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Like its counterpart, StudyWorks! Mathematics, this program is designed to be a homework and report helper, a tool that compliments high school and college science courses. It helps the user find the answers to science questions by providing them with the necessary scientific facts and formulas, guiding them through the mathematical equations, and even facilitating their search for outside help, when needed.
In addition, StudyWorks! Science contains a section to help students prepare to take the SAT II tests that includes test-taking strategies and advice on how to attack the different types of questions on the tests.
To keep the program current and increase its interactivity, StudyWorks! Science also includes a list of provocative web links and subject-based online reference sources, and a ‘Collaboratory’, where students can connect with other students and teachers to exchange ideas and collaborate on difficult or intriguing problems.
In addition to providing the information needed to better understand concepts discussed in associated school courses, the program’s graphics help students who are having trouble visualizing more difficult concepts. Among the visual resources included are videos, animations, photos, graphs, and even sample exercises to help illustrate included concepts.
Our testers were impressed with the portion covering the SAT II tests. Unlike the SAT I tests, SAT IIs are usually taken when the student completes the associated high school course, sometimes as early as the end of freshman year. In addition to providing helpful test-taking strategies, StudyWorks! outlines the types of questions that will be asked in each test, enabling students to better prepare.
SuperKids recommends a thorough reading of the program’s User’s Guide to learn how to use the program to full advantage.
PC: Windows 3.1, 95/98 or higher, 486/66 MHz or faster cpu, 8 MB RAM (16 MB recommended), 256-color SVGA display, Double-speed or faster CD-ROM, Windows-compatible sound card, use of the Collaboratory & Web Link require Internet access.return to top of page
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