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Daisyworld: Stella Mac or PC part of Examples
After constructing a Stella model of Daisyworld students perform guided experiments to explore the behavior of Daisyworld to changes in model parameters and assumptions.

Subject: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology , Climate Change:Global change modeling, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change, Biology:Ecology:Abiotic Relations, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Forecasting, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Global change modeling

Mass Balance Model part of Examples
Students are introduced to the concept of mass balance, flow rates, and equilibrium using an online interactive water bucket model.

Subject: Physics, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology , Geoscience:Atmospheric Science, Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Biogeochemical cycling

Wind Surge: Interactive On-line Mac and PC part of Examples
Wind surge is a JAVA based applet for exploring how water level on the windward and leeward side of a basin depends on wind speed, basin length, water depth, and boundary type.

Subject: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Extreme weather, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Extreme Weather:Hurricanes, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Winds, Geoscience:Oceanography:Physical

World Population Activity II: Excel part of Examples
(Activity 2 of 2)In this intermediate Excel tutorial students import UNEP World population data/projections, graph this data, and then compare it to the mathematical model of logistic growth.

Subject: Environmental Science:Human Population, Mathematics:Statistics

World Population Activity I: Excel part of Examples
(Activity 1 of 2) This activity is primarily intended as an introductory tutorial on using Excel. Students use Excel to explore population dynamics using the Logistic equation for (S-shaped) population growth.

Subject: Environmental Science:Human Population, Mathematics:Statistics

Genetic Drift part of Examples
In this biology simulation, students use a mathematical simulation of genetic drift to answer questions about the factors that influence this evolutionary process. Students run a series of simulations varying allele frequency and population size and then analyze their data and propose a model to explain their results.

Subject: Biology:Molecular Biology, Evolution:Processes, Patterns

Human Demographics part of Examples
In this biology simulation students explore factors that change human population growth including age at which women begin to bear children, fertility rate and death rate.

Subject: Environmental Science:Human Population:Developing/Developed Countries, Biology, Environmental Science:Human Population, Sociology, Environmental Science, Education

Medicine in the Body part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching with Spreadsheets:Examples
In this activity, we will explore how the dosage and frequency of a medicine taken affect the amount of medicine present in the blood.

Subject: Mathematics

Sun Path: Interactive On-line Mac or PC part of Examples
Students use SunPath in the yearly mode to investigate seasonal changes in sunrise, sunset, length of day and sun altitude at their own latitude. JAVA activity for Mac or PC.

Subject: Physics:Astronomy:The Sun, Geoscience:Lunar and Planetary Science, Atmospheric Science:Climatology :Orbital patterns, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Seasonal patterns, Solar and terrestrial radiation

Sea Floor Spreading II part of Examples
Students import ocean bathymetry data from text files, they then use Excel to graph these observations along with model prediction to assess the model's ability to simulated the observed topographic features of the North Atlantic.

Subject: Geoscience:Oceanography, Geology