Natural Selection: Butterfly Buffet

To help your birds survive, you must capture the right butterflies before lunchtime! Have fun in this interactive STEM game while learning about Batesian mimicry. Test your knowledge with in-game questions. Save the screen for your teachers.

Learning Goals

Upon completion of this game, players will understand:

  • Organisms change over time
  • Mimicry is a form of natural selection that requires multiple generations
  • Organisms change over time
  • Species do not have the ‘intent’ to change
  • The survival of the offspring of a species depends on the environment

Teacher Guide

Teacher guide will be available near game release date – Coming soon!

System Requirements

Optimized for WebGL enabled browsers Chrome and Firefox.

Use touch surface or mouse to play.

Licensing Information

Beta Version for computer.

Contact us for Tablet and VR versions.

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 1423655. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

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