Teacher resources and professional development across the curriculum

Teacher professional development and classroom resources across the curriculum

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Earth's Plates

Examine clues about the behavior, history and appearance of various volcanoes. Then try to locate the volcanoes on the map.

Ecology Lab

Build your own ecosystem, and explore the effects of these interrelationships.

Energy Lab

Try to meet the world's projected energy demand by choosing from the available energy sources, while keeping atmospheric CO2 under control. You must avoid the limits and pitfalls associated with each energy source.

Evolution of Large Scale Structure in the Universe

Vary two of the most important cosmological parameters, run the simulation and try to build our universe. Compare your simulated universe to real observations.

Evolution of TĂșngara Frog Mating Calls

Use molecular information and observe female response patterns to learn about the mating calls of Physalaemus frogs. Examine the evolution of female preference for particular call characteristics. View non-Flash version.

Five-Question Survey: What are your ideas about basic astronomy?

Find out your or your students' understanding of astronomy. Afterwards you can see how others answered the questions.

Fun House Mirrors

Explore the effect of concave and convex mirrors. Combine concave and convex mirrors to design a fun house mirror that will create the distorted pictures of Melissa and Sam.

Genetic Engineering: Translating an mRNA Sequence

Translate an mRNA sequence into an amino acid chain using a codon chart. Then match each codon with the correct amino acid.

The Genetics of Resistance to HIV Infection

Explore the relationships between viruses, cells and the immune system, and the role of genes in disease resistance. See how mutations in an HIV receptor confer relative resistance to infection. View non-Flash version.

Genetics: Complex Inheritance Patterns

Our blood types are transmitted through multiple allelic inheritance. Identify the antigens and antibodies of the four different blood types: A, B, AB and O.

Genetics: Sex Linkage

Some traits, such as colorblindness, are related to gender. Complete a Punnett square showing the possible genotypes of children born to a colorblind mother and a father with normal vision.

Gray Whales

Track gray whale migration. Use live data to observe migration patterns.

Groups: Ionic Bonding

Use your knowledge of families of elements. Create compounds by combining individual ions.

Hazardous Waste in the Home

Many sources of hazardous waste can be found in your own home and require special disposal. Can you determine which household items are hazardous, which can be recycled, which go out with regular household trash/garbage and which should be washed down the drain?

The Human Brain

Explore the three interconnected layers of the human brain. The central core (basic life processes), limbic system (emotion and memory) and the cerebral cortex (higher cognitive functions).

Human Genome: Transcribe this DNA

Review the different combinations of nucleotides that form pairs. Then move nucleotides into their correct places on the RNA strand to transcribe the DNA.

Human Genome: Transcription

Observe the process of transcription at the level of the nucleus. See how the information in a segment of DNA (gene) is copied into another type of genetic material called messenger RNA.


Observe hummingbirds and report their sightings online. Share and review the sightings with other students/classrooms to track hemispheric migratory patterns.

Isotopes, a Weighty Matter: Isotope Quiz

You will be presented with three different isotopes of the same element. See if you can calculate the atom's average relative mass.

It's Elementary: Building Elements

Use your knowledge of scientific notation systems used to describe orbital configuration. Build up orbitals and electrons piece by piece in order to construct a given element.

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