Take your class back in time with Dinosaurs in the Wild
Mar24

Take your class back in time with Dinosaurs in the Wild

With Dinosaurs in the Wild, teachers will be able to take school groups of 7-11 year olds somewhere they’ve never been before – 67 million years back in time, to the late Cretaceous period! Specially designed to ignite pupils’ imaginations, it will put school groups face-to-face with living dinosaurs and bring science to life before their eyes. The creators behind new immersive live-action adventure Dinosaurs in the Wild gave me a...

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Virtuali-Tee lets you view inside the body with Augmented Reality
Mar07

Virtuali-Tee lets you view inside the body with Augmented Reality

Here’s an excellent idea for a app to teach about the body. The Curiscope Virtuali-tee app combines a wearable AR code with an augmented reality app to make the internal organs come to life! When the t-shirt is viewed through the app, it unlocks a portal into the body and transform the tee into an anatomy lesson. You can explore the body in fully animated 3D that lets you move in and look around the body. The T-shirt plus app...

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Explore Your Eyes with this Interactive Guide
May14

Explore Your Eyes with this Interactive Guide

This resource from Lenstore provides an interactive guide to the human eye. It takes you on a journey through the eye, with detailed explanations for each of the different parts. Rather than the usual cross-section view, you can explore the eye in first-person, zooming in through the pupil all the way to the optic nerve. The pop up labels give a short description of each part, with a link to find out more. This would be very useful...

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Explore Cells on Your iPad and IWB with Hudson Alpha iCell
Jun12

Explore Cells on Your iPad and IWB with Hudson Alpha iCell

Hudson Alpha iCell is a website and free iPad/Andoid app which can be used to teach about the cell. The iPad version also supports the ability to choose from three different levels of detail in the descriptions of the cellular structures – making it suitable for different age ranges.  iCell offers students a 3D view inside of a typical plant, animal and bacterial cell. It is easy to navigate and simple to use. You can use your...

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Project Noah : Document and Share Nature Photographs
Mar08

Project Noah : Document and Share Nature Photographs

Project Noah is a tool to explore and document wildlife and a platform to harness the power of citizen scientists everywhere. It would be of particular interest to science/biology teachers. Through their website and mobile Apps, Project Noah is asking its users all over the world to take photographs of their local wildlife, then upload and tag them. In doing so it will create an large searchable archive of photographs. There is also...

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Dragon Breeder – Genetic Crossing with Dragons!
May25

Dragon Breeder – Genetic Crossing with Dragons!

Dragon Breeder  is a new game from Spongelab where players progress by using the principles of Mendelian Genetics. Players can breed target dragons, or determine the genotypes of the dragons in their den. It’s an interesting game, and will be of interest to KS4 and Ks4 science/biology teachers. It’s definitely a different take on looking at genetic crossing and dragons are far more fun than fruit flies or pea plants!...

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In the Zone – Human Biology Resources for Schools
Jan06

In the Zone – Human Biology Resources for Schools

In the Zone is the Wellcome Trust’s major NEW initiative inspired by the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. It provides a fun, free and fascinating way of using science to discover how our bodies work during sport, activity, movement and rest. The website is aimed at both primary and secondary schools with two different sections. Both sections contain interactive games which can be used on the interactive whiteboard....

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BioDigital Human – A 3D Interactive Body
Oct07

BioDigital Human – A 3D Interactive Body

I missed the news when it came out, but it looks like Google is going to retire their Google Body Browser, which is a real shame because, as a Biologist, I really liked that site. Apparently it wil be relaunched in the future in association with a company called Zygote Media. There’s no indication when Google Body will be taken down at present. But in preparation for its departure, here’s a similar site that is well worth...

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Time Tree – timescale of life
Jul09

Time Tree – timescale of life

TimeTree is a public knowledge-base for information on the evolutionary timescale of life. A search utility allows exploration of the thousands of divergence times among organisms in the published literature. Names of two taxa to be compared are entered in the search window and the results are presented on a separate page. For example how far back did humans and bananas split? There’s a lot of additional information on the...

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Online games for Biology Students
May31

Online games for Biology Students

rEvolution is a collection of online games, designed to introduce and reinforce key concepts in biology, ecology and plant science. They might make handy activities for your science students at the end of term, as a plenary, or for a STEM Club. Suitable for KS3/4/5 You can play the games here : http://www.saps.org.uk/secondary/beyond-the-classroom/545 This is part of the Science and Plants in Schools website which has some excellent...

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Healthline 3D Human Body Viewer
May11

Healthline 3D Human Body Viewer

Healthline BodyMaps is an handy tool which provides a set of searchable body maps. It includes colored, interactive maps of everything from the pancreas to the digestive system to the body as a whole. BodyMaps uses Flash so does not require the download of any additional software. This should make it useful for those of you with older browsers who can’t access Google Body. Will mean you can’t access it on your iPad though...

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How Now Google Cow
Apr04

How Now Google Cow

Just a quick post to point out that if you haven’t seen Google Body Browser, it now comes with added Bovine goodness. (Firefox 4 or Chrome needed to access) In addition to the female body that was used in the beta version, you can now explore a male body and even that of a cow. I heard initially that this may have been an April Fools prank, given the day it was released, but someone from Google tweeted me to say it was staying....

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