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Biologists! Scientists Who Love Life!
4 mins K - 5th CCSS: Adaptable
Life is everywhere in many different forms, and biology is the study of life. From marine biologists to plant biologists to microbiologists, there are many types of careers in the field of biology. Discover a living world of science with...
Mitchell Sogin, Evolutionary Biologist: Proof of the First Animal
8 mins 6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
New ReviewDo all humans owe their existence to sponges? Scientists believed sponges might be the first animal, but no one had proof until Mitchell Sogin spent years researching. Hear Mr. Sogin describe his work, the challenges, and discoveries as...
Chemistry for the Biologist/Bonding and Chemical Reactions
9th - Higher Ed
Two presentations are contained in this resource designed to give biology learners a foundational understanding of chemistry. The first journeys through the basics: atomic structure, the periodic table, isotopes, and valance electrons....
The Family Structure of Elephants
8 mins 7th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Elephant family relationships are a lot like ours. They cooperate in child rearing, have social structure, and practice coming-of-age events. Supported by fabulous photography, an elephant biologist shares 20 years of study with the...
Reebops a Model "Organism" for Teaching Genetics Concepts
7th - 12th
Reebops are cute, marshmallow-based creatures that can be used to teach inheritance. Beginning biologists draw strips of paper that represent chromosomes from two envelopes, one for the father, and one for the mother. Each parent...
Survival of the Fittest - Variations in the Clam Species Clamys sweetus
9th - 12th
It's not often that you come across a clever laboratory activity that is both imaginative and comprehensive! Using M&M's and Reese's peanut butter candies to represent two different clam species, young biologists test for "relative...
How Novel Icefish Genes Can Improve Health
7th - 12th CCSS: Designed
Designed to accompany the 13-minute video The Making of the Fittest: The Birth and Death of Genes, this handout serves as both a viewing guide during the video and an analysis of how the adaptations of the icefish might help treat some...
How Mendel's Pea Plants Helped Us Understand Genetics
3 mins 7th - 9th CCSS: Adaptable
A brief animation introduces heredity to your beginning biologists. They will meet Gregor Mendel's green and yellow peas, dominant and recessive traits, homozygous and heterozygous alleles, and Punnett squares. In this cartoon animation,...
The Effect of Natural Selection on Genes, Traits and Individuals
9th - 12th CCSS: Designed
Rotating through five stations, evolutionary biologists explore the question of how changes in DNA facilitate the changes in a population over time. High-quality, colorful cards of animals, skeletons, skulls, and DNA sequences can all be...