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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

This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.

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

1.8 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

this assignment was dumb ,

This App is Incredible

This app is simply a work of art. Such high quality videos that you’ll never watch because the videos don’t play, so your left to use your knowledge and guess on every single quiz. From the beautiful graphics that glitch in every single new screen to the glorious activities which are both pointless and time consuming, this app is a wild ride that will leave you with a bad grade, and 3 less hours of your time! My favorite app.

byeeee___perioddddd__ ,

Wowowowow 10/10💯

This app is so good, it crashed several times. And it froze like ice cream. It was super awesome, I love having to spend 3 hours on a module with an estimated time of 1 1/2 hrs. I honestly wanna have more of these apps never come out, truly, your system is a work of art indeed. I wanted to stop doing it before I even started. This app is as slow as long-limbed lizards on a thin branch😉

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.

App Privacy

The developer, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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