The Habitat Tracker App integrates field trips to the Tallahassee Museum with a customized Sunshine State Standards-based curriculum focused on the nature of science. Students walk the Florida Wildlife Trail as working scientists, recording observations of the museum’s animals, habitats, and weather that are uploaded to a shared online database. The complementary Habitat Tracker website allows students to learn about the nature of science and scientific inquiry before and after the field trip, analyzing observation data online and creating presentations in the classroom. Specifically designed for K12 students, the app is also great for individual and family museum visits!
Ease of Use
- Large buttons and colorful pictures provide easy access to all the habitats
- Simple interface for browsing and recording habitat, animal, and weather observations
- Browse images and read about the animals as you visit their habitats
- Access the observation database in real time to see what other visitors have observed at the museum
- Access rich multimedia materials about North Florida wildlife online, before and after your museum visit
- Use the online data analysis tool to identify trends in observation data about the animals and their habitats, and create charts and graphs for in-class presentations
- Complete, three-week curriculum centered on nature of science available online
- Learning modules specifically designed to hit the fourth and fifth grade science standards benchmarks
Corrected error in weather data entry worksheet.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.