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					Interwrite SIMS Descriptions
This list excludes Math Mastery Sims. Based on gallery version 3.05.0009.

               Quick note…remember to remove the SIMS from the screen, either click on the x located on the SIM, or click and
                               drag the crosshair at the top of the SIM to the Recycling Bin on the screen.




Title: Add and Subtract Integers
                 Location:                     Interwrite Sims > Math



                 Targeted Grade Level: Elementary



Description: Allows students to drag positive and negative integers into respective boxes to see
graphical representations of the numbers in the problem.




Title: Adding Fractions
                 Location:                     Interwrite Sims > Math



                 Targeted Grade Level: Elementary



Description: This SIM uses segments of chocolate bars to show graphical representations of adding
fractions. As each section of the chocolate bar is selected, the fraction represented is shown above.




Title: Addition and Subtraction Flash Cards
                 Location:                     Interwrite Sims > Math



                 Targeted Grade Level: Elementary



Description: This SIM uses segments of chocolate bars to show graphical representations of adding
fractions. As each section of the chocolate bar is selected, the fraction represented is shown above.
Title: Africa Countries
                 Location:                Interwrite Sims > Social Studies



                 Targeted Grade Level: Middle School



Description: Students drag and drop countries onto a diagram of Africa.




Title: American Presidents
                 Location:                Interwrite Sims > Social Studies



                 Targeted Grade Level: Elementary



Description: This SIM is a matching exercise that matches an American President to the dates of his
term. First, select a time period, then drag the name of the president to the appropriate period of time
during which he served.




Title: Angles of a Triangle
                 Location:                Interwrite Sims > Math



                 Targeted Grade Level: Middle School



Description: This SIM allows students to drag the corners of the triangle to different locations around
the SIM window, changing the angles. This SIM also supports other shapes and measurements.




Title: Animated Clock
                 Location:                Interwrite Sims > Math / Interwrite Sims > Teacher Tools



                 Targeted Grade Level: Elementary



Description: The purpose of this SIM is to help students learn to tell time. The instructor can choose
between analog or digital clock, and the time can be adjusted manually. There are also stopwatch and
timer modes.




Title: Antonyms
                 Location:                Interwrite Sims > Language Arts



                 Targeted Grade Level: Elementary



Description: This is a matching SIM that asks the participant to select one asteroid, and see then see if
they can find its antonym or opposite by clicking on another asteroid.




Title: Area
                 Location:                Interwrite Sims > Math



                 Targeted Grade Level: Middle School



Description: Students will use this SIM to find area of centimeters in a diagram. Students can either
drag a box to highlight an area and be given the sq. CM covered, or be given an area first, then have to
drag a box to highlight an area that matches the number given.




Title: Asia Countries

                 Location:                Interwrite Sims > Social Studies
                 Targeted Grade Level: Elementary



Description: Students drag and drop countries onto a diagram of Asia.




Title: Australia States
                 Location:               Interwrite Sims > Social Studies



                 Targeted Grade Level: Elementary



Description: Students drag and drop countries onto a diagram of Australia with surrounding countries.




Title: Blackbody Radiation
                 Location:               Interwrite Sims > Science



                 Targeted Grade Level: Middle School



Description: This SIM measures light radiation coming from a black body source. Students can adjust
the intensity of the source and zoom-in on the wavelength scale.




Title: Boyle’s Law
                 Location:               Interwrite Sims > Science



                 Targeted Grade Level: High School



Description: Students can adjust the level in an interactive diagram of a container, and see the pressure
and volume levels change, while the temperature level changes the same.
Title: Bowling Math
                 Location:               Interwrite Sims > Math



                 Targeted Grade Level: Elementary



Description: This SIM allows the user to knock down bowling pins by rolling a ball down the lane. Note
that no score is given, and there are no limits to the number of times that one can roll the ball. Use
when studying angles and lines.




Title: Buzzing Math
                 Location:               Interwrite Sims > Math



                 Targeted Grade Level: Elementary



Description: Students control a bee who is trying to match a correct answer to a math problem on a
flower. Instructors can choose between multiple math formats.




