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Biology Resources

Rising Tide Biology, written by biology professor, Dr. Kevin Curran of the University of San Diego, provides comprehensive summaries of some of the most exciting and disruptive fields in modern biology.
iBiology’s mission is to convey, in the form of open-access free videos, the excitement of modern biology and the process by which scientific discoveries are made. The aim is to let you meet the leading scientists in biology, so that you can find out how they think about scientific questions and conduct their research, and can get a sense of their personalities, opinions, and perspectives.
Hosted by ShareMyLesson,this site provides biology resources, including activities, worksheets, games, lesson plans, puzzles, posters, presentations, assessments and other ideas for you to use with your high school students.
This Harvard University site has online lesson plans and scientific animations on the following topics: Exploring Biodiversity; Physiology; Microbiology; Regenerative Biology; Evolution; Neurobiology; Immunology; and the Biology of Cancer.
This Harvard University site presents two remarkable biological animations – one on “The Inner Life of the Cell” and the other on “Mitochondria.”
This Harvard University site includes the Scientist Lecture Series, “Exploring Genomics and Epigenetics.”
This site, Understanding Evolution for Teachers, provides comprehensive teaching resources on this topic
Providing laboratory techniques, science videos and current protocols, BenchFly is the everyday guide to a career as a scientist.
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 World Wide Web pages, the project provides information about biodiversity, the characteristics of different groups of organisms, and their evolutionary history (phylogeny).
The Secrets of the Sequence Video Series offers an innovative way for teachers to incorporate astounding advances in the life sciences from gene research into their teaching.
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute prepares a large variety of resources including lectures, animations, and interactive lessons.
Kimball’s Biology Pages, an online biology book written by a former Harvard University professor.
This site provides a collection of interactive simulations and learning activities produced using the Molecular Workbench. All exhibits are the results of calculations based on scientific principles.
Minds of Our Own: A video documentary on education and learning for K-12 educators and parents; 3 one-hour video programs and guide. This documentary uncovered many student misconceptions.