WICAT RELEASES NEW MIDDLE SCHOOL SCIENCE PRODUCT
WICAT RELEASES NEW MIDDLE SCHOOL SCIENCE PRODUCT OREM, Utah, March 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Wicat Systems Inc.
(NASDAQ: WCAT) today released Wicat Science II Plus, a new middle school science course which covers earth science, life science, and physical science. This course features interactive science simulations and experiments, an integrated on-line reference tool, and an integrated word processor. Science II Plus addresses objectives at the fifth through ninth grade levels.
This course combines highly interactive science instruction licensed from Edunetics Corp. with science-related reading, writing, and math activities developed by Wicat. This integrated design supports the multidisciplinary instructional techniques popular among many educators today. Students using the course also benefit from a powerful on-line multimedia reference encyclopedia, World Book's Information Finder(TM). Research activities in the course automatically route students to the encyclopedia. Students can extract material from Information Finder into a notepad, which can then be exported for use in the course's Wordbench word processor for research writing assignments. "Multimedia reference learning addresses a continuing need in education for instructional models that teach higher-order reasoning and its application," said Robert W. Mendenhall, Wicat president and chief executive officer. Wicat Science II Plus emphasizes science as a tool for daily living, regardless of the professional future of the student. To support this goal, the course has been designed to appeal to a broad range of students. "As technology issues continue to permeate our professional and social lives, it is becoming apparent that every citizen - not just those pursuing careers in science or engineering - need to attain a minimum level of scientific literacy and competency," said Dr. Andy Gibbons, director of science product development at Wicat. A second version of the product will be available later this year. Wicat Science II (no Plus) will cover the same instructional objectives as Science II Plus, but will not include Information Finder. Wicat Systems is a world leader in technology-based education and provides products and services to significantly improve learning in schools and industry. Wicat stock is traded in the NASDAQ market under the symbol WCAT. -0- 3/13/92 /CONTACT: Kirk Tanner of Wicat Systems, 801-226-7381/ (WCAT) CO: Wicat Systems Inc. ST: Utah IN: CPR SU: PDT
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