Reviews of simulations, games and virtual labs for STEM education. This page is being updated throughout December 2019 as I convert this web site to a newer version of WordPress.
These “micro-reviews” provide a link to the resource or organization, a thumbnail image to provide a “flavor” of each resource or collection, the creators or owners (to help you assess credibility and longevity), and the cost (if any).
Role-playing simulation for groups in which players assume roles as city leaders to prepare for and react to a natural disaster. Two scenarios: coastal city struck by hurricane or inland city with river flooding. Low-tech and high-tech (using laptops or tablets) variants available; also uses cards.
- Creators: Koshland Science Museum
- Cost: free
ExploreLearning has created hundreds of simulations for math and science, primarily for students in grades 3-12 (also some college-level). Science simulations cover a range of subjects, with the largest collections in physics.
A full climate model, simplified for educational use. Includes numerous example scenarios and challenge exercises for students; some involve depictions of alien worlds from science fiction movies and books!