Simon & Schuster has released a Commodore 64 version of the Chem Lab educational program for ages nine through twelve. The program contains 50 chemistry experiments with three levels of difficulty. All experiments are simulations of real experiments with actual results. Players can work their way up from Lab Assistant to Nobel Prize Winner.
The computerized laboratory comes equipped with on-screen simulations of: two robot arms for handling chemicals and equipment, five different pieces of lab equipment, plus three Bunsen burners and separate dispensers for gases, liquids, and solids. The chemical reactions are animated and change color, glow, melt, boil, and explode. On-screen messages tell the players what has been created.
Chem Lab for the Commodore 64, with its 96-page user's guide, sells for $39.95. Apple II and IBM PC/PCjr versions are also available.
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