The Encyclopedia of Life is now hosting an interesting interactive quiz using Google Earth. The Encyclopedia of Life’s Google Earth Species Quiz (opens KMZ) presents players with images of an animal and the animal’s name scientific name. Players then have to pick the place that the animal is from. If the correct answer is chosen, the player is zoomed to the correct location on the map. You do need to have the latest version of Google Earth in order to properly view the quiz.
Applications for Education
The Encyclopedia of Life’s Google Earth Species Quiz could be a good tool for biology teachers and students. Whenever a student gets a question correct they can learn more about that animal and its habitat by zooming in on the location and its placemark.