The Biology Lab is a resource place for biology and science teachers. It contains a variety of lessons, quizzes, labs, web quests, and information on science topics. You can find lessons related to biology topics in the links listed under “topics” on the sidebar. Topics include: Ecology, Genetics, Anatomy, Cells, Scientific Method, and Evolution.
The expression “hands-on, minds-on” summarizes the philosophy we have incorporated in our biology lab activities so that students will learn best if they are actively engaged and if their activities are closely linked to understanding important biological concepts. For example, it is helpful to use hands-on models to engage student interest and foster multiple modality learning, but it is crucial to closely link the modeling activity to student understanding of the actual biological processes and this can be done by regularly visits to the biology lab.