Product Review of BioInteractive
Biological research is coming to life at the BioInteractive website. The site includes apps, animations, videos, and virtual labs. Contents range from short videos on evolution hosted by award-winning authors to lessons about the brain delivered by Nobel prize-winning scientists. The team behind the scene features a fine mix of educators, artists, and scientists.
What Users Love About the App
“I am using HHMI BioInteractive materials in my Introductory Biology classes right now. I am having a wonderful time teaching with the various tools this platform has to offer. I especially like the interactive videos and activities associated with each topic. Overall, this is the best way to get students thinking about how their body functions and make them think about various aspects of life that they may never thought about before.”
“I have used these resources many times in high school biology and environmental science classes. They offer such rich materials and resources. My favorite right now, just like all of the Gorongosa material!”
“We stumbled upon the DNA transcription/translation videos when my son was trying to grasp this material. He had a total “aha” moment; the video made something hard to understand easy with clear pictures and diagrams. This is really a gift. Thank you!”
“Since I started working with the Spanish version, my biology classes are better. They are now more interesting for my students and are something new for me as a teacher.”
“Nothing but the highest praise for HHMI productions (short films and their labs and activities as well). They are detailed and adaptable for a range of ability levels from college to middle school. They are also great when it comes to connecting core biology ideas to other fields of study. HHMI allows students to see that “science” is not the memorizing of facts, but the connecting of facts to a wider framework of understanding!”