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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 collect and review resources in Anatomy and Physiology, Medicine, General Biology, Biochemistry, Ecology and Environmental Sciences. The materlias range from short videos or articles to entire courses. These can be used for learning, teaching, professional development or anything else. 

The Biology board consists of people from institutions across the country who volunteer their time and energy to assemble, review and maintain an amazing collection of resources in the life sciences. 

We invite you to peruse and use the Biology resources found on 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.



This site is the Biology Collection's Classic site for 2015. It is an outstanding educational site that provides teachers at all levels with materials for teaching the basic concepts of evolution and why it is so important to do so.

Evolution 101 in MERLOT

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