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The Great Invertebrate Race

Grade and Content Area: 8th Grade – Life Sciences


In the Second Life program, students use an avatar to drive a race car round a race track trying to collect 15 different invertebrates. A student must correctly answer a question about the invertebrate in order to collect it.

Lesson Plan

Description of the Science Content of the Module: This module reinforces learning about invertebrates including phyla, characteristics, and specific organisms.

Features: Features: high score table, 12 different colored go-karts to choose from, 3 race tracks, 15 different invertebrate items, and an interactive 3D world

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 0538588. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.