Short Films “Film is a powerful way to tell stories. … The right story, told well, can be engaging, informative, and memorable.” —Sean B. Carroll HHMI’s series of short films for the classroom brings fascinating stories of science and scientists to students and teachers. These compelling stories, in fields ranging from evolutionary biology and genetics to earth science, feature leading scientists and stunning locations around the world. Importantly, each film is accompanied by a collection of supporting materials, including film guides, quizzes, hands-on activities, and lesson plans, that teachers use to increase the impact of the films in their instruction. The films and accompanying resources are available for download at BioInteractive.org.
Kids Games - Play Educational and Fun Online Kids Games! Play Kids Games. Interactives archive: Biology Anatomy of ChildbirthReview the three stages of having a baby as well as some of the risks women face. Anatomy of the CoelacanthThis survivor from the age of dinosaurs has body parts found in no other living creature. Anatomy of a CrocExamine a Nile crocodile and see what makes this amazing reptile tick. Anatomy of a HiveInvestigate the physical, behavioral, and social infrastructure inside a bees' nest. Anatomy of Photo 51When you know how to look at it, this shadowy X-ray photograph speaks volumes about the shape of DNA. Bacteria TalkIn this interview, Bassler describes the 600 species of bacteria on your teeth each morning, and much more. Brain GeographyLearn how to model a brain and find out more about the cerebellum, spinal cord, brain stem, and cerebral cortex. Build a SteroidFollow the steps a chemist takes to synthesize a disease-fighting drug. Classifying LifeWhat do a polar bear and a sea cucumber have in common? Coelacanth QuizDoes this fish lay eggs? Guess What's Coming to Dinner?
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. 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.
Pathfinderswap - home Biology Homepage The important thing is to not stop questioning. - Albert Einstein The Biology course is a requirement for graduation in Visalia Unified School District. The course also fulfills University of California requirements for a laboratory science. At El Diamante, the majority of sophomores are enrolled in Biology as their science course. Though I am not teaching biology during the 2014 - 2015 school year, I am leaving my resources available to students and teachers who might find them useful. Resources for Biology Biology resources include all of my PowerPoint presentations. I do appreciate hearing from users of this site.
Cram.com: Create and Share Online Flashcards Worm Watch Lab Life boils down to five 'rules' ... or so says the Madingley Model It may sound overly simple, but just five processes can define us as animals: eating, metabolism, reproduction, dispersal and death. They might not seem like much, but, thanks to a mathematical model from scientists at Microsoft Research, we know that these five processes are the key to all ecosystems. It’s called the Madingley Model, and is the first time scientists have simulated ecosystems across the globe using a single set of biological rules. When these rules are combined with your body mass at birth and your body mass at maturity, they are enough to define your role in an ecosystem. The Madingley Model is a global ecosystem model (GEM). The first iteration of the Madingley Model was made available this year, and it works basically like this: Based on the five key processes of life, these virtual organisms will interact, feed, move and die, and gradually create stable networks of organisms; everywhere from the desert to the rainforest to the ocean. Sounds good, but why bother?
Darwin 2.0: Scientists shed new light on how species diverge Birds that are related, such as Darwin's finches, but that vary in beak size and behavior specially evolved to their habitat are examples of a process called speciation. It has long been thought that dramatic changes in a landscape like the formation of the Andes Mountain range or the Amazon River is the main driver that initiates species to diverge. However, a recent study shows that speciation occurred much later than these dramatic geographical changes. Researchers from LSU's Museum of Natural Science have found that time and a species' ability to move play greater parts in the process of speciation. This research was published today in the print edition of Nature. Brumfield and his colleagues examined the genealogy of 27 species of birds in the most bio-diverse region in the world, the Neotropics, which extends from southern Mexico through Central America to southern Brazil and includes the Amazon rainforest.
Joan Wiffen (1922–2009) Changing scientific ideas Each specialised field of science has key ideas and ways of doing things. Over time, these ideas and techniques can be revised or replaced in the light of new research. Most changes to key science ideas are only accepted gradually, tested through research by many people. Advances in science and technology All scientists build their research and theories on the knowledge of earlier scientists, and their work will inform other scientists in the future. Biography This part of the timeline outlines just a few events in the personal life of the featured person, some of which influenced their work as a scientist. Ancient Gondwana Ancient continent of Gondwana thought to be made up of South America, Africa, India, Australia, Antarctica and New Zealand. No dinosaurs in New Zealand No dinosaur fossils have been found in New Zealand. Dinosaurs in New Zealand Joan Wiffen’s discoveries show dinosaurs lived in New Zealand after it split away from Gondwana in the Early Cretaceous.