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An eclectic collection of resources that might interest teachers of High School Biology.
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John Kyrk Animations

John Kyrk Animations | Biology Education Resources | Scoop.it
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The daddy-of-them-all in terms of accuracy of the animation, the range of animations available and the detail that John goes into. The above example is called "DNA replication".

Well worth a visit.

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Maria Monge's curator insight, October 14, 2014 6:16 PM

Merece la pena visitar este enlace para disfrutar de sus magnificas animaciones.

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Karen Girdler's curator insight, May 23, 2017 8:49 PM
This site contains a number of accurate and beautifully presented animations.  Fantastic for Biology units and senior biology classes.  Year 10 students would benefit from this through their genetics unit as many struggle grasping meiosis and mitosis.  
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Prehistoric Dolphins Had Long Snouts Due to Climate Change

Prehistoric Dolphins Had Long Snouts Due to Climate Change | Biology Education Resources | Scoop.it
A changing climate could have driven the evolution of bizarre species with snouts five times longer than the rest of their skulls.
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A short article on the discovery of fossil skeletons of dolphins with extremely long snouts. The reasons for the length and the demise of said dolphins are outlined in the post.
 
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Data Points | HHMI BioInteractive

Data Points | HHMI BioInteractive | Biology Education Resources | Scoop.it
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Great series of graphs from HHMI with a biology focus. Use these graphs with students to help them develop interpretive and analytical skills.
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Evolutionary Genetics: Genetics of lactase persistence – fresh lessons in the history of milk drinking

Evolutionary Genetics: Genetics of lactase persistence – fresh lessons in the history of milk drinking | Biology Education Resources | Scoop.it
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Not an easy read but the study of this mutation shows the detail involved in trying to determine its origin.
The significance of this is best explained in the article:
"Lactase non-persistence is the ancestral state, and lactase persistence only became advantageous after the invention of agriculture, when milk from domesticated animals became available for adults to drink. As expected, lactase persistence is strongly correlated with the dairying history of the population. This genetic ability to digest milk has been regarded as a classic example of gene-culture co-evolution, where the culture of dairying creates a strong selective advantage to those who can drink milk as adults, for only they can nutritionally benefit from the milk."
 
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Interactive Metabolic Pathways Map - New Edition

Interactive Metabolic Pathways Map - New Edition | Biology Education Resources | Scoop.it
Find and chart metabolic pathways intuitively with this interactive metabolic pathways map. Designed as a reference and guide for research and study, from MilliporeSigma.
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Fantastic interactive map of the main metabolic pathways in a cell (although it includes photosynthesis). It is interactive because you can click on a chemical e.g. an enzyme and it gives you more information in a small window. You can also zoom in and out for more detail.
 
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Modeling Nucleic Acids with Pipe Cleaners, Beads, and Paper Clips

Modeling Nucleic Acids with Pipe Cleaners, Beads, and Paper Clips | Biology Education Resources | Scoop.it
A while ago, I brainstormed and came up with some bead and pipe cleaner activities to help my students model proteins, carbohydrates, and lipid molecules.  For a year or two, I’ve been trying to figure out how to best show students what monomers are, what polymers are, and why they are important.  After all, they …
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Nice activity to model the creation of DNA from beads, pipe cleaners and coloured paper clips. I wonder if it could be extend to show transcription and translation.
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Hands-on Activities for Teaching Biology to High School or Middle School Students

Hands-on Activities for Teaching Biology to High School or Middle School Students | Biology Education Resources | Scoop.it
Teaching resources modelled on the idea that students will learn best if they are actively engaged and if their activities are closely linked to understanding important biological concepts.
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This Serendip site has a range of hands-on activities for Biology in a range of areas such as Cell Biology, Evolution and Ecology. It's free and Serendip has been around for a long time so they should be goo.
 
