The Magic School Bus Vol 2
The Age of Dinosaurs, Inside the
Earth, The Solar System
||(Win95/98/Me/XP) (Retail) (MAGBUS2PR)
Ages: 5 to 10
3 Fun-Filled, Fact Packed Science Adventures in one great bonus
Picture this! Ms.
Frizzle's prized album is missing some super special dinosaur snapshots. Travel
back in time with her class to search for live dinos and help replace the
photos. Say "Cheese!"
You're in the driver's seat! Click the geologic time slider on the dashboard
to go backward and forward in time! Choose from seven different locations in
three prehistoric time periods, then hop out of the bus to explore.
Kids explore 7 different locations in 3 prehistoric time periods:
Arnold's feeling down. He's lost some rocks and a mineral from his rock
collection. But leave it to Ms. Frizzle and her class to dig deeper - into the
Earth - to find them. And you can dig in too!
Kids explore 6 terrains of the Earth:
- A canyon
- A giant fault
- A land volcano
- An underwater volcano
- A deep cavern
- Inside a crystal
Filled with 8 games, 4 experiments and 6 reports, so kids keep playing and
Help find Ms. Frizzles hiding
place by becoming a space traveler! Find clues and more as you go from planet
- Science facts come to life with narration, sound, video and animation
- Filled with 10 games, 9 experiments and 9 reports, so kids keep playing
- Developed by the experts at Scholastic, who know how kids learn best
Multimedia PC Pentium 133MHz or higher processor, Microsoft Windows 95 or
higher, 16 MB of memory (RAM), 26 MB of available hard-disk space, 4X speed
CD-ROM drive or faster, SuperVGA, 256-color monitor, Microsoft Mouse or
compatible pointing device, 16-bit sound card, headphones or speakers.
Tested OK on Windows XP.
Review by Rosemary Young
"The puzzles and games consist of an assortment of activities from arcade
type games to puzzles putting together dinosaur bones or sounding out the
tricky names. For successful completion of these problems the player receives a
Palaeo card, a card with a picture of a particular dinosaur. These cards are
placed in the Palaeo Gallery where they can be flipped to obtain basic
information about each creature.
"The Magic School Bus Explores in the Age of Dinosaurs is targeted at
children aged six to ten and for this age group it provides a broad
introduction to the subject matter. With a few exceptions all information is
presented either visually or aurally (with subtitles for the hearing-impaired)
so it is quite simple and straightforward. It is best described as an
educational activity exercise, and I did like the way in which it emphasised
the fallibility of science, or how knowledge may evolve and change to the point
of being contradictory as scientists learn more and more."
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