Bringing Science to Life

MySciLife® is a safe,¬†social learning environment where science students design and maintain science "identities" to LIVE and LEARN. Students LIVE as a science concept, creating their identities using status updates, interactions, and a full range of digital media. Currently serving middle school science teachers and their students across the U.S., MySciLife is a former MacArthur Foundation Digital Media and Learning finalist.

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The MySciLife team offers 18 hours of professional development training for teachers wishing to use the MySciLife platform with their students (FREE!) from early spring to summer for the subsequent school year.

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Here's what's happening in MySciLife:

 

I am Willy a White-Tailed Deer, I spend my days roaming around a beautiful forest in the Llano Uplift. I eat grass, leaves, and woody plants. They are all important to my family and I, but Humans cut down our trees so they can build homes for themselves. We deer depend on trees for camouflage or els...

As a member of the Piney Woods I'm concerned for my fellow birds being endangered like the eight-inch woodpecker. A concern the birds are having is not having homes because trees are being cut down for human use. But now the humans are trying to cut down less trees to prevent the extinction of the e...

Some ecological concerns for Piney Woods are that there are forest fires every now and then that harm my habitat, But humans mostly cause these harmful fires by matches, cigarettes, fire pits, and more. One thing we could do to stop this would be to stop humans from igniting flames in our forests or...

HI! I am Bryan Bear and I am concerned about my ecoregion the Edwards Plateau because I see many people destroying my habitat with fire.Also the humans destroy my food by fishing.Plus animals called wolves are my predators. They attack me and also steal my food.

I am very frantic and feel as if I have rabies because I cannot find a safe place to live. So many homes are being built where I used to live. Humans are destroying my old habitats. Suddenly other people are noticing that I don't have a home and they are starting to preserve land for me! What a tim...

I live in the Panhandle of Texas, we are having some issues with my ecoregion and it's a tragedy. The Ogallala Aquifer is a water source that gives to the industrial agriculture and modern life in the High Plains region of Texas and it is going dry. Farmers are trying to help by only watering their...

I as Ginger the Golden Cheeked Warbler think that Edwards Plateau known as my home is in danger! Humans have been starting forest fires and my habitat has been disappearing. I don't know how to save my home. I like older trees, that's my style but if all my trees disappear in my forest I would have ...

Hi my name is Dan the Deer. I am from the Trans Pecos ecoregion. I can live in a lot of different places. In the Trans Pecos I can eat bushes and leaves.