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Cool FREE science simulations

I can’t take credit for finding these resources, the booth next to ELM’s at the STEM conference was demonstrating these to teachers and it was a HUGE hit!

These agent based simulations can be used to demonstrate a variety of concepts in biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics and social systems. There are many tools that do this but two of the “best” are NetLogo and Breve.

I can’t take credit for finding these resources, the booth next to ELM’s at the STEM conference was demonstrating these to teachers and it was a HUGE hit!

These agent based simulations can be used to demonstrate a variety of concepts in biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics and social systems. There are many tools that do this but two of the “best” are NetLogo and Breve.
• Both are open source projects, so they’re free for you (and your students) to download and use. netLogo can be found at http://ccl.northwestern.edu/netlogo/ and breve can be found at http://www.spiderland.org
• Both run on a variety of platforms, including Linux, Mac OSX, and Windows.
• Both come with pre-built demos, so you can demonstrate a variety of concepts without ANY programming on your part! (i.e. ants foraging for food, evolution of walking)
• They also come with built in programming languages so you and your students can build new simulations.

*Copied from Nic McPhee’s handout.

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