Evolution: Genetic Diversity

Help your students visualise this difficult topic. Version 2 out now!


Designed for senior and junior students, this engaging simulation promotes a clear understanding of genetic drift and other diversity principles.


Highly visual and interactive, this software will captivate your students as each scenario unfolds. While graph and data displays are available, its the visualisation of the genetic variation which will keep their interest.

  • Control sea level.
  • Cause various disasters.
  • Populate islands with single beetles or groups.
  • Monitor allele frequencies.


Encourage your students to discover, through experimentation, how population numbers and allele frequency are affected by:
  • isolation
  • migration
  • disasters
  • the founder effect
  • small populations
  • population bottlenecks
  • the Hardy-Weinberg principle.

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on Windows, Macintosh, Chromebooks, Android and iPads.


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