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Simulations

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  Simulations

Not Quite the Real Thing

 

http://pbskids.org/itsmylife/games/boss/

 

Learning from Simulations

We use simulations to make and explore predictions and to identify patterns and relationships.Computer simulations can represent real or imaginary situations. They allow us to study or try things that would be difficult or impossible to do in real life.

Simulations are particularly helpful when a real-life process:

  • is too dangerous,
  • takes to long,
  • is too quick to study,
  • is too expensive to create.

 

 Questions to think about when using a simulation program:

 

  • Was the simulation program realistic?
  • Does the simulation represent a real life or fantasy situation?
  • How realistic is it?
  • Did the same things always happen - was there a pattern?
  • What are the variables, can you think of any others which might make the simulation more accurate?
  • Was there more than one solution to the problem?
  • What were the good points/bad points?
  • What did you find out?

 

 

 

 

Business simulations 

http://www.thesmallbusinessgame.com/

 

https://virtonomics.com/

 

Easy ones for fun

http://run-a-company.gamesxl.com/

 


 

 

Let's do a couple together

 

Virtual Villagers

 

 

Farming 

 

 

Manage A Park/City

 

Roar- Make your own animal park http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/roar/game.shtml?ssorl=1209773323

 

Learn to run a city http://simcity.ea.com/play/simcity_classic.php

 

Electro City http://www.electrocity.co.nz/

 

Supercity Planner You have a budget of £10 million pounds to construct your own section of Supercity. How well will you do?

 

City Creator

Build towns and cities. It is similar to some of the old MyWorld screens and SIM City.

 

Virtual School - (What more could we ask for?)

http://devvirtualschool.ncsl.org.uk/

 

 

Historical Simulations

 

Oregon Trail On Line  http://woz.commtechlab.msu.edu/courses/447sp04/oregontrail/play.htm

 

 

Tudor Simulations  Tudor Joust  

 

Viking simulation on the BBC Site

 

Viking Quest

 

Tudor Joust

 

 

 

 

Plants

 

 

Plant Force  You work for a plant development company and and have to try and find out the optimum conditions for its growth. Which is the cheapest option?

 

 

Grow Alien plants Change the variables to grow Universe record breaking plant.

There are four plants that need feeding:

 

BBC virtual garden planner. Allows you to plan a garden then view it in '3D'

 

 

 

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 Zoo Tycoon

 

 

  Rabbits and Hunters:

from the Greenwich grid for learning

 

 

 

 

 

 

Engineering Simulations

 

 

 

 

 

Parachute Man Simulation Help the parachutist land safely. Good link for Science work on Forces.

 

Parachute Game

 

 

Roller Coaster Designer - Design your own roller-coaster. Good link for Science work on Forces.

 

Funderstanding Roller Coaster

 

 

 

 

 

Science Simulations

 

Global Warming simulation. Science museum climate change simulation. What happens if you don’t turn the light off?

 

Food Chain Simulation

 

Morphases - Changing Faces

 

Discovery Channel Space Walk Simulation A space walk to fix cables on the space shuttle.

 

Planet10 - Build your own planet in this virtual universe

 

Design your own Satellite

 

Dumptown A recycling simulation

 

 

 

Maths Simulations online

 

Grow Alien plants Change the variables to grow Universe record breaking plant.

There are four plants that need feeding:

Interpreting a line graph

 

Bath time with Archimedes Turn the tap on, turn the tap on, put the plug in, take the plug out, Archimedes gets in and out of the bath...a line graph is drawn in real time. Interpret the graph.

 

 

Design and Technology Simulations online

 

Pontifex. Bridge building simulation. Highly sophisticated simulation where you build a bridge then see if it will take a train without going for a swim!

 

Robot Sim Construct your own robot from a range of different materials and components, and try it out in one of many treacherous Zones.

 

 

 

Geography Simulations online

 

 

 

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