The Times from Shreveport, Louisiana on July 28, 2000 · Page 44
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The Times from Shreveport, Louisiana · Page 44

Shreveport, Louisiana
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Friday, July 28, 2000
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10E FRIDAY. JULY 28, 2000 THE TIMES - Computer ffames Paid Advertising Use your By Jinny Gudmundsen Gannett News Service Many parents fret that cobwebs will grow in their children's brains during the summer vacation. A fun way to alleviate this concern is to introduce an all-purpose grade-specific computer title. There is an abundance of grade specific titles for children in grades 1-6, but the quality of those titles varies greatly. We recommend the following because they each have a solid academic base woven into a theme that children will like to play: JUMPSTART 1ST GRADE, it it -kit v2 First-graders join Frankie the dog on a series of treasure hunts. Children earn clues by playing a series of academic activities. The interactive play areas cover math, telling time, science, language arts, and art. There is even a special tutor mode that pops up when children are having difficulty. For ages 5-7. From Knowledge Adventure, (800) 542-4240,, for $20, WinMac. READER RABBIT'S 2ND GRADE, "2 Move over Mario, here comes Reader Rabbit! For children that love video games, tills grade-based title delivers lots of education in a Nintendo-type environment Children help Sam the Lion rescue Reader Rabbit from a secret chamber at the top of a three-towered castle. To get to the secret chamber, children tackle six types of skill challenges. While this program covers a variety of second grade curriculum topics, it is particularly strong in reading and writing This week at Sci Site: 820 Clyde Fant Parkway, downtown Shreveport riverfront. Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 1-6 p.m. Sunday. Admission: Adults $8.50 for either museum or IMAX, $14.50 for both. Children (ages 3-12) $7 for either museum or IMAX, $11 for both. Discounts available for seniors, military and groups. Students with a valid student ID pay a discounted rate of $7 for IMAX shows at 6 and 7:15 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Info: 424 8660. SPECIAL EXHIBITIONS AmSouth Bank Exploration Area: Sci-Port will feature the sights and sounds of auto racing with RACING: Science in the Fast Lane. IMAX Dome Theater: Starting Saturday, Beavers.', a close look into tht lives of these industrious creatures. At noon, 3 and 6 p.m. Saturday and 3 and 6 p.m. Sunday. Super Speedway, depicting the excitement of auto racing. At 11 a.m. and 1, 2:15, 3:30, 6 and 7:15 p.m. today, 11 a.m. and 2 and 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, and 2 and 5 p.m. Sunday. Dolphins, an underwater adventure that shows the grace and intelligence of the amazing animals. At noon and 4:30 p.m. today, 1 and 4 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 4 p.m. Sunday. SPECIAL EVENTS Seeing Is Believing at 10:30 a.m. today; Feelings: A Touch Demo at 1:30 p.m. Monday; Mapping the Sense of Taste at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday; Science in Space: Laboratory in the Sky from noon to 3 p.m. Wednesday; Down to Earth: Gravitationally Correct at noon Thursday; Sci-Port Indy at noon and 2 p.m. Aug. 4; egg drop contest from 1 to 5 p.m. Aug. 5 COMING UP Science in Space: Beyond the ISS, from noon to 3 p.m. Aug. 9. brain to activities. For ages 6-8. From The Learning Company, (800) 243169,, for $20, WinMac. THE CLUEF1NDERS' 3RD GRADE ADVENTURES, If you have a rising third-grader, you are in for a special treat This truly outstanding title combines the excitement of an Indiana-type adventure with fun and interesting academic games. Finding themselves in a rain forest, players join the Cluefinders, a group of four brainy junior detectives, in solving the mystery of a missing scientist. The academic activities cover a massive amount of math, geography, science, reading and language arts. For ages 7-9. From The Learning Company, (800) 243-6169,, for $30, WinMac THE CLUEFINDERS' 4TH GRADE ADVENTURES, ''a As in the Cluefinders' 3rd Grade Adventures, players join the four sleuth-sawy children known as the "Cluefinders" to solve a mystery. This time the mystery is set in Egypt, and players must stop an evil archaeologist from unleashing an ancient force upon the world. The software does a nice job of integrating the learning activities into an engaging adventure. For ages 8-10. The Learning Company, (800) 243-6169,, for $30, WinMac. THE CLUEFINDERS' 5TH GRADE ADVENTURES, v2 In this title, two of the four Cluefinders' children have disappeared. Play- - Port scisQport play these games The Cluefinders take on a variety ers join the two remaining Cluefinders on a mysterious island that appears to be ALIVE! By playing academic games, players collect clues and ancient artifacts needed to help rescue the Cluefinders. For ages 9-11. The Learning Company, (800) 243-6169, www.shopmatteLcom, for $30, WinMac. CARMEN SANDIEGO'S THINK QUICK CHALLENGE, "2 This title reviews curriculum for fourth- through sixth-graders by It's a circus in tooking for that one last blast for the kids before school starts? The Greatest Show on Earth" is in Dallas. Ringling Bros, and Barnum & Bailey circus will have shows at Reunion Arena today through Thursday. Tickets are available through Ticketmas-ter. The circus is probably the most famous on earth. Its history spans the century. The first show was in 1919 in New York's Madison Square Garden. Through the decades, it has grown and changed. But the basic circus atmosphere has remained. The 129th edition is the show in Dallas. Its two main acts features all the stuff you'd expect Here are some highlights. Ringmaster Johnathan Lee Iver-son and the stars of Clown Alley will introduce the show. Act I features jugglers on horseback, a show with dogs and cats and birds, trapeze artists, an international. Or Special to The Times of adventures in this week's games. having players solve a mystery. Children try to stop the evil Carmen Sandiego and her army of Knowledge Robots ("Knowbots") from stealing all the knowledge of the world. To defeat this villain, children must outthink the Knowbots in a game-show type competition and use their brains to infiltrate Carmen's hideouts. For ages 8-12. The Learning Company, (800) 2436169,, for $30, WinMac, Reunion Arena If you go What: Ringling Bros, and Bamum & Bailey circus. When: 7:30 p.m. today and Tuesday-Thursday; 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday; and 1 and 5:30 p.m. Sunday. Where: Reunion Arena, Dallas. Tickets: $7.80 to $35; call Ticketmaster at (214) 373-8000. pogo stick dancing group and the "Living Carousel." 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