In Search Of Biology Ed. Software

Frederick Thum st93mey7 at dunx1.ocs.drexel.edu
Thu Oct 20 19:38:05 EST 1994

In my biology classes we have used quite a bit of software by "BioQuest"
to supplement our lab experiments.  One example is in the simulation of
crossing Drosophila to explore genetics.  The program, Genetics
Construction Kit (GCK) accurately simulates actual crosses.  We are also
doing actual crosses, but the computer program allows us to learn more in
a shorter period.

Other programs that we have used from BioQuest include:

SequenceIt!  >> A program for sequencing proteins, a usually
time-consuming and expensive task.

IHL  >>  A program that demonstrates various aspects of the human heart. 
It demonstrates the pressure changes in different chambers of the heart.

BioMetrics >> A program that gives a hyper-introduction to biometrics.

RateIt!  >> A program that simulates experiments in enzyme kinetics.

Forget the name  >> a program that shows population growth.  It includes a
plague function that simulates AIDS pretty well.

If you would like more information about these programs, and where to
obtain them, email me and I will get the information for you.

- Fred Thum

Dann Sklarew (dsklarew at osf1.gmu.edu) wrote:

: I am presently compiling a list/library of biology educational software 
: which could become part of the science curriculum for the Biology 
: Department and the New Gunston Project (form. ZBC) here at George Mason 
: University. 

: If you have any suggestions of relevant software which I should review
: (borrow) or purchase, could you please send your list to me at
: dsklarew at wpsco.gmu.edu? 

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