How does life evolve? The interactive provides a simulation based on the Game of Life invented by mathematician John Conway. Users can run the applet with the preset rules and settings or adjust them to view whether overpopulation or extinction occurs. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

Classroom Considerations

  • Learners should be aware of populations and the effects of overcrowding

  • The activity comes in two versions
  • Provides guidance on how to use the interactive

  • None