UniServe Science Biology Table of Contents

Software for use in the Biology Syllabus

Preliminary Course HSC Course Options
8.2   A Local Ecosystem 9.2   Maintaining a Balance 9.5   Communication
8.3   Patterns in Nature 9.3   Blueprint of Life 9.6   Biotechnology
8.4   Life on Earth 9.4   The Search for Better Health 9.7   Genetics: The Code Broken?
8.5   Evolution of Australian Biota   9.8   The Human Story
    9.9   Biochemistry


A Local Ecosystem

EcoBeaker
EcoBeaker is an ecological simulation program for constructing ecological models. Activities included in the teacher's manual cover a variety of common sampling techniques.

Macintosh or Windows
Further details available from http://www.ecobeaker.com/

Investigating Lake Iluka
This simulation on CD-ROM allows you to investigate mangroves, open lake, estuary and urban environments around an Australian lake. Topics covered include adaptations in plants and animals and human impact on the ecosystems.

Macintosh or Windows
Further details available from http://www.impty.com/products.htm

Food Webs: Australian Woodlands
This simulation on CD-ROM allows you to investigate food chains and webs of one of our most common communities.

Windows only
Further details available from Newbyte Educational Software

Food Webs: Ponds
This simulation on CD-ROM allows you to investigate food chains and webs using up to 45 organisms, including introduced species.

Windows only
Further details available from Newbyte Educational Software

Predator Prey
A simple model of a habitat made of plants, rabbits and foxes

Windows only
Further details available from Newbyte Educational Software
preview available at Sunflower Software

The Dynamic Rainforest
Explore the unique ecosystem of the Australian tropical rainforest. Investigate adaptation of and relationships between species.

Macintosh or Windows Further details available from http://www.publish.csiro.au/cyberscience/Rainforest.htm

Waterlines
Explore the ecology of the Barmah-Millewa forest in the Murray-Darling Basin. Find out about the plants and animals of the forest and examine the issues surrounding environmental management.

Macintosh or Windows Further details available from http://www.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au/multimedia/


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Evolution of Australian Biota
Dinosaurs in the Kangaroo Crypt

A comprehensive look at the history of Australian fauna, new commercial edition of the Australia on CD title, Tales from the Kangaroo Crypt.

Macintosh/Windows
Available from New Horizons

Tales from the Kangaroo's Crypt 4 Billion Years of Extraordinary Australia
This locally produced CD-ROM covers life in Australia through geological time - visit fossil sites, see reconstructions of the organisms and their environments.

Two copies of this CD-ROM were sent to all secondary schools in NSW.
Macintosh/Windows
Available from Dataworks


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Maintaining the Balance

Enzyme Lab
This locally produced simulation allows the user to investigate the effects of changing temperature, pH and concentration of substrate of the activity of a various enzymes.

Windows
Available from Newbyte Educational Software

Osmosis
Simulation of the classic potato experiment

Windows only
Further details available from Newbyte Educational Software
preview available at Sunflower Software

Enzymes
Simulation to show enzyme-catalysed reactions

Windows only
Further details available from Newbyte Educational Software
preview available at Sunflower Software

Cells
Collection of micrographs of cells linked to diagrams.

Windows
Available from Newbyte Educational Software
preview available at Sunflower Software

Circulation
Collection of animations and micrographs to help bring all the parts of the topic together.

Windows
Available from Newbyte Educational Software


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Blueprint of Life

eDNA 2.o
eDNA is a digital tool for simulation of genetic engineering exercises.

Windows only
Further details available from Newbyte Educational Software

GenScope
This program can be downloaded free of charge from the web site given below. It provides a stimulating environment to explore the genetics of a dragon species and some aspects of human genetics. User's manual and worksheets can also be downloaded from the site.

Macintosh
Available from Concord Consortium

BioLogica
This program can be downloaded free of charge from the web site given below. Activities explore the genetics of a dragon species and some aspects of human genetics.

Macintosh/Windows
Available from Concord Consortium

Genetics
Produced locally by Animated Biomedical Productions, this tapes and CD-ROM set covers cell theory, chromosomes and DNA, gene expression, Mendel's experiments, mutations, Human Genome Project, ethical issues associated with human cloning and more.

Windows and Macintosh
Available from The Logical Interface

Drosophila Genetics
This locally produced software package simulates the breeding of Drosophila covering mutations, linked genes and more.

Windows
Available from Newbyte Educational Software

Pea Plant Genetics
This locally produced software package covers Mendel's Experiments and more.

Windows
Available from Newbyte Educational Software

Natural Selection Series
This locally produced software package covers natural selection in peppered moths, frogs and beetles.

Windows
Available from Newbyte Educational Software

Biochemistry

Photosynthesis
Simulation of the classic pondweed experiment.

Windows
Available from Newbyte Educational Software

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