An online interactive scarab beetle virtual dissection simulation for K-12 audiances.
Contributions to Project Development
- Vector illustrations of beetle
- Icon design
- Creation of basic simulation layout
More About Beetle Dissection
Beetle Dissection brings together photos, illustrations, and x-ray images to give the user the interactive experience of dissecting a scarab beetle (Mecynorrhina torquata). Tools allow user to select between a male or female beetle, zoom and move around the image, select different views (front, side, top, bottom), and slice away sections using the virtual scalpel tool to see the inner organs and anatomy of the beetle. Activating the "inspect" button allows user to click on highlighted areas of the beetle to learn more about the function of a specific part.
Beetle Dissection is part of a larger online lesson about beetle anatomy created for Arizona State University's Ask A Biologist. This activity is fully functional on mobile and tablet devices, and compliant with all modern W3 standards of web development.