Interactive Animations in High School Biology

January 26, 2010

Agile Mind for Biology (AMB) supports the teaching and learning of high school biology content. It’s an online tool providing interactive visualizations and animations. Students use it to explore and experiment with important biology concepts and phenomena. WCER researchers are evaluating the effects of AMB’s visualizations student achievement in Texas school districts. Research focuses on two areas: how readily students and teachers can access, manipulate, and comprehend the animations; and how students and teachers use animations for classroom or independent learning. With funding from the IES Small Business Innovation Research program, WCER researchers and Agile Mind staff collaborate on all aspects of the research.