Title: Calculator
                 Location:               Interwrite Sims > Math / Interwrite Sims > Teacher Tools



                 Targeted Grade Level: Middle School



Description: Basic calculator application. A good use is to enlarge the calculator and show students how
to really use the tool when they have their own calculators on their desks.




Title: Charle’s Law
                 Location:                Interwrite Sims > Science



                 Targeted Grade Level: High School



Description: In this SIM, Students or the Instructor can adjust the temperature of a flame heating a
container by clicking “Up” or “Down” arrows. As the temperature changes, the volume and pressure
will change as well.



Title: Clock Timer
                 Location:                Interwrite Sims > Teacher Tools



                 Targeted Grade Level: Elementary



Description: This SIM allows the user to manipulate a traditional “hands” clock and a digital clock as
well. Among other things, the user can create an alarm clock, a stop watch, and can also change
between standard and military time.




Title: Color Addition
                 Location:                Interwrite Sims > Science



                 Targeted Grade Level: Elementary



Description: By clicking and dragging on the different colors, this SIM lets the user combine primary and
secondary colors to create all the colors of the spectrum.




Title: Color Flash Cards
                 Location:                Interwrite Sims > Language Arts



                 Targeted Grade Level: Elementary
Description: This curtain reveal SIM matches colors with their names. Reveals are done in English,
Italian, German, Spanish, French, and Russian.




Title: Color Spinner
                 Location:               Interwrite Sims > Math / Interwrite Sims > Teacher Tools



                 Targeted Grade Level: Elementary



Description: This SIM provides a wheel with colors. The user can adjust the amount of colors from
between 3 and 7 colors. The user clicks the wheel to make it spin, then the wheel will randomly stop on
a color for the student to name.




Title: Compass
                 Location:               Interwrite Sims > Math / Interwrite Sims > Teacher Tools



                 Targeted Grade Level: Middle School



Description: This SIM allows the user to draw circles with a virtual compass. There are two panels in the
Compass SIM: the left panel shows the compass head-on, while the right panel shows the compass from
overhead. The compass settings can be changed and the compass can be moved around the SIM area.




Title: Compound Words
                 Location:               Interwrite Sims > Language Arts



                 Targeted Grade Level: Elementary



Description: In this SIM, using a bumble bee, users hold and drag a word and place them on top of
another word to create compound words.
Title: Continents and Oceans
                 Location:                Interwrite Sims > Social Studies



                 Targeted Grade Level: Elementary



Description: Students drag and drop continents and oceans onto a diagram of the planet.




Title: Dartboard Math
                 Location:                Interwrite Sims > Math



                 Targeted Grade Level: Elementary



Description: This SIM provides a virtual dartboard and three darts. The user clicks a dart to throw it at
the board, and the number of the section is placed into a box. Once all three darts are thrown, the
students can guess the final amount by adding the three boxes, and clicking the curtain will reveal the
answer.




Title: Decimal Challenge
                 Location:                Interwrite Sims > Math



                 Targeted Grade Level: Elementary



Description: In this SIM, the student is given a number with a decimal and a ruler. The student drags an
arrow over the ruler to find the point that matches the given number. Finally, the student will click a
green checkmark to see if they’re correct.
Title: Decomposition Reactions
                 Location:                Interwrite Sims > Science



                 Targeted Grade Level: Middle School



Description: This SIM allows students to balance chemical equations by adding or subtracting atoms
from one side of an equation versus the opposite side of the equation. A virtual scale is provided to
show how balanced the equation is.




Title: Density
                 Location:                Interwrite Sims > Science



                 Targeted Grade Level: High School



Description: This SIM allows the user to move 6 virtual bars onto a virtual scale and a graduated cylinder
to measure each bar’s mass and volume. The mass and volume are automatically charted, and when all
6 bars are measured, a curtain will appear revealing the equation for the line that describes the
relationship between mass and volume.




Title: Derivatives
                 Location:                Interwrite Sims > Math



                 Targeted Grade Level: High School



Description: In this SIM, users adjust time, velocity, and distance to better understand visually the
concept of a derivative.




