We found this digital field trip series most impressive. It is apparent that Digital Frog International spent an enormous amount of time and thought while considering the content of this field trip series. The incredible sound effects and vivid color on these DVDs enhances the reality of the virtual field trips tremendously. We were familiar with these three ecosystems from our world geography unit study last year. This was an inclusive review for us with an incredible wealth of new information.
Each DVD software features the following....
- An interactive map
- Definitions of every word and pronunciations of scientific words
- Ability to bookmark favorite screens
- Online updates
I found it especially helpful that each DVD consists of a quick tour that easily explains in explicit details how to navigate each field trip. Breath taking videos and photos takes you right to the heart of the ecosystem. Also, the many different locations that you visit pertaining to each ecosystem is thrilling, too. The boys had a better understanding of each ecosystem after watching the DVD's. Greater knowledge and reality were obtained that Youtube and books just couldn't portray in our last year study of World Geography.
The Digital Field Trip Series can be purchased through Digital Frog International for a Home License for 125.00. Or you can choose to purchase separately for 60.00 each. Digital Frog International offers additional products, such as, The Digital Frog, and Science Matrix: Cell Structure & Function, . You can view this chart here to see what product fits your family's needs. View demos of all products here.
The software is highly sophisticated and one could not bring this software to justice unless personally viewing. You could spend hours and hours checking out this informative software. Like I mentioned before, it is very impressive to say the least. However, this product does not meet our annual homeschool budget. I think a school or even a coop setting would exceptionally benefit from these informative DVD's. Also, my son mentioned he would have liked to have had the opportunity to visit links pertaining to areas of interest on the software during the field trip. Additional websites are provided on the Digital Frog International website pertaining to the general overall topic, but not through the software itself.
I considered The Digital Field Trip Series a true asset to our homeschool bookshelf. We will benefit from the software tremendously over the next years with our younger children. To see my crew mates thoughts on this product, click here.
I received for free these DVD's for the purpose of writing an honest review. No other compensation was given.