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STEM Resources

Edge Anomaly includes themes related to biology, neurology, environmental science, and emergent systems. Here are links that teachers and parents can share with young readers who want to explore the science of Crescent Island.

Cellular automata: Knowing how they got started and what the rules are can't help you predict how they'll turn out. Play around with the beautiful math of complexity.

Parable of the Polygons: An interactive story about how harmless choices can make a harmful world.

 

Video Playlists

Kid-friendly playlists made while researching for this book. There are more, so check back regularly!

Learn how bird's lungs are like bagpipes, how fungus helps trees talk to each other, why the endangered american burying beetle is so impressive, and more. Most of these videos are appropriate for any age, but there are a couple for those interested in digging deeper into neurology.

What is consciousness? How does your brain work? Do we have free will? These videos are for a slightly older crowd, but kids twelve and up should be able to follow most of them, and there are a few for younger kids.

What is evil? Is everyone a little bit racist, and how would we know? Do we have free will? Can an artificial intelligence be taught the concept of truth? These videos are for a slightly older crowd, but kids twelve and up should be able to follow most of them, and there are a few for younger kids.

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