An Interactive Learning Environment.
This interactive CD-ROM operates like a real microscope. Students will place a slide on the stage, adjust the diaphragm, select objective lenses, center and focus the slide using the coarse and fine focusing knobs. Once a slide has been focused, clicking on the camera button provides a full screen view of the specimen.
In learning mode, students can identify the specimen using help books and the information provided by the full screen view.
In test mode, students have to identify specimens without the assistance of the help books. Results can be printed as a record of a student's achievement.
Learning modules include using a microscope, mitosis, leaves, roots and stems, human biology, frog biology, pond life, and survey sets.