Biology app: Hungry Birds
Turn your students into adult birds raising offspring to teach them about parent-offspring conflict
Students become European Flycatchers
Hungry Birds lets students experience what it’s like to forage for food with starving offspring at home. Students learn about different foraging theories and parent-offsping conflict through experience.
Learn about different foraging strategies
As they visit different sites to collect food, students encounter different challenges and food densities. This helps them understand different foraging theories through experience.
Which of my nestlings should I feed?
Students have to make the hard decisions of which nestlings to feed, which becomes more difficult when food is scarce! By having to make the tough decisions of who to feed, they learn more about parent-offspring conflict.
Field data collected automatically
All the parental decisions ae automatically stored and visualised so that students can how their behaviours are associated with fitness. This connection between behaviour and data helps them understand these theories