Gale, CyberScience 3D Unveil Interactive Science Learning Programs
new Web-based reference products covering
science topics are now available with optional interactive 3D models.
a division of Cengage Learning, has
developed the three programs in conjunction with CyberScience
3D, a company
that creates 3D simulations.
which typically markets materials for
academic and public libraries, has created two topic-specific programs,
human anatomy and another on chemistry. A third resource combines
science topics and can be used as a refresher for introductory college
courses or as a basic science learning tool for high school students.
products bring science to life by enabling
students to manipulate and interact with content," said Paul Gazzolo,
vice president and general manager for Gale.
the resources allow students to manipulate
and interact with content and images in two-dimensional formats on
screen, a 3D experience is available using glasses or an interactive
with a 3D projector. By clicking on individual components of the
visuals in the
programs, users can find relevant additional content about the image.
program includes the ability for students to
give themselves quizzes at the end of each section and work through
simulation lessons. They can be accessed on laptops, tablets or with
interactive whiteboards through multiple browsers.
driver can be installed to accommodate 3D
printing and an optional 3D printer is available.
new science products for academic and
school libraries will allow students to learn science concepts online
in an interactive
environment supported by curriculum-based reference materials in the
at home and in the library," said CyberScience 3D President Tom
Michael Hart is a Los Angeles-based freelance writer and the former executive editor of THE Journal.