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Name: On the Farm.

Commissioning body
: Livestock and Meat Commission, Northern Ireland.

Audience: NI Schools Keystages 2 & 3.

Program description
ON THE FARM is an educational CD-ROM from The Livestock and Meat Commission for Northern Ireland (funded by the European Community). It is designed to support the Northern Ireland Key Stage 2 Curriculum. ON THE FARM makes learning about beef farming and food- and hygiene-related matters both fun and challenging in an ICT ('information and communications technology') context. The program contains more than one hour of sound, video and animation. There are interactive objects and panoramas to explore. It also includes puzzles with over two hours of game play and a facility to save work done.

ON THE FARM is suitable for both Key Stage 2 topic work and as a complementary resource for occasional study. It provides opportunities for thinking, learning, language, interpersonal and ICT skills development in curriculum areas of The World About US (Geography, Science and Technology), English and Mathematics and in the cross-curricular themes of Health Education and EMU and Cultural Heritage (CH).

See the teacher notes (in PDF format).

To be announced.

Platforms: Windows 98/Me/NT; Mac OS7/8/9