We were so impressed with this app we asked several science teachers to take a look. Here's some of what they had to say: The powers of ten (scaling) is a great topic...students always have difficulty visualizing this concept and this app brings this curriculum into perspective for them. The science content is wonderful and accurate, its scientific notation is terrific, kids love the zoom factor. Tick Bait is so inviting and so engaging that it just calls out for students to come and explore.
TEACHERS – Tick Bait's Universe works well as a presentation tool or as a self-study for your students. As a presentation tool Tick Bait's Universe allows the whole class, teachers, and students to explore the universe together. Marc Gamble recommends going slow and spending 3 to 6 minutes per page to encourage questions and class discussion.
The Teacher’s Corner section of the You University Site offers exceptional resources to help teachers integrate Tick Bait Universe into their classes. The Teacher's Corner contains Presentation Tips, ideas for a power of 10 classroom activities, and a Table of Content so teachers know what content is covered on each page. It also contains a "Scavenger Hunt" to give students an objective as they explore Tick Bait's Universe and teachers an assessment of how much students are learning.