Unit 1: The Cell
Virtual Trip Through the Parts of an Animal Cell
A video trip through the parts of an animal cell. Words appear
at each stop on the tour; classical music plays during the
journey. Teachers can use it as an introduction to the
organelles in an animal cell or as a review before a test or
Powerpoint interactive site about the types of cells and the
functions of their organelles. Use as a review or introduction
Website contains both video and still images of different cells
Diffusion and Osmosis
Description: Interactive site with lesson plans for
diffusion and osmosis. Also covers the different types of
The Biology Corner
Passive Transport vs. Active Transport: Movement
of particles: Passive transport vs. active transport. Slide show
displaying animated views of the different types of cellular
Osmosis in Different Solution Types: Movement of Materials Into
and Out of Cells
Video of osmosis occurring in hypotonic, hypertonic, and
Passive Transport Demonstration: This
Website contains a large amount of biology links. Scroll down to
the sections on diffusion, trasport, etc. (located in the same
area on the page) for information/pictures/demonstrations of
Enzyme Action: Activity
using a teacher or student demonstration and activity for the
student to conduct using saliva and starch solutions. Test
enzyme action and uses science inquiry
Cells Alive: This
Website contains both videos of the cell in action and still
images of the cell.
Unit 2: Reproduction and Genetics
Unit 3: Changes Over Time
4: Traits and Classification of Life
Classification, Dichotomous Keys, Kingdoms and Phyla, Taxonomic
Website is an informational site that can be used for activities
1-4 in unit 4.
How to Use a Dichotomous Key: Introduces
keys to stuents by using cartoon pictures and simple
descriptions of birds.
Living Environment: Dichotomous Key Lab: Activity
on how to read a key.
Classification of Living Things
This part of a cool site that covers a wide range of topics and
includes games and activities.
Miniunit Zeta: Ecological Pyramids of Biomass and Numbers: Mini-unit
on ecological pyramids with pictures and information about
biomass numbers and their effects on an ecosystem.
Roles of ATP: Link
on the roles and functions of ATP. Use for information for the
teacher for Biology I. Use for students and teachers for Biology
for information and an aid for the formation and breakdown of
Biology: Science of Life: Flow of Matter and Energy in the
Living World: Photosynthesis and cellular Respiration.: Video
introducing the equations and concepts of photosynthesis and
cellular respiration in an ecosystem. Use this video as an
introduction or review.
Communities and Ecosystems: Power
point on communities and ecosystems. This could be used to teach
the lesson on ecology. This site also lists some projects and
activities on ecosystems.
Energy Flow in an Ecosystem: Excellent
image of a food chain, food web, and ecological pyramids. Use on
test or as a review of material.
The Cycling of Oxygen, Carbon Dioxide, and ATP during
Photosynthesis & Important Cycles in the Ecosystem: This
Website contains many pictures and explanations of the water,
oxyben, and carbon cycles.
Photosynthesis, Respiration, and the Oxygen Cycles: This
site contains an interactive animated representation of aerobic
and anaerobic respiration.
Photosynthesis, Respiration, and the Oxygen Cycle: This
Website contains an interactive quiz with excellent tutorials
Important Cycles in the Ecosystem: This
is an informational site (includes pictures/diagrams) about the
nitrogen cycle with interactive links to definitions.
Comparing Autotrophs and Heterotrophs: Pre-lab
to introduce autotrophs and heterotrophs. This activity is
geared more toward 7-8 grade life science.
Food Chains: Prey and Predators: Works
with food chains and food webs. There is an activity on creating
a food chain and reading information from a food web.
Life Science: Ecology, Introduction of Ecology and Ecosystems: United
streaming video on energy flow in the ecosystem, trophic levels,
and human impacts on the ecosystems.
Grade: Biology Unit: Unit 6: The Human Body—Its
Structures, Systems, Balance, and Health
Animal Organ Systems and Homeostasis
Information on the body systems and how they maintain
homeostasis. Some of the pictures show all body parts so please
use for mature classes.
Blood and the Immune System in Space: 6
minute video on how space travel affects the immune system and
Infectious Disease: Evolving Challenges to Human Health
Tutorial and interactive site of infectious diseases and
Organ Systems Bingo
Bingo activity used as a review for the function of the organ
Interactive games to test the students knowledge about topics
related to the human body.
Organ System Pathology ImagesSlides
of the different organ systems and tissues.
The Brain, Nerve Fibers, and the Neuron (Nervous System)
This Website contains many animations various parts of the
The Brain, Nerve Fibers, and the Neuron: This
Website contains interactive, animated virtual tours of the
brain, skeleton, heart, and digestive tract.
Introduction to Anatomy: Vertebrate Dissection: This
site contains a virtual pig dissection.
Body Invaders: Digestive Problems: Video
on the digestive system and some common problems associated with
this system. Warning: some of the scenes show actual pictures
from a scope done on a patient.
Unit 7: Patterns of Behavior
Social Structure and Behavior
This site contains video of the bee and its social behavior.
Behavior of Organisms
and activities on social structure and behavior and innate and
learned behavior. Interactive sites
Restrict Calories and Revive your Life: report
on calorie restriction and healthy eating to increase life
expectancy. Some pop ups may appear.
Biological Diversity: Viruses: Information
on the structure, function and life cycles of viruses.
Germs: Viruses, Bacteria, and Fungi: Information
on the structure, shape, and reproduction of viruses, bacteria,
and fungi. Charts are present of viral and bacterial shapes.
Chart on diseases caused by all three in humans and different
What is a Virus?: Shows
the difference between bacteria and viruses, and has slides of
different types of viruses. Also, includes cross references or
review material of cells and DNA.
The Flu & The Body's Defenses Against Disease: Type
in the United Streaming url and search for the title. Excellent
video on the pathway of diseases in the body and the bodies'
Science Odyssey: Then & Now Medicine and Health: Cool
site that includes some interactive activities and links to
articles about past medical diseases and health issues.
This is a lab/project of common vaccinations in humans. It is
geared more toward 6-8 graders, but could be used to introduce
the topic or for an activity.
Information on different health topics. Have students research a
topic and create a news report, poster, or written report on the