CSci 105

Introduction to Computers

 

Laboratory Assignment # 10


Introductory Tour of the WWW

 

1. Using the Netsite window of Netscape, open the following WWW pages and print a 1 page summary of each of the following three items:

a) A current GEOS-8 Satellite Image weather map on

http://www.earthwatch.com/SKYWATCH/skywatch.html

b) A 1-year stock market price chart for you favorite stock, on

http://www.etrade.com/

c) An automobile trip plan, including total mileage and route, on

http://www.mapquest.com/

Remember, you can capture any portion of the screen using SNAP [=<Apple> + <Shift> + 4] or any graphic simply by holding down the mouse on the graphic. A window will open, allowing you to save the graphic to the clipboard from which you can paste it directly into your MS-Word document.

 


2. Using NetScape, explore some of the links on <http://www.wi.net/links.html> and <http://www.wi.net/bookmarks>, and click on the lights in <http://light.softopia.pref.gifu.jp/> to demonstrate control of machines and systems remotely. Describe briefly your tour, illustrating it with a three-page summary using SNAP or mouse click graphics capture, and include a one paragraph summary of what you have learned in this exercise. You should give at least three examples of potential remote control applications which the light.softopia home page demonstrates.