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.
Computer System Reviewed on: Macintosh PowerPC 6500/250, 32mb ram.