Science NetLinks' Mystery Image Contest has been running for two months now, and the next contest will be open for entries next week on September 9! Since school is back in session, we're excited for teachers to start incorporating the Mystery Image Contest into their teaching.
Are you planning to use (or have you already used) the Mystery Image Contest in your classroom? Please share your ideas for integrating this activity into your instruction!
Thank you for starting this discussion. We do think the Mystery Image Contest can be used to help generate interest and excitement around various science topics. As we continue to post new Mystery Images, we will choose images that fit different science themes, like Earth Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, etc. For example, our first contest featured a Blue-and-Yellow Macaw. This could be used to start a discussion about natural selection by challenging students to consider how this species may have developed its beautiful blue-and-yellow feathers. Or, you could even use the image and accompanying information to talk about how the dominant chick is usually the only chick to survive. What kind of survival strategy could be going on in this situation?
I'll be interested to see what other ideas you have for incorporating the contest into your classroom.