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Life Science Simulations   

Includes: biology, botany, zoology, environmental science, and conservation science

 PhET (teen-adult)
Multiple simulations from the PhET project, University of Colorado. These are accompanied by user guides and teacher submitted lesson plans.

Cells

Mitosis (pre-teen to teen)
Cells multiply by dividing! Watch here as perfect little replicas of themselves are created.

Meiosis (pre-teen to teen
Cells divide into daughter cells, containing half their original DNA.

Cancer Cam (pre-teen to teen)
Watch real cancer cells grow in a culture. New picture loads every ten minutes.

Genetics
 
Work along Gregor Mendel, father of genetics as you breed pea flowers for 5 different trait
 
Keep the system going by managing your resources to keep the rabbits and foxes alive!

Plants
 
Can you grow the plants in the best conditions for maximum profit? Find out.
 
Doyle's Soil (teen)
What soil conditions are best to grow plants?


 
 


Physical Science Simulations

Includes: physics and chemistry in all aspects of science


 PhET (teen-adult)
Multiple simulations from the PhET project, University of Colorado. These are accompanied by user guides and teacher submitted lesson plans.

Electricity and Magnetism

Bomb (pre-teen to teen)
Duplicate the total resistance in the circuit before the bomb blows up! Careful, one wrong move and you're a gonner.

Electricity, Magnets & Circuits  (teen-adult)
Multiple simulations from the PhET project, University of Colorado. These are accompanied by user guides and teacher submitted lesson plans.

Levers
 
The Battle of Goresdale (pre-teen to teen)
Angles, distance and weights all combine to take down non-moving and moving targets in this trebuchet simulation.
 
Noah's Ark (pre-teen to teen)
Weigh the animals using a pan scale, then distribute them in the boat so that it doesn't list or sink. Think Law of Levers in animal style.

Bored Billy (pre-teen to teen)
Help Billy entertain himself by balancing books on a desk using the center of mass.

Light and Color
 
Color Mixer (pre-teen to teen)
Mix the right amounts of primary light colors, red, blue and green, to match the color.

Motion

Motion (teen-adult)
Multiple simulations from the PhET project, University of Colorado. These are accompanied by user guides and teacher submitted lesson plans.

Parachutes
 
Ranger Danger Dan (pre-teen to teen)
Help Dan parachute safely to a variety of targets by designing the best parachute for the flying and weather conditions.

Hooke's Law (teen)
Get as close to the ground as you can...human pancakes not allowed.

Roller Coasters

Adjust the track so the car has enough potential energy to get it to the end! You can also change the friction, mass, speed, and best of all...gravity!
 
Roller Coaster (Pre-teen to teen)
Try to get the little fellow from level to level without making him puke or pass out!
 
Vectors
 
Tracker (pre-teen to teen)
How good are your tracking skills? Can you follow an invisible car and discover it's final spot? Using force and direction, you can discover how vectors work.

Omega Sector (teen)
Launch your spaceship using vectors of speed and direction to dock with the spacestation...but keep in mind the forces of planetary gravity involved! (Not to mention the ray blasts!)
 


Earth Science Simulations

Includes: astronomy, geology, oceanography, meterology and space science
 
PhET (teen-adult)
Multiple simulations from the PhET project, University of Colorado. These are accompanied by user guides and teacher submitted lesson plans.

Moon Phases Simulations
 
Lunar phase, horizon diagram and from space, you can animate, slow, speed or even drag the moon through its orbit.

Valdosta State University, Georgia (pre-teen to teen) This has several interesting animations which are not interactive, but are informational.

(teen-adult)
Multiple simulations from the PhET project, University of Colorado. These are accompanied by user guides and teacher submitted lesson plans.

Gravity

Omega Sector (teen)
Launch your spaceship using vectors of speed and direction to dock with the spacestation...but keep in mind the forces of planetary gravity involved! (Not to mention the ray blasts!)
 
Orbiter (teen)
Balance the forces of gravity and orbit as you race to orbit the Earth without running out of fuel and within the time limit!

Gravity and Orbits  (teen-adult)
Multiple simulations from the PhET project, University of Colorado. These are accompanied by user guides and teacher submitted lesson plans.

Plate Tectonics

Sea Floor Spreading (pre-teen to teen)
Follow the magnetic pole reversals as this simulation show divergence zone beneath the ocean.

Tsunamis

Subduction Zone Tsunami (all ages)
See how tsunamis are caused and their mechanisms of travel.

Japan Tsunami Wavefront Simulation (teen)
Mathematical Model of wavefront simulation. Note how the direction and speed of the waves change when the encounter land masses. The closer the lines are together, the faster the wave travels.

Weather

Weather (pre-teen to teen)
Predict and report the weather!