Computer Courtyard Science Resources

The following is a list of resources available in the Computer Courtyards (Rooms 2201 & 2301) for students in Wolfson Campus & Virtual College science courses. These resources are loosely grouped by subject areas and may be listed under multiple subject areas because of their content. For a complete listing of all the Computer Courtyard resources for courses in all subject areas, students should inquire at the Computer Courtyard Main Desk in Room 2201. The Courtyards' hours of operation are posted at each entrance.

Table of Contents

General use resources / Interdisciplinary science resources Astronomy, Space Science, Origin of the Universe / Biology & the Biosphere  Chemistry / Ecology / Earth Science, Geology & the Lithosphere / Energy Resources Environmental Ethics & Earth Literacy
Geography, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) /
Hydrology & the Hydrosphere / Meteorology & the Atmosphere Native Americans & the Environment / Nature Adventure & Cultural Anthropology Oceanography & Marine Sciences / Physics & Physical Sciences Pollution: Causes, Effects, Solutions / Population / The Scientific Method & Problem-Solving / The Sustainable Society / Tropical Rainforests

 


(s) = printed study guide questions or activities available at the 2201 Front Desk upon request; ask if additional study guides are available

General use resources
Macintosh
BClaris Works(word processing) MS Word(word processing)
MS Excel(spreadsheet) BMS Power Point (computerized presentations)
Word Perfect(word processing) BNetscape Navigator(Internet access) Cricket Graph (graphing) Graphical Analysis (graphing)

BM
BMS Word(word processing) Lotus 1-2-3(spreadsheet)
MS Excel(spreadsheet) BMS Power Point (computerized presentations)
Word Perfect (word processing) BNetscape Navigator (Internet access)

CD Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia


Interdisciplinary science resources
laser videodiscs
Our Environment Planetary Manager

videotapes
Greek Fire: Art & Science Ecology & the Environment: Galapagos, Mauritania, Madagascar

BRace To Save The Planet (10-part series):
The Environmental Revolution (s)
Only One Atmosphere (s)
More for Less (s)
Do We Really Want to Live This Way? (s)
In the Name of Progress (s)
Now or Never (s)
Save the Earth-Feed the World (s)
Waste Not, Want Not (s)
Remnants of Eden (s)
It Needs Political Decisions (s)

computer simulations
BSim Earth (s): planetary simulation from a Gaian perspective
Lesson 1 - The Cambrian Period: continental drift, evolution of biomes
Lesson 2 - Aquarium Pt. 1: layers of the Earth, life in the early oceans
Lesson 3 - Aquarium Pt. 2: volcanoes, formation of island arcs, rates of evolution
Lesson 4 - Modern-Day Earth Pt 1: atmospheric conditions, greenhouse effect
Lesson 5 - Daisyworld: Gaia hypothesis, planetary regulation, evolution
Lesson 6 - The Dawn Of Gaia: formation of the Earth, evolution of life
Lesson 7 - Modern-Day Earth Pt. 2: plate tectonics, human civilizations
Lesson 8 -The Power Of Civilization: energy resources
BEcoverde - Problem Solving in the Real World (s)



Astronomy, Space Science, Origin of the Universe

laser videodiscs
Astronomy & the Sun
Voyager Gallery
Planetscapes
Space Shuttle
Astronomy
The Sun
Vol. 5 - Greetings from Earth
Vol. 2 - Apollo 17 Mission to Taurus Littrow
BCreation of the Universe (s)
Vol. 1 - Space Shuttle Mission Reports: STS 5, 6, 7

CD-ROM
BRed Shift 2
A Brief History of Time
Night Sky Interactive

Videotapes
Death of A Star
BA Brief History of Time
The Great Eclipse
BCreation of the Universe
The Cosmos With Carl Sagan (13-part series)
The Shores of the Cosmic Ocean
BOne Voice in the Cosmic Fugue(s)
Harmony of the Worlds
Heaven and Hell
Blues for a Red Planet
Travelers' Tales
The Backbone of Night
Travels in Space & Time
The Edge of Forever
Persistence of Memory
BThe Lives of the Stars (s)
Encyclopedia Galactica
Who Speaks for the Earth?



