Login or Register

800.334.5551 Live Chat

Life Science

  • Hydroponic Nutrient Solution After a structured investigation of a hydroponic technology, students design an experiment to test different nutrient solutions. View »
  • Osmosis Eggsperiment Is your osmosis lesson all it’s cracked up to be? Get it cooking with this fun, hands-on activity. Using a couple of fresh chicken eggs and a few household items, students can discover the hard-boiled facts about osmosis in animal cells—unscrambling an abstract concept by making it tangible. View »
  • Restriction Enzyme Road Trip: Enduring Understandings in DNA Biotechnology Employing an entertaining road trip analogy, students will model restriction enzyme digestion and demonstrate their learning by modeling the separation of the resulting “DNA” fragments by gel electrophoresis. View »
  • Flipping Class Makes Time for Inquiry A science teacher explains how she used flipped learning to get the most out of each class period and find time for authentic, engaging learning experiences through inquiry-based labs. View »
  • Cheese Making: An Interdisciplinary Science Exploration Many of us can’t imagine a world without cheese. Without warm, gooey grilled cheese sandwiches, macaroni and cheese, or cheeseburgers, life would be pretty sad. But how is the cheese that we love so much made? And how do we get the different kinds of cheese that we find at the grocery store? View »
  • Biology in the Movies See how you can use movies to facilitate engaging learning experiences for your students. Each suggestion includes a brief synopsis and talking points. Here’s to making your biology lessons even better than before. View »
  • Flipping Molecular Structures The flipped classroom model often starts with replacing whole-class lecture time with traditional homework and using video podcasts to get the notes done in the individual learning space. Few teachers who flip their classes successfully stay in this mode for very long. View »
  • The Mechanics of Breathing Learn how Boyle's law and the structure of the respiratory system govern the mechanics of breathing. View »
  • Flower Morphology Dichotomous Keys and a Crime to Solve This activity is based on our popular "Flowers for Freddy" Forensics Kit with discussions of flower anatomy and identification and exercises on dichotomous keys and flower dissection. View »
  • Optics of the Human Eye A cross-curricular lesson in biology and physics allows students to make a simple model of the human eye. Students investigate how geometric optics can be applied to this complex, biological structure in order to describe how the images we see are formed when special tissues in our eye, the cornea and the lens, refract the light entering the pupil to create an image on the back wall of the eyeball (the retina), like a miniature, organic movie projector. View »
  • Magical Light on the Microscopic World This activity introduces your students to 2 lighting techniques that will increase their understanding of the microscope and help them discover the hidden beauty of the microscopic world. View »
  • Bloody Chlorophyll "Scare" your students for Halloween by exciting the electrons of chlorophyll molecules with "eerie" black light, causing the molecules to release their energy in the form of "bloody" red light in a darkened classroom. You can use this activity to introduce a number of different and interesting science concepts. View »
  •