Both my son and I have been most impressed with the photographs. There are some impressive images in this program! They are all very clear and eye-catching. You can click on the picture and enlarge it so that it fills most of the screen. Vocabulary words are highlighted in a green font and if you roll your mouse over them, the definition pops up in a little box right over the word. This program truly draws the child in and brings the rainforest to them! I never heard one complaint about doing science school, not once. He has always enjoyed this study. I'm waiting to see what else EdTechLens will roll out.
Another accommodation that this online interactive program makes is that the text can be read out loud to the student while the student follows along or simply listens. There are two levels of information in each part of the lesson: the regular portion of the lesson and an enrichment section. My son completed each part of the lessons including the enrichment portions. We found that the enrichment parts expanded on the main lesson and really enhanced the program. I appreciate that the lesson includes a recorded option for the students to listen to. Lessons can be viewed on the computer or on an iPad or other handheld device so you can take your lesson on the go. Options are given for downloading the lesson and printing or viewing the PDF on your device as well.
Rainforest Journey also includes a trip journal written by a family who took a trip into a rainforest. This is a wonderful addition as you can read what a real trip into the rainforest would be like. This is just one more aspect that helps to engage the student and bring the learning to them.
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