BBC Science Simulations 1 provides an opportunity for children to explore seven "virtual" science investigations. The simulations include making plants grow, exercise, building electrical circuits and more. This program is perfect for whole class instruction using a whiteboard and provides an excellent opportunity for students to predict, carry out, and evaluate investigations with the additional benefit of being able to simply reset them and start again. The "questions" portion of the program provides ideas for simulations.

Content Area: science

Grade Level: early elementary

IDEA Disability Category: autism, emotional disturbance, major-other health impairment, specific learning disability, speech or language impairment

Operating Systems: Macintosh, Windows (MS 98 and newer)

English Language Arts:

Math Statistics & Probability

BBC Science Simulations 2 provides opportunities for early elementary students to interact with seven virtual science investigations. Students can observe how shadows change over the course of a day, investigate which of four materials is the best thermal insulator, and much more. Students can develop their understanding of fair testing by controlling variables on screen and can see instant results by selecting to view a table or graph alongside the animation. A "Questions" section with full narration provides ideas for investigations that students can complete independently.

Content Area: science

Grade Level: early elementary, intermediate elementary

IDEA Disability Category: autism, emotional disturbance, major-other health impairment, specific learning disability, speech or language impairment

Operating Systems: Macintosh, Windows (MS 98 and newer)

English Language Arts:

Math Statistics & Probability, Measurement & Data

BBC Science Simulations 3 was designed to enhance science investigation skills for upper elementary students. Virtual experiments exploring varying topics such as plant growth and and electrical circuits allow teachers and students to experience a wide range of phenomena in ways and at speeds that would be difficult to achieve in the classroom. The "Questions" portion of the software includes ideas for exploration. Students can manipulate a variety of variables and instantly observe their effects.

Content Area: science

Grade Level: intermediate elementary, middle school

IDEA Disability Category: autism, emotional disturbance, major-other health impairment, specific learning disability, speech or language impairment

Operating Systems: Macintosh, Windows (MS 98 and newer)

English Language Arts:

Math Statistics & Probability, Measurement & Data

A series of activities to engage students while building math skills.

Content Area: math

Grade Level: early elementary

IDEA Disability Category: autism, emotional disturbance, major-other health impairment, specific learning disability, speech or language impairment

Operating Systems: Macintosh, Windows (MS 98 and newer)

English Language Arts:

Math Operations & Algebraic Thinking, Expressions & Equations, Functions, Statistics & Probability, Geometry, Measurement & Data, Counting & Cardinality, Number & Operations in Base Ten, Number & Operations – Fractions, The Number System

An environment in which students can select from several different math-related activities, earning points and charting their progres.. Different software packages are available, covering grades 1 through 12. A home version is also available through Knowledge Adventure (www.knowledgeadventure.com/).

Content Area: math

Grade Level: birth to preschool, early elementary, intermediate elementary, middle school, secondary

IDEA Disability Category: autism, emotional disturbance, major-other health impairment, specific learning disability, speech or language impairment

Operating Systems: iPad, iPhone, Macintosh, Windows (MS 98 and newer)

English Language Arts:

Math Counting & Cardinality, Expressions & Equations, Functions, Geometry, Measurement & Data, Number & Operations in Base Ten, Number & Operations – Fractions, Operations & Algebraic Thinking, Statistics & Probability, The Number System

Explore the possibilities of working with higher complexity data and graphs. Use with whole group and individual instruction in math.

Content Area: math

Grade Level: middle school, secondary

IDEA Disability Category: autism, emotional disturbance, major-other health impairment, specific learning disability, speech or language impairment

Operating Systems: Macintosh, Windows (MS 98 and newer)

English Language Arts:

Math Statistics & Probability

Math Player is a free download that enables Internet Explorer and other screen readers to read mathematical equations and notations.

Content Area: math

Grade Level: early elementary, intermediate elementary, middle school, secondary, transition

IDEA Disability Category: autism, emotional disturbance, major-other health impairment, specific learning disability, speech or language impairment, visual impairment

Operating Systems: Windows (MS 98 and newer)

English Language Arts:

Math Counting & Cardinality, Expressions & Equations, Functions, Geometry, Measurement & Data, Number & Operations in Base Ten, Number & Operations – Fractions, Operations & Algebraic Thinking, Statistics & Probability, The Number System