The Neo/SCI Ions, Symbols and Valency CD-ROM is computer-based exercises to create and identify various ions for students in grades 7-12, and includes a narrated tutorial and an illustrated glossary, interactive activities, and self-assessments of student comprehension. The comprehensive tutorial offers self-paced and individualized lessons. Topics include atomic structure, formation of ions, electron shells, stable octets, noble gases, charges, valency, common ions, polyatomic ions, and ionic equations. Activities include a crossword puzzle and an interactive game to learn the symbols of 40 common elements. Terms within the text are defined in an illustrated glossary. A self-assessment section evaluates student comprehension. Links to web sites provide students with additional resources.
Neo/SCI Ions, Symbols and Valency software is compatible with Microsoft Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows XP, or Windows Vista, and is available as an individual or network license. An individual license is valid for a single installation; a network license is valid for an unlimited number of installations in a single building. The software comes in a 5.59 x 4.92-inch (H x W) plastic clamshell case. (H is height, the vertical distance from lowest to highest point; W is width, the horizontal distance from left to right.)
Science education products incorporate applied math and science principles into classroom and homeschool-based. Teachers in pre-K, elementary, and secondary classrooms use science education kits and products alongside science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) curriculum to demonstrate STEM concepts and real-world applications through hands-on activities. Science education projects include a broad range of activities, such as practical experiments in engineering, aeronautics, robotics, energy, chemistry, physics, biology, and geology.
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