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PBS Learning Media - Video, Audio, Text, Interactive
Resource: Crash Course Biology is a series of videos on basic biological topics, such as ATP & Respiration, Photosynthesis, DNA, Cell division, Evolution, and much more.
License: All Right Reserved.
Hosted on YouTube, these videos are embeddable in most websites and learning management systems. They cannot be modified without permission.
Additional info: Crash Course videos are also hosted on Khan Academy, and PBS Learning Media (includes learning standards alignment.)
Additional Open Access Resources
Biology Learning Resources from MERLOT
MERLOT lists reusable learning resources from animations to textbooks
Biology Teacher Resources from Baylor College of Medicine. Includes presentations, PowerPoint slides, news, resources, and "hot topic" guides.
Biology videos from Khan Academy
Short videos on a wide variety of topics from anatomy to zoology
National Center for Biotechnology Information books
hundreds of books and reports from NIH, WHO, and more
Natural History Museum (of London) data portal
Digitized specimens from the Museum's vast collections: images, sound recordings, site and specimen info, datasets.
Multiple US institutions are contributing specimen records and data to this massive site (including UConn). A tutorial is available.
While much smaller than some of the other digital specimen collections, the Berlin Museum of Natural History's Zoosphere stands out by using multiple images of its insect specimens to create 3D views of specimens. (Note: very computer intensive!)
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