Ideas and inspiration for your biology and life science lessons.
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.
Weigh the Possibilities: 3 Quick Experiments Using Scales and Balances
3 class activities using scales and balances for middle schoolers learning foundations of science. Teach chemistry, biology, and physics with easy-to-do-experiments.
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!
Set the kitchen table for science time
There's a plethora of science experiments hiding in our refrigerators, pantries & junk drawers. If you're looking for creative science experiments for distance learners, then you're in the right place
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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 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.
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.
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.
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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