Programs to Use in This Course

Programs to Use in This Course

Download these programs and use them to help to make your planet pages.

Get these programs right away

  http://www.alfaalfa.com/default.htm 

Alfapad    download and use free for 30 days,  then $20.00 USD  An excellent program for taking notes on different subjects, saving URLs for your lessons, keeping email addresses and phone numbers, saving quotes, etc.  Dr Viau uses her copy every day!  Highly recommended.

  http://www.download.com/

"ExtractNow is a free program that will unzip zipped files.  It allows you to extract more than one archived file at a time, with one click of a button. Makes extracting files quicker and easier. ExtractNow supports ZIP, RAR, ACE, IMG, ISO, & BIN archives."


Use These Programs for the Units Indicated

Unit 1 -- Astronomy

    http://www.diardsoftware.com/ 

Universe Image Creator makes beautiful star strewn skies with stars of different sizes, nebulae, and clouds of interstellar gas.  It will make lovely backgrounds for your pages.

The basic program is free, and an enhanced version is $24.95
There are also plugins for graphics programs such as PhotoShop. 

Unit  2 -- Geology

     http://www.profantasy.com/products/ft.asp

Fractal Terrains     two week trial, then $39.95. 
Use this to make your maps.

Unit  3 -- Climate and Weather

      http://www.profantasy.com/products/ft.asp

Fractal Terrains     two week trial, then $39.95.  
                              Use this to make your maps.

Unit  4 -- Microbiology

     http://www.mindworkshop.com/alchemy/gifcon.html

Gif Construction Set Download Free,   $20

Unit  5 -- Water Plants

     http://www.mindworkshop.com/alchemy/gifcon.html

Gif Construction Set Download Free,   $20

Unit   6 -- Water Animals

     http://www.morpheussoftware.net/

Morpheus v1.85 Free to try $29.95

Unit  7 -- Water Ecologies

 

Unit 8 -- Land Plants

    http://www.sharewareorder.com/Virtual-Flower-download-3393.htm

Virtual Flower

Unit  9 -- Land Animals

     http://www.morpheussoftware.net/

Morpheus v1.85 Free to try $29.95

Unit  10 -- Land Ecologies

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