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This is a great site where users will examine major evolutionary concepts, explore teaching methodologies, and address... see more

A lesson on whale evolution based on DNA, geological, paleontological, physiological and morphological evidence. Students... see more

Easy-to-use site with 18 autopsy cases created as part of a medical informatics module. Each case provides H&P, links to... see more

Bioethic case study scenarios arranged by topic to promote classroom discussion and literacy assignments. Topics to... see more

This site allows a student to test their knowledge of pathogenic bacteria by identifying one to four unknowns. Each case... see more

This material is a subset of a larger open education materials web site. Effective teaching and learning of population... see more

An excelent site that provides a lesson plan, and tons of .pdf files and quick time videos of different biomes.

Students follow the growth of the Kruger National Park elephant population from 1903-1996. While following the history of... see more

This site provides a general description of how to keep a proper laboratory notebook. Requirements for different... see more

An investigative report on the Florida Skunk Ape by a science journalist.

Flooding is a severe limitation for crop production worldwide. Unlike other crop plants, rice (Oryza sativa L.) is well... see more

The study suggests that plants are evolving to adapt to changes in the environment, such as changing carbon dioxide... see more

Students look at speciation case studies. They are asked to think critically about evidence they collect to answer... see more

Mycology Online is a database/case study of fungi and fungi effects on humans. It was developed by the Adelaide Womens... see more

Classification can (and should) be used to illustrate more than a mere hierarchical grouping of organisms. This lesson... see more

Lesson plans to accompany the book "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks"

The National Institutes of Health biochemist Marshall Nirenberg figured out that triplets of DNA bases code for specific... see more

We redesigned a GE biology course by using existing web-based software to replace traditional wet labs. Two new modes of... see more

This activity explores the concepts and research presented in the short film Out of the Ashes: Dawn of the Age of... see more

Alcoholic liver disease represents a timeless teaching opportunity for health professional students. Due to the... see more

This material is part of a larger web site. Teaching evolutionary theory is foundational for all biological sciences and... see more

"This activity allows students to compare banding patterns of ideograms from four primates (human, gorilla, chimpanzee,... see more

These are past video clips. Produced by the Biodiversity Research Institute in Maine, USA. They have archived several... see more