Biology

Ideas and inspiration for your biology and life science lessons.

  • 8-in-1 Summer Science Activities Power Pack | Free Download

    8-in-1 Summer Science Activities Power Pack | Free Download

    Activities to help keep students sharp academically while providing them with engaging new experiences.

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  • Allergy Science; Plus a free student handout from McGraw Hill's AccessScience

    Allergy Science; Plus a free student handout from McGraw Hill's AccessScience

    The students in your class will be itching to learn more after the very first lesson about substances that cause allergic responses.

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    4-in-1 Biology Power Pack; Free Download

    Information-packed resources support your biology lesson plans and make learning exciting for your students.

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    3-in-1 Butterfly Power Pack

    Grow, evolve, and transform your lesson plans with our most popular butterfly resources—all in one place.

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  • Teach heart science without missing a beat!

    Teach heart science without missing a beat!

    Engage students in fascinating lessons about the heart’s central role in the circulatory system.

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  • How to teach with Algae and Cyanobacteria: A free guide for working with and caring for your live materials

    How to teach with Algae and Cyanobacteria: A free guide for working with and caring for your live materials

    Download this care guide for the facts on maintaining algal cultures and special culture techniques for this vital organism.

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  • Human genetics facts to pass on! Get a free student handout from McGraw Hill's AccessScience

    Human genetics facts to pass on! Get a free student handout from McGraw Hill's AccessScience

    From freckles and dimples to nearsightedness and allergies, hereditary traits are fascinating; that’s why students love exploring human genetics.

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  • How a face mask a day helps keep germs at bay; download the activities

    How a face mask a day helps keep germs at bay; download the activities

    The curious minds in your class will be fascinated to learn the science of how masks work to help keep disease or bacteria carrying respiratory droplets at bay.

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  • Endangered species facts worth saving; Plus a free student handout from McGraw Hill's AccessScience

    Endangered species facts worth saving; Plus a free student handout from McGraw Hill's AccessScience

    Students can explore wildlife conservation, why it's important, and methods used to address biodiversity loss.

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  • How to teach with Drosophila: A free guide for working with and caring for your live materials.

    How to teach with Drosophila: A free guide for working with and caring for your live materials.

    Download this care guide for the facts on handling and making experimental crosses with this widely studied organism.

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  • How to teach with Hydra: A free guide for working with and caring for your live materials.

    How to teach with Hydra: A free guide for working with and caring for your live materials.

    Download this care guide for the facts on Hydra reproduction, regeneration, and instructions for their collection, care, and feeding.

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  • How to teach with Bacteria and Fungi: A free guide for working with and caring for your live materials

    How to teach with Bacteria and Fungi: A free guide for working with and caring for your live materials

    Download this care guide for the facts on Bacteria and Fungi and instructions for their observation, care, and culturing.

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  • When fleas take energy drinks: a biology activity1:44

    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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  • 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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  • Foliage findings – a leaf pigment lesson plan.

    Foliage findings – a leaf pigment lesson plan.

    Download this simple biology lesson plan and introduce elementary science students to the plant pigments responsible for autumn leaf colors.

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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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  • Foiled again: Science of keeping Thanksgiving leftovers safe

    Foiled again: Science of keeping Thanksgiving leftovers safe

    A timely discussion about handling Thanksgiving leftovers to expand students' understanding of food-science topics.

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  • Scope out the facts on respiratory virus detection from McGraw Hill’s AccessScience

    Scope out the facts on respiratory virus detection from McGraw Hill’s AccessScience

    Help students explore methods used by “Disease Detectives” in virology labs to detect respiratory viruses.

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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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  • How to teach with Daphnia: A free guide for working with and caring for your live materials.

    How to teach with Daphnia: A free guide for working with and caring for your live materials.

    Download this care guide for the facts on culturing this complex yet easily studied organism.

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