Science Teaching Series

Internet Resources

I. Developing Scientific Literacy

II. Developing Scientific Reasoning

III. Developing Scientific Understanding

IV. Developing Scientific Problem Solving

V. Developing Scientific Research Skills

VI. Resources for Teaching Science

Resources for Teaching Biology

sourcebook for teaching science

The Sourcebook for Teaching Science

This book provides science educators with a comprehensive selection of innovative tools, activities, and high-quality instructional resources for enlivening lessons across the science disciplines. It features over 300 classroom-ready activities ranging from word-based problem-solving exercises to hands-on laboratory experiments and includes examples drawn from biology, physics, chemistry, and the geosciences, all linked to National Science Education Standards. The chapter titles and related resources may be found in the column on the right.

Fields of Biological Study

  1. Anatomy & Physiology
  2. Biochemistry
  3. Botany and Plant Biology
  4. Cytology & Histology
  5. Ecology & Environmental Science
  6. Genetics
  7. Microbiology
  8. Zoology and Marine Biology
  9. Health & Medicine
  10. Senses
  11. Microscopy

Resources & References

  1. Professional Groups - Associations for the biology teacher
  2. Reference Data - Constants, equations, standards...
  3. Measurement - Information on measurement scales, standards...
  4. Spreadsheets - Data files for teaching biological concepts
  5. Levels of Organization in Biology

Biology Laboratory

  1. Laboratory Safety - Laboratory safety for the biology classroom.
  2. Supply Companies and Suppliers - Order biology equipment online.
  3. Equipping the Biology Laboratory - Strategies for developing your lab.
  4. Simulated Experiments - Animations, simulations, movies
  5. Probeware - Instrumentation for collecting data on a computer

Biology Teacher Resources

  1. Lesson Plan Ideas - Catalogs of earth science lesson plans.
  2. Lesson Planning - Ideas for developing semester plans
  3. Science Museums - Science museums with biology science exhibits.
  4. Science Shows - Science shows that illustrate biology concepts.
  5. Professional Organizations - Organizations for biology teachers.
  6. Science Games - Games to enhance the biology classroom
  7. Earth & Space Science News - Late-breaking news in the field of biology
  8. Los Angeles area resources - Resources for teachers in Southern California

Biology Curriculum - Planning

  1. Advanced Placement Biology - Sponsored by the College Board.
  2. Curriculum Standards - Curriculum standards for California and other states.
  3. Health Education - Health education resources
  4. Science Projects - Get ideas for science project
  5. USGS Teaching Resources Teaching Resources for Cartography and Geography





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