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Biologica: a systems approach to learning science

Biologica: a systems approach to learning science

Biologica offers interactive features that encourages independent inquiry and scientific reasoning. By solving a sequence of activities, students can build a body of scientific knowledge while Biologica monitors their progress, offers hints, and will even build a portfolio of their work. While I have not used this as an assignment yet. I am particularly interested in trying it out to help my students with their school wide portfolio. There is an interactive 3D model component to show cell structure and function as well as DNA molecular structure. Views are Quick Time movies and interaction with 3D world. Works on MAC and PC using Java-based Technology with Quick TIme 3 or 4 required. Dragon Genetics explores the relationship between genotype, phenotype, with sex-linked and autosomal dominant & recessive pairs. Alleles are manipulated to change dragon's phenotype. Mendel's Peas: has 3 parts to the activity. They demonstrate basic principles of meiosis, fertilization, and inheritance using Mendel's peas.

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