.gslis.u texas.edu/~reviews/rainfors.html
Number of Players: 1 or 2
Special Equipment/Facilities Needed: CD-ROM drive
Subject Area: Science
Objectives: To introduce students to the rainforest and its inhabitants, to discuss issues involving rainforests, and to test their knowledge.
Brief Description: This program is divided into five sections: Introduction, Ecology, Maps, Debates, and Peoples.  There is also information on the insects, fish, reptiles and amphibians, birds, mammals, and plants of the rainforest.
Entry Capabilities Required: Recommended for grade 6 and up.

Rating: (1-5)

Strong Points: The sound and graphics are excellent.  The lessons are very straightforward.  There is a comprehensive index to search for a specific topic.
Weak Points: This program is interactive only insofar as the fact that the student can decide what to watch, and then answers some multiple choice questions.  There is no competition or game play.
Reviewer: Eric Sandvig
Position: Student
Date: 8 Feb 99
Computer System Reviewed on: Macintosh PowerPC 6500/250, 32mb ram.