Title: What Makes You Wild?
Build Your Wild Self Interactive Activity Web Address URL:
[SC2015] (3) 10: Investigate how variations in characteristics among individuals of the
same species may provide advantages in surviving, finding mates, and reproducing
(e.g., plants having larger thorns being less likely to be eaten by predators,
animals having better camouflage coloration being more likely to survive and
bear offspring).Digital Tool Description: This interactive activity is offered through New York Zoos and Aquarium. It allows students to create an avatar of themselves using animal characteristics. When the avatar is finished, information about each featured animal is provided to describe the student's "wild" avatar.
Title: Taking a Closer Look at Plants
Growing Plants Web Address URL:
[SC2015] (0) 3: Distinguish between living and nonliving things and verify what living things need to survive (e.g., animals needing food, water, and air; plants needing nutrients, water, sunlight, and air).Digital Tool Description: With this tool, students are helping "Sparky" with various interactive growing plant activities. Students are given the opportunity to be actively engaged to interact with labeling parts of a plant and helping consrruct a flow chart diagram of the life cycle of plants.