This week we went on a field trip to the Lincoln Park Zoo downtown Chicago. As we walked around the various exhibits, I made sure to get some good pictures and videos of the animals.
Once we were back at school, I used the Aurasma app on my iPad to set up this interactive bulletin board/science center. Each animal's picture triggers a video I took while at the zoo. The students' task was to watch the videos on the iPads via augmented reality and record the adaptations (physical and/or behavioral) they observed. As a challenge/extension, they could write an essay comparing and contrasting two of the animals' habitats.
Click the video below to see a couple of the auras in action.