13 Must-Have Biology Apps and Tools
How should educator’s best prepare students for careers in biology? By finding innovative ways to reach students. But there is a blurry line between creative learning and babysitting tactics to keep students from declaring boredom. For students to thrive in the area of biology, we need teachers to make it exciting and meaningful. Thankfully, there are an abundance of tools, apps, and resources that seek to help teachers do just that. To get educators started, we have compiled a list of 13 tools, apps, and resources for the biology classroom. If these tools don’t spice things up in your classroom, nothing will.
- BioInteractive– This multimedia site brings biological research to life.
- Frog Dissection– Frog dissecting, can now be done virtually. Featuring step-by-step instructions, there is plenty of in-depth information on each of the frog’s organs including anatomical comparisons to human organs.
- Khan Academy– With over 40,000 interactive Common Core aligned practice questions and over 10,000 videos and explanations in math, science, and more, Khan Academy is the perfect app for students of all ages to study.
- iCell App– Studying the cell became easier with this 3-D cell app. Students can view the cell structures and dynamics for plants, animals, and bacteria.
- ARKive–Wonderful catalog of biodiversity with great classroom resources.
- Prepmagic– Modify science simulations to highlight phenomena.
- Scitable– Helpful teacher tools, with articles suited for advanced bio students.
- National Geographic Kids– Amazing photos of wildlife and indigenous people.
- Smithsonian’s National Zoo– This app allows students to participate in a virtual field trip to a zoo.
- Frog Dissection– Allows students to participate in a virtual dissection of a frog.
- Zygote Body– Create and explore spectacular 3-D human body visuals.
- D.A.M. Interactive Anatomy– Search images of the human body with this powerful, customizable anatomy curriculum.
- Brainscape– Mobile learning solution that is based on brain.
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