The following pages will describe the minimum and preferred hardware and software needs to use this lesson effectively.
Note about connectivity: The student activity was designed for computers which have an active link to the Internet. An effort has been made to optimize, as much as possible, for "slow" connections, i.e. connections through standard modems. However, there are features of the lessons, such as the movies, which will take significant time to download with slow connections. If a slow connection is in use, one should discourage students from viewing the movies in a time-limited classroom situation.