Browsing Posts tagged biology

The Asian longhorned beetle and the emerald ash borer beetle are wreaking havoc on trees across America. Beetle Detectives, a site from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, has put out an APB for some science-minded sleuths to snoop around local flora to see if they can spot these bugs.

The Great Backyard Bird Count encourages bird watchers to spend a few minutes identifying and counting birds in their backyards (or schoolyards). The data is used by scientists to do things like designate new protected habitats.

NASA-funded research has discovered a microorganism that lives and reproduces using arsenic instead of phosphorus. This discovery represents a drastic change in what we know about the elements necessary to sustain life.

At ARKive you will find images and videos of living things. The mission of the website is to highlight the world’s biodiversity in order to stimulate conservation.

These fall science festivals can allow you such an opportunity in your classroom in the upcoming weeks.

CalPhotos from the University of California-Berkeley contains more than 250,000 photos submitted by a variety of people and organizations in the scientific community.

WolfQuest puts you in the role of a lonely wolf in the wild with two things on your mind: survive and start a family. Along the way you’ll learn about how a wolf perceives the world around him with “scent view” which shows trails of recent creatures and other territorial markers.

With Open Heart you and your students can try out virtual open-heart surgery and learn a lot about how the heart works in the process.

BY BILL FERRIS Nothing creeps me out like eye trauma. The very idea gives me the shakes. Being a humble English major, I was shocked to find out that some science-minded students actually have to dissect eyeballs. I personally have nothing against dissecting animals in class, but I’m having a hard time even writing about […]

BY JASON DON FORSYTHE Sometimes I struggle to find quality educational multimedia elements. They either aren’t well made or don’t have much tangible educational value. This, however, is not the case over at nature.com in their multimedia section. You’ll find video presentations here on everything from self repairing rubber molecules to a study of honey […]