Digital Field Trip DVD series from Digital Frog is the next item we reviewed for the Homeschool Crew. It contains virtual 'field trips' to three different ecosystems: The Wetlands, The Rainforest, and The Desert. The Home Licence costs $125 for the DVD set. You can also buy the ecosystems separately for $60 each.
Would you like to take a trip with your kids to learn more about The Wetlands, Rainforest, or the Desert? With the field trip series you can do the next best thing. There are so many colorful, interactive features on this DVD, I don't even know where start. First, we worked mainly with The Wetlands (that is what Isabel is working on in Science) and The Rainforest (that is what Logan is working on). This was a wonderfully timed review for us. Since there are so many things to talk about, I am going to stick with The Wetlands for this review, but the others are similarly set up.
There are also interactive games available to
learn play. In Food Chain game, you click on an organism to identify it and you can either drag lines between what that organism eats or click again to learn more about it. Any time during the entire DVD if you see your cursor with a T next to it, you can click and open a definition of that word and sometimes hear pronunciation. Each time we use this, we find new features we haven't explored yet.