Biology Resources

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Rising Tide Biology
Rising Tide Biology, written by biology professor, Dr. Kevin Curran of the University of San Diego, provides comprehensive summaries of some of the most exciting and disruptive fields in modern biology.

iBiology’s mission is to convey, in the form of open-access free videos, the excitement of modern biology and the process by which scientific discoveries are made. The aim is to let you meet the leading scientists in biology, so that you can find out how they think about scientific questions and conduct their research, and can get a sense of their personalities, opinions, and perspectives.

Harvard University Life Sciences Outreach Program
This Harvard University site presents two remarkable biological animations – one on “The Inner Life of the Cell” and the other on “Mitochondria.”

Understanding Evolution
This site, Understanding Evolution for Teachers, provides comprehensive teaching resources on this topic

Providing laboratory techniques, science videos and current protocols, BenchFly is the everyday guide to a career as a scientist.

Tree of Life Web Project
The Tree of Life Web Project (ToL) is a collaborative effort of biologists and nature enthusiasts from around the world. On more than 10,000 World Wide Web pages, the project provides information about biodiversity, the characteristics of different groups of organisms, and their evolutionary history (phylogeny).

Secrets of the Sequence
The Secrets of the Sequence Video Series offers an innovative way for teachers to incorporate astounding advances in the life sciences from gene research into their teaching.

Molecular Workbench
This site provides a collection of interactive simulations and learning activities produced using the Molecular Workbench. All exhibits are the results of calculations based on scientific principles.

Annenberg Learner
Minds of Our Own: A video documentary on education and learning for K-12 educators and parents; 3 one-hour video programs and guide. This documentary uncovered many student misconceptions.

Allen Institute Resources for teachers 
These free resources from the Allen Institute are geared toward high school and college biology instructors seeking real research experiences for their students. Customizable lesson plans introduce students to fundamental concepts in biology via guided experiments that use data from the institute's ongoing research projects.