Added: 12/02/2010 Students can learn about DNA in a colorful and memorable way. I would use this during a genetics unit as a way to show a more kinetic and visual approach to DNA. A benefit of using activities from Cold Spring Harbor is the possibility of students actually visiting the center in the future and being able to make real-life connections.
Added: 12/02/2010 This is a fantastic way for students to learn from their textbook in a more technological fashion (which ties into the new curriculum). This would be great for students with iPads or laptops as well.
Added: 12/02/2010 I love the availibility of new learning materials for the teacher. This would be a great source for me to keep myself updated during a genetics and/or ecology unit. Additionally, it's would be a great source for students who want to learn more.
Added: 12/02/2010 This can be used as both assessment or pre-assessment for students. It's a great review for them to make sure they know their information before a test. Additionally, the "fun" aspect of it can help students compete and learn in different ways than reading from a textbook.
Added: 12/02/2010 This is a great resource for both me and the students during a nervous system unit. Neuroscience is my personal favorite area of biology, so I love the project ideas available here. The real-life connections that students can make on this site would also be helpful. I would probably assign looking at this site as homework.