High School Biology: Resources for Students, Teachers and Parents
Biology is one of the most diverse scientific fields: Physiology, botany, zoology, biochemistry, genetics and microbiology are just a few of the specialized disciplines that fall under the biology umbrella. But whatever aspect of the biological sciences you’re looking for, this High School Biology Web Guide spotlights the best online information, including biology help for students, guides for parents and teaching techniques for educators.Educators: Sign up for our education newsletter.
Need help with biology homework or want to enhance your understanding of biology concepts? High School Biology Resources for Students include online games and activities to help make the subject a little more fun.
- Many high schools give students access to online databases that are normally available to the general public only through paid subscription. Visit your school library’s Web site or ask your librarian for access to some of the useful databases not listed here.
Look for biology resources for high school teachers, such as biology lesson plans, worksheets and links to Web resources, that can help you foster scientific aptitude and interest in your students.
- Input from fellow teachers is extremely important for determining what concepts work well and which ones can be improved upon. Many of the sites listed below include content and feedback posted by other science teachers.
- FindingDulcinea’s Science of the Body and Science of the Brain Web Guides are filled with the Web’s best resources for the different body and brain systems. Teachers can find lessons plans and reference materials for all the body systems, including circulatory, digestive and reproductive, as well as information on teaching brain functions and neuroscience.
Biology, unlike math-intensive high school sciences like chemistry and physics, is particularly accessible to parents interested in encouraging scientific aptitude in their children. The parent resources for high school biology, below, can help you help your teen with biology.
- There are countless opportunities for parents to integrate the study of biology into everyday life. Family trips to zoos, aquariums, planetariums and botanical gardens can be a great way to sneak some education into your kids’ leisure activities.
- Channels like PBS, BBC and Discovery Channel offer science programming that can be both educational and enjoyable to watch with your child. Check the TV guide or browse the channels’ Web sites to find dates and times of biology programs.