Title: Division Flash Cards
                 Location:                Interwrite Sims > Math



                 Targeted Grade Level: Elementary



Description: This SIM allows a student to work out division problems using the Pen Tool. An instructor
can select a difficulty level (1, 2, or 3). Once the student works out the problem, they can click on the
curtain to reveal the correct answer.




Title: DNA Protein Synthesis
                 Location:                Interwrite Sims > Science



                 Targeted Grade Level: Middle School



Description: This SIM allows the user to move parts of DNA around a diagram to match the receptors of
RNA to form a polypeptide.




Title: DNA Replication
                 Location:                Interwrite Sims > Science



                 Targeted Grade Level: Middle School



Description: This SIM shows one DNA strand that will split into two half-strands when the green arrow
is clicked. The user then matches pieces to the incomplete DNA strands to make two new DNA strands.




Title: Double Replacement Reactions
                 Location:                Interwrite Sims > Science



                 Targeted Grade Level: Middle School
Description: This SIM allows the user to match the atoms on the right equation with the atoms on the
left equation. They will use the arrows to adjust the number of molecules for each part of the equation.
A virtual scale at the bottom of the SIM window will show how balanced the equations are.




Title: Earth’s Seasons
                 Location:                Interwrite Sims > Science



                 Targeted Grade Level: Elementary



Description: This SIM gives the user a diagram of the Earth orbiting the Sun. The user can click on, and
drag, the Earth around its orbit. Clicking the magnifying glass will show the user a close-up of the Earth,
which will highlight where the Sun’s rays are most intense.




Title: Electric Field
                 Location:                Interwrite Sims > Science



                 Targeted Grade Level: Middle School



Description: This SIM gives a graph, and positive and negative charges boxes that can be dragged onto
the graph. Arrows will appear showing the electrical field between positive and negative. A voltage
meter can be dragged to different locations on the SIM window to measure charges.




Title: Equating Fractions
                 Location:                Interwrite Sims > Math



                 Targeted Grade Level: Middle School



Description: The user will click on different sections of a chocolate bar to have representative fractions
appear at the top of the SIM window. Options include the ability to show decimal points and
percentages.




Title: Estimating
                 Location:               Interwrite Sims > Math



                 Targeted Grade Level: Elementary



Description: This SIM gives guessing exercises to the students. For Example, the students will guess
how many lengths of shorter string will match the longer length of string, or how many small boxes can
fit inside a larger box.




Title: Europe Countries
                 Location:               Interwrite Sims > Social Studies



                 Targeted Grade Level: Elementary



Description: Students drag and drop countries onto a diagram of Europe.




Title: Faraday’s Law
                 Location:               Interwrite Sims > Science



                 Targeted Grade Level: Middle School



Description: The user can move a virtual magnet in and out of two coils, and a voltage meter reads and
displays the voltage.
Title: Flipping Coins
                 Location:                Interwrite Sims > Math



                 Targeted Grade Level: Elementary



Description: This activity allows the user to simulate flipping a coin countless times. Suggested use for
probability lessons.




Title: Flower Anatomy
                 Location:                Interwrite Sims > Science



                 Targeted Grade Level: Elementary



Description: Users will drag names of parts of the plant to their proper location on a diagram of the
plant.




Title: Graphing Equations
                 Location:                Interwrite Sims > Math



                 Targeted Grade Level: Middle School



Description: This SIM is meant to display the differences between linear and quadratic equations. Users
will move three faders, each representing a different number, and those number will be charted onto a
graph.




Title: Human Heart
                 Location:               Interwrite Sims > Science



                 Targeted Grade Level: Elementary



Description: The user will take words corresponding to different parts of the human heart and drag
them to the appropriate location on a diagram of a heart.




Title: Human Reflexes
                 Location:               Interwrite Sims > Science



                 Targeted Grade Level: Middle School



Description: This SIM helps measure the time between a stimulus and a response, visually, aurally, or
both. Chose which form of stimulation you want, then the SIM window will either flash or play a tone.
The user will then click the SIM window to judge response time.




Title: Human Skeleton
                 Location:               Interwrite Sims > Science



                 Targeted Grade Level: Elementary



Description: The user will take words corresponding to parts of the human skeleton and drag them to
the appropriate location on a diagram of a skeleton.




