The Mystery Spot
Interactive, online scientific mysteries developed by Access Excellence
for classroom use. The mysteries encourage student problem-solving and
Papers and activities that examine the people and events that have
changed the face of scientific
Favorite high school biology classroom activities developed by Access
Innovative, successful teaching strategies and activities to help
scientific concepts and processes. Please note: Activities-to-Go is searched ONLY by using the search feature found on the ATG home page.
Rx for Survival - A Global Challenge is a groundbreaking multimedia project anchored by a six-hour PBS television series airing November 1-3, 2005. Appropriate for Grades 7-12 social studies, science, and health classes, the teaching resources include games, debates, experiments, pre- and post-viewing questions, procedures, student sheets, discussion questions, assessments, and resources. You can do one, some, or all of the activities in any order, and they can be completed with or without watching the programs.
The completion of the Human Genome Project and the 50th Anniversary of the Watson-Crick paper describing the structure of DNA! To mark these scientific and medical breakthroughs, the federal agencies involved in the Human Genome Project -- the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) -- are sponsoring a month-long series of scientific, cultural and celebratory events across the United States and are making a number of educational resources available to teachers and students (for full details on the month's activities, go to http://www.genome.gov/10005139).
DNA Learning Center, an education program of the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, has
the produced laboratory exercises, lectures, and curricula related to
the DETECTION OF Alu BY PCR for primary and secondary
school students, their teachers, and the general public.
Graphics from Essential Cell Biology are uploaded into the Graphics Gallery for online viewing and for printing. Garland Publishing presents over eighty images from Essential Cell Biology by Bruce Alberts, Dennis Bray, Alexander Johnson, Julian Lewis, Martin Raff, Keith Roberts, and Peter Walter. Essential Cell Biology was written for introductory biology students. These full-color schematics have been meticulously constructed specifically for students taking a basic course. Both the text and illustrations are known for their clarity. A list of Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) versions of each image has been provided to make it easy to print handouts and overheads.
For further information about Essential Cell Biology and
texts from Garland Publishing, please contact them at Science@Garland.com.
The Gene Connection curriculumincludes using the gel box to study Ohm's Law and relative atomic mass,
technique labs which introduce micropipetting and gel electrophoresis, and a
finger printing lab with several scenarios. Many of the Gene Connection labs were originally developed by Gene
Connection teachers with support from Fotodyne.
Fred Hutchinson C R C Science Education
pBLU TRANSFORMATION LAB, written as a
scenario in which students working as teams are challenged to improve
the efficiency of bacterial transformation, was produced by the Fred
Hutchinson Cancer Research Center working with local teachers.
MediaSharp, a collaborative project sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), helps young people critically evaluate different ways that media normalize and glamorize unhealthy behaviors. Focusing on two widely promoted products, alcohol and tobacco, MediaSharp activities provide teachers with background materials and encourage them to adapt the materials to other health areas. These activities give students the tools to analyze how these products are promoted in marketing, entertainment, and news.
Pizza Explorer, developed by the Food Science Department at Purdue University, is an interactive exploration of the food science and chemistry of food components of pizza. History, ingredients, food processing, nutritional composition and more are included.
teaching strategies and activities contributed by teachers
Share-a-thons at national teaching conferences and conventions. These
activities have not been peer-reviewed.
Woodrow Wilson Biology
Collection is a compilation of activities produced by
Fellows of the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, Princeton,
New Jersey, on topics including: human ecology, bioethics, biotechnology