We thank Oracle Education Foundation and Adobe Systems Incorporated for providing our team with Dreamweaver, Photoshop, and Flash, which we used a lot.
We have listed the books and websites we read at the end of every webpage.
Here are the additional resources that we used to create our website.
The "Virtual Miner" concept was thought of, and implemented by, all team members. We collected information on the 2007 Top 5 producers of the 20 common metals. Production for 2007 is the most recent information available. These are the sources of our information:
Mineral Commodities Survey 2009, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of the Interior. <http://minerals.usgs.gov/minerals/pubs/mcs/2009/mcs2009.pdf> accessed on 02-March-2009.
World Mineral Production 2003-2007, British Geological Survey, Natural Environment Research Council. <http://www.bgs.ac.uk/mineralsuk/downloads/wmp_2003_2007.pdf> accessed on 02-March-2009.
Since the information on Top 5 producers of Chromium was not available in the above two sources, we looked at two additional websites:
Yildirim, Robert Yuksel. Chromite ore : The global market situation, ICDA conference 2008, Paris. <http://www.estainlesssteel.com/reports/ETIKROMICDAConference2008.pdf> accessed on 02-March-2009
Mining, International Chromium Development Association. <http://www.icdachromium.com/chromium-mining.php> accessed on 02-March-2009.
The site logo and buttons were created by team members.
Background textures (such as colors that match each metal), and the banner presented at the top of our web pages used are with the permission granted under the terms of the User Agreement that states "Any such content may be displayed solely for your personal, non-commercial use." <http://metals.about.com/cs/softwaregraphics/l/aabgrndgallery.htm>. The free font "Blade2" used to create the page banner are downloaded from <http://www.fontspace.com/category/blade>. (March 2009)
The videos "Did you know?" was created by all team members. The video "Metals in Daily Life" was created by team member Aaheli. The video "History of Metals for Dummies" was created by team member Shayak.
The background music for the site introduction animation (Pam Wedgwood's "Garage Sale") was played on a piano and recorded by Aaheli. All other background musics were generated using "Scorefitter" software plugin provided with video editing software Pinnacle Studio 12 Ultimate Edition owned by a team member.
The four graphics on "timelines of metals", the cartoon strip "History of Warfare", and the story "Eureka! Archimedes" was created by team member Shayak. The sketch of a steel faucet in Smiths' Corner was done by team member Arun.
The story "Mercury and the Woodcutter: An old story retold" in the Fun Stuff page was developed by team member, Arun. The story "Eureka! Archimedes" and the drawing was developed by team member, Shayak.
All images used, including the World Map in the Virtual Miner, are either with the permission granted under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Text_of_the_GNU_Free_Documentation_License> or are in the public domain from Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page> accessed in March, 2009.