Title: Image Patterns
                 Location:               Interwrite Sims > Math



                 Targeted Grade Level: Elementary
Description: This SIM gives image patterns, however some images are missing. The user takes
additional images and drags them into the missing spaces to complete the pattern.




Title: Integration
                 Location:                Interwrite Sims > Math



                 Targeted Grade Level: Middle School



Description: Basic protractor app. Measurements can be displayed in radians or degrees.



Title: Interactive Grid
                 Location:                Interwrite Sims > Teacher Tools



                 Targeted Grade Level: Middle School



Description: This basic SIM allows the user to create grids as small as 1 x 1, or as big as will fit the
screen. You adjust the size of the grid by repositioning it on the screen, dragging the lower right corner
to make it bigger, and then clicking on the + or – at the top left to change the six of the grid.




Title: Interactive Protractor
                 Location:                Interwrite Sims > Math / Interwrite Sims > Teacher Tools



                 Targeted Grade Level: Elementary/Middle School



Description: Basic protractor app. Measurements can be displayed in radians or degrees.
Title: Interactive Ruler
                 Location:                Interwrite Sims > Math / Interwrite Sims > Teacher Tools



                 Targeted Grade Level: Elementary/Middle School



Description: Basic ruler app. Measurements can be displayed as either inches or centimeters.




Title: Interactive Sign Language
                 Location:                Interwrite Sims > Language Arts



                 Targeted Grade Level: Elementary/Middle School



Description: With this SIM, the instructor or student can spell out a word and the appropriate sign is
displayed. Pressing the green arrow resets the screen to empty allowing a new word to be typed and
shown.




Title: Light Refraction
                 Location:                Interwrite Sims > Science



                 Targeted Grade Level: Middle School



Description: This SIM shows light traveling through a glass prism. The user can choose one particular
color of the spectrum, or all colors. User can also change angle of refraction.




Title: Linear Equation
                  Location:                Interwrite Sims > Math



                  Targeted Grade Level: Middle School



Description: The user will click and add points directly onto a graph. The point locations will then be
listed in a separate box. A line tool is also provided for the user to approximate the actual line over their
points. Clicking on the curtain will reveal the correct equation and line plot.




 Title: Magnetic Field
                   Location:                Interwrite Sims > Science



                   Targeted Grade Level: Middle School



 Description: This SIM displays the magnetic field caused by a current traveling through a wire. The user
 can move a fader to change the current, and the SIM window will show the corresponding magnetic
 field.




 Title: Multiplication Flash Cards
                   Location:                Interwrite Sims > Math



                   Targeted Grade Level: Elementary School



 Description: The Flash Card SIM allows the student to work randomly selected multiplication problems,
 and use the Pen Tool to mark the answer. A text box is provided to enter the largest number by which
 to multiply. Once the answer is written, click on the curtain to reveal the correct answer.




 Title: North American Countries
                 Location:               Interwrite Sims > Social Studies



                 Targeted Grade Level: Elementary



Description: Students drag and drop countries onto a diagram of North America.




Title: Number Line
                 Location:               Interwrite Sims > Math



                 Targeted Grade Level: Elementary



Description: This SIM allows the user to control a frog as it jumps along a number line in a pond. The
user can set the range of the line, then a number appears in a flower. The frog must jump that number
along the line.




Title: Number Patterns
                 Location:               Interwrite Sims > Math



                 Targeted Grade Level: Elementary/Middle School



Description: This SIM gives the user a number pattern with a missing number. The user then enters the
missing number in the pattern using a basic keypad in the SIM window.




Title: Number Place Values
                 Location:               Interwrite Sims > Math



                 Targeted Grade Level: Elementary
Description: With this SIM a teacher can look at the concept of numbers in their appropriate place
value. Selecting the top option a series of counting blocks will appear. The students will need to count
and share their answer. The teacher will select the curtain to display the correct answer. Pressing the
green arrow will reset the blocks. If the lower option at the top is selected, then the student will need to
drag the appropriate number of counting blocks into the appropriate number value column.