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Australia's Science Channel | Images reveal immune cells at work

Australia's Science Channel | Images reveal immune cells at work | Biology Education Resources | Scoop.it
Macrophages come to life thanks to cutting-edge microscopy. For the first time, scientists have seen in exquisite, real-time detail how immune cells survey their surroundings to detect threats to our health. The imaging also provides insights into how aggressive cancer cells sustain their growth. Dr Adam Wall and Dr Nicholas Condon from Professor Jenny Stow’s lab at UQ’s Institute for […]
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Animation showing how macrophages detect their surroundings.
 
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How Cells Become Specialized

How do cells in your body differentiate into other types of cells? Explore cell specialization featuring stem cells and their role in cell differentiation
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Excellent video by the Amoeba Sisters on differentiation. It is rare that my students are engaged by videos these days but my Biology class was fully absorbed for the whole time. These are 16-year-olds! Brilliant!
The 'Sisters' have a well-deserved reputation for producing good video content for the sciences.
 
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Making Biology Fun

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"Th(is) is what Interactive Biology is all about – Breaking down the concepts in biology so that if a Freshman in High School wants to understand Graduate-level Neurobiology, with enough discipline, she could do so."
 
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A wide range of resources for Biology teachers and those interested in Biology. Leslie Samuel is a former Biology Teacher now University Professor who has kindly shared his resources, including videos, games, study guide and dictionary
 
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Bird Migration Patterns - Western Hemisphere Dataset | Science On a Sphere

Bird Migration Patterns - Western Hemisphere Dataset | Science On a Sphere | Biology Education Resources | Scoop.it
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Beautiful summary of bird migration patterns from South to North America and back. Click on the media preview buttons to see the animation.
 
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Evolution by Keiwan

Evolution by Keiwan | Biology Education Resources | Scoop.it
Create creatures and let them evolve to see how they master various tasks.
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What a great evolution through Natural Selection simulation! Basically you choose pre-made creatures who have a particular task to do e.g. run, jump etc. You then click the Evolve button and you will see the results of about 10 offspring - most of which are not very good at the ask. The best (most fit) are selected to produce the next generation. And so on for as long as you want. 
Of course, you may want to create your own creature - with joints, bones and muscle. The tasks are limited and so your creature will have to evolve to get better at doing the task.
It is worth reading the ? informaton tab at the initial screen to get more details of what you have to do.  Looks good.
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PBS Learning Media Home Page
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PBS Learning specifically focussed on interactive genetics resources. There are a lot to choose from!
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Where Did Viruses Come From?

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An interesting study of the evolution of viruses. As it states, there are no viral fossils found in rocks but there are remnants of viruses found in the genomes of their hosts. If the virus has two or more hosts, then the virus is at least as old as their common ancestor.  The origin of these organisms is still up in the air but this video also tackles that topic. Well explained, good visuals and not too long although some terms might need explaining.
 
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Gross digestive system simulation - Google Slides

Gross digestive system simulation - Google Slides | Biology Education Resources | Scoop.it
Gross digestive system simulation Aim: to simulate the different aspects of the digestive system.
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Step by step practical going from food (such as oats, cheetos and bread) to poop.
Very graphical and very hands-on activity.
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Evolution: DNA and the Unity of Life

Evolution: DNA and the Unity of Life | Biology Education Resources | Scoop.it
Evolution: DNA and the Unity of Life is an eight-week, comprehensive curriculum unit that sharply illuminates the underlying role of genetics in evolution by maintaining a conceptual connection to DNA and heredity throughout. Through paper-based and interactive multimedia lessons, the unit aligns with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) by engaging students in questioning, using models, identifying patterns, analyzing skill-level appropriate data from published scientific studies, and constructing evidence-based arguments.
 
