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Bio!fundamentals 2.0
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Our goal is to present the key observations and unifying concepts upon ...

Our goal is to present the key observations and unifying concepts upon which modern biology is based; it is not a survey of all biology! Once understood, these foundational observations and concepts should enable you to approach any biological process, from disease to kindness, from a scientific perspective. To understand biological systems we need to consider them from two complementary perspectives; how they came to be (the historic, that is, evolutionary) and how their structures, traits, and behaviors are produced (the mechanistic, that is, the physicochemical)

Subject:
Biology
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
University of Colorado Boulder
Provider Set:
Virtual Laboratories
Author:
Melanie M. Cooper
Michael W. Klymkowski
Fractions: Intro (AR)
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Explore fractions while you help yourself to 1/3 of a chocolate cake ...

Explore fractions while you help yourself to 1/3 of a chocolate cake and wash it down with 1/2 a glass of orange juice! Create your own fractions using fun interactive objects. Match shapes and numbers to earn stars in the fractions games. Challenge yourself on any level you like. Try to collect lots of stars!

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Ratios and Proportions
Material Type:
Simulation
Provider:
University of Colorado Boulder
Provider Set:
PhET Interactive Simulations
Fraction Matcher (AR)
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Match shapes and numbers to earn stars in this fractions game. Challenge ...

Match shapes and numbers to earn stars in this fractions game. Challenge yourself on any level you like. Try to collect lots of stars! The main topics of this interactive simulation include fractions, equivalent fractions, and mixed numbers.

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Ratios and Proportions
Material Type:
Simulation
Provider:
University of Colorado Boulder
Provider Set:
PhET Interactive Simulations
Energy Forms and Changes
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This simulation lets learners explore how heating and cooling adds or removes ...

This simulation lets learners explore how heating and cooling adds or removes energy. Use a slider to heat blocks of iron or brick to see the energy flow. Next, build your own system to convert mechanical, light, or chemical energy into electrical or thermal energy. (Learners can choose sunlight, steam, flowing water, or mechanical energy to power their systems.) The simulation allows students to visualize energy transformation and describe how energy flows in various systems. Through examples from everyday life, it also bolsters understanding of conservation of energy. This item is part of a larger collection of simulations developed by the Physics Education Technology project (PhET).

Subject:
Physics
Material Type:
Simulation
Provider:
University of Colorado Boulder
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PhET Interactive Simulations
Author:
Ariel Paul
Emily Moore
John Blanco
Kathy Perkins
Noah Podolefsky
PhET Interactive Simulations
Trish Loeblein
Graphing Lines
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Explore the world of lines. Investigate the relationships between linear equations, slope, ...

Explore the world of lines. Investigate the relationships between linear equations, slope, and graphs of lines. Challenge yourself in the line game!

Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Simulation
Provider:
University of Colorado Boulder
Provider Set:
PhET Interactive Simulations
Author:
Ariel Paul
Chris Malley
Karina Hensberry
Kathy Perkins
Patricia Loeblein
PhET Interactive Simulations
Gravity Force Lab (AR)
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Visualize the gravitational force that two objects exert on each other. Change ...

Visualize the gravitational force that two objects exert on each other. Change properties of the objects in order to see how it changes the gravity force.

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Physics
Material Type:
Simulation
Provider:
University of Colorado Boulder
Provider Set:
PhET Interactive Simulations
Author:
Loeblein, Trish
Podolefsky, Noah
Reid, Sam
Wieman, Carl
Radiating Charge
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The electric field lines from a point charge evolve in time as ...

The electric field lines from a point charge evolve in time as the charge moves. Watch radiation propagate outward at the speed of light as you wiggle the charge. Stop a moving charge to see bremsstrahlung (braking) radiation. Explore the radiation patterns as the charge moves with sinusoidal, circular, or linear motion. You can move the charge any way you like, as long as you don’t exceed the speed of light.

Subject:
Physics
Material Type:
Simulation
Provider:
University of Colorado Boulder
Provider Set:
PhET Interactive Simulations
Author:
Ariel Paul
Michael Dubson
PhET Interactive Simulations
Radioactive Dating Game (AR)
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Learn about different types of radiometric dating, such as carbon dating. Understand ...

Learn about different types of radiometric dating, such as carbon dating. Understand how decay and half life work to enable radiometric dating to work. Play a game that tests your ability to match the percentage of the dating element that remains to the age of the object.

Subject:
Physics
Material Type:
Simulation
Provider:
University of Colorado Boulder
Provider Set:
PhET Interactive Simulations
Author:
Adams, Wendy
Blanco, John
Perkins, Kathy
Podolefsky, Noah
Wieman, Carl
Forces and Motion: Basics
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Explore the forces at work in a tug of war or pushing ...

Explore the forces at work in a tug of war or pushing a refrigerator, crate, or person. Create an applied force and see how it makes objects move. Change friction and see how it affects the motion of objects.