Title: Number Spinner
                 Location:                 Interwrite Sims > Math / Interwrite Sims > Teacher Tools



                 Targeted Grade Level: Elementary/Middle School



Description: This SIM is a wheel numbered between 3 and 30, depending on however many numbers
the user chooses. The wheel spins and stops randomly on a number.




Title: Ohm’s Law
                 Location:                 Interwrite Sims > Science



                 Targeted Grade Level: Middle School



Description: This SIM describes voltage, current, and resistance in a circuit. Users can use faders to
adjust the voltage or resistance and see a graphical representation of that effect on current.




Title: Percentages
                 Location:                 Interwrite Sims > Math



                 Targeted Grade Level: Middle School



Description: This SIM lets the user adjust a sliding scale to determine what percentage of a whole they
are looking at. Percentages are represented on the table, with a number equation, and with a pie
graph/chart.




Title: Resistivity
                  Location:                Interwrite Sims > Science



                  Targeted Grade Level: Middle School



Description: This SIM shows relationship between resistance, length of a wire, and the cross-sectional
area. The user can use faders to adjust the cross-sectional area, length, and resistivity to see how they
all affect resistance.




Title: Rolling Dice
                  Location:                Interwrite Sims > Math / Interwrite Sims > Teacher Tools



                  Targeted Grade Level: Elementary/Middle School



Description: Basic demo of rolling dice. Options allow for adjusting how many die will be used, their
color, and how long they’ll roll before stopping.




Title: Scientific Calculator
                  Location:                Interwrite Sims > Math / Interwrite Sims > Teacher Tools



                  Targeted Grade Level: Elementary/Middle School



Description: Basic scientific calculator application
Title: Sentence Completion
                 Location:                Interwrite Sims > Language Arts



                 Targeted Grade Level: Elementary



Description: This SIM leaves parts of a sentence empty and will give you a list of words to drag and drop
to best complete the sentence.




Title: Sentence Construction
                 Location:                Interwrite Sims > Language Arts



                 Targeted Grade Level: Elementary/Middle School



Description: This SIM allows the user to create sentences by dragging words from the top of the SIM
window into a box at the bottom of the SIM window.




Title: Shape Sorter
                 Location:                Interwrite Sims > Math



                 Targeted Grade Level: Elementary



Description: This is a digital version of the old shape in a hole game. Students will drag a image onto the
top of the appropriate pole and let go. This assists with shape recognition.




Title: Single Replacement Reaction
                 Location:              Interwrite Sims > Science



                 Targeted Grade Level: Middle School



Description: This SIM seeks to balance atoms from one side of an equation with the opposite side of the
equation. A scale is shown at the bottom of the SIM window to show how balanced the equation is.




Title: Solving Equations
                 Location:              Interwrite Sims > Math



                 Targeted Grade Level: Middle School



Description: This SIM shows an equation with missing parts. The user drags numbers or symbols into
the missing spaces to complete each step of the equation.




Title: South American Countries
                 Location:              Interwrite Sims > Social Studies



                 Targeted Grade Level: Elementary



Description: Students drag and drop countries onto a diagram of South America.




Title: Spanish Numbers
                 Location:              Interwrite Sims > Language Arts



                 Targeted Grade Level: Elementary/Middle School
Description: This SIM will display a number and the students will see how it is spelled in Spanish. Or
they can see the word in Spanish and then see the number it represents. This will help with students
learning Spanish.




Title: Square Root
                 Location:                Interwrite Sims > Math



                 Targeted Grade Level: Middle School



Description: This SIM gives the user a chart and a small box to drag along that chart. A highlighted area
expands in proportion to the small square, showing that square roots are always that: square.




Title: Subtraction of Colors
                 Location:                Interwrite Sims > Science



                 Targeted Grade Level: Elementary/Middle School



Description: This SIM deals with mixing colors together. It shows two monkeys with paint buckets, and
the user chooses which color of paint is in each bucket. Then, the monkeys kick the buckets, spilling and
mixing the paint and showing the combined color.