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A great new resource from teach.genetcs.utah.edu. Four different modules with a genetics and evolution focus. They include reading, videos, interactives and hand-on activities. Brilliant.
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Cell Membrane Bubble Lab

Cell Membrane Bubble Lab | Biology Education Resources | Scoop.it
The other day I was meandering the web looking for new ways to teach about membranes, the cellular variety. In my search I was hoping to find something tangible for my students to experience that …
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Excellent lab to show the different structures of the cell membrane, how material can pass through the membrane whilst the membrane remains intact and how you can create 'holes' in the membrane to pass bigger molecules. Excellent hands-on activity.
This link is to a page containing a video which shows what you can do.

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The Inner Life of the Cell - Protein Packing [Narrated] [HD]

Protein Packing strives to more accurately depict the molecular chaos in each and every cell, with proteins jittering around in what may seem like rando
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Despite the fact that this video is three years old, the detail is amazing. Given the crowding of the cell, it is a wonder that anything gets done! The most interesting part is how kinesin pairs 'walk' a vesicle to the cell membrane.
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History of the United Kingdom revealed in its genes

History of the United Kingdom revealed in its genes | Biology Education Resources | Scoop.it
A genetics study finds subtle differences that reveal secrets about the history and ancestry of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
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A very short article showing genetic diversity in the UK. In particular, it shows the Celt groups in England, Ireland and Wales are not as related as was once thought.
 
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INTERACTIVE: We mapped cancer rates across Australia – search for your postcode here

It's clear that socioeconomic position has a strong influence on cancer incidence and mortality in Australia.
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This is useful if you live in Australia. You can map out cancer rates in your suburb.
 
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Australia's Science Channel | The proteins that pull your cells apart

Australia's Science Channel | The proteins that pull your cells apart | Biology Education Resources | Scoop.it
World-first mitosis map shows the mechanics of cell division. Researchers have created the first interactive map showing the actions of the proteins that govern the process of cell division, a process known as mitosis. The map, published in the journal Nature, builds on a 2010 study by scientists at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) – a research institute comprising specialists from […]
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A little esoteric but this is one of the first images to changes in protein distribution during mitosis. Hard to work out what is happening but, no doubt, it will get further refined.
 
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How Muscles Age, and How Exercise Can Slow It

How Muscles Age, and How Exercise Can Slow It | Biology Education Resources | Scoop.it
Researchers untangle the multifarious nature of muscle aging. So far, the only reliable treatment is exercise.
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The physiology of ageing muscles. Excellent detail in the artlcle down to the cellular level. Nice infographic (attached) as well.
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Lucile Grimbert's curator insight, September 6, 10:51 AM
The physiology of ageing muscles. Excellent detail in the artlcle down to the cellular level. Nice infographic (attached) as well.
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Exclusive: ‘I’ve never seen anything like it.’ Video of mating deep-sea anglerfish stuns biologists

Exclusive: ‘I’ve never seen anything like it.’ Video of mating deep-sea anglerfish stuns biologists | Biology Education Resources | Scoop.it
The rare observation was captured at a depth of 800 meters around Portugal’s Azores islands
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Video of anglerfish is awesome but showing the weird way it mates makes this video a must watch. Rare footage indeed.
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Teachers

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Useful resources and guides for teachers who are teaching about microbiology, including basic principles, safety information and activities you can do in the classroom.
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This site was developed by the Microbiology Society and has a wealth of resources for the use of micro-organisms in the Biology class.
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Introduction to Evolution: How Did We Get Here? | Science | Lesson Plan

Introduction to Evolution: How Did We Get Here? | Science | Lesson Plan | Biology Education Resources | Scoop.it
PBS LearningMedia Lesson Plan for Science for 6-8
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A set of three lessons introducing Evolution. I can't vouch for them yet but I hope to try them soon.
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Teacher Resources - GeneEd - Genetics, Education, Discovery

Teacher Resources - GeneEd - Genetics, Education, Discovery | Biology Education Resources | Scoop.it
Information, videos, and activities about genetic related teacher resources
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A pretty thorough list of genetics resources for high school students. It ranges from the fun (creating and eating DNA) to the complex (Mendelian genetics).
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