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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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  • Learners should be aware of populations and the effects of overcrowding
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website.It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
  • The activity comes in two versions
  • Provides guidance on how to use the interactive
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