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Please change your browser preferences to enable javascript, and reload this page. </b></p><hr> Johnson Explorations(See related pages) As every teacher knows, hands-on experience is far and away the most effective way to learn anything. To teach art, let a student paint; to teach driving, let a student drive a car; to teach science, let a student do an experiment. The Johnson Explorations require the Macromedia Shockwave 7 Player be installed on your system. WOW Biolab. McGraw-Hill Virtual Biology Lab. Virtuallabs.html.

Lessons Registration - Resources - Life Sciences Learning Center. Virtual labs. BioInteractive Search Results. Click & Learn This Click and Learn explains how DNA sequences can be used to generate such trees, and how to interpret them.

BioInteractive Search Results

West Nile virus infects mosquitoes, birds, and people—with very different consequences. Lactose tolerance, sickle cell anemia, and bitter taste perception are three examples of recently evolved human traits. Lactase persistence results from a mutation that changes how transcription factors interact, thereby affecting gene expression. This survey, developed by Horne and Ostberg, will let you determine if you are a morning or an evening person. Answer the questions in this online quiz to test your knowledge of what determines the sex of a human, a fruit fly, and a snapping turtle. Paleoanthropology provides an excellent example of the scientific process at work. Learn about the nature of vector-borne diseases, and the life cycle of the dengue vector mosquito.

Learn why verifying a person's gender may be harder than you think. The Virtual Lab Series. BioInteractive’s virtual labs have won several awards, including top honors in the Pirelli INTERNETional Award competition, which recognizes the best multimedia products designed to use the Internet to educate about science and technology.

The Virtual Lab Series

Designed in close consultation with educators and scientists, these virtual labs are fully interactive biomedical laboratory simulations and provide students with skills and techniques used in scientific research. BioInteractive’s series of virtual labs allows students to examine heart patients, analyze DNA sequences, probe the nervous system of a leech, use human antibodies to diagnose disease, and measure physical traits of stickleback fish and anole lizards to examine key concepts in evolution. Each lab provides an interactive environment in which students perform experiments and collect their data, and answer questions to assess their understanding. The labs can be accessed by clicking the icons on the right-hand side of the page. - Life Science Teaching Resource Community. BioInteractive Search Results. Living, Non-living vs. Dead Lab. Part 1 (Living-Nonliving Part 2) I have found that it is worth spending two full class periods on a lab that challenges students' preconceptions of what it means to be alive!

Living, Non-living vs. Dead Lab

I designed this lab years ago, and it remains a favorite of mine. A free student handout is available at the end of this article. The day before lab day (may only need a 1/2 class period) we brainstorm qualities that living things must have. At this point I just let students list a bunch of things on the board, and I don't filter them at all. Need airbreathspoopsexhalesmoves reacts to stimuli/environmentneeds food/eatsneeds water/drinkshas cells has atomsit can die (I love this one) thinkshas babies/offspringhas genetic material has chemical reactions going on inside of itThe next day, the students rotate around to 12-15 stations.

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Video Blog Post: NGSS Storylines. Curriculum Front Matter - HS Biology. Illinois Science Teachers Association - Storylining Working Group. Jason Crean, MS Bio, EdD, is a biology instructor at the high school and university levels and an education consultant and instructor in the Education Department at the Chicago Zoological Society.

Illinois Science Teachers Association - Storylining Working Group

Crean teaches courses in the Department of Biology at Saint Xavier University including Zoo Biology: Animal Nutrition, Behavior, and Husbandry as well as preservice science teacher preparation course in the School of Education. Crean has been awarded the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science Teaching, the highest award a teacher can receive in the US, by President Obama in 2009, the 2010 High School Science Teacher of the Year by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, as well as awards from the National Science Teachers Association, the National Association of Biology Teachers, the Illinois Science Teachers Association, the Golden Apple Foundation, among others.

Living Environment Units. Characteristics of Living Things. PDB-101: Curricula Overview. Mr Murray's Science Songs. We remember what we hear in song.

Mr Murray's Science Songs

AIR Biology – Google Drive. Cell Cycle Mitosis questions. The Biology Corner. Minds-on Activities for Teaching Biology. The resources listed below include: minds-on, hands-on activities and minds-on analysis and discussion activities for teaching biology to high school and middle school students and students in non-major college biology coursesoverviews of important biological topicsgames for learning and review.

Minds-on Activities for Teaching Biology

Many of these activities are explicitly aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards, as indicated by (NGSS) in the descriptions below and as described in Summary Tables and in the Teacher Notes for individual activities. These activities foster student understanding of Disciplinary Core Ideas, engage students in Scientific Practices, provide the opportunity to discuss Crosscutting Concepts, and prepare students to meet the Performance Expectations of the Next Generation Science Standards. We encourage you to subscribe to our listserv to receive notices when we post new activities or significantly improved versions of current activities.

Lesson Plans. Lesson Plans. Biology. Top 20 Alternative Apps To Video Biology for iPhone & iPad. Virtual Labs. The links on this page are all VIRTUAL LABS offered by the Glencoe textbook company.

Virtual Labs

These labs give the students the adventure of laboratory experimentation without costly supplies, worrisome environmental and safety issues, or time-consuming clean up. Educational Materials. Living Environment:Science Regents Examinations:OSA:P-12:NYSED. Science - Video Portal. WOW Biolab. McGraw-Hill Virtual Biology Lab. Johnson Explorations. OkBio Lesson Plans. Learn Genetics.

Biology. U1_L5_LessonPlan.pdf. OBIS Outdoor Biology Instructional Strategies. - Life Science Teaching Resource Community. Academic Biology - We Read.  We Write.  We Work. The Habitable Planet Unit 1 - Many Planets, One Earth // Online Textbook. Problem-Attic. U1_L4_LessonPlan.pdf. Discipline: Science. Lessons Registration - Resources - Life Sciences Learning Center. Virtuallabs.html. Lesson Plans Exploring NGSS. Curriculum - Science / Life Science AIMS K-9. Discover. Curriculum from the Monterey Bay Aquarium.

201302_NGSS-Bybee.pdf. S BioInteractive. Materials Available for Check Out- Biology - Google Docs.