Edmark / IBM
Ages: 8 - 12
Rocket into Solar System Science!
Explore the solar system with Space Academy GX-1! Fully aligned with
national science standards and state curricula, Space Academy GX-1 rockets
students into a brain-expanding mission through space. As crew members of Space
Academy GX-1, students investigate the astronomical basis for seasons, phases
of the moon, gravity, orbits, and more. As students succeed, Grow Slides adjust
to offer more advanced topics and problems. Just print the Record Keeping
screen to track student progress and make recordkeeping easy!
Virtual Manipulatives® Promote Understanding
Using Virtual Manipulatives, students can see and touch the things they're
learning about, such as planets and astronomical events. With the whole world
and the moon and sun at their fingertips, students develop a real understanding
of the abstract concepts underlying space science. They'll investigate
interactions between the sun, moon, and Earth, and they'll understand the
relationship between momentum and acceleration. Space Academy GX-1 includes a
Teacher's Guide, lesson plans, reproducible activity sheets, toll-free
technical support and a lifetime software warranty.
- Understand Interactions Between the Sun, Moon and Earth
- Investigate Gravitational Forces, Orbital Pull and Newton's Laws of Motion
- Explore the Relationship Between Momentum and Acceleration
- Recognize that Nature Behaves in Predictable Ways
|Stunning images help
students grasp the vast dimensions of space and understand the relative sizes
of planets, moons, and more.
|| In the Planetary Data
Center, students interpret pictures, bar graphs, and charts to choose among
competing hypotheses about the solar system.
|In the Gravity Pilot
Trainer, students learn how to successfully orbit the gravity wells of planets,
moons and the sun, and discover how to launch their spaceships to different
locations in the solar system.
|| Students explore a
model of the Earth, sun, and moon to re-create astronomical events, such as
solar eclipses or phases of the moon, and view them from many points both on
Earth and out in space.
Windows 3.1/95/98: Pentium or better, 90 MHz or faster Hard disk with
12 MB free 16 MB memory (RAM) 640x480, High Color Double speed (2x) or faster
CD-ROM drive Windows-compatible sound card.
Macintosh: System 7.5.6 or higher PowerPC (604e or better
recommended) Hard Disk with 12 MB free 16 MB memory (RAM), 7000K unused
640x480, thousands of colors Double speed (2x) or faster CD-ROM drive.
Optional: Edmark TouchWindow, Printer.
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