Virtual Encyclopedia to Aid Students' Learning of Science

Resource Description:

 

Resource Title:
Virtual Encyclopedia to Aid Students' Learning of Science
Source:
Other
Technology Tool:
Webpage Creation
Pedagogical Goal:
Increasing engagement and/or interactivity
Providing supplementary content
Course Type:
All
Academic Area:
Science, Technology, and Math
Discipline:
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Faculty Name:
Phil Myers

Phil Myers, (pmyers@umich.edu), LSA - Ecology and Evolutionary Biology,  leads a team that has created the "Animal Diversity Web" (ADW). This website serves as a "virtual encyclopedia" and resource for teaching by inquiry. It provides photos, sounds, and detailed information about thousands of animal species. It is also a cornerstone of a project to improve teaching science to 5th and 6th graders in Michigan. The website is continually updated with entries authored by faculty and students. The Animal Diversity Web can be found at http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/