The Reviews are in, Gale Interactive: Science is a Recommended Resource

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Zoom in. Out. Rotate 360 degrees. Imagine what it’s like to face complex science concepts with more knowledge and less fear. Gale Interactive: Science does that by giving middle and high schoolers the power to see science beyond static text through 3D models in over 150 interactive sessions and 60 models to print with a 3D printer. Students and instructors can manipulate and explore 3D models that are paired with reference and periodical content for further understanding. Learners are inspired to achieve the ultimate outcome: discovery.

Gain more knowledge by reading a few quick reviews.

“The slides feature crisp, high-quality visual content, and users can zoom in and out, go forward or back, or emphasize individual aspects at will. Activities average around 10 slides and include check-for-understanding quizzes. Users can share links to activities or individual slides via Twitter, e-mail, Google Classroom, and more. Models also include sidebars that list vocabulary words and reprinted encyclopedia articles from Gale publications. Sidebar material can be read aloud, translated, copied, printed, e-mailed, or downloaded. Schools fortunate enough to have 3-D printers can download STL files for 60 make-it-yourself projects, ranging from a tapeworm to a turbine engine to human body parts. Full citations are included for all material. This interactive tool will be helpful in conveying abstract concepts and spicing up presentations. Equally effective in face-to-face, virtual, or flipped classrooms, this is an engaging and recommended addition for high-school collections.”
— Kathleen McBroom, Booklist, November 2016

“As a high school Biology and Chemistry teacher, there is a lot to like in the Gale Interactive: Science. I tried several of the activities, beginning with the fetal pig. The program has a 3D model and text. Students can read background information about fetal pigs. The 3D fetal pig model is not a virtual dissection, but does have good details about the internal anatomy. Upon completion of the fetal pig activity is a quiz labeling the pig. I kept missing ‘femur’ as I tried to align the cursor onto the bone. The screen flashes green with a correct answer and red for incorrect answers. . . . I loved the Gas Law activities. Students can change the volume, temperature, pressure, and number of moles and see the effects. Teachers could assign problems and allow students to input the data to see how a change in volume impacts the pressure and temperature.

The Gale Interactive program has implications for ‘flipped classrooms’. Teachers can assign specific activities to students and the program has social media icons. . . . High School science teachers should request a trial subscription for assessment. Many schools have smartboards and issue laptops or Chromebooks to their students. The activities are useful, particularly with a Smart Board for instruction or as assignments in a ‘flipped’ classroom in preparation for the next lesson. Gale Interactive: Science is certainly worthwhile to consider.”

—Deborah Stevens, National Science Teachers Association, November 2016

Inspire discovery in students today by requesting a trial.

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