Simulations are great for sciences courses. There are many interactive simulations out there on the internet. Here are a few that I’ve come across:
This website allows the user to practice the transcription and translation process. I use this in my class when we talk about protein synthesis. First, I demonstrate and then take some volunteers to give it a try.
This is from the same site as the previous example. I have my students work through this during the genetics unit.
This is probably my favorite simulation/animation. This provides a lot of information on enzymes with the visuals to support the information. This has really helped my students visualize what’s going on with enzymes.
I’m sure most people know about the peppered moth scenario commonly used to explain natural selection. This site allows students to simulate a bird capturing moths in this scenario. It also presents them with percentages and graphs based off of their data.
This is a great site for examining the cell organelles. I think there are animations of mitosis as well.
Here’s another good one for translation.
These are the ones that I use in my class. Hopefully, I can add to my list after reading everyone else’s posts.