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Ideas and inspiration for your biology and life science lessons.

  • Get the buzz on pollination and a free student handout from McGraw Hill's AccessScience

    Get the buzz on pollination and a free student handout from McGraw Hill's AccessScience

    Teach students about the busy world of bees, butterflies, and other animals that do the vital work of moving pollen around with this free resource from McGraw Hill’s Access Science.

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  • Use this free printable worksheet to teach butterfly life cycles

    Use this free printable worksheet to teach butterfly life cycles

    Students can organize and record their observations of the stages of developing butterflies, from larva to butterfly.

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  • Get the facts about how vaccines work and a free student handout from McGraw Hill's AccessScience

    Get the facts about how vaccines work and a free student handout from McGraw Hill's AccessScience

    Inspire students to explore the science behind vaccines by using this powerful resource from McGraw Hill’s AccessScience to build your lesson plans on virology and immunology.

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  • Get the facts about Sphenisciformes and a free student handout from McGraw Hill's AccessScience

    Get the facts about Sphenisciformes and a free student handout from McGraw Hill's AccessScience

    Penguins are a beloved flightless aquatic bird. Your class will be delighted to learn about their characteristics, habitat, and evolution.

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  • 9 facts you may not know about Painted Lady Butterflies and how to use them in the classroom7:01

    9 facts you may not know about Painted Lady Butterflies and how to use them in the classroom

    Students can use a hands-on demonstration to learn about the butterfly life cycle and a range of fascinating concepts like migration, photonic crystals, biopolymers, and insect endocrinology.

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  • Get the facts about biotechnology and a free student handout from McGraw Hill's AccessScience

    Get the facts about biotechnology and a free student handout from McGraw Hill's AccessScience

    Inspire students to explore how biotechnology demonstrates key concepts from biology, chemistry, and physics and its relationship to modern applications within the biological sciences.

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  • How Students Can do Hands-On Science Safely at Home

    How Students Can do Hands-On Science Safely at Home

    Lab safety tips for blended and remote learning from WeAreTeachers.

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  • Explore Mendelian Genetics with McGraw Hill's AccessScience

    Explore Mendelian Genetics with McGraw Hill's AccessScience

    Explore Mendel's laws of heredity, inherited traits in plants, and biological traits. A great resource to help prepare genetics lesson plans for your biology class.

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  • Spreading the facts about viruses

    Spreading the facts about viruses

    Viruses take over the cells of living organisms by injecting them with their genetic material. Learn how these buggers can turn healthy cells into virus-producing zombies!

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  • Double (helix) the fun with this DNA activity

    Double (helix) the fun with this DNA activity

    This hands-on DNA activity uses common household supplies to teach students a technique for extracting the DNA that makes them who they are.

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  • How vaccines take a big shot against viruses

    How vaccines take a big shot against viruses

    Understanding how vaccines work. While your body is battling germs in the vaccine, it's also making the antibodies it needs to help quickly recognize and destroy those germs before they make you sick.

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  • 6 Tools to Teach Brain Anatomy1:08

    6 Tools to Teach Brain Anatomy

    Have you watched the video, "How to make brain dissection a no-brainer"? That short video presents mind-blowing ways to introduce students to brain dissection and anatomy. https://wardsworld.wardsci.

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  • How does handwashing help prevent illness? The science of soap.

    How does handwashing help prevent illness? The science of soap.

    The good news is that by simply washing our hands, we can help decrease the spread of coronavirus and other things that make us sick.

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  • 9 ways to reinforce lab safety in the classroom or at home…plus a free student safety contract

    9 ways to reinforce lab safety in the classroom or at home…plus a free student safety contract

    Doing amazing science activities in the lab is only cool when we follow the rules. So, keep students and others as safe as possible—whether it's inside the classroom or in a home-based science lab.

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  • How to teach osmosis and diffusion with agar cubes – a free activity

    How to teach osmosis and diffusion with agar cubes – a free activity

    Virtually all living cells are dependent on diffusion and osmosis processes. This free activity will enable students to explore the relationship between diffusion and cell size.

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  • Get the facts about bacteriology and a free student handout from McGraw Hill's AccessScience

    Get the facts about bacteriology and a free student handout from McGraw Hill's AccessScience

    Inspire students to explore the bacteriology tools used by geneticists, epidemiologists, doctors, archeologists, historians, forensic scientists, and farmers.

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  • How to make brain dissection a no-brainer4:05

    How to make brain dissection a no-brainer

    Middle- and high-school science teachers: Give your biology students an introduction to brain dissection and anatomy with this short video, then head to Ward’s Science to get everything you’ll need.

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  • Keeping a great laboratory notebook - an epic lesson

    Keeping a great laboratory notebook - an epic lesson

    Students learn to use laboratory notebooks to keep consistent and accurate notes that record and reflect on their inquiry-based observations, activities, investigations, and experiments.

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    Experts pick their favorite lab slides

    Expert picks of the top five slides produced in the Ward’s Science Slides Lab, as chosen by the lab technicians who make them, offering insights into the observations presented by each slide.

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  • How to care for your termites2:42

    How to care for your termites

    Termites need love, too. In this video, we’ll show you essential points of care your termites will thank you for (actually you won’t get a word of thanks).

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