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The American Physiological Society Archive of Teaching Resources

The American Physiological Society Archive of Teaching Resources

The American Physiological Society Archive of Teaching Resources was designed to provide resources for science educators at all levels. At the undergraduate level, the Archive provides labs, lessons, graphics, animations, and web sites that can enhance the content in your science courses plus you will be challenged to examine how you teach, with suggested offerings both in the -Explore Effective Pedagogy- section and linked to the learning objects you view. You are invited to share resources with your colleagues by submitting learning objects and web links to be added to the Archive; note that the copyright for original material remains with the author. Learning objects include Syllabi, PowerPoint presentations, Articles explaining different teaching methods (pedagogy), Curriculum development guidelines, Simulations, and Graphics. A scientific review board composed of 15 lead reviewers, allowing for representation of each of the APS sections, was established to review the scientific accuracy of the submitted materials and to verify that any use of humans or animals was according to APS guidelines.


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Camille Freeman
Camille Freeman (Faculty)
8 years ago

I believe this link now redirects to the Life Science Teaching Resource Community; my review is of the website. I found their collections of lesson plans, links and resources very useful. They appear to have primarily material geared towards the K-12 population, however the items I looked at for undergraduate students were excellent. For example, under the "Featured Collections" tab the resource "the nervous system for a 200-level A&P course" contains a wealth of relevant journal articles, as well as a list of related Khan Academy videos and a TED talk. 

I wish I had found this site while I was developing my online courses, and will likely be using some of the material found here as I update my classes.

Time spent reviewing site: 15 min
Nancy J. Pelaez
Nancy J. Pelaez (Faculty)
17 years ago
A group of science teachers looked at this resource for teaching cardiovascular physiology at the secondary school level, see our Keep Toolkit Snapshot for detailed comments.

Technical Remarks:

The search function needs work - it does not function from Mac OSX in either Safari or Internet Explorer.
Used in course? Yes