Subject:
Physics
Material Type:
Simulation
Provider:
University of Colorado Boulder
Provider Set:
PhET Interactive Simulations
Author:
Ariel Paul
Kathy Perkins
Noah Podolefsky
PhET Interactive Simulations
Sam Reid
Trish Loeblein
Build-a-fraction
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Build fractions from shapes and numbers to earn stars in this fractions ...

Build fractions from shapes and numbers to earn stars in this fractions game or explore in the Fractions Lab. Challenge yourself on any level you like. Try to collect lots of stars!

Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Simulation
Provider:
University of Colorado Boulder
Provider Set:
PhET Interactive Simulations
Author:
Ariel Paul
Karina Hensberry
Kathy Perkins
Mike Dubson
PhET Interactive Simulations
Sam Reid
Trish Loeblein
Alpha Decay (AR)
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Watch alpha particles escape from a polonium nucleus, causing radioactive alpha decay. ...

Watch alpha particles escape from a polonium nucleus, causing radioactive alpha decay. See how random decay times relate to the half life.

Subject:
Physical Science
Material Type:
Simulation
Provider:
University of Colorado Boulder
Provider Set:
PhET Interactive Simulations
Author:
Carl Wieman
Danielle Harlow
John Blanco
Kathy Perkins
Noah Podolefsky
Perkins, Kathy
Ron LeMaster
Sam McKagan
Wendy Adams
Gene Expression - The Basics
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Express yourself through your genes! See if you can generate and collect ...

Express yourself through your genes! See if you can generate and collect three types of protein, then move on to explore the factors that affect protein synthesis in a cell.

Subject:
Genetics
Material Type:
Simulation
Provider:
University of Colorado Boulder
Provider Set:
PhET Interactive Simulations
Author:
Ariel Paul
George Emanuel
John Blanco
Kathy Perkins
Mike Klymkowsky
PhET Interactive Simulations
Tom Perkins
Plate Tectonics
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Explore how plates move on the surface of the earth. Change temperature, ...

Explore how plates move on the surface of the earth. Change temperature, composition, and thickness of plates. Discover how to create new mountains, volcanoes, or oceans!

Subject:
Geology
Material Type:
Simulation
Provider:
University of Colorado Boulder
Provider Set:
PhET Interactive Simulations
Author:
Emily Moore
Heather Houlton
Jonathan Olson
Kathy Perkins
Kat Quigley
Kevin Beals
Lauren Brodsky
Noah Podolefsky
Phaela Peck
PhET Interactive Simulations
Suzy Loper
Fractions: Intro
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Explore fractions while you help yourself to 1/3 of a chocolate cake ...

Explore fractions while you help yourself to 1/3 of a chocolate cake and wash it down with 1/2 a glass of orange juice! Create your own fractions using fun interactive objects. Match shapes and numbers to earn stars in the fractions games. Challenge yourself on any level you like. Try to collect lots of stars!

Subject:
Ratios and Proportions
Material Type:
Simulation
Provider:
University of Colorado Boulder
Provider Set:
PhET Interactive Simulations
Author:
Ariel Paul
Kathy Perkins
Mike Dubson
PhET Interactive Simulations
Sam Reid
Trish Loeblein
Curve Fitting (AR)
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With your mouse, drag data points and their error bars, and watch ...

With your mouse, drag data points and their error bars, and watch the best-fit polynomial curve update instantly. You choose the type of fit: linear, quadratic, cubic, or quartic. The reduced chi-square statistic shows you when the fit is good. Or you can try to find the best fit by manually adjusting fit parameters.

Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Simulation
Provider:
University of Colorado Boulder
Provider Set:
PhET Interactive Simulations
Author:
Dubson, Michael
Loeblein, Patricia
Pendulum Lab (AR)
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Play with one or two pendulums and discover how the period of ...

Play with one or two pendulums and discover how the period of a simple pendulum depends on the length of the string, the mass of the pendulum bob, and the amplitude of the swing. It's easy to measure the period using the photogate timer. You can vary friction and the strength of gravity. Use the pendulum to find the value of g on planet X. Notice the anharmonic behavior at large amplitude.

Subject:
Physics
Material Type:
Simulation
Provider:
University of Colorado Boulder
Provider Set:
PhET Interactive Simulations
Author:
Dubson, Michael
Loeblein, Trish
pH Scale (AR)
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Test the pH of things like coffee, spit, and soap to determine ...

Test the pH of things like coffee, spit, and soap to determine whether each is acidic, basic, or neutral. Visualize the relative number of hydroxide ions and hydronium ions in solution. Switch between logarithmic and linear scales. Investigate whether changing the volume or diluting with water affects the pH. Or you can design your own liquid!

Subject:
Chemistry
Material Type:
Simulation
Provider:
University of Colorado Boulder
Provider Set:
PhET Interactive Simulations
Author:
Adams, Wendy
Barbera, Jack
Landgon, Laurie
Loeblein, Patricia
Malley, Chris
Paulson, Archie
Perkins, Kathy