The "To Save a Species" series of software was developed for the Chicago Zoological Society (Brookfield Zoo) to teach applied biology by enabling students to take on the roles of various zoo scientists. This module, "Exhibit Designer," is intended for elementary school students to learn about the basic biological needs of animals.
Students work in teams to develop a successful zoo exhibit. In doing so, they must research and design elements of the exhibit to address the food, shelter, social, psychological, safety, and environmental needs of animals.
The software is packaged together with full curriculum materials and is available for teachers to use with their classrooms.