Niche Partitioning and DNA Metabarcoding

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This interactive explores niche partitioning, a mechanism that enables similar species of animals to coexist. It features drag and drop activities, quizzes and freeform responses, a printable progress page, and the ability to save progress to the cloud using Google Sign In.

A3MG provided layout, responsive design, and programming.

This project has been redesigned to comply with the WCAG 2.1 AA guidelines and includes screenreader accessibility, video subtitles, and audio descriptions (AD).

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Client: Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Interactive Video with Quiz

A3MG designed and programmed this customized video player that features interactive quizzes for HHMI BioInteractive short films.

Interactive Assessment for Natural Selection and Adaptation

Embedded quiz modules test students’ understanding as they watch the short film on the rock pocket mouse—a living example of Darwin’s process of natural selection.

This project has been redesigned to comply with the WCAG 2.1 AA guidelines and includes screenreader accessibility, subtitles, and an audio description (AD) version of the film.

Client: Howard Hughes Medical Institute

How We Get Our Skin Color Interactive

This interactive animation about the biology of skin color provides stop points at which students can further explore the material through additional text and illustrations, videos, questions, and simple interactive widgets.

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Narrated by the world’s leading authority on the evolution of human skin color, Dr. Nina Jablonski, this animation describes how and where melanin is produced in our cells and what factors affect our skin color.

A3MG provided interface design, graphic design, and the programming of this custom interactive video.

Client: Howard Hughes Medical Institute

The Anthropocene: Human Impact on the Environment

A3MG designed and programmed this “interactive poster” to accompany HHMI BioInteractive’s 2014 Holiday Lectures on Science classroom poster.

Explore key human impacts on the environments and how they have affected Earth’s landscape, ocean, atmosphere, and biodiversity with this engaging interactive.

The print version of the poster was updated to be screen reader accessible and is WCAG 2.1 AA compliant.

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Lizard Evolution Virtual Lab

The Lizard Evolution Virtual Lab was developed by a team of scientists, educators, graphic artists, and film makers to explore the evolution of the anole lizards in the Caribbean.  A3MG provided interface design and graphics as well as the programming of BioInteractive’s latest virtual lab.

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.

Client: Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Stickleback Evolution Virtual Lab

A3MG worked with a team of scientists, science writers, and teachers to produce this virtual lab for the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Department of Science Education.  A3MG created the 3-D illustrations, interactive sequences, and overall graphics.  The lab was programmed using web standards allowing it to run on most modern browsers and mobile devices including the iPad.

The Stickleback Evolution Virtual Lab will introduce you to the science and techniques used to analyze the forms and structures of organisms—in particular, the pelvic structures of the threespine stickleback fish (Gasterosteus aculeatus). The lab includes three experiments in which you will collect and analyze data using photographs of living fish specimens and fossils.

Awards: 2013 Communicator Awards; Silver Award of Distinction

HHMI Holiday Lectures Video On Demand

The Holiday Lectures on Science, given for pre-college students, had been webcast live by A3MG since 1998. A3MG developed this video on demand (VOD) player which features HD resolution in full screen mode, closed captions, and chapter links so viewers can jump to a specific topic within the videos.

Videos that have Closed Captions available also have a search field above the chapter list. Entering a word or phrase in this field will search caption text and chapter names for the current video. Clicking the results below the chapter title will position the player 5 seconds before your search term is mentioned in the video.

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