6.2 L13 Cup Design – Conduction in Solids Full
This simulation shows conduction of thermal energy within and between solids, based on the kinetic energy of particles, and collisions between neighboring particles. It is used in Lesson 13 of Unit 6.2. This simulation differs from the “reduced” version in that it has expanded controls over the variables.
6.4 L4 Where are there Earthquakes in North America?
In this Seismic Explorer simulation, students analyze earthquake data for North America. The data includes earthquake occurrences from the Mid Atlantic Ridge to the Pacific Ocean coastline. Students look at a three-dimensional cross section of North America to visualize how deep underground earthquakes occur in different locations. This simulation is used in Lesson 4
6.5 L2 Tsunamis Dataset Visualization
In Unit 6.5 Lesson 2, students use this dataset to figure out why some earthquakes cause tsunamis and others don’t. They use the data to investigate these questions: How does the magnitude (strength) of an earthquake affect tsunami formation? How does the depth (how near or far from the surface) of an earthquake affect tsunami formation?
7.3 L2 Inside our Bodies – Digestive System
In this interactive, students look at actual endoscopic images from a healthy person and from M’Kenna, the patient presented in the unit. They take a tour of the digestive system stopping at different points to look at images. This is used in Lesson 2 of Unit 7.3.
7.4 L5 Matter Cycling – Chloroplasts and Food
This simulation shows the relationship between the inputs and outputs in the chloroplasts of plants to help explain how they convert water and carbon dioxide to glucose and water with the help of energy absorbed from light. It is used in Lesson 5 of Unit 7.4.
7.5 L8 Orangutan Energy Model 1 – Classroom Use
In this simulation, individual orangutans compete with each other for food resources while students cheer them on. It is intended for in-person instruction. Students build a histogram of class results for environmental conditions with normal, abundant, and scarce food availability for orangutans. This simulation is used in Lesson 8.
7.5 L8 Orangutan Energy Model 2 – Remote or Absent Students
In this simulation, individual orangutans compete with each other for food resources. It is intended for remote learning or kids who are absent. Students interpet a histogram of results for environmental conditions with normal, abundant, and scarce food availability for orangutans. This simulation is used as an alternative for Lesson 8.
7.5 L9 Orangutan Population Model – Classroom and Remote Use
In this simulation, individual orangutans compete with each other for food resources. Orangutans reproduce when they have enough energy and die if their energy reaches zero. Students interpet line graphs of population size over a 5 year period for environmental conditions with normal, abundant, and scarce food availability for orangutans. This simulation is used in Lesson 9.
7.5 Lesson17 Collaborative Oil Palm Model
In this simulation, students take on roles to redesign the land in ways that support both farmers and orangutans. They test designs to determine which designs result in stable orangutan populations while also meeting the economic needs of people who live in the area. This simulation is used in Lesson 17.
8.2 L10 Sound – Sound in a Medium
This simulation demonstrates a slow-motion version of what it would look like if you could see particles in a medium vibrating. The wave-like diagram underneath the air particle representation is a graph of the motion of the sound source. Only the particle diagram is a representation of the sound wave. This is used in Lesson 10 of Unit 8.2.
8.4 L14 Exploring Orbits – Adjustable Perspective
Students use this simulation to explore the relationship between the speed, mass, and distance of two objects in space and the resulting gravitational forces between those objects as well as the related paths of motion. This is the second of two models used in lesson 14 of unit 8.4.
8.4 L14 Exploring Orbits – Fixed Perspective
Students use this simulation to explore the relationship between the speed, mass, and distance of two objects in space and the resulting gravitational forces between those objects as well as the related paths of motion. This is the first of two models used in lesson 14 of unit 8.4.
8.5 L16 Middle School Student Arm Span Data Set
Students collect their own arm span measurements and add them via Google form to this data set of middle school students across the world. Since the set is so large, this digital tool helps them more quickly visualize the variation in the distribution of arm span lengths. This data set is used in Lesson 16 of Unit 8.5.
8.5 L9 Bird Breeder Simulation
This is a model of a selective breeding program of birds. In the scenario presented in the model the user assumes the role of a bird breeder, whose goal is breed a line of "fancy" looking birds through managing a selective breeding program. This model is used in lesson 9 of Unit 8.5.
8.6 L9 Salmonella Hunt
This is a natural/artificial selection model that shows the result of two competing selection pressures acting on a population of a salmonella bacteria related to trait variations in the population (# of flagella) that influence the speed of a prey. This is used in Lesson 9 of Unit 8.6.
8.6 Lesson10 Comparing Bacteria in Different Environments
This is a natural, artificial selection model that shows how counterbalancing forces of natural selection from the abiotic and biotic environment and from the distribution of resources needed for survival affect the outcomes of natural selection. This simulation is used in Lesson 10 of Unit 8.6.