|| Zoombinis Island
||(Win98/Me/2000/XP/Mac) (Jewel Case) (ZOOMBISLDJ)
Publisher: The Learning Company
Ages 8 and up
from The Tennessean
Plunge Into A Vital Expedition To Save Zoombini
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, youll 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.
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.
- 7 Perilous Puzzles
- 3 Levels of Difficulty
- Practice Mode
- Helpful Puzzle Clues
- Parent's Guide
- Puzzle Reformulation - A new game each adventure
- 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
- Life Cycles
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,
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.
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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