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JumpStart Advanced 2nd Grade: Fundamentals is the first disc in the JumpStart Advanced 2nd Grade 3-Disc set and 2.0 release. It focuses on covering a balanced variety of second grade concepts.

It was previously titled JumpStart Advanced 2nd Grade and released as a stand-alone CD.

Characters

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See also: The JumpStart All Stars

Story

The dastardly villain Dr. O is creating problems for JumpStartville. Hopsalot has the task of creating inventions to reverse the damage of Dr. O's schemes. CJ and Edison need to collect gadget peices for Hopsalot so he can build the inventions. CJ and Edison have to travel to different locations around the world and contact agents that can help. When all the gadget pieces are collected, CJ and Edison can head to Hopsalot's Invention Lab. There, they must assemble the gadget pieces in a way that will activate the gadget.

There are five missions:

  • Clean graffiti off of Mount Jumpmore with the Soapy Shooter invention.
  • Save CJ's house from sinking into the swamp with the Inflatomatic Island Pump invention.
  • Unfreeze the JumpStart Lake with the Lake Liquefier invention.
  • Remove worms from the schoolhouse with the Worm Vacuum invention.
  • Capture Dr. O in his hideout before he escapes with the Snail Cage Trap invention.

Locations

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  • North America
    • New Orleans, United States
  • South America
    • Brazil
  • Europe
    • Paris, France
    • Moscow, Russia
  • Africa
    • Tanzania
  • Australia
  • Antarctica

Activities

  • New Orleans Flea Circus Piano - Listen to the tune, and then find the correct missing musical note. Click on the 'create' button to make your own music. You can click and drag musical notes onto your staff, or use keyboard keys to play musical notes. There are five piano types you can choose from: Cuban, classical, synth, piano (regular), and organ. Use the 'record' button to record your song. Then use the 'play' button to play your song. You can save and load songs.
  • Amazon River Hop - Help CJ get across the river. Read the question at the bottom of the screen. Hop on the backs of turtles and alligators to get to the next set of rocks. You will have to land on the rock that has the correct answer.
  • Louvre Exhibition - Help CJ find paintings for the exhibition. Look at the three paintings in the gallery. Deduce what the theme is, then go down to the basement and find the painting that goes with the others. Use the broom to clear a path through the dust to the crates. Use the space bar next to a crate to see the painting inside. When you find the right painting, push it towards the basement door. You can only push a crate over clear tiles. Watch out for dust devils. They create more dust to cover your cleared path, and if CJ runs into one he'll get all tangled up.
  • Red Squares - Play a game against the other agent. You each have four pieces, which hold colored signs with words on them. The object is to move them across the checkerboard and get to your opponent's side. Certain pieces repel each other, such as pieces with the same color, or words that are antonyms of each other. Create a strategy to block your opponents without getting blocked yourself.
  • Serengeti Cave Code - Read the story. Then click and drag pictures onto the cave drawings. Make sure their placement matches what the story says.
  • Outback Hovercraft Trek - Move the hovercraft up and down with the arrow keys, and press the space bar to shoot a beam. Collect fuel tanks on your way so you don't run out of fuel. The instructions will specify to get fuel of a certain theme. Avoid the wrong fuel tanks, and other obstacles such as rocks or bush. If you fire a beam at a rock or bush, it will destroy it. If you fire a beam at a fuel tank, CJ will read what is written on it.
  • Save the Penguins - Create a bridge for the sick penguins to get across to the doctor. Move the ice blocks into the correct order as indicated by the instructions.
  • Hopsalot's Invention Lab - Use the gadget pieces to activate the invention. The object is to get a ball to the invention. You can freely move your gadget pieces and rotate them left or right. Press the go button to drop the ball and see what happens.

Educational Concepts

Math

  • Comparing Numbers
  • Ordinals
  • Odd/Even Numbers
  • Roman Numerals
  • Addition without Carryover
  • Addition with Carryover
  • Subtraction without Borrowing
  • Subtraction With Borrowing
  • Basic Multiplication
  • Pre-Algebra (missing variable)
  • Time
  • Fractions (halves, thirds, fourths, eighths)
  • Money
  • Estimation

Reading

  • Blends and Digraphs (oy-oi, ou-ow, ew-ue, ur-ir-er, ea-ie, are-ear-air, aw-au-al-all)
  • Vowels (vowel pairs, short and long vowels)
  • Compound Words
  • Vocabulary
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Syllables

Writing

  • Spelling
  • Alphabetizing (alphabetizing words with different first letters, alphabetizing words with the same first letter)
  • Punctuation and Capitalization (ending punctuation, commas, quotation marks, apostrophes)
  • Contractions
  • Parts of Speech (nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, pronouns, synonyms, antonyms, homophones)

Visual Discrimination

  • Shapes and Forms (circle, square, rectangle, parallelogram, trapezoid, cube, sphere, pyramid)
  • Sizes
  • Spatial Awareness

Science

  • Life Science (plant life cycles, animal life cycles)

Art

  • Visual Arts (colors, painting types)

Music

  • Pitch
  • Duration

Credits

See JumpStart Advanced 2nd Grade: Fundamentals/Credits

Trivia

  • Several differences from the actual game are depicted in images from a folder titled "2G_Images" on the CD. These may indicate features which were considered for the game during production, but did not make it into the final product.
    • In the game's third mission, Dr. O turns the JumpStart Lake into ice cubes. However, an image from the CD depicts the lake as being turned into cubes of jello instead.
    • In the game, New Orleans has two tents which leads to the mini-game, but an image from the CD depicts a red piano in place of the tents. Similarly, in the game, the Australian mini-game was accessed by clicking on a jeep. In an image from the manual, the jeep is absent, and instead there is a kangaroo design on one of the rocks.
    • There are two alternate designs for the Louvre basement, both of which differ from the game's design.
    • The Brazilian agent, Lucita, has a very different appearance. She wears an entirely different outfit, and lacks curly orange hair.
    • Dr. Lucicle, the Antarctic agent, was apparently going to be called Dr. I. Cycle.

Gallery

Screenshots

Images from the CD's Files

Videos

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