With this software, students in grades K-4 will learn about life science topics through exploration and discovery of the insect world. The goal is to develop software modules that delve into the characteristics of virtual live insects, their life cycles and their environments.
Backyard Bugs - Discovery-based Science Explorations
The screen shot examples below show the monarch butterfly explorations.
Clicking the milkweed “hotspot” opens the Close-up Milkweed Screen.
Close–up Milkweed Screen
Use an appropriate tool to collect either a monarch butterfly, caterpillar or an egg
Virtual Laboratory Screen
to the Video Screen.
opens the Life Cycle Video Screen
opens the Caterpillar or Butterfly Food Investigation Screen
rotates the caterpillar or butterfly
Butterfly Food Investigation Screen
Click a food item to watch a video clip
Life Cycle Video Screen (Egg hatching)
Click any of the life stage icons to see a video clip.
|Acknowledgment: This material is based upon work supported by the Department of Health and Human Services; National Institutes of Health (NIH); National Institute of Drug Abuse Grant Number: 1 R43 DA13557-01. This project is funded under the SBIR program (Phase I). Any opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s).|
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