Activity Types: Simulations


Getting "Handy" in the classroom with technology integration

What is a Simulation?

The Handheld Educator, Vol. 3, Part 20, explains "Simulations create sets of conditions or real-life events convincingly, especially for the purpose of training. With them, we try out scenarios to see what might happen, and we take risks because the stakes aren’t real. Thus we learn from virtual experience."

Check out the Frog Dissection at and click on the Demos button. Then, try the electric circuit simulator at Other topics can be searched for available online simulations using the Computer Simulator Search Engine at

Below are links to other simulation resources:

Science Simulations
Science Simulations
Explore Learning: Gizmos
Ranger Danger Dan
Build Your Own Planet
Enigma Online Science Simulations
Other Simulations
Educational Simulations
NASA Connect Math Simulations
Social Studies Online Simulations



Copyright 2002-2011 Handy4Class Project

Candace Figg, PhD
Brock University
Faculty of Education, Teacher Education Department
500 Glenridge, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada L2S 3A1
(905.688.5550, x5347)

Jenny Burson, EdD
University of Texas at Austin (retired)
Education Department, Curriculum and Instruction