Monday, February 23, 2009

Planning Biology Labs

In the coming weeks I am hoping to do more regular biology labs in conjunction with some of the topics I would like to cover, including cells, biological processes, and anatomy. In preparation, I'm looking at some of the books I already own and teaching plans and activities online. I'll be adding to the list of Biology Education Links in the sidebar and mentioning sites that look interesting as I come upon them. And of course as we do them we post step-by-step descriptions of labs here as well.

Here are some of the new resources I've found so far:

The Biology Project is an interactive online resource for learning biology developed at The University of Arizona. The Biology Project is fun, richly illustrated, and tested on 1000s of students. It has been designed for biology students at the college level, but is useful for high school students, medical students, physicians, science writers, and all types of interested people.

CELLS alive! represents 30 years of capturing film and computer-enhanced images of living cells and organisms for education and medical research. The site has been available continuously and updated annually since May of 1994 and now hosts over 4 million visitors a year. All text, images, and layout are provided by me, Jim Sullivan.

BioWeb exists to aid teachers of Biology in New Zealand schools. All activities can simply be down loaded and used in the classroom and include general strategies which can be adapted to many topics and links to further resources at the end of each section.

The Structures of Life, an online school publication from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences.

Hands-on Activities for Teaching Biology to High School or Middle School Students: Ingrid Waldron and Jennifer Doherty from the Biology Department at the University of Pennsylvania have developed hands-on, minds-on biology activities for grades 6-12 in collaboration with colleagues at Penn and K-12 teachers.

NYS Living Environment Regents Exam Prep from Oswego City School District

Online Resources to go with Glencoe's text Biology: The Dynamics of Life 2004, including practice tests, links to virtual dissections, etc.

1 comment:

Ruskin said...

Oh thank you Kathy! I am trying to plan our biology for next year. There is so much out there to wade through. This is a great help.