Source: Creative Multimedia Corporation
Playing Time: Possibly used once in a
while for a reference; Kids would be bored with entertainment aspects in
Cost: $ 8.95 for 1997 -98 updated version.
Can be purchased at http://www.CDAccess.com
Number of Players: 1
Special Equipment/Facilities Needed: CD-ROM
Subject Area: Biology/Ecology(North American
Northeastern Woodland Mammals)
Objectives: A computer "fieldguide" to
Northeastern Woodland Mammals with a HistoricalSlant.
Brief Description: Reproduces the 1840
edition of Audubon's guide to mammals including a photo, biological description,
and audio files of calls
Entry Capabilities Required: Student should
have a basic understanding of how Mac-based file system works, plus moderate
to high reading skills for science entries.
Relevance to objectives: 3(Not all calls
available, much information is out of date)
All pictures are useful, good historical perspective on science.
Provides practice of relevant skills:
3(is definitely designed for people do to research, not learn skills)
Likely to arouse/maintain interest: 3(sounds
with corresponding pictures are nice, but not enough for an entire program)
Likely to be comprehended clearly: 4(A
little bumpy getting going, no guide, so hard to find what you need at
Technical quality (durable, attractive):
3(The technology itself is dated, could use upgrade)
Game: Winning dependent on player actions (rather
than chance): NA
Simulation: Validity of game model (realistic,
accurate depiction): NA
Evidence of effectiveness (e.g. field-test results):
NA(I'm sure some people might use this as a quick research/hobby aid, but
it isn't accurate)
Clear directions for play: 3(No real directions
Effectiveness of debriefing:NA
Not all sound bytes available, info dated.
Reviewer: Steve Williams
Computer System Reviewed on: Macintosh
PowerPC 6500/250, 32mb ram.