The adobe Shockwave player is a computer application that allows you to experience 2-D and 3-D games and environments, interactive demonstrations of products and a variety of Web-based learning applications. It’s capable of displaying content produced by Adobe Director. There’s a wide range of Shockwave-based games available online centering around many themes including action, puzzles and science.
Pearson Prentice Hall
Pearson Prentice Hall is a designer and developer of interactive games for use in educational settings. It uses 3-D graphics to teach students about various scientific topics. For example, one game asks you to hit a set of targets using a catapult. You can adjust various parameters including the catapult’s arm length, spring strength, projectile weight and angle of release. This helps students gain an intuitive understanding of ballistics and Newtonian physics generally.
“Wonderville 3-D” is a Web-based application for teachers, students and parents. The user interface is familiar to anyone who has ever explored a video game world. It was designed by the Science Alberta Foundation to provide students with opportunities to explore and learn about a range of academic subjects, including scientific subjects. Students are encouraged to enter various buildings and locations in the “Wonderville 3-D” world and learn about anything that peaks their interest — what chalk is made of, for instance. This game may be used in conjunction with school science curricula.
Explore Learning offers a Shockwave game called “Gravity Pitch.” “Gravity Pitch” presents you with an image of Earth with a giant baseball pitcher standing at the North Pole. You’re invited to cause the pitcher to throw the ball off the top of the Earth at various speeds. Some speeds will cause the ball to fall back to Earth. Others will cause the ball to orbit the Earth. Still others will cause the ball to leave Earth’s orbit and shoot off into space.
Effect of Temperature on Gender
As most people are aware, under natural conditions, the offspring of most animals is 50 percent male and 50 percent female. However, it’s possible for environmental conditions to change the rates of males and females born. “Effects of Temperature on Gender” allows you to observe the sexes of birds and geckos as the reproduce. You’re asked to change the temperature of the incubator at will and observe the different rates of males and females that result. See what effects the different temperatures have.