Biology & The Biosphere (incl. cellular structure and function, photosynthesis and respiration, origin of life, environmental consequences of diet; see separate listings for Tropical Rainforests)

laser videodiscs
BPrinciples of Biology
Mechanisms of Stability & Change
Wetlands
Coastlines
Evolution: Inquiries into Biology and Earth Science

CD-ROM
Dictionary of the Living World
The Animals
Dinosaurs
Multimedia Encyclopedia
Learning All About Cells & Biology
Exploring Genetics & Heredity
Basic Botany
Evolution
BFood Chains and Webs
EcoDisc
Nine Month Miracle
The Ultimate Human Body
Human Anatomy
Traditional Chinese Medicine The Herbalist

computer simulations
Sim Earth (s): planetary simulation from a Gaian perspective
Sim Life (s): simulated laboratory of ecology and evolution

videotapes
Dinosaur Heresies (s)
Hot Blooded Dinosaurs
The Everglades
Proteins: Structure & Function / The Genetic Code
Chemistry of Heredity (Pts 1&2)
Chromosomal Basis of Heredity
Meiosis
The Brain
BAnimal Populations: Natures Checks & Balances (s)
BPesticides: For Export Only (s)
Origins of Life: Chemical Evolution (s)
Genetic Time Bomb (s)
BDiet For A New America: Your Health, Your Planet (s)
One Voice in the Cosmic Fugue (s)
Branching Out
The Birds and the Bees
Putting Down Roots
The Great Whales
Plant Politics
Sharks: The Ultimate Guide



Chemistry

laser videodiscs
Cosmic Chemistry
Chemistry at Work

videotapes
BChemical Bonds & The Periodic Table
Chemistry and the Environment & Futures in Chemistry
BAtomic Theory & Chemistry (s)
Molecular Architecture & Signals From Within
The Mole & Water
Cleaning Up Toxics in Business (s)
Cleaning Up Toxics at Home (s)
A Matter of State & The Atom
The Driving Forces & Molecules in Action
The Precious Envelope & Chemistry of the Earth
Metals & On the Surface
Carbon & The Age of Polymers
Proteins: Structure Calorimetry / pH measurements / Basic IR Spectroscopy
Safety Film & Gas Chromatography
Safety Film
Modeling the Unseen & Measurement: The Foundation of Chemistry
BUsing Radioactivity (s) B
The Lives of the Stars (s)
BThe Standard Deviants' Supercharged World of Chemistry Pts 1 &2

instructional / tutorial software (all IBM-based unless otherwise indicated)
Exploring Chemistry: over 50 interactive multimedia demonstrations of basic chemistry concepts
BIntroduction to General Chemistry: 105 interactive lessons in general chemistry
Introduction to Organic Chemistry: over 60 interactive multimedia tutorials in general organic chemistry
Organic Chemistry Laboratory: tutorial approach with simulations of actual lab experiments

CD-ROM
Super Chem Lab



Ecology (see related listings under Tropical Rainforest )

laser videodiscs
Mechanisms of Stability & Change
Wetlands Coastlines
Ecology of the Coral Reef
Planetary Manager
Our Environment
Our Biosphere: The Earth is in Our Hands

CD-ROM
Dictionary of the Living World
Wild Africa
North American Ecosystems
Ecology (Pts 1&2)
Food Chains and Webs
EcoDisc
Life in the Desert
Ecosystems
Biomes 1
Investigating Lake Iluka

computer simulations
Sim Life (s): simulated laboratory of ecology and evolution
Sim Earth (s): planetary simulation from a Gaian perspective

videotapes
The Natural Forest (s)
What is Ecology ? (s)
Population Ecology (s)
Genetic Time Bomb (s)
Ecosystems (s)
Africa: Wilds of Madagascar (s)
BEcology of the Coral Reef (s)
BRemnants of Eden (s)
The Everglades (s)
BAnimal Populations: Natures Checks & Balances (s)
Antarctic Wildlife Adventure
Creatures of the Namib Desert
From Beneath the Ashes
Alaska: Outrage at Valdez
BBaikal: Blue Eye of Siberia (Pts 1&2)
Arctic Refuge: Vanishing Wilderness
The Great Barrier Reef



Earth Science, Geology & The Lithosphere (incl. Earth systems, biogeochemical cycles, Gaia Hypothesis)

laser videodiscs
Geology & Meteorology
BRestless Earth
Earth Science

CD-ROM
BThe Theory of Plate Tectonics
Rocks & Volcanoes
Earthquake!
GeoMedia2: Carbon Cycle, Greenhouse Effect , Time & Change

videotapes
The Rift Valley (s)
East of Krakatoa
Return to the Jade Sea
Geological Time (s)
The Dynamic Earth
BRing of Fire (s)
Eruption of Mt. St. Helens (s)
Born of Fire B
The Living Machine
Environmental Impacts of Gold Mining Near the Fort Belknap Reservation
In the Path of a Killer Volcano
Killer Quake!
The Day the Earth Shook

