The Lizard Evolution Virtual Lab was developed by a team of scientists, educators, graphic artists, and film makers to explore the evolution of the anole lizards in the Caribbean. A3MG provided interface design and graphics as well as the programming of BioInteractive’s latest virtual lab.
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.
This Web app was designed and programmed by A3MG for HHMI’s BioInteractive. This fun activity tests students’ ability to distinguish between two species of finches living on the island of Daphne Major based on how they sound and look.
A3MG worked with a team of scientists, science writers, and teachers to produce this virtual lab for the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Department of Science Education. A3MG created the 3-D illustrations, interactive sequences, and overall graphics. The lab was programmed using web standards allowing it to run on most modern browsers and mobile devices including the iPad.
The Stickleback Evolution Virtual Lab will introduce you to the science and techniques used to analyze the forms and structures of organisms—in particular, the pelvic structures of the threespine stickleback fish (Gasterosteus aculeatus). The lab includes three experiments in which you will collect and analyze data using photographs of living fish specimens and fossils.
Awards: 2013 Communicator Awards; Silver Award of Distinction
The Holiday Lectures on Science, given for pre-college students, had been webcast live by A3MG since 1998. A3MG developed this video on demand (VOD) player which features HD resolution in full screen mode, closed captions, and chapter links so viewers can jump to a specific topic within the videos.
Videos that have Closed Captions available also have a search field above the chapter list. Entering a word or phrase in this field will search caption text and chapter names for the current video. Clicking the results below the chapter title will position the player 5 seconds before your search term is mentioned in the video.