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10th July 1998 at 01:00
Primary school pupils can explore the seasons, paint a picture, write about holidays or listen to the talking story on the All About Weather and Seasons CD-Rom. Designed to support geography and IT at key stage 1, it looks at how weather affects our moods, the food we eat and the clothes we wear. For Mac and PC.

Price: Pounds 49 Contact: SEMERC, 1 Broadbent Road, Watersheddings, Oldham OLl 4LB0161 6274469.

A range of NVQ and GNVQ courses is available from BT Home Campus at www.campus.bt.comhomecampus. Aimed at adult learners, subjects includes IT studies, business administration and social studies. Price: Home Campus normally costs Pounds 4.99 a month or Pounds 49.90 a year, but can be tried free for one month.

Contact: BT Corporate Relations, BT Centre, 81 Newgate Street, London EClA 7AJ 0345 678578.

e-mail: home.help@campus.bt.com.

A range of CD-Roms from the Scottish Council for Educational Technology gives A-level and further education students direct access to a wide range of curriculum relevant Internet sites. The SCETNet series enables those with no or limited Internet access to view carefully selected websites copied on to each CD-Rom.

Price: Pounds 25 each or Pounds 300 for class sets Contact: SCET 0141 337 5049.

Europress.has released four maths CD-Roms aimed at 7 to 14-year-olds. Simple Multiplication and Sharing Division (7 to 9-year-olds) is designed to ease children into the concepts of "carrying" and "remainder". Preparations for mental arithmetic SATs tests are aided by SATS Mental Arithmetic key stage 2 and SATS Mental Arithmetic key stage 3. For PC.

Price: Pounds 9.99 Contact: Europress, Europa House, Adlington Park, Macclesfield SK10 4NP01625 859333.

The Britannica Internet Guide to some 65,000 education web sites is available free at www.ebig.com. The navigation service is aimed at students and teachers.

Science Investigator is designed to encourage infant and junior school pupils to structure science investigations. It takes them through the process of indentifying variables, selecting methods of measuring, questioning, predicting and explaining their predictions. For PC, Acorn and Archimedes.

Price: Pounds 50 each up to Pounds 100 for five-plus Contact: Essex Advisory Inspection Service Publications, Thaxted Centre, Clarance House, Watling St, Thaxted, Essex CM6 2PJ01371 831040.

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