BBC Science Simulations 2

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. Several of the simulations also have a multi-simulation feature that allows students to make direct comparisons by running two versions of a simulation concurrently. The clear graphics and simple controls also make the software perfect for use on an interactive whiteboard. Contents * Plants and growth * Sun and shadows * Exercise and health * Electrical circuits and conductors * Thermal insulation * Food chains * Forces and friction

Cost Range: 
Content Area: 
Grade Level: 
early elementary
intermediate elementary
IDEA Disability Category: 
emotional disturbance
major-other health impairment
specific learning disability
speech or language impairment
Instructional Support: 
electronic references and resources
multimedia products and projects
opportunities to learn concepts
practice and reinforcement activities
visualizations and models
teacher control
Text to Speech: 
reads instruction
reads menus and toolbars
recorded human narration
NCTM Content Standards: 
data analysis & probability
NSTA Content Standards: 
earth & space science
life science
physical science
science & technology
science as inquiry
unifying concepts & processes
Operating Systems: 
Windows (MS 98 and newer)
Statistics & Probability
Measurement & Data