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Biotechnology Teacher Resources Online

Courtesy of Jeanne Smith, Olympic High School

We have compiled a list of online resources, including animation, images, video and audio files to help North Carolina science teachers enhance their lesson plans.

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Link Description Publisher Content type Topic(s)
Bioinformatics in Motion

The Bioinformatics in Motion Project is a library of interactive animations for teaching high-level bioinformatics algorithms and application.

North Carolina State University Animation, Interactive Genetics
BioSciEdNet (BEN)

The National Science Digital Library is the nation's online portal for education and research on learning in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics with resources for K-12 students. 

National Science Foundation Animation, Interactive, Lesson plans Agriculture, Ecology, Food, Genetics, Health, Stem cells
DNA Interactive

DNA Interactive contains multimedia presentations on DNA, gene manipulation, the human genome, applications and the history of genetics. The DNAi Teacher Guide provides 15 downloadable lesson plans. 

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Animation, Interactive, Lesson plans Ethics, Genetics, Health
Dolan DNA Learning Center

The DNA Learning Center provides links to websites that focus on both genes and DNA.  From the beginning of DNA, to the history of corn, to the insides of cancer, each site contains animated pictures that help students grasp the concepts.

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Animation, Interactive, Video Agriculture, Ethics, Genetics, Health
Genetic Science Learning Center

Learn.Genetics provides educational materials on genetics, bioscience and health topics.

The University of Utah Animation, Interactive, Lesson plans Ecology, Genetics, Health, Stem cells

Greenomes provides laboratory and bioinformatics exercises to introduce students to modern plant genetics and genome research.

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Interactive, Lesson plans Agriculture, Food, Genetics
Microarrays MediaBook

Graphics teach what a microarray is and how these tools can be employed to simultaneously measure changes in gene expression across the genome of an organism. Students can conduct two different virtual experiments, one measuring changes in gene expression in yeast, and another which measures the effect of a bronchoconstrictor drug on gene expression in asthmatic and non-asthmatic mice. Along the way students learn about experimental design, how microarrays measure changes in gene expression, and methods of data analysis. This resource is geared primarily toward advanced high school and college students.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Davidson College Interactive Genetics
NIGMS:Science Education

The NIGMS provides e-publications, interactive online quizzes and puzzles, posters, fact sheets and curriculum supplements from this Science Education website.

National Institute of General Medical Sciences Animation, Image gallery, Interactive, Video Careers, Evolution, Genetics, Health
Nova Education

Nova science Now provides text, video, and multimedia content from the PBS Nova TV series.

Public Broadcasting Service Animation, Interactive, Video Agriculture, Ethics, Food, Genetics, Health, Industrial Biotech, Stem cells
PBS LearningMedia

PBS LearningMedia is a digital media service for educational use from public broadcasting and its partners. It provides  free, instant access to the best of public media , including videos, interactives, audio, photos, and in-depth lesson plans.

PBS and WGH Educational Foundation Image gallery, Interactive, Lesson plans, Video Agriculture, Ecology, Evolution, Food, Genetics, Health, Industrial Biotech
Stem Cell Resources

Stem Cell Resources contains information on tissue engineering, cloning, stem cell research and therapeutics, and ethical considerations.

Bioscience Network Animation, Audio, Interactive, Lesson plans, Video Ethics, Genetics, Health, Stem cells
Understanding the Human Genome Project

Understanding the Human Genome Project contains downloadable combinations of videos, discussion questions, and lesson plans on human genetics, genome sequencing, bioinformatics, variation and human history as well as ethical, legal, and social implications. 

National Human Genome Research Institute at the National Institutes of Health Animation, Interactive, Lesson plans, Video Ethics, Genetics