Freshwater Macroinvertebrates will assist students and teachers in classifying and categorising Freshwater Macro Invertebrates which can be found in and around the unique Queensland (Australia) environment and as a result learn more about the characteristics, differences and similarities between them.
Freshwater Macroinvertebrates functions by using an interactive process of elimination similar to using Dichotomous Keys in the science domain. Users will filter through a presented list of freshwater macroinvertebrates by using a series of menus that will apply ‘real-time’ filters (based on animal characteristics) to the presented list so users can narrow their possible selection.
Included within 'Freshwater Macro invertebrates' is a Glossary of Terms, Contributors and links to their respective websites and a geolocation page which will detect the users location and show it on a map. This functionality requires internet connectivity.
- Fix up incorrect tolerance settings
- Resolve duplication of Freshwater Mussel
- Fix grammar in the geolocation permission notice
- Remove incorrect image from dragonfly page
Ratings and Reviews
The app is easy to use, but contains a large number of taxonomic errors. For example, Naucoridae is not Trichoptera, but Hemiptera. Also, the photo labelled as a Simuliidae is actually a Culicidae. These must be rectified to make the app useful.
Great application to SPI
The school has been using the app for about three years for the Year 7 Biology class to identify invertebrate at three locations along the same creek. Students draw up an excel spreadsheet and determine the stream pollution index (SPI). The SPI is compared.
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.