ERIC Number: ED328444
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Software for Middle School Physical Science.
This final report in the MicroSIFT series reviews 10 software packages that deal mainly with the areas of electricity, magnetism, and heat energy. Software titles appearing in this report were selected because they were judged to be exemplary according to various criteria in the MicroSIFT Evaluator's Guide, with some additions to address science directly. All of the software serves to supplement regular classroom laboratory instruction. Basic computer-based tool packages were included for temperature-dependent experiments. Although the computer-based tool packages do not directly relate to electricity and magnetism, they do provide a steppingstone into using the computer as a tool to aid scientific discovery. Software packages are divided between those that use thermistor probes as lab tools and electricity and magnetism concept development software. (KR)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR. Technology Program.