Title: Bugs,Bogs,Biomes,Bats,and More!
Overall Rating: A
Source: Dr. Bill Doody, Secondary Science Methods
Playing Time: Unlimited
Date: 1998
Cost: $ http://www.greatlakes.k12.mi.us/partners
Number of Players: Unlimited
Special Equipment/Facilities Needed: CD ROM drive, Netscape
Subject Area: K-12 Science
Objectives: Lesson plans/ Activities
Brief Description: Provides sample lesson plans, links for teachers, internet access, links to other classrooms.
Entry Capabilities Required: Reading, computer use, internet experience.

Rating: (1-5)

       Relevance to objectives: (5) This CD is a great way to get kids interested in science, and see what their peers are working on.
       Provides practice of relevant skills: (5) Students can apply their findings to real world experiences.
       Likely to arouse/maintain interest: (5) Their is always something new to work on.
       Likely to be comprehended clearly: (5) The directions are easy to follow.
       Technical quality (durable, attractive): (5)  It is a really well designed program.
       Game: Winning dependent on player actions (rather than chance): N/A
       Simulation: Validity of game model (realistic, accurate depiction): N/A
       Evidence of effectiveness (e.g. field-test results): Used by the Great Lakes Collaborative, and real teachers.
       Clear directions for play: (5) Easy to follow.
       Effectiveness of debriefing:

Strong Points: This program is great for teachers to get started with fun science lessons, and get linked to other classrooms and science projects.
Weak Points: May be time consuming for the teacher, but this could be a good thing.
Reviewer:Sara Ritter
Position: Student
Date: 2/10/99
Computer System Reviewed on: Macintosh PowerPC 6500/250, 32mb ram.