Several years ago I began experimenting with utilizing animations as a source of content in my science classes. Two of these experimental animations are on underground water movement.
The goals of this experiment were to:
I have posted this web page so that others might give this idea a try in their classes. After trying these with your students, please email any feedback to me - James P. Riser.
The wells.sit file is a Stuffit (Macintosh) document which contains two short animations on ground water movement. The animation program used to create this file was PROmotion. This file may not run on your computer. For PC users: Corel version 5 (old) had a Movie component which was virtually identical to PROmotion (Mac).
The first animation illustrates:
A sample frame from this animation is shown below (note: clicking on the button in this sample will do nothing):
The second animation illustrates:
A sample frame from this animation is shown below:
Note: These two animations require at least 3 MEG of free RAM and are stand alone Macintosh applications. Please contact me if you would like copies of these animations.