The Earth Revealed (series):
Down to Earth (s)
Earth Becoming Alive (s)
Earth's Interior
The Sea Floor
BThe Birth of a Theory (s)
BPlate Dynamics (s)
Geologic Time
Glaciers
Earthquakes
Running Water I: Rivers, Erosion, Deposition
Waves, Beaches and Coasts
Running Waters II: Landform Evolution
Florida Geology Unearthed

computer simulations
BSim Earth (s): planetary simulation from a Gaian perspective
Lesson 1 - The Cambrian Period: continental drift, evolution of biomes
Lesson 2 - Aquarium Pt. 1: layers of the Earth, life in the early oceans
Lesson 3 - Aquarium Pt. 2: volcanoes, formation of island arcs, rates of evolution
Lesson 7 - Modern-Day Earth Pt. 2: plate tectonics, human civilizations



Energy Resources

videotapes
BEnergy in the Long Run (s)
Our Fragile Earth: Energy Efficiency and Renewables (s)
Our Fragile Earth: Recycling (s)
Using Radioactivity (s)
Dennis Weaver?s Earthship (s)
BMore for Less (s)
BWaste Not, Want Not (s)
Element One
BFueling the Future: Hot Wiring America's Farms (s)
BChernobyl: The Taste of Wormwood
BRadioactive Waste Disposal: The 10,000 Year Test
BHalf Lives: History of the Nuclear Age
Alaska: Outrage at Valdez



Environmental Ethics & Earth Literacy

audiotapes: at this time, The Earth Literacy audiotape series is available only in the Auto Tutorial section of the Wolfson Campus Library - NOT IN THE COMPUTER COURTYARDS: (brief descriptions of each tape and a general study guide are available in the Computer Courtyard; additional tapes are occasionally added; ask)
Fate of the Earth
The Gaia Hypothesis
Quantum Odyssey
Energizing Energy
A New Science
Myths As Metaphor
Be Here Now
Earth Tales
Human Choices
The Indian Way
Society As An Addict
From Alienation To Unity
Educational Priorities
Mind of Earth
New World View
Chalice and Blade
Afflictions of Civilization
Creation Spirituality
The Evolutionary Leap
Myth, History and Gospel
Rapids of Change
Quantum Healing
Human Presence Within the Earth Community

videotapes (see related listing under Native Americans & the Environment )
From Fragmentation to Wholeness (s)
Crisis of Perception (s)
From the Heart of the World (s)
The Shifting Paradigm (s)
The Transforming Word (s)
Dissolving Boundaries
BDiet For a New America: Your Health, Your Planet (s)
Prophet's & Loss (s)
World Population
The Chaotic Universe
BThe Global Brain (s)
The White Hole in Time (s)
BGreen Means (Pts. 1&2) (s)
Environment Under Fire (s)
BBurning Rivers(s)
Environmental Ethics
Keeping the Earth
The Essential Alan Watts: Man in Nature (s)
The Essential Alan Watts: Work as Play (s)
To Wake Up One Day Different
Trees, Toilets & Transformation
BEarth Keeping: Mastering the Marketplace
BFate of the Earth
BRace To Save The Planet (10-part series):
The Environmental Revolution (s)
Only One Atmosphere (s)
More for Less (s)
Do We Really Want to Live This Way? (s)
In the Name of Progress (s)
Now or Never (s)
Save the Earth-Feed the World (s)
Waste Not, Want Not (s)
Remnants of Eden (s)
It Needs Political Decisions (s)



Geography, Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Instructional software
Arc View

CD_ROM
BEarthscapes in Time BThe Cities Below Atlas Pack: World Atlas & US Atlas
BReal Picture World Atlas

computer instructional software(Macintosh)
BMaps n? Facts (s)



Hydrology & The Hydrosphere (incl. water cycle, water flow in South Florida, water pollution)
videotapes
Creatures of the Mangroves (s)
BWater Wars(s)
BWe All Live Downstream (s)
The Water Cycle (s)

CD-ROM
Learning About Weather & Climate



Meteorology & The Atmosphere (incl. atmospheric structure, winds,weather and climate, atmospheric pollution, greenhouse effect, ozone layer depletion, acid rain, smog)

laser videodisc
Air Action Series: Temperature, Pressure, Humidity / Winds, Fronts, Storms
Atmospheric Science Vol. 1: Earth's Atmosphere / Winds and Air Currents

CD-ROM
BLearning About Weather & Climate
Everything Weather
Stratospheric Ozone

videotapes
BAfter The Warming (Pts. 1&2)(s)
Greenhouse Crisis:The American Response(s)
BOzone: Cancer of the Sky (s)
Atmosphere in Motion (s)
BThe Prevailing Westerlies, the Horse Latitudes and Doldrums: Global Air Circulation (s)
BOnly One Atmosphere (s)
Meteorology
BThe Blue Revolution: The Return of the Child & The Effects of El Niņo
BThe Endangered Atmosphere: The Politics of Acid Rain
The Climate Puzzle
The Greenhouse Effect

computer simulations
Sim Earth (s): planetary simulation from a Gaian perspective
Lesson 4 - Modern-Day Earth Pt 1: atmospheric conditions, greenhouse effect



