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Remote Ready Biology Learning Activities

Remote Ready Biology Learning Activities has 50 remote-ready activities, which work for either your classroom or remote teaching.

Complex and

Emergent Systems

Drawing by Rachel Grobstein


Resources elsewhere on the web


Complexity, Wiley academic journal including internet/media resources.

Complex Adaptive Systems and Artificial Life, web links from Moshe Sipper, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology.

Organizations as Self-Adaptive Complex Systems, web resource links in complexity and chaos for and related to businesses, institutions, economic systems.

The Primordial Soup Kitchen, cellular automata and their evolution, with applets, from David Griffeath, Department of Mathematics, University of Wisconsin, Madison.

NetLogo, a free multi-agent modeling environment from The Center for Connected Learning and Computer-Based Modeling at Northwestern University.

Boids (Flocks, Herds, and Schools: A Distributed Behavioral Model) by Craig Reynolds.

Labs and Applets for The Most Complex Machine, computer basics by David Eck, Hobart and William Smith Colleges.

Complexity and Artificial Life Research Concept, abundant resources at a variety of levels from the CALResCo group.

VLAB, Monash University's (Australia) Complexity Virtual Lab maintained by David Green, including models, tutorials, and resources.

LBL Imaging and Distributed Computing Group, Lawrence Berkeley National Library, U.S. Department of Energy.

International Society of Artificial Life, MIT Press.

Theoretical Neurobiology Unit, University of Antwerp (Belgium), including neural network models and neural simulation software.

Principia Cybernetica

Mind Uploading Home Page, "dedicated to the putative future process of copying one's mind from the natural substrate of the brain into an artificial one, manufactured by humans".

Center for Complex Systems, Florida Atlantic University, "the overarching objective of the Center is to understand the principles and mechanisms underlying complex behavior on all levels, from molecules and cells to whole brain functioning and even brains (people) working together."

Chaos Group, University of Maryland at College Park.

Center for Complex Systems Research, Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Santa Fe Institute

Highlife, a page devoted to the Game of Life, but with a different set of rules.

William Calvin's page, from the University of Washington, content and resources on brains, evolution, and climate change.