Title: Food Chain
Overall Rating: B
Source: http://www.kidsdomain.com/down/mac/foodchain.html
Playing Time: 4 minutes
Cost: $ 9.95   http://www.kidsdomain.com/down/mac/foodchain.html
Number of Players: one
Special Equipment/Facilities Needed:

              ;           Macintosh compatible computer with 68040 processor or higher
            &nbs p;           System 7.1.2 or later
            &nbs p;           5MB free RAM
            &nbs p;           9MB free hard disk space (10MB for trialware version)

Subject Area: Science
Objectives: Objective is to show students the delicate balance necessary for a longterm food chain to exist.
Brief Description: Four different creatures, each with different eating capabilities, are put on the playing board.  Playerr chooses the placement of new indivicuals to maximize the number of eatings, yet still maintaining at least one individual of each species on the board.  The game ends when one species becomes extinct.
Entry Capabilities Required:

Rating: (1-5)

Strong Points: Colorful graphics and interactivity make this program a good tool for introducing students to the topic of food chains.
Weak Points: This is an extremely simplified representation in which all predators and prey are equal.  Some important concepts, such as the pyramid shape of the food chain, are not represented.
Reviewer: Paul Westall
Position: GRED 518 student.
Date: 7/7/99
Computer System Reviewed on: Macintosh PowerPC 63 233, 64mb ram.