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The Crystal Rain Forest is a learning adventure for students from 8 to 13 which introduces and offers practice in Logo concepts. The story is exciting, the colors bright, the activities fun, all mixed with the right amount of clever animation and humor. A poisoned dart, a snake with a sweet tooth, and some friendly monsters all figure into the plot. The graphics and sound are superb - they'll bring forth a chuckle from children and adults alike. An adventure that students will want to explore again and again, Crystal Rain Forest is great for home or school!
Crystal Rain Forest creates an engaging environment which teaches Logo through a progression of activities, each a natural part of the plot. Estimate distances and angles, repeat patterns, experiment with variables, and build procedures. Read maps of Bridgetown to hunt for clues and help local residents. Guide robots, mend bridges, and pack medicinal leaves to earn money for equipment. Then navigate the river through the rain forest looking for the magic crystals. Exploration eventually leads to "Crystal Logo," with which magic crystals can be created. Students love meeting the characters and mastering the challenges while learning Logo fundamentals and building a foundation for their own Logo explorations.
Comprehensive teacher options make Crystal Rain Forest a flexible and effective teaching tool. Crystal Rain Forest offers three modes of use and two levels of difficulty. While the narrative follows a sequential progression of key problem-solving skills, each of the activities may also be explored individually to provide reinforcement or special focus. The easy-to-use Teacher Options menu makes it Crystal Rain Forest easy to adapt to a wide variety of situations.