Here you'll find a wealth of resources and information aimed at helping educators bring genetics, bioscience, and health to life in the classroom. Check out the companion site specifically for teachers.
Teach ahead of the textbook with HHMI's (Howard Hughes Medical Institute) BioInteractive, which includes short films, scientific lectures, teacher resources, multimedia, and interactive features.
This site tests your knowledge of the human body through a series of interactive games and maps. Learn more about the human brain using interactive games and online psychological tests and surveys.
CELLS alive! represents 30 years of capturing film and computer-enhanced images of living cells and organisms for education and medical research. Students delve into various topics in cell biology, immunology, microbiology, and microscopy using interactives created by Jim Sullivan.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) curates a list of science education resources for students and teachers. Their catalog primarily focuses on the human body and health topics, as well as subjects such as microscopy and environmental health. Don’t miss the “GeneEd” link if you are looking for genetics resources. Click on the “Office of Science Education” link to make your way to the free NIH curriculum supplements for teachers.
The Tree of Life Web Project (ToL) is a collaborative effort of Biologists and nature enthusiasts from around the world. On more than 10,000 websites, the project provides information about biodiversity, the characteristics of different groups of organisms, and evolutionary history (phylogeny).
This online library from Nature Publishing Group offers classroom resources and learning tools in topics such as genetics, cell biology, and evolution. Options include building learning paths and personal online classrooms, as well as an ask the expert feature staffed by PhD students. Scitable is routinely peer-reviewed for journal-level quality, but also allows opportunity for personal student development on their student blogs page.
Ms. Baker’s Biology class may be just a blog, but Extreme Biology has quickly become a highly visited and resourceful compilation of a New England High school teacher’s lesson plans and activities for her biology class. This engaging science blog is both informative and accessible to students, and serves as a model for classrooms looking to explore the world of blogging.
A virtual tour of the human body produced by MEDtropolis. Detailed descriptions, animations, images, and narrated tours present the brain, skeleton, heart, and digestive tract in an informative way. *Tip: The font for this website has generally been very small in the past, so be sure to enlarge the text from your menu bar!
Biology in Motion is an online resource of exhibits and activities created by Dr. Saul. He includes animations, interactive activities, and cartoons designed to make learning biology a richer, more engaging experience. Be sure to check out the “Tips for Teachers” section for useful advice on using technologies in the classroom.
As one of the leading research institutes in the world, MBARI is consistently dedicated to furthering multicultural, interdisciplinary collaboration in the marine sciences. Explore exciting current research, as well as MBARI’s collection of data and image galleries. Under the “News and Information” heading, be sure to check out the “Education” section for internship and career information, educational webpages, seminar series, and MBARI’s very own “Education And Research: Testing Hypotheses (EARTH),” a long-term teacher workshop program that will give educators complete access to real-time and near-real-time data in the classroom.
It is no secret that the Monterey Bay Aquarium is often hailed as the best aquarium in the world. Its dedication to research, public awareness, activism, and education has made it a benchmark in the ocean sciences and is a favorite visit for ocean-lovers. This section of the MBA website, “Teacher’s Place” provides trip-planning, teacher/student programs through the aquarium, an educator newsletter, as well as a host of classroom resources (located on the right side of the page) including games, self-guided exploration, ocean explorer guides, curriculum/lesson plans, and much more.
For anyone even remotely interested in the wonders of the world’s oceans, COML is an invaluable resource. Click on the link above for the Census’ image galleries and witness astounding photography of newly discovered, alien-like species of the deep ocean. For more information, check out “Census Resources” at the top of the page for educational and program resources. COML’s video galleries, publications, and research are also available for public viewing.