BiologyMad is an independent site that is privately owned and run by Joanna Gilbert. BiologyMad was started in Jan 2003 for students studying A level Biology (AQA Spec. A). It started out as a small site, and it has grown over time to what it is no
This is a new online collection of biochemistry resources. With comprehensive reviews and extensive cross-referencing, this site will be an indispensable tool for teachers and students involved in Biochemistry at all levels. Funded and supported by
Well organized and illustrated general biology text book. Suitable for AS/A2 level students. Contains some fantastic graphic images
Good quality, appropriate biology experiments and investigations can enhance learning and clarify aspects of theory. Practical activities are fun and motivating, and tend to be student-centred, allowing students to apply their knowledge and understanding of biology and How Science Works.
This website provides all teachers of biology with a wide range of experiments to illustrate concepts or processes, as starting-points for investigations and for enhancement activities such as club or open day events. It also enables the sharing of skills and experience of making experiments work in the classroom. There's lots of information for technicians too.
A Microbiology website for Schools and Colleges. It contains resources to assist in the teaching of microbiology including posters and safety tips
Interactive tutorials (flash format), useful websites and help on how to measure sizes of objects forms most of this great website.
Gametes of sea urchins yield exceptional experiences in the classroom; teachers and students alike are riveted by being able to observe fertilization, cell division and embryonic development. The gametes are easy to use, the developmental stages are readily seen with the microscope and the rapidity of fertilization and early cell divisions allows the student to ask questions and obtain answers within the bounds of a normal classroom schedule. The utility of urchins for inquiry-based science is unrivaled.
The goal of this project is to make these remarkable embryos readily accessible through development of inquiry based lessons, available on an open access website. Students can then move beyond the early embryo, and explore how scientists study sea urchins to understand larval development and metamorphosis, community ecology, pollution in the marine environment and biological evolution.
The virtual urchin team consists of Principle Investigator Dr. David Epel, sea urchin biologist Dr. Jason Hodin, acclaimed teacher Pamela Miller and educational technology specialist, Dr. Camillan Huang-Voss.
Much of the research highlighted on our site has been conducted in Dr. Epel's laboratory at Stanford University's Hopkins Marine Station.
The Virtual Urchin project is funded by the National Science Foundation.
Animation is increasingly playing a significant role in Education. Web Flash programming is the basis of most of this. John Kyrk has developed a suite of animations around the single topic of Cell Biology. The quality of the presentations are very good and the website alone could quite easily form the basis of a great interactive lesson plan for AS and A2 students.
There is a CD version of this website which, does come with a "hefty price tag" but when you see the quality of the work that goes into each animation its easy to justify the price. Worth taking a look
The science of microbiology covers a great diversity of life forms: disease-related molecular structures such as prions and viruses, bacteria, fungi, protozoa and algae. Microbes are of crucial importance in many processes affecting all life on Earth - the cause and control of disease, fertility of soils and aquatic environments, fermentation, biodegradation of waste materials and dead biomass, bioprocessing steps in drug and antibiotic production, and molecular biotechnology. The Society's objective is to advance the art and science of microbiology.
There is an excellent online Educational resource which you should check out. Its at http://www.microbiologyonline.org.uk/ that gives helpful practical advice as welll as safety tips for teachers and technicians
Windfall Films has produced this website funded by the Wellcome Trust to partner their Choose Your Character exhibition, which explored the science and ethics of genetics. This website contains 3 flash games aimed at 14-18 year olds designed to provoke critical thinking and informed debate about the issues raised by this new technology - if you're interested in perhaps using it as a teaching tool, check it out at http://chooseyourcharacter.co.uk
A large bank of free images (photographs and diagrams) for biology teachers etc. It's aimed at university level but there are plenty that can be useful for GCSE and A-Level. The main categories are organismal biology, human biology, and histology. Most of the diagrams are monochrome .gif files and are provided in several sizes, the biggest large enough that they can be printed as a full page without jagged line edges.
The site requests that users register so that they know who's using the resources, but it isn't necessary to do so to access files.
OneZoom Tree of Life ExplorerOneZoom is committed to heightening awareness about the diversity of life on earth, its evolutionary history and the threats of extinction. This website allows you to explore the tree of life in a completely new way: it's like a map, everything is on one page, all you have to do is zoom in and out. OneZoom also provides free, open source, data visualisation tools for science and education, currently focusing on the tree of life. You can create visualisations of your own data as well as explore ones we have made. Got any questions or feedback? Want your data to appear here on OneZoom? just ask us.
A rather nice product - a sort of Google Maps for the tree of life!
At the moment the branches are separate - but in a year Imperial College hope to have the project complete and assembled into one tree.
Birds, amphibians and mammals ready now, reptiles soon.
Main website & overview
The Society produces a wide range of microbiology teaching resources for all age groups from primary to post-16. The material is carefully targeted to meet curriculum requirements and fit in with the specifications for science.
Single copies of non-chargeable resources are free to anyone involved with teaching microbiology in the UK and Ireland. Unfortunately we cannot supply resources free of charge to those outside of the UK and Ireland. If you are based in an International School please get in touch to discuss the supply of resources.
Bob Worley is renouned among teachers and technicians alike for his dedication to Practical Science at Secondaty level. For a while he has been focusing on microscale Chemistry.
The activities which are described in this website are designed to add variety to practical work in schools, not to replace the traditional methods. They also offer something extra such as better classroom control, increased safety, quicker procedures and the underpinning of the essential concepts required to improve the understanding of chemical changes at the atomic level; interpreting the visible with the invisible.