ERIC Number: ED463155
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
The Boreal Virtual Forest. [CD-ROM].
Indiana Univ.-Purdue Univ., Indianapolis.; Indiana State Dept. of Natural Resources, Indianapolis.; EcoLogik Inc., Indianapolis, IN.
This CD-ROM is an educational CD-ROM aimed at classroom audiences in 5th grade and above. Using QuickTime Virtual Reality (QTVR), the Boreal Virtual Forest is designed so that students are able to see views from inside the central hardwood forest and look up or down or spin around 360 degrees. The program allows students to become familiar with basic forestry techniques as well as practicing their tree identification on over 45 trees in the central hardwood forest region using an illustrated dichotomous key. Students can view the tree they are identifying and also move a branch of that tree in any direction to see all of the features. (MM)
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Forestry, Instructional Materials, Optical Data Disks, Science Education, Trees, Virtual Reality
Indiana Dept. of Natural Resources, Division of Forestry, 402 W. Washington, Room W296, Indianapolis, IN 46204. Tel: 317-232-4119; Fax: 317-233-3863; Web site: http://www.in.gov/dnr/forestry/education/.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Non-Print Media
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ.-Purdue Univ., Indianapolis.; Indiana State Dept. of Natural Resources, Indianapolis.; EcoLogik Inc., Indianapolis, IN.
Note: For a related CD-ROM about forests, see SE 065 777.