Switched-On Schoolhouse Health Quest

Switched-On Schoolhouse Health Quest

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Item #: 004825
ISBN: 9780740338175
Grades: 4-7

Product Description:

Health Quest is also available in the software-based Switched-On Schoolhouse format. Please refer to the Curriculum/Unit Studies section of this catalog for more in depth information on this product. Now comes in USB flash drive format. Minimum system requirements: Windows 7/ Windows 8 & 8.1 and Windows 10.

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Category Description for AOP Science Switched-On Schoolhouse:

This computer curriculum offers advantages over a text-based curriculum for both student and teacher. Please refer to the Curriculum/ Unit Studies section of this catalog for more in depth information on this product. New for 2018, the software comes on a USB flash drive. Minimum system requirements: Windows 7/ Windows 8 & 8.1 and Windows 10. (NOT Mac-compatible and no longer Windows XP-compatible).




Category Description for Alpha Omega Science:

LIFEPAC worktexts provide a complete, year-long science curriculum for each grade. From a Christian publisher, the approach is systematic mastery learning. It's very easy to teach from, with no need to write out lesson plans or prepare materials. You will have to gather equipment and materials for science experiments, however. Each grade contains 10 small consumable worktexts which the students progress through at their own pace. Each unit includes vocabulary, text, and comprehension questions to assure students retain the material. The science series is more activity-oriented than AOP's other subject LIFEPACs, with plenty of experiments to help illustrate science concepts. Grades 1-10 worktexts contain colorful illustrations; grades 11-12 are only available in black and white. Complete Boxed Sets also include a Teacher's Guide with teaching tips and answer keys. Sets of LIFEPACS only (no Teacher's Guides) are also available at each level for additional students.




Category Description for Health Quest:

This course from Alpha Omega helps students apply the term "health" to their bodies, minds, and emotions. They see what a healthy lifestyle is and how to attain it. Nutrition, injury and disease, and stewardship are also discussed. Five LIFEPACs and a Teacher's Guide are included in the set.




Category Description for Switched-On Schoolhouse Curriculum:

In the past, we have been reluctant to offer a complete computer curriculum for two reasons: 1) the homeschooling family is relying on one publisher for the entire content of its schooling; and, 2) having a student sit in front of a computer all day seems restrictive. Switched-On Schoolhouse, from Alpha Omega Publishers, has eased our first concern and offers advantages over a text-based curriculum for both student and teacher. This curriculum offers all major subject areas (Bible, history & geography, language arts, math and science) from a solid biblical and academic perspective. Content is AOPs LIFEPAC series of worktexts, which has been enhanced by adding interactive, video and audio clips, games and animation. For instance, science experiments are shown via video clips. In geometry, three-dimensional objects are illustrated as computer-generated objects rotating in space. Big events in history, literature, and the Bible can be re-enacted and shown on video. Audio clips of vocabulary and spelling words give correct pronunciations. Students have the ability to print out charts and draw graphs. Auditory learners can even choose to listen to an entire lesson or passages within the lesson instead of reading it. Using this software is therefore much more engaging for the student than using the LIFEPAC worktexts alone and automatic updates ensure that the content is always current. Students will also enjoy switching up homepage themes, widgets and avatars as well as using tools like highlighting text. New for 2018, the format of Switched-On Schoolhouse is a USB flash drive. The CD-ROM based product is no longer available.

For the teacher, advantages include automatic grading and record-keeping, flexible (and customizable) lesson planning tools, reports, attendance tracking, and the ability to allow a student to repeat or skip lessons or problems as needed. You can even print hard copies of assignments, lessons, records and more. Up to five students within a family can use the program (at once or during different years); however, if you update your computer system down the road, you will want to make sure your SOS software remains compatible with your new computer system. [Please also note that if you have previous versions of SOS installed on your computer (prior to 2010), games from the earlier version may be overwritten by the games from the newer version.]

Each grade level is available as either the complete curriculum (all 5 modules: Bible, History & Geography, Language Arts, Math and Science) or individual modules. A wide array of elective courses is also available in this format.

Minimum system requirements: Windows 7/Windows 8/8.1./ Windows 10 1.4 GHz or higher processor (2 GHz recommended), 2 GB RAM (4 GB recommended), 3 GB hard drive space [10 GB recommended]), 1024 x 768 or higher resolution monitor, Adobe Reader, and printer (recommended). Please note that the software is NOT Mac-compatible and is no longer Windows XP-compatible.

Given its many advantages and reasonable cost, Switched-On Schoolhouse is well worth considering.




Category Description for Alpha Omega (AOP) Curriculum:

Alpha Omega Publications offers several lines of Bible-based curriculum in all major subject areas. Each one fits different family needs. LIFEPACs are sets of worktexts and teacher materials. Available for grades K through 12 in all major subject areas and some electives. All instruction and practice is provided in the consumable worktexts. LIFEPAC are a mastery-based curriculum, and is student-paced. Switched-On Schoolhouse (SOS) is a computer-based curriculum which presents the subject matter and adds multimedia presentations. SOS curriculum is available for grades 3 through 12 in all subject areas and now comes in a USB flash drive format (Windows compatibility only). This option works well for the independent learner. The third option from AOP is Horizons. Horizons is available for grades PK through 12, depending on the subject matter. Horizons curriculum is only available for early learning, math, phonics/reading, spelling/vocabulary, penmanship, health, and physical education. This is a teacher-led option. Monarch is Alpha Omega's online option. 50 courses are offered in the areas of Bible, math, history, science, and language arts and are completely online for those who might have a MAC or just want the convenience of online lessons. Each course is available for up to three students in grades 3-12. Compatible with Mac and PC. You can try it free for 30 days at www.discovermonarch.com using code MON30RRC.




Primary Subject
Science
Grade Start
4
Grade End
7
ISBN
9780740338175
Format
CD-ROM
Brand Name
Alpha Omega Publications
Weight
0.35 (lbs.)
Dimensions
4.88" x 2.62" x 1.62"
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Can this program be used with more than one student?
A shopper on Mar 11, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes, you can add multiple students and they can each log in with their own user ID.
Is there sectarian content?
A shopper on Mar 15, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, there is Christian content in the Switched On Schoolhouse courses.
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With SOS Health Quest Cassie thought that she learned all she needed to cover for her grade level 7th grade was our first year of homeschooling and she felt that this program was even better than the work she had been doing in public schoolThe program was very simple to use I could unassign projects and reassign them at later times Any work that she did that did not meet my expectations I could reassign her to do overThe games were challanging and made it easier for her to remember all that she need to memorize for tests There was a lot of reinforcement throughout the whole programThere is almost no teacher preperation necessary You just assign when you want the assignments due and check your child's grades when they are done There are some essay questions that you will need to grade yourself but for the most part the computer grades all the work for you You can even print out a report card at the endWe have been using all textbooks for the rest of her classes and now have decided to sell off her science and math books and use the Switched-On School House instead The scheduled assignments seemed to keep her more on track when they were on the computer in front of her and the computer would keep reminding her of what was due I found that very helpful She hates health but it was the only subject that she stayed on task with and actually would sometimes get ahead of schedule She also really needs the reinforcement the games provided The video clips were very helpful for health and we are hoping that they will be useful to her during science since she doesn't enjoy science at allOverall this is the best program we have found
January 6, 2004

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