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An interactive game where students examine natural selection.  The goal is for their species to survive a million years.... see more

The virtual lab includes four modules that investigate different concepts in evolutionary biology, including adaptation,... see more

This interactive activity gives students the opportunity to be a scientist and choose between four unidentified fossil... see more

Functionality is the essence which biomimics seek to emulate from nature, for example how the structure of gecko feet... see more

Altruist is a software package for simulation of genetic evolution in structured or viscous populations. The purpose is... see more

Avidia-Ed is a downloadable program for Macs or Windows that can be used to study the evolution of digital organisms.... see more

דף מידע המתאר מהי הברירה הטבעית, ממה היא מושפעת ומה הם השלכותיה. מכיל יישומין המדמה אוכלוסיה תחת השפעה של ברירה טבעית.... see more

A description of the peppered moth example of natural selection along with a simulation

Pepper moth simulation showing natural selection at work.

This stie has two java simulations for creating evoultionary trees based on discrete characters and a tutorial showing... see more

ForensicEA is a simulation program that models the evolution of viruses. Using the program a patient is infected with a... see more

The Howard Hughes Medical Institue offers virtual labs in different subjects as a means of spreading education about... see more

Students track changes in the genotype and allele frequencies in populations of moths to study population genetic... see more

A Step by step tutorial of Darwinian principles of Natural Selection that link the direct relation to Evolution. This... see more

Students play the role of predators on moths on a tree trunk. Then, they play the role of biologist, analyzing the... see more

This tutorial/simulation consists of three topics. In topic 1, students look at 5 frog populations to decide whether they... see more

Students play an interactive game, “Fitness Fever” to learn the underlying genetic variation that natural selection acts... see more

Students will think about speciation events at several points along the phylogeny of the plant genus Fuchsia. Students... see more

Students look at 5 frog populations to decide whether they should be considered separate species using criteria of three... see more

The Y chromosome is inherited from father to son, and so follows the male line through the generations. Due to random... see more

The mitochondrial genotype is inherited through the cytoplasm, and so follows the female line through the generations.... see more

A Hardy-Weinberg based population genetics simulator. This program assumes a single gene and two alleles. Simulation of... see more

Teaching Genetics with dragons has several activities for students. Explore heredity and genetics by experimenting with... see more

A java application that lets you investigate the problem of creating a phylgenetic tree. there is some explanation of the... see more