WEB ADVENTURES: FOR EDUCATORS | Teacher Resources — Virtual Clinical Trials - About The Series About The Series Players use scientific methods and process skills as they learn the process for designing and conducting a trial, the underlying neuroscience behind the medical advances being tested, and the related careers involved. 2013 Interactive Media Award Virtual Clinical Trials received an Interactive Media Award for Outstanding Achievement. View award 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. 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. An exploration of current and future therapies.
OBIS Welcome | OBIS Outdoor Biology Instructional Strategies WEB ADVENTURES: FOR EDUCATORS | Teacher Resources — N-Squad - About The Game About The Game Students work with forensic scientists to solve an alcohol related crime. Along the way, they will learn about alcohol's interaction in different body systems: digestive, circulatory, and nervous. About The Game Students work with forensic scientists to solve an alcohol related crime. 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. The labs can be accessed by clicking the icons on the right-hand side of the page.
Problem-Attic Anatomy and Physiology Learning Modules - CEHD - U of M Quiz Bowl and Timed Test were retired at the end of summer 2013. Quiz Bowl had always been buggy, as many people had pointed out, and it had become difficult to maintain. It also used technology that doesn’t work on a lot of newer computers or tablets. Timed test depended on a browser add-on that both Microsoft and Apple have encouraged users to remove for security concerns. For these reasons, we took these two quizzes down at the end of the month. Looking for the Image Bank? Conference for High School Anatomy and Physiology Instructors - October 17 and 18, 2014 - Minneapolis, MN.
Discover Browse lessons and activities from EOL and our partners. Lessons and activities include relevant materials, EOL Collections and podcasts that can be used to supplement existing curriculum or on their own. These activities are aimed at upper elementary and middle school students but can be modified for elementary or high school students. Each lesson or activity is aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Please contact us with feedback or suggestions. Behavior Biodiversity Classification Citizen Science Ecology Evolution Impacts Research Behavior Biodiversity Adaptations: Go Adapt! In this activity, students will use EOL Trait Cards to collect sets of different physical and behavioral adaptations, food chains, and classifications. Classification Fun With Classification: That's Classified! This activity is inspired by the classic game, “Go Fish.” Citizen Science Ecology Energy Flow: Food Chains Rummy Impacts
Virtual Labs The links on this page are all VIRTUAL LABS offered by the Glencoe textbook company. These labs give the students the adventure of laboratory experimentation without costly supplies, worrisome environmental and safety issues, or time-consuming clean up. They are from all different areas of science: Biology, Physics, Genetics, Earth Science, Physical Science, and Chemistry. Please feel free to try these at home! Students will be directed to specific labs in class but there are over 100 labs offered here! To return to the home page, please click here: Virtual Labs 1) What strategies are involved in solving a science problem? 2) How does thermal energy affect the state of a substance? 3) How can minerals be defined by their properties? 4) How are rocks classified? 5) What are the advantages of alternative energy sources? 6) How can locations in the United States be identified by their geographic features? 7) How are materials from the Earth broken down? 8) How do glaciers shape the land?
2nd Biannual NGSS STEM Education Conference Download the conference schedule and a map Session 1 Arms & Arteries: Adventures in Biomechanical Engineering Looking for ways to integrate engineering into your life science and biology classes? Try biomechanical engineering! Download Session PDFs Session 2 Environmental Engineering: Life in the Bay Water Together we’ll design and build tools for exploring bay water. Session 3 Seismic Engineering Feeling a little shaky on how to teach engineering in your earth science unit? Session 4 Build a Battery of Batteries Come explore the physics and chemistry of simple batteries! Session 5 Build a Better Motor We’ll start by taking apart a spring-powered motor to see how it stores and releases energy, and then we’ll take apart a small electric motor to see how the magnets, wire coils, and electrical connections are arranged. Session 6 Wire It Up! Using a shoebox, discarded holiday lights, and some simple tools, you and your students can create and wire a model building complete with switches.
Trying to Fool Cancer Photo CLEVELAND — WHEN it airs on Monday, the Ken Burns-produced documentary “Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies” will emphasize how much more we now know about the genetic basis for . This year, according to President Obama, cancer research and funding will focus on so-called precision, personalized or targeted medicine — using cancer’s molecular underpinnings to develop drugs that attack the genes or gene products that make up cancer’s factory while sparing normal cells. What a beautiful concept. The problem is, cancer is rarely that simple, or that easily fooled. Three recent studies, all published or presented late last year, highlight the challenges of building a national cancer therapy policy around precision medicine. The first, from me and my colleagues at the Cleveland Clinic in collaboration with Japanese researchers, performed genetic analyses on more than 600 patients with one of two related bone marrow cancers: myelodysplastic syndromes or acute myeloid leukemia. Or does it?
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. 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. Intro and Biological Molecules Is Yeast Alive?
Physiology | Life Sciences Outreach Program The following resources were developed for classroom use by high school biology teachers who participated in MCB-HHMI Outreach's Summer 2009 "Experimental Biology and Multimedia Workshop". This year's topic was "Physiology". Keep in mind that lesson formats vary greatly because each was developed with a particular classroom in mind. Understanding Your BMI and Making Healthy Choices Catherine Erickson (Introductory Biology) Brain Development Cheryl Wilson (Advanced Biology) Histology: Morphology and Function Erica Browne (Advanced Biology) Enzymes Malinda Pires (Introductory and Advanced Biology) Animal Nutrition Todd Ryan (Advanced Biology) How different diseases affect various body systems Ann LaBrode (Introductory Biology) Enzymes, pH, and the Chemistry of Life Beth Mick (Introductory Biology) Physiology of Flagella in Bacterial Movement Daniel Smith (Introductory or Advanced Biology) Evolution of Human Walking and Running Danny Fain (Introductory Biology) Photosynthesis Classroom Activity