Bee Dance

An online interactive simulation about honey bee communication and navigation for K-12 audiances.

Contributions to Project Development

  • JavaScript programming
  • 2D animations of bees dancing
  • Creation of basic game layout

More About The Way of the Waggle Dance

Bees communicate with one another using special dances inside the hive. These dances convey information about the disance and direction of high quality flower patches outside the hive. The Way of the Waggle Dance teachers users how to interpret bee dances, then puts their knowledge to the test in the game allowing them to control the movement of a bee on a 2D field. The user is shown a bee dance at random, then needs to find the corresponding flower patch as quickly as possible to win the level, while avoiding enemy wasps. 

The Way of the Waggle Dance is part of a larger online lesson about bees created for Arizona State University's Ask A Biologist. This activity is fully functional on tablet and phone, and is compliant with W3 standards and best practices of web development.

The Way of the Waggle Dance, level intro screen
The Way of the Waggle Dance, level intro screen
The Way of the Waggle Dance, game screen
The Way of the Waggle Dance, game screen