Learning All About Animals

Producer: Queue, Inc.

This interactive multimedia program examines animals and animal classification with tutorials, audio narration, and stunning photographs. The program teaches the characteristics which distinguish plant from animal, and one animal from another. Each program provides a framework to classify organisms by the hierarchy of classification. Detailed descriptions of the characteristics, lifestyles, and environments of simple animals, worms, molluscs, spiny-skinned animals, joint-legged animals, fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals are provided. Students will learn about the interdependence of life forms, adaptation, migration, learned and instinctive behaviour, evolution, and social structure of animal groups. Students will study natural selection; animal self-protection by movement, teeth and tails; and the balance of nature. The programs offer a comprehensive basic vocabulary and taxonomy of biology, defining each word with precise, self explanatory illustrations. Areas covered in this illustrated dictionary are: Protozoans, Sponges and Coelenterates, Flatworms and Echinoderms, Molluscs and Miscellaneous Groups, Arthropods (except Insects), Insects, Lower Chordates, Fishes, Amphibians, Birds, Reptiles and Mammals.


Medium: CD-ROM
System requirements: Windows, Macintosh
Price: US$75.00, US$225.00 (lab pack of 5), US$375.00 (network)