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Science Software

The Big Picture

SuperKids looked at four science software packages for young students (8 - 14) in this month's featured comparison. Science, of course, is a much broader category than, say "Reading Software," and we tried to capture some of that breadth in our title selection. In addition to touching on subjects from biology to logic, these four titles cover the full spectrum of educational design philosophies, ranging from the completely interactive Widget Workshop, to the textbook approach of SuperStar Science CD.

Which is best for your child? That depends on what you are trying to accomplish. Most of our teacher reviewers favor software that is highly interactive, and that requires the child to learn and think, rather than passively absorb a flow of information. Two of the reviewed titles, Widget Workshop and Odell Down Under, did an impressive job of stimulating their users in just that way.

Read below for cameo descriptions, then click on the titles that interest you to see what our parent, teacher, and kid reviewers had to say.

Take a look at the ratings tables here, then click on the titles of the software you are interested in to see the complete review, or check out market prices in our monthly Buyers Guide.



Science Software for 8 - 14 year olds

SuperKids RatingsRatings Key
TitlePublisherEducation
Value
Kid
Appeal
Parent
Friendly
Buyers Guide
(Price Survey)
Widget WorkshopMaxis* * * * ** * * * ** * * *PC
Mac
Odell Down UnderMECC* * * ** * * * ** * * *PC
Mac
SuperStar Science CDNew Media
Schoolhouse
* * ** ** * * *PC
Mac
Microscope Nature ExplorerNew Media
Schoolhouse
* ** ** * *
Mac



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