IntoScience is the learning resource that engages students and empowers teachers in their love of science. Through hugely engaging 3D environments, virtual experiments and deep contextual activities, all fields of science are brought to life. As students work their way through the activities, they build up a complete DNA on which elaborations they do or do not understand, a profile of their knowledge, application and reasoning abilities, inquiry points to track their depth of participation and inquiry and challenge questions for each topic so they are graded with a mark. Each student receives their own customisable 3D avatar, research laboratory, observatory and biodome. The course includes over 150 inquiry based activities, simulations and experiments in 3D, as well as a range of core learning activities and hundreds of HD videos. Students can also compete against each other in a multi-player online science quiz match called 'The 3rd Degree'. All student work and results are saved showing progress in individual topics, across scientific fields as well as cognitive skills like knowledge, application and reasoning.
What's new in this version
This major release includes brand new activities covering content on ecosystems. This material replaces the existing Food Webs and Food Chains topic with new interactions, improved images and an all round better experience. We have also published a suite of lesson guides in a new ‘walkthrough’ format. Each guide steps you through an activity page-by-page, with screen captures, suggested answers and descriptions of important actions. These new lesson guides also give you some tips on class discussions and ways to extend those more eager students. Release 1.8 also includes the usual bunch of bug fixes, and an improved ability to save inquiry points in real time, rather than on leaving a topic. We have also made a change to how our system responds to certain errors, making it more unlikely you will be inconveniently kicked out in the middle of a session. New Features: Ecosystems: a topic exploring the natural world Downloadable lesson guides Google analytics implementation, to broadly measure the use of IntoScience Better error reporting systems Improvements: Improved worksheets and worksheet answers Improved error reporting systems Users are no longer immediately logged out when a connection is lost General optimisations for a more reliable, smoother experience
- Learning Science
- 3D Environments