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Ideas and inspiration for your biology and life science lessons.

  • 6 must-have brain anatomy tools

    6 must-have brain anatomy tools

    If you're looking for high-quality accessories to pair with your brain anatomy and dissection lessons, you won't have to wrack your brain. This 30-second video shows everything you need.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Critters in the classroom, insect edition: Painted Lady Butterfly7:01

    Critters in the classroom, insect edition: Painted Lady Butterfly

    Learn how to use and care for live butterflies from larvae to adult so students can watch their transformation unfold before their eyes.

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  • Experts pick their favorite lab slides1:54

    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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  • How to care for your crayfish4:11

    How to care for your crayfish

    If you’re crazy for crayfish, look no further! This video gives the do’s and don’ts of crayfish care. These hardy snappers are a cinch for young scientists—and a pinch if you’re not careful!

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  • How to pour agar plates2:52

    How to pour agar plates

    If your microorganisms are hungry, prepare them an agar plate! With 3 ways to heat and no-brainer pouring, this process makes growing your specimens a piece of cake.

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  • 10 low-budget models for teaching biology and anatomy

    10 low-budget models for teaching biology and anatomy

    Using models to teach anatomy and biology doesn't have to break the bank. Through Ward’s you can find some exciting, instructive options that give you the biggest bang for your buck.

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  • Micro Media: How to choose the best option1:16

    Micro Media: How to choose the best option

    Specialize your micro media system to fit your needs. Whether you want something cost-efficient or easy-peasy, we have it all! Pick between 3 options and get cracking on growing your microorganisms.

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  • How to prepare a gram stain slide6:20

    How to prepare a gram stain slide

    Don’t think chemistry and biology belong together? Think again! Augment your studies on cell organelles with this gram staining kit. Just don’t stain your clothes—only the slides!

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  • Don’t read this if your school already has enough money.0:45

    Don’t read this if your school already has enough money.

    Science teachers: Did you know Ward’s Science offers complementary services to help educators win grants? We can help find, apply for, and secure funding for you too – just give us a call today.

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  • 8 reasons why owl pellets are awesome for studying food chains and the environment

    8 reasons why owl pellets are awesome for studying food chains and the environment

    Want to teach food chains and predator-prey relationships with owl pellets? Don’t miss these “insider” tips.

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  • The Ewww Experiment, or why you should wash your hands before dinner.1:01

    The Ewww Experiment, or why you should wash your hands before dinner.

    Elementary and middle-school teachers: Show your young science students the importance of cleanliness with this short video, then download our free classroom activity to try it for yourself.

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  • Inside the Ward's Lab: Tarantula Molting1:08

    Inside the Ward's Lab: Tarantula Molting

    Join the small handful of teachers who have a tarantula as a classroom pet and experience this yourself. Or just take a look at this cool video of tarantula molting.

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  • 6 live specimens that make great classroom pets

    6 live specimens that make great classroom pets

    If you’re thinking of adopting an unusual pet for your classroom, your students will be intrigued (to say the least) by any of these six live specimens.

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  • When fleas take energy drinks: a biology activity

    When fleas take energy drinks: a biology activity

    In this extension of Ward’s Effects of Drugs on Daphnia Kit, your students will be discovering the effects of an energy drink on a living water flea Daphnia.

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  • A quick checklist for back-to-school lab safety

    A quick checklist for back-to-school lab safety

    Safety concerns in the science lab can turn awesome teachers into nervous wrecks. Here’s a quick checklist to ensure your lab is safe (and get back your peace of mind).

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