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ZOOM Zoombinis Island Odyssey
$9.95 (Win98/Me/2000/XP/Mac) (Jewel Case) (ZOOMBISLDJ)

Publisher: The Learning Company

Ages 8 and up

Ratings:

from The Tennessean

Plunge Into A Vital Expedition To Save Zoombini Isle.


Rescue Zoombini Isle! Save the Zerbles! Excitement like this could only be found in the magical land of the Zoombinis. Sail off on a learning adventure to restore Zoombini Isle from the dastardly Bloats' destruction. Along the way, you’ll explore fascinating science topics like astronomy, mechanics, ecology, genetics, and more!


Problem Solving - Zoombinis Style

Captivating gameplay - Enjoy hours and hours of perplexing puzzles, Lose yourself in all the fun and learning.

Math without numbers or equations - Solving Zoombinis puzzles uses the process of mathematical thinking. This process includes organizing information, reasoning with evidence, and testing systematically. Educators rate these skills as more important than simply practicing computations alone.

Information age math and logic - Develop mathematical thinking skills that are used in writing computer programs, organizing spreadsheet data, and searching for information on computer networks.

Features:

  • 7 Perilous Puzzles
  • 3 Levels of Difficulty
  • Practice Mode
  • Helpful Puzzle Clues
  • Parent's Guide
  • Puzzle Reformulation - A new game each adventure

Skills:

  • Collecting Data
  • Data Analysis
  • Graphing and Mapping
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Pattern Finding
  • Problem Solving
  • Statistical Thinking
  • Theory Formulation and Testing
  • Decoding Complex Processes

And Now! Science Concepts

  • Astronomy
  • Mechanics
  • Cryptography
  • Ecology
  • Genetics
  • Life Cycles

Requirements:

Win98/2000/Me/XP: Pentium 200 MHz, 80 MB free hard disk space, 32 MB RAM, 8x CD-ROM drive, 800x600 24 bit color video, sound card, speakers, mouse.

Macintosh:OS 8.6 through OS X, 80 MB free hard disk space, 32 MB RAM, 8x CD-ROM drive, Thousands color video, sound card, speakers, mouse.

Reviews:

The Tennessean by Jinny Gudmundsen

"Zoombinis are blue creatures that teach children logical reasoning. In the new "Zoombinis Island Odyssey," the Zoombinis bounce in and out of logic puzzles to save their home on Zoombini Isle from ecological disaster."

"This software is outstanding because it allows children the freedom to explore complex ideas by using trial and error. To succeed at the puzzles, kids must form hypotheses and test them. They must collect data and analyze it. And all this high-level thinking happens in the context of a fun adventure. "Zoombinis Island Odyssey" is one of this year's best releases."



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