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ZOOM The Magic School Bus Explores in
The Age of the Dinosaurs
(Win95/98/Me/XP) (Jewel Case) (MAGBUSDIPJ)
Included in Magic School Bus Bonus Pack Vol 2

Microsoft

Children

Ages: 6 to 10

A Fun-Filled, Fact-Packed Science Adventure!

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.

Play the Skeleton Puzzle! Plunk the bones into the right order and watch a dino come roaring to life.

Flip through Ms. Frizzle's fantastic photo album to see cool pictures and learn about dinosaurs, reptiles, and prehistoric plants.

Kids explore 7 different locations in 3 prehistoric time periods:

Triassic

  • Argentina
  • Arizona

Jurassic

  • Colorado
  • Tanzania
  • Tethys Sea

Cretaceous

  • Alberta
  • Mongolia

Science facts come to life with narration, sound, video, and animation.

Filled with over 15 games and activities, 8 sets of fun facts, and more than 20 multimedia reports, so kids keep playing and learning.

Developed with the experts at Scholastic, who know how kids learn best.

Requirements:

Multimedia PC with 486SX/33MHz or higher processor, Microsoft Windows 95 or higher, 12 MB of memory (RAM), 6 MB of available hard-disk space, double speed CD-ROM drive or faster, SuperVGA, 256-color monitor, Microsoft Mouse or compatible pointing device, 8-bit sound card (16-bit recommended), headphones or speakers.

Tested OK on Windows XP.

Reviews:

Quandary 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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