Title: Life Story
Overall Rating: C
Source: Apple Computer/Wings for Learning
Playing Time:
Date: 1989 Apple Computer, Inc. 1993 Wings for Learning
Cost: $125 CD-ID
Number of Players: 1
Special Equipment/Facilities Needed: Can be set up using a laserdisc or CD
Subject Area:  Science/History/English
Objectives: To learn about the men, the research and the history of the discovery of DNA
Brief Description:  It is divided into three categories: Drama, People, and Science. You can find information by watching small video clips found in the 60 pamphlets within the 3 categories, backed up with summary information; or you can retrieve further information on "cards" within the pamphlets.
Entry Capabilities Required: Beginner-Intermediate computer skills.

Rating: (1-5)

Strong Points: Its versatility for use among different subjects and its comprehensive and easy to use information on DNA.
Weak Points:  I ran out of memory 3x in class, and had to ask for help to add memory to the Hypercard. We ended up adding 16,000/16,000. The next day I had the same problem and added 20,000/20,000. Even then I halfway through the People category into the "Links" looking at discussion questions when the screen showed "Out of Memory". Again I had to ask for help because this time I couldn't even exit the software. This time we added Memory to "Quick Time", but that only helped for about as long as adding memory to Hypercard did. I don't know what else to do as I hate to keep asking for help when the person helping thought we had the problem fixed.
Reviewer: Laura Austin
Position: Student SUNY Potsdam,  Professor Betrusak's Class
Date: 9/16/98
Computer System Reviewed on: Macintosh PowerPC 6500/250, 32mb ram.