BBC Science Simulations 3

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. Students can access graphs and tables to clarify the results which provides a focus for interpretation and scientific explanation. Students can make direct comparisons by viewing two investigations simultaneously using the multi-simulation feature. Contents: * Plant germination and growth * Changing state * Food webs * Exercise and health * Electrical circuits * Light and shadows * Forces and friction

Cost Range: 
Content Area: 
Grade Level: 
intermediate elementary
middle school
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