||(Win95/98/Me/XP/Mac) (Jewel Case) (ZAPSCIDJ)
Edmark / IBM
Ages: 8 - 12
Save the Show with Sound, Light and
ZAP! is filled with really interesting science that will
spark your child's curiosity about how fascinating science can be. Hands-on
tinkering makes sound, light and electricity come alive and prompts creative
approaches to new challenges and ideas. And all the way, your child builds
critical-thinking skills - plus uncovers the mysteries of science.
Explore the Inner Workings of Light,
Sound and Electricity
It is a dark and stormy night
as you step backstage to be guest director at the Wonder Dome, the world famous
auditorium of light, sound and electricity. But great zotz! The theatre has
been zapped by lightning and the Laser Control System is on the fritz! Can you
learn all about light, sound and electricity to rescue the show?
Using your own mental powers and some help from zany ZAP
stars Blaze, Surge and Riff, apply the principles of science to set up and test
experiments with lasers, sound waves and circuits. Then, orchestrate your own
wacky electro-laser-sound concerts!
Give Your Brain a High Voltage
Experiment With Light: Bounce it, bend it, absorb it,
blend it. Lenses, mirrors, barriers, splitters and color filters reveal the fun
of reflection, refraction and color mixing.
Experiment With Sound: See, hear and control sound
waves to make BookieBots dance! Play with amplitude and frequency for hundreds
of sound samples (plus record your own).
Experiment With Electricity: Tinker with circuits,
switches, voltage, current and resistance. You tell electricity where to go to
make machines work, just like the pros.
Look What's Waiting Backstage at the Wonder Dome!
- 100s of science challenges and puzzles
- Hands-on tinkering and experimentation
- Thousands of critical-thinking opportunities
- Endless variations on your own electro-laser-sound
- 222 science articles from World Book Multimedia
- Dozens of skill levels to advance through
- Educator designed activities to connect concepts to the
- Weeks and weeks of fun while building up your brain
|Split Light and Hit Targets at the Laser Lab!
the properties of light and color. Send lasers through lenses, filters and
around obstacles. Build your own laser art and puzzles, too.
Fix and Create Gadgets at the ElectroLoft!
Make electricity flow at
your command with circuits, current, resistance and voltage -- your shop is
equipped with the same tools the pros use!
|Create Your Own Laser Shows!
Try special effects like
fades, reverbs and echoes. Adjust lighting with color filters, lenses and
spotlights. Choreograph robots on stage by connecting resistors, batteries and
more. You're in charge!
Amplify Your Smarts at the SoundWave Studio!
"See" sound waves in
action as you adjust sound sources, test properties and blend and identify
sounds. Make high-frequency BoogieBots dance while low-amplitude ones stand
|Look Up Science Facts in Two Ways!
Need to jog your
knowledge neurons? Use the Wonder Dome's Sci-clopedia book of facts, or turn to
the bonus collection of 222 science article from the World Book Multimedia
Windows 95/98/Me/XP: 486, Pentium or better (33MHz or
faster), hard drive with 5MB free, 8 MB RAM required, 640x480, 256 color
monitor, CD-ROM drive (double-speed or faster recommended), Windows-compatible
Macintosh: System 7.0.1 or higher, 68040, 68030
processor (25MHz or faster recommended) or any Power PC, 8 MB RAM (16MB
recommended for PowerPC), 640x480, 256 color monitor, double speed or faster
Optional: Edmark TouchWindow, Printer.
"Zap! does a very good job presenting and explaining the
science involved in the three highlighted topics. It also exposes children to
the basics of the scientific method, encouraging them to hypothesize,
experiment, observe and deduce. Two learning modes are available in each
environment--the Question & Answer Mode, in which the child follows a
guided learning path, moving sequentially through multiple levels in each
topic, and the Explore Mode for undirected experimentation and learning."
"Our kid testers had fun with this program, and noted that
it significantly helped solidify concepts learned in school. Although only
moderately enthusiastic about the three main Zap! characters, they oozed
approval of the more secondary "hatching Flashbots" and dancing
"Zap! is at once intriguing and informative. It familiarizes
kids with basic scientific principles, reinforces concepts learned in school,
and builds critical thinking and problem solving skills."
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