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PLOSable Biology (Ask a Biologist)

Puzzled about a topic in biology? Need a biologist to answer your question? Anyone is welcome to use Ask A Biologist. It is intended primarily to serve grades K-12, and to be available as a resource to illustrate the processes of inquiry for teachers. Resources include descriptions of research projects being conducted by biologists at Arizona State University. The articles are written by graduate students in the life sciences departments but they are written about content and at a level that would be appropriate for K6 teachers. Articles include a glossary and images to illustrate key biological principles. Also included are profiles about some people who actually conduct the biological research. This site is designed and maintained by Arizona State University's Life Sciences Visualization Group as an educational resource for K-12 students and their teachers.


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Stefanie Galasso
Stefanie Galasso (Student)
9 years ago
This website is useful in the classroom because it can answer many questions common to each student in an interactive and illustrative way. This website increases the students' inquiry skills.
Charles Kazilek
Charles Kazilek (Faculty)
14 years ago
Since we first were listed on MERLOT we have added a significant amount of content including a bird aviary with over 200 bird species. Visitors can see, read about, and listen to all the birds as well has have them sing with each other.

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Requires a browser that plays MP3 files.
Kurt Hauptmann
14 years ago
I believe that the resources and ideas available on this site can be of significant assistance to teachers who are looking for creative ideas to teach and instruct their students in the life sciences.

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This site is easy to navigate.
Time spent reviewing site: I spent 20 minutes reviewing this site.