Coral Reef Ecology CD-ROM Special Offer
Ron S. Nolan
nolan at cyberlearn.com
Wed Dec 11 17:51:31 EST 1996
In anticipation of the International Year of the Reef-1997 program (IYOR),
for a limited time CORAL-LIST forum members may purchase our Coral Kingdom
CD-ROM for $49.95 which is $30 off the standard price. This is a limited
time special introductory offer made only to news lists that focus on
corals and tropical marine ecology. It is primarily intended for
university-level educators, however the program is widely used in secondary
schools as well. Offer expires 12/31/96.
CORAL KINGDOM FEATURES
CD-ROM for Macintosh and Windows with 179 page educator guide.
Thematic Approach to Biology and Ecology: Created by a marine ecologist,
the software features a tremendous collection of original underwater
photography to illustrate a thematic approach to the study of reef biology,
marine ecology and biodiversity.
The software is ideally suited for units on the coral reef or to
demonstrate the concepts of form and function in adaptations,
interrelationships between organisms and habitat, competition, predator
avoidance, energy and materials cycles and human impacts in general biology
or introductory environmental science, biodiversity or ecology courses.
Missions: Each of the four units incorporates a hands-on activity to be
completed by students--either in small groups or individually. Each
mission consists of an exploratory microworld intended to stimulate the
curiosity of students and to engage their interest in the natural world.
The methods used by the students at the computer are much like those
actually employed by a field ecologist.
Each of the four missions takes the user on a research SCUBA dive in which
he or she controls the direction and pace of the investigation. The
procedures to be followed and mission objectives are described in detail
within the unit sections of the teachers guide and can be accessed by
clicking the "?" button during a mission. An on-line notebook is provided
in which students store information acquired by clicking objects on the
screen during the underwater expedition. The content of the notebook may
be saved as a text file, then edited or printed using a word processor
What the Reviewers Say
"This is the best software I have seen that uses inquiry learning for
principles of ecology combined with outstanding photography of coral reef
inhabitants. The student has to work to collect data and draw
conclusions." George C. Boone, Ph.D, American Biology Teacher. "Coral
Kingdom is a serious academic program. It asks students to do some real
scientific thinking." Technology and Learning. "If...you are looking for
thematic units in science, then you should examine Coral Kingdom." The
Computing Teacher. "Stunning visuals, detailed narration and excellent
supplemental reference materials guide exploration of a coral reef, its
biology and its ecology. MacUser "The Ultimate Guide to Children's
Software" 4 mice.
Extensive reviews and detailed descriptions are available at our Web Site.
Offer Expires 12/31/96
To take advantage of this special offer, we must receive a purchase order
or check by December 31st in the amount of $54.95 ($49.95 + $5.00
shipping). California purchasers please include 8.25% state tax. Write
"CORAL-LIST Special" on P.O.
Send P.O. to
209 Santa Clara Avenue
Aptos, CA 95003
or FAX to
Any questions call Dr. Ron S. Nolan at (800) 499-3322 or (408) 688-3158.
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