Learning about animal life cycles is an important way to develop children's understanding of the natural world. Using augmented reality with Merge EDU to teach life cycles will get students instantly excited and engaged, and allow them to learn by doing - holding, inspecting and exploring relevant 3D models and simulations.
Teach Bee Life Cycles with Merge Object Viewer
With Merge EDU, you can give your students a close-up view of bee lifecycles in a safe for them students and humane for bees. The Merge Object Viewer app has a collection of virtual teaching aids called "Honey Bees" that will allow students to hold and inspect every stage of a bee life cycle from egg, larvae, pupa and adult. There's even a digital manipulative that shows every bee stage as it develops inside of a bee hive! As an assessment tool, students can complete a Mini Research Project or an AR Art Gallery about bee life cycles to show you what they've learned.
Other Collections related to life cycles in Merge Object Viewer are:
Teach the Life Cycle of a Frog with Merge Explorer
Using augmented reality to learn about a frog's life cycle is the perfect way for students who may be scared of frogs to be able to learn about them up close, and the perfect way for all students to learn more about frogs in a way that's humane for our amphibious friends.
While the Merge Object Viewer app includes collections related to life cycles, the Merge Explorer App includes a topic card called "A Frog's Life". In the "Life Cycle of a Frog" simulation, students will hold and interact with frog eggs, wiggling embryos, a swimming tadpole, a froglet, and finally an adult frog. This is such an exciting and interactive way for students to see the changes that take place between each phase of a frog's life cycle, that they will be inspired to learn more! And, using the fully-editable activity plan that corresponds to the simulation will make it easy for you to prepare a fun lesson in virtually no time at all. Everybody wins!