Genomics Digital Lab

Country: 
Canada

Genomics Digital Lab (GDL) is an animated software tool which is designed to help users understand plants and their significance. In an interactive laboratory, users are able to alter the environment around a dying plant, zooming in and out of the major plant cell organelles, and using what they learn to figure out how to make the dying plant survive and thrive. The software is divided into three modules representing the mitochondria, chloroplasts and nucleus, whilst reinforcing the "Genomic" concept that organelles are inter-dependent. The Genomics Digital Lab learning environment uses visually stunning games and puzzles to engage learners and encourage a deeper understanding of biological processes, promoting higher-order thinking skills in a fun and entertaining format. The software comes complete with accompanying teaching material, geared towards the curricula of high-school grades 7 to 12. For more information visit the websites http://www.vivetechnologies.com/gdl/home.html and http://www.exploreGDL.com.

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