Science Snoops The Case of the Missing Monarchs

         The featured software is directed toward students in grades six through eight, including over seventy interactive live-action video clips of scientists at work.  The software urges children to record their findings in a progress journal as a way of achieving knowledge and understanding.  Taking you through the discovery and exploration of the Monarch butterfly, Science Snoops gives you insight on:
  • the ability to identify questions that can be answered through scientific investigations

  • design and conduct a scientific investigation

  • use appropriate tools and techniques to gather, analyze, and interpret data

  • develop descriptions, explanations, predictions, and models using evidence

  • think critically and logically to make the relationships between evidence and explanations

  • recognize and analyze alternative explanations and predictions

  • communicate scientific procedures and explanations

  • use of mathematics in all aspects of scientific inquiry


A variety of interactive screens from you to choose from.

 


 Measuring the forewing length of the butterfly.

 With the interactive magnifying glass you can examine infected butterflies.


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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