All About Water

Project Software and Set-Up Tutorials

 These links identify software titles and provide install help for software needed to complete this project. Most of these software titles are free. If not, a free substitute title is listed as well. Video tutorials on how to install the software are provided for a select few.


View Video On-line

Macromedia Shockwave, (Free player)

This is a must have for serious Net cruisers. Video, sound, and animation all on-line and delivered to your desktop. This software is used to view the on-line tutorials from our friends at the Fermi National Accelerator Lab Education Office


Send Up Your Own Web Pages

Fetch Macintosh, (Free, for educators and students)

Use this free-to-educators software package to put student Web pages on the WWW. Your Web browser (Netscape and Microsoft) will allow you to get this software onto your harddrive.


Collaborate On-line Real-time Talk

ChatNet 2.0, ($25.00 or group rate)

This Macintosh software allows real-time discussion over the WWW. Want some help with setting up ChatNet? Go to the Fermi National Accelerator Lab Education Office website:

AOL Instant Messenger 2.0, (Free)

Chat over the Internet one-on-one or in a group. No matter which computer is used to, or how you connect to the Net. Also can send and receive instant messages to on-line folks listed in your "buddy list". You won't need to download it, if you have an AOL account.

MicrosoftChat, (Free)

This is a freeware program for Windows 95/NT users. Yackety-yack! Need some HELP with MS Chat? Go here:

ICQ Internet-based Chat, (Free time-limited demo)

If students have a need to conduct on-line meetings with collaborators who are located far from your building, or if students have computers at home to Chat outside of school, this software is for you. It is not free. However, a demo version can be downloaded and used temporarily.


Created for the Fermilab LInC program sponsored by Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory Education Office and Friends of Fermilab, and funded by United States Department of Energy, Illinois State Board of Education, North Central Regional Technology in Education Consortium which is operated by North Central Regional Educational Laboratory (NCREL), and the National Science Foundation.

Author(s): Sherri L. Johnson
School: Thaddeus Kosciusko Elementary School, Detroit, MI
Created: March 1, 1999 - Updated: April 25, 1999