DIY Biology Lab Activities, Experiments, Simulations, Lecture Notes, and Resource Links

I maintain this page because, while there are lots of activities and resources out on the web, I'm most interested in the ones that are both free to share and of good quality. In my opinion, everything you find below fits those two criteria. Contact me for more info. I'd love to hear if you're using the materials, and if you have suggestions or requests for new content. Thanks for visiting! Please share!

SICB 2017 friends: The DIY Bio Labs are in BOLD ITALIC below. My PowerPoint from the presentation is here. The rest of the links are notes, resources, activities.

Intro and Scientific Method

Critical Thinking

Scientific Method

Chemistry and Biochemistry
Developmental and Cell Biology
Genetics and Molecular Biology

Evolution and Population Biology

Ecology and Conservation Biology

Classification and Biodiversity

Anatomy and Physiology

Music Lyrics and Links


Biology Corner:

PhET Interactive Simulations (Univ. of Colorado, Boulder):

Access Excellence:

Howard Hughes Medical Institute:

The Concord Consortium:

The Biology Project (University of Arizona):

Backyard Brains:


Some cool space-related links.

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