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Alpha Omega Publications Switched-On Schoolhouse 2012 Grade 4 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 4 Science covers Changes in Matter, Solar System & Planet Earth, including plants, animals, electricity, water, and weather.

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
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    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.
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    Customer Reviews for Switched-On Schoolhouse 2012 Grade 4 Science
    Review 1 for Switched-On Schoolhouse 2012 Grade 4 Science
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    Excellent

    Date:May 15, 2012
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    KidsAreWorthIt
    Location:Green Bay, WI
    Age:45-54
    Gender:female
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    My review is actually based on the 2011 Edition, but I think the content of the Science is the same as the 2012. The content was very good - encompassing several general Science subjects (plants, animals, weather, solar system, etc). I felt it was grade-appropriate, although my daughter begs to differ - as she felt it was a bit on the difficult side. When she was too challenged, then I was there to help her. There was actually a lot of the SOS program that I never used, but it was nice to have so many functionalities if I needed them. I did like being able to have my own password and check her progress/grades on lessons, quizzes and tests; I was able to have her do some lessons over if her grades were low - we'd just do it together that time. There were some projects we chose to not do - and it was easy to adjust the assignments. The tutorial is helpful; I like that I could use it at any time if I forgot how to do something. Super great overall Science and SOS program. Highly recommend, especially if your child likes being on the computer.
    The one annoyance: On several of the small video clips where there is a narrator standing in front of the camera talking, you can hear office background noise. It was almost like these people just took a minute out of their busy day right there in their noisy office to spout out a few lines read from cue cards. We'd laugh about how cheesy it seemed.
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