- Written by a team of curriculum teachers and educational specialists,
- An innovative combination of quality 3D animation, music, and narrated text
- Contains a wide range of interactive quizzes, tests and games
- CD ROM 1 – Classifying Materials
- CD ROM 2 – Patterns of Behaviour
The Times Key Stage 3 Chemistry (Ages 11-14) contains 2 CD Roms.
CD ROM 1 Classifying Materials includes – the state of matter, particle theory, explanation, elements, the perodic table, atomic structures, compounds, mixtures, metals, non-metals, and other materials
CD ROM 2 – Patterns of Behaviour – includes: chemical reactions, reactions of metals and non-metals, the reactivity series, acids and bases, neturalisation, and the salt series.The Times Key Stage 3 Chemistry is a very easy-to-use and well-presented multimedia CD-ROM that would appeal to children aged 11-14.
The program consists of two CDs that cover classifying materials (including particle theory explanation and the periodic table) and patterns of behaviour (including chemical reactions and reactions of metals and non-metals).
There is a section for parents that shows the objectives for each unit of work and gives answers. Parents can view the answers that children have given to questions.
Children are given an explanation of each unit of work and then undertake a quick quiz to test their understanding. For example, children have to fill in a table by dragging and dropping the correct words to describe a metalic or non–metalic element. Children work towards playing the bonus games and the mega quiz which are revision exercises in the form of games and test the child’s knowledge of all the topics covered on the CD.
Children can also practise their labelling skills in the labelling zone. There is also an extended question zone which consists of 15 questions requiring longer answers. Unfortunately, no answers are provided for this section, but it would give children good practice.
The Times Key Stage 3 Chemistry would be good to use with children aged 11-14 to consolidate what they have been learning at school or as a revision aid. The slick presentation and 3-D animation would appeal to this age range. —Amanda York