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A Closer Look At Pond Life


Through the wonders of close-up-photography, this unique CD-ROM brings students face-to-face with the inner workings of a freshwater pond, the myriad creatures and plants that reside there, and the dynamic interactions that go on beneath the surface. This disk features a library of reference information, images, illustrations, clip art, video clips and more.

Section One provides a general overview of ecosystems in general and the pond ecosystem in particular, and introduces the various life forms that reside there.

Section Two delves into microscopic pond life in great detail.

Section Three presents pond plants and information about how they grow and reproduce, and what lives on and among them.

Section Four presents the small invertebrate life that is so plentiful amid the shallow water vegetation and pond sediments.

Section Five introduces food chains and trophic levels, photosynthesizers, herbivores, carnivores, omnivores and decomposers.

Section Six provides Field Trip and Laboratory tips.

Section Seven is a unique curriculum section that provides the means to link the vast library of resources to key, curriculum-based science topics.


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