Biology Junction

If you need a template for lab reports, ideas for your biology club, pacing guides or lessons for biology, Pre-AP Biology, or AP Biology, this is a good place to start.

HHMI Biointeractive

You may be familiar with HHMI’s free movies and posters, they also offer films that are available to stream from the site. Other options include 3-D interactives, virtual labs, and printable activities.

PheET Interactive Simulations

Founded in 2002 by Nobel Laureate Carl Wieman, the PhET Interactive Simulations project at the University of Colorado Boulder creates free interactive math and science simulations. PhET sims are based on extensive education research and engage students through an intuitive, game-like environment where students learn through exploration and discovery.

Bozeman Science

Nationally-recognized science educator Paul Andersen’s Bozeman Science is a vast library of hundreds of science videos that have been viewed millions of times by learners around the world.

Be Internet Awesome, by Google

Through online and printable activities and the supporting Interland online game, Google’s Be Internet Awesome curriculum teaches kids how to be safe and appropriate digital citizens when using Internet resources.

Internet Safety, by ISBE

The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) provides resources to help schools and districts keep students safe online, and provides information guidance regarding the Illinois Internet Safety Law (2009).

Khan Academy

Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom. Subjects include math, science, computing, history, art history, economics, and more, including K-14 and test preparation (SAT, Praxis, LSAT) content. The primary focus is on skill mastery to help learners establish strong foundations.

CK-12

CK-12 is an excellent Open Educational Resource (OER) that is free and easy to use. Digital resources include PLIX interactives and simulations, adaptive practices, study guides, and FlexBook digital textbooks. CK-12 FlexBooks are complete online platforms for assembling, authoring, and distributing standards-aligned, interactive, multi-modal educational content.

Safe Online Learning

This online safety curriculum resource, from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), provides leveled, interactive Internet safety lessons, games and activities for students in grades 3-8, and includes a teachers’ guide to support implementation.