I'm a university student who is planning to teach High School biology courses. I'm taking a Herpetology class, and we are given the option to create something (rather than research) for our class project.
I am hoping to make a digital exploration site for my project, with a central (idea or focus) on herps.
My question is this: What would be a useful subject/theme relating to content standards or maybe several content standards that you think would be useful to your class?
*My professor and I discussed a few things, such as creating a food web exploration with the central organism being an amphibian with an herbivorous larval stage,
*or perhaps something which would be coordinated with a live animal- such as examining and describing the use behind the characters of a turtle (and have turtles present to look at).
My hope is to use exploration to help the students pose questions, and then discover how to find out the answer.
Any ideas of what you as a teacher would love to have access to would be greatly appreciated. It will be web-based, so I can promise that I'd provide the link when all is said and done. The goal is to beta-test it in our community and then make it generally available as a free teaching tool.
*side note: If it is something where I am able to do so, I'd be able to take field pictures for the tool, which would be usable by anyone, and illustrations (I'm also an artist), that would be the same.
Thank you for your time!