See the Home School Kit for a full description of the course and other related items. Two CDs include all the material in the Home School Kit: the first contains the full student text and the full contents of the companion CD; the second disc contains study guides, tests, and test answers in a printable format.
Exploring Creation With Physical Science is a multimedia physical science course. It is not a supplement. It is a full course! It runs in Internet Explorer 5.1, which is included on the CD. Note that you do not need internet access to use this course. The course simply uses a browser as its interface.
Since it uses a browser, the course looks like a website, which makes it very easy to use. There is a navigation frame on the left which allows you to choose any module and any section of the course. The content of that portion of the course will then appear in the right-hand frame. There are animations and videos throughout the course which make the material fun and interesting. In addition, words with which the student may be unfamiliar are pronounced.
There are hands-on experiments throughout the CD so that the student can have a true laboratory-based physical science course. All of the materials required for these experiments are common, household products!
There are study guides and tests for every module in the course, and the answers are provided as well. These materials can be printed out so that the student can use them and the parent/teacher can grade them. The parent/teacher can protect these materials with a password so that the student does not have access to them.
Any portion of the course can be printed out at any time!
This CD is fully tested and technical support is available for the following operating systems: Windows 95, 98, ME, NT 4.0 (SP3 or higher), 2000 Professional, XP Home Edition, XP Professional.
Minimum System Requirements:
- A 486 with 66 MHz or higher processor (Pentium recommended)
- RAM: 16MB Memory (Windows 95)
32 MB memory (Windows NT)
64MB memory (Windows 2000)
- 195MB free disk space
- Sound Card
- Video and sound compression (part of your Windows installation)
- CD-ROM drive
Although technical support is not provided for Macintosh and Linux operating systems, the course can be run on Mac OSX and higher, Virtual PC 5.0 and higher, and Linux running KDS or Gnome.
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