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The virtual lab includes four modules that investigate different concepts in evolutionary biology, including adaptation, convergent evolution, phylogenetic analysis, reproductive isolation, and speciation. Each module involves data collection, calculations, analysis and answering questions. The “Educators” tab includes lists of key concepts and learning objectives and detailed suggestions for incorporating the lab in your instruction.

The lab is appropriate for students in high school biology and environmental science classes, and undergraduate biology, ecology, environmental science courses. The focus on observation, measurement, and experimental methods makes the lab a good fit for addressing "science as a process" or "nature of science" aspects of the curriculum. The emphasis on the collection, analysis, and graphing of data, connects to the mathematical dimension of biology and general goals of STEM integration.

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) is a nonprofit medical research organization that ranks as one of the nation's largest philanthropies. HHMI plays a powerful role in advancing biomedical research and science education. HHMI brings the latest biomedical research into the classroom with the award-winning BioInteractive website, featuring free resources for science education, including lectures, animations, short films, interactive features, and classroom-ready lesson plans and activities. Topics include all areas of biology and earth and environmental science. Vist the website at www.biointeractive.org.

What’s New

Version 2.0.1

Optimized for iOS 10.3 and bug fixes.
Please note: if you are currently working on the lab using version 2.0.0, your progress will be lost with this version 2.0.1 update.

Ratings and Reviews

2.0 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

AP Bio Dude 😭 ,

Just no - from your fellow AP Bio Student

The app is glitchy. The videos do not work. The sound is all wrong. I cried multiple times trying to get it to work. Questioning all of my life choices currently. So yeah, 10/10 would not recommend to a friend or any fellow AP Bio Student. Just don’t do it. If assigned, trust me, it’s better to just take the L and get a zero.

im sorry bio students ,


this lab is high key just busy work like we could learn this in class in a lecture and I'd understand it much more than in this "hands-on" activity, also the app is glitchy, hard to use, and just really time consuming

Karen77881144232 ,

Oh no

I don’t think they could’ve made a worse app. Glitchy, unclear instructions, boring, disengaging to name a few. Fellow bio students I am sorry we have to put up with stupid programs like this :(


Howard Hughes Medical Institute
378 MB

Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.



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