Chapter 1: Biology in the 21st Century

Biodiversity

Five-minute podcasts each dedicated to a different species; part of the Encyclopedia of Life—an ongoing effort of several institutions to collect and make available information about every species on Earth

http://education.eol.org/podcast

Structure and Function

Multimedia lesson highlighting the connection between structure and function at organismal, cellular, and molecular levels; includes videos and a virtual cow’s eye dissection

http://www.teachersdomain.org/resource/lsps07.sci.life.stru.lpbiosystems/

http://www.teachersdomain.org/resource/lsps07.sci.life.stru.lpbiosystems/

Scientific Processes

Interactive flowchart of scientific processes and pathways

http://undsci.berkeley.edu/article/scienceflowchart

Nature of Science

Interactive article that walks you through a checklist of scientific characteristics

http://undsci.berkeley.edu/article/0_0_0/whatisscience_03

http://undsci.berkeley.edu/article/0_0_0/whatisscience_03

Limits of Science

Interactive article discussing the boundaries of science

http://undsci.berkeley.edu/article/0_0_0/whatisscience_12

http://undsci.berkeley.edu/article/0_0_0/whatisscience_12

Light Microscope

Realistic virtual compound microscope that includes a tutorial on its operation

http://www.udel.edu/biology/ketcham/microscope/scope.html

Electron Microscope

Game in which you view and identify specimens using a virtual electron microscope

http://school.discoveryeducation.com/lessonplans/interact/vemwindow.html

Biotechnology

Interactive article that offers six arguments for growing genetically engineered crops and six arguments against it

 

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/harvest/exist/