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Alpha Omega Publications Switched-On Schoolhouse 2012 Grade 3 Science

With a combination of computer-based and non- computer-based assignments (including experiments!), SOS Science 2012 refines observation skills through studying God's created universe. Students will study specific areas within the fields of Life Science; Space & Earth Science; Physical Science; and the Nature of Science. Featuring colorful, dynamic, and fun-to-learn lessons, this computer-based course will captivate young minds and nurture a love of science!

SOS Grade 3 Science covers Plants, Animals & Energy, including plants, animals, body systems, matter, sounds, time, seasons, rocks, and more.

New for Switched-On Schoolhouse 2012:

  • Customizable transcript
  • Past-due report
  • Free-form, text-based parent journal
  • Improved print flexibility
  • F3 Student Search function
  • Parent Toolbox with Reading and Activity Logs
  • Bible Lookup
  • Attendance tracker for multiple students
  • New themes, avatars, audiofeedback, graphic theme selecter, enhanced custom assignment editor, user interface, and additional upgrades!

    SOS 2012 System Requirements:
    Note: XP users MUST have Service Pack 3 Installed.
    Vista users MUST have Service Pack 1 installed prior to installation.
    Vista & Windows 7 Aero users are strongly recommended to meet the optimal performance requirements.
    Only English Language versions of Microsoft, Windows XP, Vista, and 7 are supported. Windows 8 is not supported at this time.

    XP Service Pack 3
    Windows Vista
    Windows 7
    Microsoft IE 7 or higherMicrosoft IE 7 or higherMicrosoft IE 7 or higher
    1 GHz or higher processor;
    1+ GHz for optimal performance.
    1 GHz or higher processor;
    1.5 GHz for optimal performance.
    1 GHz or higher processor;
    1.5 GHz for optimal performance.
    512 MB RAM;
    1 GB for optimal performance.
    1 GB RAM (2GB for 64 bit);
    2 GB for optimal performance.
    1 GB RAM (2 GB for 64 bit);
    2 GB for optimal performance.
    1 GB Hard Drive Space (2 GB for 64-bit);
    1 GB for optimal performance.
    1 GB RAM (2GB for 64 bit);
    2 GB for optimal performance.
    1 GB RAM (2 GB for 64 bit);
    2 GB for optimal performance.
    CD-ROM Drive
    CD-ROM DriveCD-ROM Drive
    Adobe Reader
    Adobe ReaderAdobe Reader
    Printer Recommended
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    1024 x 768 or higher, 16-bit color  
    1024 x 768 or higher, 16-bit color  
    1024 x 768 or higher, 16-bit color 

     

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    Customer Reviews for Switched-On Schoolhouse 2012 Grade 3 Science
    Review 1 for Switched-On Schoolhouse 2012 Grade 3 Science
    Overall Rating: 
    2 out of 5
    2 out of 5

    Program is good...material not so much

    Date:January 11, 2013
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    Sherral
    Age:35-44
    Gender:female
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    My son enjoyed using the program. However, I found several mistakes in the material. One mistake I remember was that SOS taught that Alaska and Hawaii are in the same time zone. They are not. I wonder how many other mistakes I missed, especially when we worked on his own. (As a side note, I was using an older version, 2009 I believe. )
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    Review 2 for Switched-On Schoolhouse 2012 Grade 3 Science
    Overall Rating: 
    5 out of 5
    5 out of 5

    Meets our every need for Science

    Date:May 21, 2012
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    Pillydoughgirlmom
    Location:Russellville, KY
    Age:45-54
    Gender:female
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    We had been praying for quite a while to find a product that we could use on our children's laptops that would meet our expectations. SOS is that product. We checked out several SOS reviews, spoke with the company several times and decided to try one subject first. In the techno world that we live in we wanted to switch over to the computer slowly in our homeschooling. We ordered the SOS 3rd grade Science and so far it has worked out great. They seem to be retaining what they learned in their lessons and that was our goal. They have their own laptops, so they do their Science at different times. We chose to load the full CD on each of their computers and let me put the teacher portion on each computer with a password. You can also use a main computer for the teacher portion, but you have to have the wireless access for them to do their school work. There are times when we are on the road and don't have access to wireless, so we did not use the client install. I thought that perhaps they would get bored with the initial layout, but because each lesson is different that has not been an issue. One of the things that I am wanting in our home school is for our children to be able to study and do their classes independently. Another plus for us personally is that we like the KJV of the Bible and you have a choice of that and NASB. Set up is very easy, and the SOS Technical Support is just a phone call away. Overall this product has met our needs more than I expected and that makes me and our children very happy. Next year we are going to add the Health elective and Bible.
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