Biogenesis is educational software that simulates the processes that take place in the natural evolution of unicellular organisms. It is educational but can also be viewed as an entertainment program.
With Biogenesis you will learn important facts about biology. You will learn and see the microscopic world â€“ how organisms reproduce, collide and travel. Although scientific in nature, it is simple to use and can be fun. You donâ€™t need to be a geek to enjoy or use it.
Although Biogenesis is cool enough to be a game, the strength lies in its scientific data. You learn how to interact with the microscopic world. The program explains what variables affect them. When you launch the software, youâ€™ll see a dark background with uniquely shaped objects moving around. These represent microscopic organisms. These groups symbolize cells that appear in nature and in living organisms.
You can discover a lot from Biogenesis by just watching the simulation. You will see how bacterial evolution mechanisms work. Biological events like photosynthesis and mutations are graphically shown. This is definitely more interesting than reading a textbook.
Click an organism and get real-time data about it. The bottom screen will display vital information about the selected one: its mass, energy, whether it has bacterial gene infection and whether it is a child or first generation paren. The age is displayed as well.
Probably the coolest feature about Biogenesis is you can select what organisms to feed. You decide what cells multiply and grow. You can get more info about those organisms by using a magnifying glass. You can keep track of their travels, kill or make clones of them. You not only learn, but have fun while doing it.
- Written by Mel
- Published on October 24, 2012