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ZOOM JumpStart 5th Grade
$9.95 (WinXP/2000/Vista) (Jewel Case) (JUMP5THPJ)

Knowledge Adventure


Ages: 9 to 11

Combines the Subjects of 5th Grade into the Ultimate Adventure Game

In JumpStart Adventures 5th Grade: Jo Hammet, Kid Detective, you apply lessons in language arts, math, history, science, art and music to unravel the mystery of Dr. X and save the city of Hooverville from his reigh of terror.

The Hero. You play the role of Jo Hammet, a 5th-grade amateur sleuth who's hot on the case.

The Challenge. The mysterious mad genius Dr. X is conspiring to destroy Hooverville's factories and power plants. Can you stop him?

The Adventure. Travel through the city of Hooverville on your skateboard to gather clues and solve the mystery.

Kids Learn:

  • Language Arts
  • U.S. History
  • Geography
  • Art History
  • Long Division
  • Multiplication
  • Decimals
  • Fractions
  • Ratios
  • Logic
  • Prepositions
  • Pronouns
  • Physical Science

Can You Solve the Mystery?

Enter the world of Jo Hammet, a 5th grade gumshoe who's hot on a case. While visiting the museum on a field trip, she uncovers a sinister plot to destroy all of the city's factories! Her mission is to find clues leading to the capture of the mad genius Dr. X. Armed with her wits and her skateboard, Jo plays curriculum-building games while dodging Dr. X's goons and searching for clues to unravel the mystery.

Whole Number Math. Many of Dr. X's secrets are locked behind special doors. To decipher the codes, solve math problems which include complex multiplication and long division with remainders.

Geography. Learn about world geography by manipulating a huge rotating globe in the museum, then test your knowledge by completing challenging crossword puzzles.

Language Arts. Dr. X's henchmen can provide information that will help solve the case. Use special glasses to read their thoughts, then fill in the correct nouns, verbs, and adjectives to complete the paragraph.

Science & Decimals. To defuse the bombs that threaten the city, manipulate the circuit switch boxes to obtain the correct voltage number. Look out for the probes that will zap you.

Fractions. Join Jo in the Juice Bar. Learn complex fractions with varied numerators and denominators while mixing grade-school beverage concoctions.

Art History. Visit the Hooverville Arts and History Museum, where you can wander around and view over 70 historic and contemporary works of art. Be sure to talk with everyone you encounter - there's no telling who might hold vital information or clues about Dr. X's plot.

History. Venture deep into the mine shaft, where Jo must dodge giant boulders and ride in mine cars to discover artifacts from U.S. and Native American history.

Requirements: Windows Vista, XP, 2000, Pentium II 300Mhz, 128MB RAM, 25MB HD Space, 640x480 display, 16-bit color, Windows-compatible sound card & speakers, 12X CD-ROM Drive.

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