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Teaching Earth Science

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[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us (8.95 MB)
MD5: d3bc7bada9c5f2d4c52e008974bf42da
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
This app works with: SheepShaver, Basilisk II,

Earth Science teaching ressources for secondary school education published in HyperCard format by the US Geological Survey (USGS) agency of the US Department of the Interior.

Description excerpted from the CD inlay:

"This CD-ROM contains 17 teaching tools: 16 interactive HyperCard "stacks" and a printable model. They are separated into the following categories: Geologic Processes, Earthquakes and Faulting, and Map Projections and Globes. A "navigation" stack, Earth Science, is provided as a "launching" place from which to access all of the other stacks. You can also open the HyperCard Stacks folder and launch any of the 16 stacks yourself. In addition, a 17th tool, Earth and Tectonic Globes, is provided as a printable document."

Content in details:

1) Earth Science, the "Homepage" stack
2) Earthquakes and faulting:
Earthquake Effects, Faulting, Loma Preta Earthquake, Northridge Earthquake
3) Fossilization:
Chicxulub, Crinoid, Fossils
4) Geologic processes:
Coral Reefs, Deltas, Ice Valley, Karst, Landslide Effects, Ocean Trenches, Sea-Floor Spreading, Volcano
5) Map projections and globes

IMG disc image retrieved from the Internet Archive.

Architecture: 68k

Minimum requirements:
- 68020 processor or higher
- 8 megs of RAM (4.5 megs for HyperCard)
- System 7.0 or later
- 13" monitor, CD-ROM drive
- HyperCard Player 2.2 or higher

Tested successfully on:
Basilisk II for MacOSX w/System 7.5.5 & HyperCard Player 2.1
[although with severe slowdown during some animations]
SheepShaver for MacOSX w/MacOS 9.0.4 & HyperCard 2.4.1


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by Idéfix - 2019, February 5 - 5:36am

Who (or what) is that mysterious "Tau Rho Alpha"? Don't worry, he is a real person and a serious cartographer working for the US Geological Survey for a long time. Don't know however why he has choosen to work under such a pseudonym...

Idéfix's picture
by Idéfix - 2019, February 5 - 4:52am

As a complement, I propose these two superb SUNY OER Courses from the State University of New York: Earth Science and Physical Geography. The first one covers a broad range of topics from minerals to the solar system. The second one approaches geography from a geological perspective, focusing on the Earth and Earth systems. Texts easy to understand for the layman, full of pictures with some videos, a real pleasure.