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  • Data Points

    Data Points

    Data Point

    BioInteractive’s Data Points are a monthly series that features a graph or figure from a scientific journal article for students to interpret and discuss as a class. The student handout...

  • Cheese Pi

    Cheese Pi

    Image of the Week

    Colonies of bacteria from the rind of a cave-aged cheese, cultured on a petri dish.

  • Student Discussion on Patterns and Processes in Ecology

    Student Discussion on Patterns and Processes in Ecology

    Lecture

    (56 min 17 sec) The 2015 Holiday Lecture discussion session.

  • The Teosinte Hypothesis

    The Teosinte Hypothesis

    Activity

    In this lesson, students work through the mathematics and concepts behind George Beadle’s claim that teosinte is the wild ancestor of maize.

  • Skin Color Interactive Video

    Skin Color Interactive Video

    Interactive Video

    (18 min 58 sec) Embedded quiz modules test students’ understanding as they watch a short film that explores the evidence for the evolution of the variation in skin color among human populations.

  • Effects of Predation on the Niche of Lizards

    Effects of Predation on the Niche of Lizards

    Data Point

    A team of scientists studied the effects of introducing a lizard predator on the food webs of a group of small islands in the Bahamas.

  • Mosquito-Borne Viral Diseases

    Mosquito-Borne Viral Diseases

    Collection

    Most of the viral diseases transmitted by mosquitoes are caused by RNA viruses. One group of RNA viruses, the flavivirus, includes yellow fever, dengue, West Nile, Japanese encephalitis, St. Louis...

  • Slug Power

    Slug Power

    Image of the Week

    The sea slug, Elysia crispata belongs to a group called the sacoglossans—mostly herbivores that feed, mate and lay eggs on algae.  

  • A Science-Based Approach to Restoring Gorongosa's Wildlife

    A Science-Based Approach to Restoring Gorongosa's Wildlife

    Scientist at Work

    (7 min 45 sec) Scientists from Gorongosa National Park relocate zebras from a nearby reserve as part of the effort to restore healthy wildlife populations.

  • Surveying Ant Diversity in Gorongosa National Park

    Surveying Ant Diversity in Gorongosa National Park

    Scientist at Work

    (7 min 46 sec) Conservation biologist Leeanne Alonso is surveying ant species Gorongosa National Park to monitor the health of the park’s ecosystems

  • Origin of Humans with Quiz

    Origin of Humans with Quiz

    Interactive Video

    (19 min 44 sec) Embedded quiz modules test students’ understanding as they watch a short film on the major human fossil finds from Africa  and what they reveal about the history of our evolutionary origins.

  • Social Networking

    Social Networking

    Image of the Week

    The arrangement of nerve cells in the region of the brain called the hippocampus is essential for the formation and storage of new memories.

  • The Heart of the Matter

    The Heart of the Matter

    Image of the Week

    Early theories of the heart’s role were largely based on its central position in the body.

  • Termite Activity Enhances Ecosystem Productivity and Stability

    Termite Activity Enhances Ecosystem Productivity and Stability

    Animation

    Termite activity increases soil moisture and nutrient accumulation, strengthening African savanna ecosystems.

  • Efficacy of a Treatment for Chronic Myeloid Leukemia

    Efficacy of a Treatment for Chronic Myeloid Leukemia

    Data Point

    Dr. Brian Druker and colleagues monitored white blood cell counts in six patients with chronic myeloid leukemia treated with the drug, STI571, which blocks the activity of the cancer-causing tyrosine kinase BCR-ABL.

  • Animated Life: The Living Fossil Fish

    Animated Life: The Living Fossil Fish

    Animated Short

    (7 min 18 sec) This animated short film tells the engaging tale of the discovery of the coelacanth.

  • Animated Life: Mary Leakey

    Animated Life: Mary Leakey

    Animated Short

    (7 min 52 sec) This animated short film recounts the life and work of paleoanthropologist Mary Leakey, including her discovery of the Laetoli footprints.

  • Cancer Evolution

    Cancer Evolution

    Image of the Week

    A computer simulation of cancer growth, in which cell colors correspond to different mutations, reveals that a tumor mass is a mixture of genetically similar cells.

  • Interactive Media

    Interactive Media

    BioInteractive has long been known for its award-winning virtual labs. Now, our interactive media collection also includes Click & Learn activities, featuring embedded video clips and animations...

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