Biology Community Portal
Welcome – From the Editor
Hello and Welcome to the Biology Portal
MERLOT is a spectacular collection of online resources you can access for use in learning and teaching. MERLOT is an initiative of the California State University.
The Biology board curates the materials related to life science. We assemble, review, and maintain resources in Anatomy & Physiology, Medicine, General Biology (including subdisciplines such as Botany, Zoology, Evolution, Genetcs, etc.), Biochemistry, Ecology and Environmental Sciences. The materials range from short videos or articles to entire courses. These can be used for learning, teaching, professional development or anything else you can dream up.
The Biology board consists of people from institutions across the country who volunteer their time and energy to upkeep and update the amazing collection of resources in the life sciences.
Meet the current Biology Board here.
We invite you to peruse and use the Biology resources found in MERLOT. You can create a portfolio of materials for use in a class, a project or simply for your own use. If we have reviewed the material you will see a rating and a summary of the review. You can also find comments from people who have used the resource.
You can help with the MERLOT project as well by contributing materials (which we will put in our queu to review). If you are interested in joining the Biology board, please contact the editors, Michael Plotkin or Marty Zahn. Our board uses this form for our reviews.
Understanding Science is the Biology Board's Classic Award winner for 2019. This site has a huge variety of resources that present a detailed and accurate portrayal of what science is and how it works. We hope you love it as much we do!
Human Biology Lab Manual
Human Biology Lab Manual
Phenomena Found in Agriculture - Middle School Ecosystem Dynamics and Interactions Unit
What do Prairie Chickens Need in Order to Survive Today's Prairie? This middle school unit covering ecosystems, animal...
Phenomena Found in Agriculture - High School Genetics and Heredity Unit
How can we Design Cattle to Better Meet Human Needs? In this high school Storyline unit on genetics and heredity,...
“Bad Breath”: An integrated case study of alcoholic liver disease for first year medical students.
Alcoholic liver disease represents a timeless teaching opportunity for health professional students. Due to the...
Recharging and rejuvenation of decontaminated N95 masks
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Jim Allison: Breakthrough (film) and Educator Toolkit
Educators can use the toolkit as a whole or borrow pieces to meet their unique learning objectives and circumstances. You...
DK Find Out! | Fun Facts for Kids on Animals, Earth, History and more!
Visit DK Find Out! to learn about dinosaurs, space, animals, nature & more. Fun learning activities for kids with videos,...
Online Resources for Science Laboratories (POD) - Remote Teaching
Online Resources for Science Laboratories (POD) - Remote Teaching. This is a live document. For many subjects and...
Open Scholarship Knowledge Base
The Open Scholarship Knowledge Base contains resources created, curated, and contributed by the Open Scholarship...
Human Anatomy Laboratory Manual, 2020
This human anatomy laboratory manual acts as a textbook for undergraduate human anatomy courses. Each chapter has review...
SARS-CoV-2 spike protein fusion transformation
This tutorial explains the transformation of the coronavirus spike protein that pulls the virus membrane into contact...
SARS-CoV-2 spike protein priming by furin
This tutorial explains the structure of the spike protein, accompanied by interactive animations of structures determined...
Open at the Margins: Critical Perspectives on Open Education
Open At The Margins: Critical Perspectives on Open Education is a pertinent book on Open Education, "containing 38...
Changing Recommendations about How to Reduce Your Risk of Coronavirus Infection – What is the evidence?
In this analysis and discussion activity, students learn about the scientific basis of recommendations to reduce the...
Coronaviruses – What They Are and How They Can Make You Sick
This analysis and discussion activity introduces students to the novel coronavirus. Students learn how coronaviruses...
Where did the new coronavirus come from?
In this analysis and discussion activity, students explore the main hypotheses about the origins of the new coronavirus...
Ecosystem Simulator - Aggressive and Passive Creatures
An ecosystem simulator that demonstrates the balance between a creature with an aggressive behavior pattern and a passive...
Minds-on Activities for Teaching Biology
The resources include minds-on, hands-on activities and remote ready minds-on analysis and discussion activities for...
Lactase Enzyme Simulation - Jon Darkow
Teach system dynamics of biology and ecology phenomena.The goal of this simulation is to understand three factors that...
Evo-Ed: Cases for Effective Evolution Education
Case studies that track the evolution of traits from their origination in DNA mutation, to the production of different...
JOGO DIGITAL ADAPTADO AO TEMA ÁGUA NO ENSINO DE CIÊNCIAS PARA ALUNOS DE UM ESCOLA PÚBLICA DA REGIÃO METROPOLITANA DE BELÉM-PA
Os recursos tecnológicos educacionais têm sido amplamente usados como uma importante estratégia educativa para promover...
Строение одноклеточных животных
Цель: Изучить строение представителей подцарства Простейшие – амёбы и инфузории-туфельки. Ход работы: 1. Выбрать объект...
CryoVR is a virtual reality training application designed for CryoEM field
Major Histocompatibility Complex MHC Protein Structure and Function
Video Tutorial with Quiz & open-ended questions: Major Histocompatibility Complex (MHC) molecular structure and how it...
Teresa Van BovenCalgary school board
Sharron DolanGlasgow Caledonian University
Wes Colgan IIINorthern New Mexico Community/Technical College
DeMarcus WoolforkMedical University of South Carolina
Stacey WarnerCalifornia State University, Los Angeles
Kristina SchierenbeckCalifornia State University, Chico
Meredith EcksteinGeorgetown College
Helen ButlerMedical University of South Carolina
Debra HowellMuskegon Community/Technical College
Baicheng LinMedical University of South Carolina
Christian JonesMedical University of South Carolina
Ronan BreeDUNDALK INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Dieter BurkhardKantonsschule Heerbrugg (SG)
Carlene HeschkeWest Bend-Mallard CSD
Kathy HuschleNorthwest Technical College
Haley SandersTN tech
Ebru Bilget GuvenKadir Has University
Arminda SousaESEN VISEU
Stefanie BakerWofford College
Jennifer Foltz-SweatGateWay Community/Technical College
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Journals & Publications
- Advances in Physiology Education
- American Biology Teacher
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- Bioscene: Journal of College Biology Teaching
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- International Journal of Science Education
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