High School Student & Teacher Outreach The Department of Biology is actively involved in science outreach at the high school level. The goal of these outreach programs is to make science fun and exciting by bringing new hands-on activities into the classrooms, and to make teaching and learning science a more enriching and rewarding experience for both students and teachers. Science teachers from the greater Boston area are invited to:
Would You Eat That? The Game of Naming What's in What You Eat Getting the most out of what you eat takes knowing what's in your food. While packaged and prepared food can save time, it takes a lot of chemistry to keep those items edible on the long trip from the factory to your face. Do you know what is actually in some of your favorite food? Play "Would You Eat That?" Cell Models For life all cells have basic needs. Cells have diverged in their structure and function to accommodate these survival requirements. Here are some KEY TERMS to help you think, explore and search for similarities and significant differences that have become the characteristics of eukaryote (animal, plant) and prokaryotic (bacteria) cells.
Exhilarating Film Takes You Through 11 Countries in 1 Minute [VIRAL VIDEO] Take a look at what director Rick Meriki did last summer: a spectacular one-minute video he made with two of his pals as they traveled to 11 countries over 44 days, walking us through a dazzling variety of cultures, locations and images. "Move" shows actor Andrew Lees strolling toward us in perfect sync, surrounded by a mind-boggling group of scenarios, all whizzing by so quickly you have to watch this quick clip a few times just to absorb it all. The film was part of a three-film series of short subjects commissioned by STA Travel Australia, based on the concepts of movement, learning and food. Of the three, this one is by far the most compelling. The other two, entitled "Learn" and "Eat," are artfully done as well, and all are beautifully photographed by Director of Photography and Editor Tim White. The ultrahigh production-quality and Kelsey James's haunting music reminds me of Matt Harding's groundbreaking "Where the Hell Is Matt?"
Interactives Science/AAAS Subscribe Interactive Features Interactive versions of posters and illustrations from Science and other interactive environments from our companion sites. The Neandertal Genome STAR: Biochem - Home StarBiochem is a 3-D protein viewer that allows students to learn key concepts about the biology of proteins in an interactive manner. Unlike traditional 3-D protein viewers which may require installation and significant technical expertise, StarBiochem is an intuitive 3-D protein viewer designed with students in mind. StarBiochem’s user interface was designed to visually represent protein structural information based on the four different levels of protein structure, which mirrors how students get introduced to this topic in class and in textbooks. Using StarBiochem StarBiochem is accessible via the web. Press the START button to get started.
Science Classroom Lessons Microscope Mania Pond Water Survey Hydra Investigation Animal Classification Challenge Incredible Edible Cells - Cell Project Construction Zone - Cell Project Mitosis Flip Books Genetics with a Smile + SpongeBob Genetics DNA Keychains & Replication Protein Power Game Egg-cellent Ideas for Osmosis & Diffusion Human Body Activities (Body Systems, Skeletal System, Muscular System) Also see Silly Science - a dichotomous key activity in General Science section! Internet Lessons • The Organ Trail - Challenge your students to create a "Wanted" poster about an organ. This download provides project guidelines, student information, and project worksheets.
Interactive Ear tool showing how the ear works by Amplifon The ear is the organ which controls hearing and balance, allowing us to understand our surroundings and position ourselves correctly. It is split into three parts: outer, middle and inner. This guide will take you through each part of the ear in turn, answering those essential questions – what are the parts, what do they do, and how? Pinna Helix Videos Hans Rosling explains a very common misunderstanding about the world: That saving the poor children leads to overpopulation. Not only is it not right, it’s the other way around! The world might not be as bad as you might believe! “Don’t Panic” is a one-hour long documentary produced by Wingspan Productions and Read more … Hans Rosling is debunking the River of Myths about the developing world. By measuring the progress in the once labeled “developing countries”, preventable child mortality can be history by the year 2030.
Lawrence Hall of Science - 24/7 Science How fast does the wind blow? What makes things sticky? Where do insects live and plants grow? Biology Teaching Resources Welcome to the Teachers' Center at Explore Biology. Here you will find resources to help you teach biology at the high school level. Some of my Regents lectures are supported by Powerpoint presentations. If you are not familiar, Regents is a 10th grade very simplified introduction to Biology, that is limited by a state-wide exam. These PPTs are not appropriate for AP Biology courses! page corner bookmarks This project comes to you at the request of Twitterer @GCcapitalM. I used to believe that a person could never have too many books, or too many bookmarks. Then I moved into an apartment slightly larger than some people’s closets (and much smaller than many people’s garages) and all these beliefs got turned on their naïeve little heads.
Biochemistry Interactive Video Animations Biochemistry Animations Interactive Animations Many of the interactive animations presented here promote the visual conceptualization of complex biochemical processes. Others provide students with fun, innovative ways of learning and remembering important biochemical concepts. The Chemical Basis of Life The Macromolecules of Life - Carbon