Big Science Comics (PC and Mac, CD-ROM) Theatrix Interactive, Inc. - 1996 USA, Canada Release

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Big Science Comics
Product ID 13939-66119
Product UPC 713939661197
Platform(s) PC and Mac
Media CD-ROM
Copyright date 1996
Publisher(s) Theatrix Interactive, Inc.
Category(s) Education, Science
Recommended age(s) 8-12.
Country of Origin United States of America

Description from the packaging.

Develop critical thinking skills through scientific experimentation.

  • Explore physical science.
  • Build problem-solving skills.
  • Create your own machines.

From the creators of Hollywood.
Sponsored by the National Science Foundation.

Sparks Imagination!

Escape from Bette's basement as you lead a bunch of shipwrecked Bumptz back to their spaceship. Create simple machines out of everyday objects. Experiment with gravity-defying contraptions. And propel your thinking skills to astounding limits as you go on an adventure so amazing, so packed with science that it's… big!

Explore the boundaries of balance.
Can a small Bumptz weigh more than a large one? Use a hanger to find out. Compare Bumptz, create a standard for measuring their weight, and learn about equivalence as you bounce the Bumptz across a chasm.

Discover the dynamics of density.
Why do some Bumptz sink and others float? Plunk them into a sink full of water to discover how density makes the difference. Then use your findings to retrieve a sunken spoon. In the advanced level, get a taste for salt's effect on buoyancy.

Trigger a chain reaction.
How far can one Bumptz bump another? Harness the energy of colliding Bumptz of different sizes, aiming one into another, as you create a chain reaction that sends the final Bumptz careening to the target.

Create cool contraptions.
Invent your own wacky machines and build cool contraptions that you never thought possible. You can even apply your new understanding of physical science to rebuild the Bumptz spaceship and send them home.

Analyze your results.
Results of tests and experiments are automatically entered in an on-screen notebook. Use it to make observations, identify patterns, and draw conclusions. Now you're doing big- really big- science!

Inspires scientific thinking!

Essential learning for kids 8 to 12:

  • Observing, measuring and comparing
  • Deductive reasoning
  • Recording and analyzing data
  • Identifying patterns
  • Forming hypothesis
  • Testing hypotheses through hands-on experimentation
  • Drawing conclusions

The Theatrix Difference: The power of play. The thrill of discovery. The joy of creativity. The confidence of knowing hot to think through any problem. These are the qualities we strive to give each child through our playful environments, open-ended challenges, and irresistible characters. Experiences like these help children develop their unique talents in preparation for the demands of a new century.

Theatrix. Enriching software for tomorrow's inventors, explorers, and creative thinkers.

System Requirements

PC Windows 3.1
Required CPU 486-25
Required RAM 8MB
Requires Mouse Yes
Required CD Speed 2X
Required Audio 16-bit sound card
Supported Video VGA 256 Color
Misc Support Headphones or speakers
PC Windows 95
Required CPU 486-25
Required RAM 8MB
Requires Mouse Yes
Required CD Speed 2X
Required Audio 16-bit sound card
Supported Video VGA 256 Color
Misc Support Headphones or speakers
Mac System 7.1
Required CPU Mac LC III
Required RAM 8MB
Required CD Speed 2X
Supported Video 13" 256 Color

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