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Science Simulations

Science Resources for Elementary Classrooms
Science Links from MCIU

Basic Math Concepts
  • The Stock Market Game (4-12) This World Wide Web (WWW) site is designed to help students in grades 4 to 12 understand the stock market, the costs and benefits involved in decision making, and the sources and uses of capital and other related economic concepts
  • Online Stock Market Trading Simulation
  • The Investment Stock Game
  • Invest smart (9-12) This site contains an interactive stock market simulation in which high school classes can use a $100,000 fantasy money account to invest in the stock market or mutual funds. This market simulation is a hands-on tool.
  • Math and physics applets (9-12) This site contains java applets that are designed to help students visualize important concepts in mathematics and physics. Applets include simulations and demonstrations of sound waves, membrane oscillators, and vector fields.
  • Visual fractions (4-9) This site aims to reduce fraction anxiety, called Fractionitis, in adults and students by helping the user picture fractions and the operations that can be performed on them. There are instructions and problems to work through.
  • ExploreMath.com (8-12) This site features interactive activities designed to help students visualize and explore a spectrum of major mathematical concepts from elementary algebra through pre-calculus.
  • MSTE Java (6-12) This site features a collection of interactive JAVA Applets, offering onscreen manipulatives for mathematics topics.
  • Math in daily life (6-12) This site explores how math principles can be helpful when deciding whether to buy or lease a car, following a recipe, or decorating a home.
  • Math Cove (6-12) This site presents interactive activities and lessons on transformations and geometry.

Algebraic Concepts

Geometry & Patterns

  • Analyzing numeric and geometric patterns of paper pool (6-7) This site features Paper Pool, a student exploration of mathematical topics encountered in grades 6 and 7--factors, multiples, rectangles, and the numerical relationship of being relatively prime.
  • Topology and geometry software (7-12) This site features online activities and games for exploring symmetries in 2- and 3-dimensional space with torus and Klein bottle figures.
  • The learning equation (9-12) This site presents 15 applets for exploring mathematics topics in geometry, trigonometry, and probability. Each applet has detailed directions for use and suggestions for exploration.
  • JavaSketchpad DR3 Gallery (9-12) This site offers demonstrations of Java Sketchpad capabilities that include three-dimensional visualizations of an icosahedron, investigations of triangle medians and centroids, and explorations in sine wave geometry.
  • Find the area of the shape! (7-12) This site is designed to let students explore the meaning of area of geometric shapes. The figures are presented on a grid with three interactive true or false questions designed to make the student think about the meaning of area.


Pre-Calculus / Calculus
  • Graphics for the calculus classroom (11&12) This site contains excerpts from a collection of graphical demonstrations developed for first year calculus. (Great for PowerPoint Presentations.)
  • calculus@internet (11&12) This site contains information for students and teachers of calculus.
  • Demos with positive impact (9-12) This site offers applets and calculator-based demonstrations on pre-calculus to post-calculus topics for use in the mathematics classroom.
  • Calculus (11-12) This site contains interactive java applets that demonstrate concepts from calculus. The page has three main sections that cover topics concerning limits, derivatives, and integrals.
Probability & Statisitcs
  • Rice virtual lab in statistics (9-12) This site offers statistical content for the high school student and teacher. It includes an online college level statistics textbook and links to other statistics resources on the Web.
  • Virtual laboratories in probability and statistics (11-12) This site provides a set of web based resources for students and teachers of probability and statistics. The site is divided into chapters grouped into topics for probability, statistics and special models, including Bernoulli Trials.
  • VESTAC, Visualization of and Experimentation with STAtistical Concepts (11-12) This site features applets designed to help students more easily visualize and understand abstract statistics concepts through interactive computer-aided instruction.
  • Seeing statistics (10-12) This site was designed to help students of statistics learn the dynamic, visual nature of statistical concepts using interactive methods. The site uses more than 150 Java applets.

Social Studies Simulations
  • Dr. Donn's Ancient Greece Olympics Simulation Unit
  • The Atlantic Slave Trade a Demographic Simulation
  • Flight to Freedom - This role-playing game simulates the experience of fugitive slaves.
  • Mock Trials - The law firm of Anderson Kill & Olick, P.C. does a mock trial related to the sinking of the Titanic for sons and daughters of their employees. They provide a complete set of information and hold a simulated trial so that sons and daughters can see the legal process at work in an interesting manner. Their web site at provides plenty of great information.
  • K-5 CyberTrail - cruise the CyberTrail for a look at educational resources on the Web available to teachers and discover how innovative elementary schools are giving back to the Web with interesting online projects.
  • Westward Ho! – (6-12) Travel the Oregon Trail! Lots of laughter, learning and realism in this online simulation.
  • Edo Japan, A Virtual Tour - A detailed virtual tour of 18th century Edo (now Tokyo) using traditional web pages.
  • The national atlas of the United States of America (5-12) This site, maintained by the U.S. Department of the Interior, offers interactive, multimedia, and printed maps designed to help children and adults visualize and understand complex relationships between environments, places, and people.
  • Population growth and balance (5-10) This site gives students the opportunity to use a mathematical model to conduct simulation population dynamics experiments.

Language Arts
Read Write Think
VisuWords Online visual thesaurus
Language is a Virus:Text generators, cut up machines

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