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Science News from BioEd Online

Tools for the Classroom, featured activites from BioEd Online News

November 1, 2018
On the Road with Vehicle Performance

Student teams use the 2018 Hess RV with ATV and Motorbike in a classroom setting to explore real-world-based STEM activities, which provide them with the skills and knowledge needed to obtain the best vehicle performance. (8 activities)

October 9, 2018
Plants in Space

Use Wisconsin FastPlants® to investigate plant root growth and compare seedlings in class to ones grown in space.

October 8, 2018
Calculating Exponential Growth

Students read an essay about the rapid spread of HIV particles in the body, and learn how to calculate exponential growth using pennies to model HIV particles.

August 6, 2018
Invisible Threats

How can we protect ourselves and animals from infectious diseases? Students explore the U.S. polio epidemic, investigate different diseases and vaccinations used to fight them, the concept of herd immunity, EEHV that can kill baby Asian elephants, and the link between climate change and disease. (8 activities)

August 6, 2018
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.

August 6, 2018
Allergies and Allergens

The Allergy Busters Teacher’s Guide uses an integrated approach including survey techniques and graphing to help students learn about allergies and allergy-causing organisms. (8 activities)

July 27, 2018
Roller Coasters

Students build roller coasters from foam insulation tubing and use marbles as the roller coaster cars.

May 15, 2018
Static Electricity

Electrify your science teaching! Static electricity is an electric charge on the surface of an object. Watch the sparks produced by a Van de Graaff generator, find out how lightning is created, and see how static charges attract and repel.

April 27, 2018

Viruses have always lived among humans, and they killed many millions of people. As scientists discover the chemical rules by which each virus plays, they can begin to control how a virus affects us.

April 20, 2018
Genetics and Inheritance

Patterns of inheritance, Mendelian genetics, variation of traits, pedigrees