If you are like me, you have spent hours trying out interactive biology websites, only to get frustrated and overwhelmed. Many of them are overly complicated, or require so many instructions that the message of the activity is lost to your students.
Compiled here are six of the best interactive biology websites. These online activities are well designed and easy for students to understand. Post includes tips for how to use the activities with your students.
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Last week I was in Lowes Hardware and I found a bag of little skeletons for a price that I could not pass up. For years I have wanted to use little skeletons in Anatomy class to learn the bones and the major muscle groups! Now (near Halloween) is the perfect time to find skeletons at a good price!
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We have all been waiting, and the day has finally arrived – access to the new AP Biology 2019 Course and Exam Description! What does this new curriculum mean for AP Biology teachers next year? Will we be spending summer break re-making our entire course?
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As a teacher, I am always on the look out for interesting, engaging (free) resources and activities for my students. Here is a list of my favorite eight to teach forensics!
Resources cover Evidence Basics, Arson Investigation, Blood Spatter, Anthropology, Autopsies and more! All free and available online.
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My favorite subject to teach is Forensic Science. It is the perfect mix of applied Biology, Chemistry, Math, and the Yuck-Factor that students just love!
And no topic in Forensic Science has more ‘yuck’ than the study of dead bodies. Students look forward to this unit all year! They are never disappointed.
Reading, hearing, and seeing pictures about Autopsies just doesn’t cut it. Students need hands-on experience to really learn and appreciate the work of Forensic Medical Examiners.
But murder victims are had to come by for use in the classroom!
So in my forensic science class, we use Rats. This post is all about how to turn a Rat into a murder victim!
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Help your students learn and visualize the parts of a flower by making one! Simple and inexpensive supplies makes this an easy hands on learning experience – with ideas to differentiate difficulty level!
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If you are anything like me, when you are teaching AP Biology, you want to give your students everything they need to be successful. This can be a super overwhelming feeling!
There is so much that goes into teaching AP Biology! Not just knowledge, but skills!
This post will help you squeeze the most out of two free resources provided by the College Board!
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- Teaching AP Biology with the Curriculum Framework
- A method for utilizing the released Free Response Questions
AP Biology Teachers know – you can not cram for the AP Exam! If your students are going to be ready at the end of the year, they must study the AP Biology Curriculum Framework from day one!
But what what resources are best? Ones that align to the College Board’s curriculum framework!
Three resources to use for the whole year – make a five from day one!
Here are best AP Biology study resources out there for year-long learning. Each one is aligned specifically to the College Board Curriculum Framework so you know it is exactly what students need to learn.
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- Bozeman Science Videos – one for each Essential Knowledge
- POGIL Activities for AP Biology – practice using and understanding Models
- Albert.io – the Masters of Multiple Choice