Title: Synonyms
                 Location:                Interwrite Sims > Language Arts



                 Targeted Grade Level: Elementary/Middle School



Description: This is a matching SIM that asks the participant to select one asteroid, and see then see if
they can find its synonym or like word by clicking on another asteroid.
Title: Synthesis Reactions
                 Location:                 Interwrite Sims > Science



                 Targeted Grade Level: Middle School



Description: This SIM deals with getting molecules on one side of an equation equal to the opposite side
of the equation.




Title: Target Practice
                 Location:                 Interwrite Sims > Science



                 Targeted Grade Level: Middle School



Description: The object of this SIM is to fire an object out of a canon and have it hit a target. The user
uses variables such as angle, speed, mass, and diameter to judge where to fire the canon to hit the
target.




Title: Thermometers
                 Location:                 Interwrite Sims > Science



                 Targeted Grade Level: Elementary/Middle School



Description: This SIM helps show the relation between Fahrenheit and Celsius temperature scales. The
user drags the temperature on the thermometers, and when they stop, a line is plotted on the graph.
When six points are plotted, a line will appear and the curtain will reveal an equation showing the
relationship.
Title: United States of America
                 Location:                Interwrite Sims > Social Studies



                 Targeted Grade Level: Elementary



Description: Students drag and drop states onto a diagram of the U.S.




Title: US Capitals
                 Location:                Interwrite Sims > Social Studies



                 Targeted Grade Level: Middle School



Description: The SIM will be able to see if the students can identify the State Capitol. Drag state or
capitol onto their correct state or capitol. When it is correct it will disappear.




Title: Vectors
                 Location:                Interwrite Sims > Math



                 Targeted Grade Level: Middle School



Description: This SIM allows the user to measure vectors by placing arrows from a quill onto a graph.
The length of each arrow can be drawn out as long as the user wishes, and additional arrows can be
added as well. The user can then click “SUM” to get a final arrow to place in the vector.




Title: Venn Diagram
                 Location:               Interwrite Sims > Math / Interwrite Sims > Teacher Tools



                 Targeted Grade Level: Elementary/Middle School



Description: This will introduce the students to the appropriate use of a Venn Diagram by giving the
students a variety of topic and the opportunity to drag and drop the appropriate items into their space
of the Venn Diagram.




Title: Volcano
                 Location:               Interwrite Sims > Science



                 Targeted Grade Level: Middle School



Description: This SIM allows the user to drag words corresponding to specific areas of a volcano onto
the appropriate place of a diagram of a volcano.




Title: Volume
                 Location:               Interwrite Sims > Math



                 Targeted Grade Level: Middle School



Description: This SIM allows a user to drag a 3-D diagram that displays width, length, and height. The
calculations determining volume are displayed at the top of the SIM window.




Title: Word Analogies
                 Location:               Interwrite Sims > Language Arts



                 Targeted Grade Level: Middle School
Description: Looking at an analogy at the top with a series of words to create another analogy below.




Title: Word Formation
                  Location:                Interwrite Sims > Language Arts



                  Targeted Grade Level: Elementary/Middle School



Description: The purpose of this SIM is to combine a beginning sound and an ending sound and see if
it’s a word or not. Sound combinations will fall from the top of a cave. If the combination makes a
word, the user will click on a jewel to keep it. If the combination is not a word, the user will click on the
bat, who will then carry it away.




Title: Word Types
                  Location:                Interwrite Sims > Language Arts



                  Targeted Grade Level: Elementary



Description: This SIM shows 5 buckets labeled Nouns, Verbs, Adjectives, Adverbs, and Prepositions. The
user takes words falling from the sky and places them in the appropriate bucket.




Title: World Capitols
                  Location:                Interwrite Sims > Social Studies



                  Targeted Grade Level: Middle School



Description: The SIM will be able to see if the students can identify the country and their Capitols. Drag
country or capitol onto their correct country or capitol. When it is correct it will disappear.
Title: World Events
                 Location:               Interwrite Sims > Social Studies



                 Targeted Grade Level: Elementary/Middle School



Description: The SIM will display events that happen in a period of time and then a list of the possible
years this event happened. Students will drag a event or time period onto what they think is the correct
answer. When it is correct it will disappear.

				
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