Native Americans & the Environment (see related listings under Environmental Ethics)
videotapes
BSpirit and Nature (s)
The Moon's Prayers
Wolf Nation
All Things Are Connected (s)
BPeople of the Seventh Fire (s)
Oren Lyons: The Faithkeeper
BThe Biology of the Earth: All Things Are Connected (s)
Keeping the Earth
The Biology of the Earth: The Sacred Circle of Life
Comparison of Native American and European Worldviews: A Roundtable Discussion
Comparison of Native American and European Worldviews: A Native American Viewpoint
Comparison of Native American and European Worldviews: A European Viewpoint



Nature Adventure & Cultural Anthropology
videotapes
Ring of Fire series:
Spice Island Saga Dance of the Warriors
Dream Wanderers of Borneo
East of Krakatoa
Ethnobiology of the Haitian Zombie
Island of the Aye Aye (Madagascar)
Return to the Jade Sea (Kenya)



Oceanography & Marine Sciences

laser videodisc
The Living Reef
Ecology of the Coral Reef
Physical Oceanography

videotapes
Creatures of the Mangroves (s)
BEcology of the Coral Reef (s)
Oceanography
BThe Blue Revolution: The Return of the Child & The Effects of El Niņo
Sharks: The Ultimate Guide



Physics & Physical Sciences

laser videodiscs
Principles of Physical Science
Physics at Work

CD-ROM
Learning All About Machines & Mechanics
Learning All About Heat & Sound
Learning All About Light & Lasers
Learning All About Electricity & Magnetism
Learning All About Motion Learning
All About Matter

videotapes
Waves and Energy (s)
A Brief History of Time
Creation of the Universe

instructional / tutorial software
Interactive Physics
Cricket Graph
Graphical Analysis
Chamber Works
Hyper Electronics
Physics Modules: Acceleration, Projectiles, Waves, Optics, Diffraction, Quantum Mechanics
Physics Simulations: Mechanics, Electromagnetism, Modern Physics



Pollution: Causes, Effects, Solutions

videotapes
BPesticides: For Export Only (s)
The Badlands Bombing Range Project
Topics in Pollution Prevention: Vehicle Maintenance
PCB's In Our Environment: The Legacy Continues
BGreen Means
Cleaning Up Toxics at Home (s)
BCleaning Up Toxics in Business (s)
BDo We Really Want to Live This Way?(s)
Environmental Impacts of Gold Mining Near the Fort Belknap Reservation
We All Live Downstream (s)
BEarth Keeping: Mastering the Marketplace



Population

videotapes
World Population
Population Ecology (s)
BIn The Name of Progress (s)
BIt Takes Political Decisions (s)
Animal Populations: Natures Checks and Balances (s)
BPaul Ehrlich and the Population Bomb
The People Bomb

computer instructional software
BMaps n' Facts (s)



The Scientific Method & Problem-Solving
laser videodisc
The Scientific Method

videotape
BThe Search for Solutions (9 short videos: Evidence, Patterns, Investigation, Adaptation, Trial & Error, Context, Prediction, Modeling,Theory ) (s)



The Sustainable Society
videotapes
BFueling the Future: Hot Wiring America's Farms (s)
Green Plans
Dennis Weaver's Earthship (s)
BGreen Means (Pts. 1&2) (s)
In Good Hands - Culture and Agriculture in the Lacandon (Mayan) Rainforest
Genetic Time Bomb (s)
Keeping the Earth
BRace To Save The Planet (10-part series):
The Environmental Revolution (s)
Only One Atmosphere (s)
More for Less (s)
Do We Really Want to Live This Way? (s)
In the Name of Progress (s)
Now or Never (s)
Save the Earth-Feed the World (s)
Waste Not, Want Not (s)
Remnants of Eden (s)
It Needs Political Decisions (s)
To Wake Up One Day Different
Trees, Toilets & Transformation
Environmental Ethics



Tropical Rainforests (see related listings under Ecology )
laservideo discs
BRainforest
BSTV Rainforest

videotapes
BCan Tropical Rainforests Be Saved? (s)
Penan - People of the Forest (s)
Save the Rainforests (Rain Forest Action Now!) (s)
The Island of the Aye-Aye
Rainforests: Proving Their Worth (s)
BAmazonia: Voices From The Rainforest (s)
Raoni - The Fight For The Amazon (s)
Dream Wanderers of Borneo
A Tropical (M-DCC) Experience in Costa Rica
Green Medicines
BSecret of the Rainforest: The Tree Canopy
The Tropical Rainforests
Amazon: Land of the Flooded Forest

CD-ROM
BThe Rainforest

  
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