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Science News from BioEd Online

Tools for the Classroom, featured activites from BioEd Online News

March 27, 2018
Invisible Threats

How can something we cannot see harm us? How can we protect ourselves from getting a disease? Activities in the Invisible Threats guide will help you and your students learn about and understand infectious diseases—how they are contracted and prevented. (8 activities)

February 5, 2018
Scientific Decision-making

Students investigate evidence-based decision-making, using examples related to cardiovascular health. (7 activities) 

February 5, 2018
Plants in Space

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

February 5, 2018
Simple and Compound Machines

Student teams use the 2017 Hess Dump Truck and Loader to explore science, technology, engineering and mathematics concepts. Hands-on activities engage students in powerful STEM learning experiences that are captivating and exciting! (8 activities)

January 8, 2018

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)

March 7, 2017

Learn the difference between mass and weight.

February 11, 2017
Butterflies in Space

Follow life cycle of painted lady butterflies on ISS. Grow your own butterflies in class, and compare them to the space butterflies.

February 2, 2017
The Global Carbon Cycle

Join Nancy Moreno, PhD, as she discusses Earth’s atmosphere, climate change, factors that influence the atmosphere, and other topics related to our planet’s carbon cycle. 

January 27, 2017
Legacy of Lost Canyon

Adolescent friends investigate ancient cave ruins, and learn how and why drugs were used to create cave art.

February 25, 2015
Measuring and Counting with a Light Microscope

Learn how to calibrate a light microscope for measurement, how to estimate field diameter, and how to count the number of objects in a single field.