Title: The Animals!
Overall Rating:A
Source: Satterlee 300 Software Cabinet
Playing Time: Students can spend as much time needed on this program
Date: 1993
Cost: $ 8.00
Number of Players: As many or as little
Special Equipment/Facilities Needed: CD-Rom
Subject Area: Science
Objectives: To learn about different animals, their biomes, and the geography surrounding these biomes
Brief Description: The software gives the sound animals make, pictures and brief description of the animals, as well as descriptions of the biomes of the world.
Entry Capabilities Required: Reading Ability, Slight Computer Ability

Rating: (1-5)

Strong Points: For each animal there are at least three pictures and approximately three articles.  The software covers a wide array of animals some that even I didn't know exsisted.  The pictures are appealing to the eye and the sound system is clear.  I found this to be a great piece of software that I wanted to keep looking at for hours.  The program is set up like a zoo that allows the students to pick and chose which part of the zoo they want to see.  It gives the students the opportunity to visit the places that interest them.  This program would be most effective with a junior high school class doing reports on different areas and their asnimal life.  Students can also do a word search that will allow them to search by animal instead of by biome.
Weak Points: I really couldn't find any weak points with this program.  I found it to be an extremely useful program.
Reviewer: Jennifer Alford
Position: EDUC 410
Date: September 19, 1998
Computer System Reviewed on: Macintosh PowerPC 6500/250, 32mb ram.