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April 22, 2019
The Index Elephant

In this storybook, young students track a mysterious illness that is killing baby elephants. They learn how doctors and scientists identified the pathogen, found a treatment and are working to make a vaccine.

April 1, 2019
Library

BioEd Online’s library contains student storybooks, magazines, supplemental teaching aids and materials, and other items integrated with lessons found on this website.

April 1, 2019
Food

Students investigate food sources, food webs and food chains, healthy eating and food groups, food safety and overall nutrition. (11 activities)

April 1, 2019
Introduction to Mendelian Genetics

Mendel used experimental approaches to characterize a particulate model of inheritance. In doing so, he developed the three Laws of Inheritance. Examine how Mendel made his important discoveries.

March 15, 2019
Microbes

Students explore microbes that impact our health (e.g., bacteria, fungi, protists and viruses), and learn that microbes play key roles in the lives of humans, sometimes causing disease. (12 activities)

February 13, 2019
Engineering: Using Newton's Laws of Motion

What are Newton’s three Laws of Motion, and how are they applied in order to create design and engineering solutions?

February 13, 2019
Complex Traits

Students use the domestic dog as a model to learn about genetics, DNA, genetic testing, phenotypes, alleles, SNPs, and mutations related to desirable and/or harmful effects in certain dog breeds. (6 activities)

February 13, 2019
The Brain, Neurons and Brain Chemistry

Students learn about the brain, neurons and chemical communication in the brain and nervous system, while building understanding of the powerful effects of drugs in the brain and body, and how our choices can affect brain function and performance.

January 14, 2019
Overview of the Endocrine System

The endocrine system is comprised of ductless glands that produce messengers, called hormones, which regulate reproduction, development, metabolism and behavior. It interacts with the nervous system to control the activities of other organ systems.

December 26, 2018
Safe Food Preparation

Students learn about safe food preparation by making fruit ice cream in class.