Natural Selection: Munch a Mimic

In this game you are a predator figuring out which butterflies are non-poisonous. The butterflies morph over generations, so watch out! An interactive and engaging way to learn about Batesian mimicry.

Learning Goals

Upon completion of this game, players will understand:

  • The organism best suited to the environment survives the longest
  • Environments change over time
  • Organisms change over time
  • Species’ survival occurs across several generations (e.g., Mimicry’s advantages emerge over time)

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 No1020367. 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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