Data are generated that follow relationships taken from the
biological literature. "A useful tool for easily generating data to
use in data analysis exercises for undergraduate students"
(Choice,). This is a good choice if you want to try similations in a
variety of sub-disciplines within biology. The 25 different systems
that can be simulated are listed below.
1. Proportion infected with AIDS
2. Cancer survival rates for Norwegian males
3. Relative growth rates of root tissue
4. Age, sex, & red deer reproduction
5. Enzyme activity & amount of starch substrate
6. Ejected volume & blood pressure in the frog heart
7. Toxicity of cocaine to white mice
8. Ambient and organism body temperature: 6 animal species
9. Oxygen consumption in climbers at different altitudes
10. Osmoregulation: clam, crab, shrimp
11. Pigmy mouse 24-hr body temperature at 20 C
12. Temperature and desiccation in the cockroach
13. Rainfall and primary production in a desert region
14. Competition between two species of Paramecium
15. Sixty-years of succession and plant cover in old fields
16. Succession and soil pH at Glacier Bay, Alaska
17. Peregrine falcon eggshell thickness in England
18. Sexual displays and male testosterone in sparrows
19. Pigeon flocks & attacks by goshawk predators
20. Bee waggle dance and food distance
21. Velocity & respiratory rates; 6 insects
22. Autumnal cooling of Lake Mendota; 6 dates
23. Experimental stream acidification & aluminum
24. Diatom growth & silicate levels
25. Weight & age of yellow perch from Lake Erie

General Biology Data Simulation
(Program No. 98-32W or No. 98-32M)
for WINDOWS (95, NT, 98, Me, Xp) or Macintosh (Classic, OS X)
$ 69.95
Gives a general discription of the use of data simulations with students