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With Java applets on the decline for many years. JavaScript, HTML5, and other scripting languages have managed to take over applets both in terms of browser support and extra functionality. At EDinformatics we are transitioning from Java, Shockwave and Flash to HTML5 Simulations which can easily be used on all platforms.

The Following are excerpts from From Bioman.com

Physiology K-12

Body Systems (Physiology) --Physiology is all about the body systems and how they work!  Learn about the cardiovascular, digestive, endocrine, nervous, immune and other systems! 

Respiratory Journey--Follow the path of oxygen and discover how the respiratory and circulatory systems work together to keep you alive!  Then follow carbon dioxide on its way out of your body!  Learn about the heart, lungs, blood vessels, and more, and how they make cell respiration possible!

Endocrine Ed --Control Ed's endocrine glands to regulate his blood sugar, fight or flight response, sleepiness and more!  You will learn about feedback loops (negative feedback) and will need to apply this knowledge to new situations in this amusing animated experience!

Conflict: Immunity--Command and control your army of white blood cells to fight off viruses and bacteria!  Blast them with antibodies and destroy them before they destroy the body!   Learn how the immune system works while having fun!

Angry Aliens: Physiology --Angry aliens are invading earth! Shoot the invaders while teaching them a thing or two about physiology! Your knowledge and shooting skills just might save the world!


Learn how cells work. Study cell organelles such as the nucleus, mitochondria, chloroplasts, ribosomes, lysosomes.

Cell Biology Video Games, Virtual Labs & Activities

Cell Explorer: The Animal Cell--Explore the microscopic world of the cell in your mini ship! Thwart Dr. Vial's evil plan to destroy cells as you battle against his army of cell-destroyers! Learn about cell organelle structure and function while having fun!  You will learn about the nucleus, nucleolus, ribosomes, rough ER, smooth ER, Golgi, vesicles, lysosomes, and more!

Cell Defense: The Plasma Membrane --The only barrier between the cell and the dangers of the outside world is the plasma membrane.  Defend your cell by building a functional plasma membrane and thwart the evil plans of Dr. Vial to destroy all life on earth!  Learn how the membrane works and its parts, including phospholipids, cholesterol, proteins, and carbohydrates.  Also, learn about cell transport! 

Genetics and Meiosis

Genes are passed on from one generation to the next!  Learn how this occurs through fun, interactive games and activities that explore genetics and meiosis!   Learn about mitosis and the cell cycle too!

Genetics Video Games

Mitosis Mover!

Discover how the cell cycle works and how the interphase, mitosis, and cytokinesis allow you to make more body cells in this short interactive experience!

BioAgent vs. Green Zombie Toxin (Genetic Engineering 101)

As a BioAgent, your job is to defend the world from biological threats, such as Dr. Vial's latest scheme.   In this game, you will discover this scheme and learn how to use genetic engineering to make recombinant plasmids and transform bacteria.  If successful, you will save humanity from Green Zombie Toxin!  If not, it will be the end of the world as we know it!

Snurfle Meiosis and Genetics 2: Diversity and Dihybrid Crosses

When Snurfles reproduce, their offspring can have a lot of different traits (lots of diversity). But how?  By the end of this game, you will understand how the processes of CROSSING OVER, INDEPENDENT ASSORTMENT, and RANDOM FERTILIZATION result in increased diversity of offspring!  Also, you will learn how to perform a DIHYBRID CROSS!

 Snurfle Meiosis and Genetics

Snurfles, just like any other organism, must reproduce in order to continue as a species! But how does this happen?  By the end of this game, you will understand how MEIOSIS and FERTILIZATION work to make offspring! You will also see how GENETIC characteristics are passed on through these processes and the connection between meiosis and genetics!

Meiosis Battle Pong!! --Fire comets at your opponent, dodge asteroids, and keep the ball in play in this fresh twist on the classic game of Pong, all while reviewing Meiosis!Fire comets at your opponent, dodge asteroids, and keep the ball in play in this fresh twist on the classic game of Pong, all while reviewing Meiosis!Fire comets at your opponent, dodge asteroids, and keep the ball in play in this fresh twist on the classic game of Pong, all while reviewing Meiosis! Please note that this game is only playable on computers (not mobile devices)

Genetics and Meiosis Quizzes

Test your knowledge of genetics and meiosis!  These quizzes can be submitted online to your registered teacher.   Please note:  A quiz will not end until you have successfully answered all questions.  

Photosynthesis and Respiration

Photosynthesis is how plants turn light energy chemical energy and then into food. Respiration is how animals and other organisms break down food to release energy that cells can use.  This special energy is stored in the ATP molecule.

Photosynthesis and Respiration Video Games, Virtual Labs & Activities

Photosynthesis - John Kyrk

Flash Animations visualizing both the light and dark reactions of Photosynthesis. Molecular Models of Photosynthesis and Respiration

Build molecular models that illustrate key principles of energy transfer through the chemical reactions of photosynthesis and respiration.   Also, use a model to show how carbohydrates can be used to build other important biomolecules. This activity was designed for the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), specifically HS-LS1-5, HS-LS1-6, and HS-LS1-7 (From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes).  

Photosynthesis Interactive!

Learn how photosynthesis works by performing the light-dependent reactions and the Calvin cycle yourself.  It this interactive, the biochemistry of photosynthesis comes alive!  Also, learn about the anatomy of the leaf and where exactly the reactions of photosynthesis take place.

Photosynthesis Respiration Game!

Jump to collect oxygen and glucose to keep the man alive through respiration! Then collect carbon dioxide and water to help the tree do photosynthesis! Don’t fall off the screen and watch out for enemy hermit crabs and jumping fish! By the time your done, you’ll be an expert on the basics of photosynthesis and respiration!

HTML5 Biology Simulations for K-12 and Higher Education from PhET-

Founded in 2002 by Nobel Laureate Carl Wieman, the PhET Interactive Simulations project at the University of Colorado Boulder creates free interactive math and science simulations. PhET sims are based on extensive education research and engage students through an intuitive, game-like environment where students learn through exploration and discovery.


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