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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

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

2.2 out of 5

10 Ratings

10 Ratings


im sorry bio students

this lab is high key just busy work like we could learn this in class in a lecture and I'd understand it much more than in this "hands-on" activity, also the app is glitchy, hard to use, and just really time consuming

Very annoying


This app makes no sense and I absolutely hate using it in class. I wish it didnt exist.

App review

Panel Escobar

It's difficult to use. I had to use it for class and it sucked


Howard Hughes Medical Institute
378 MB
Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2017 Howard Hughes Medical Institute


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