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BioEd Online


BioEd Online utilizes state-of-the-art technology to give you instant access to reliable, cutting-edge information and educational tools for biology and related subjects. Our goal is to provide useful, current, and high-quality information and materials that build upon and enhance the skills and knowledge of science educators. The following peer-reviewed resources are available. BioEd Online offers support for elementary, middle school and high school science teachers.

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Online Courses
Free, web-based “anytime, anywhere," workshops and short courses are offered for teacher professional and other life-long learners. Content is presented by teachers, scientists and science educators. A certificate for "contact hours" is available upon completion of each workshop or short course.

Streaming Video Presentations
View timely presentations given by thought leaders on education in biology and related subjects, classroom management, science standards, and other issues in education. Presentation topics include content reviews for prospective biology teachers, content updates for experienced teachers, research lab technique demonstrations, inquiry science, and assessment. In addition, BioEd Online offers helpful presentations for teachers in training as they prepare for the classroom experience.

Slide Sets
Customize exciting and relevant lesson plans and activities from hundreds of searchable slides developed BioEd Online's Editorial Board and contributors. The slide library is updated regularly. Each slide is complete with talking points and references, and can be downloaded into your own PowerPoint program for personal educational use.

Lessons and More
Download free, inquiry-based, hands-on activities, complete teacher's guides, student storybooks and magazines, and student worksheets (PDF format), all created by scientists and educators at Baylor College of Medicine. Each activity is aligned with the National Science Education Standards.

Science News Articles
Stay current with science news selected by the Editorial Board from Nature News and other resources. Check back each week for new science stories and related discussion questions to complement your ongoing science activities, and to stimulate an exchange of ideas in your classroom. All News content is maintained in our archive for easy access.

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