Biology teachers and students!  Join us for a FREE week of biology lessons featuring authors Ken Miller and Joe Levine along with engaging resources from the latest Miller & Levine Biology!  Browse the list of upcoming webinars below and register to reserve a spot!

From CRISPR to 23-and Me: Meeting the Challenges of Today’s Biology

New techniques such as CRISPR gene editing, mitochondrial transformation, and gene drives are changing the ways in which living organisms are studied and modified. I will review these techniques, and introduce students to a series of activities that will enable them to confront the social, moral, and ethical issues raised by the new human genetics.

Presenter: Dr. Ken Miller
Watch the full on-demand webinar below – Download the Slides> Keynote Version here> Powerpoint Version here > Download the Biology Case Studies here>

It may be helpful to read Chapter 16 from Biology Foundations Reading and Study Guide before tuning in to the webinar if you haven’t studied this topic yet. Download it here.

Biosphere II: What makes a scientific failure?

Learn about our Biosphere I – The Earth – while engaging in the interesting tale of Biosphere II. Biosphere II didn’t meet the goals it set out to achieve, but was it a failure? Well, yes. But also, no! In this workshop, you’ll use hands-on learning, digital explorations, data analysis, and print resources to gather evidence and apply learning to form your own conclusions.

When: Wednesday, April 22, 2020 – 2:00pm EST
Presenter: Obie Martin
Register FREE: Webinar Complete – Download the Presentation & Handouts – Watch the session on-demand below:

 

It may be helpful to read Chapter 3 from Biology Foundations Reading and Study Guide before tuning in to the webinar if you haven’t studied this topic yet. Download it here.

The Adaptable Human Body

The human body is equipped with remarkable systems to defend and recover against harm and maintain homeostasis. Let’s discover and investigate these complex systems and feedback methods that work together to maintain homeostasis in the human body and apply it to the public health issues of today.

When: Thursday, April 23, 2020 – 2:00pm EST
Presenter: Tanjuer Hart
Register FREE: Webinar Complete – Download the Handouts – View the session on-demand below:

It may be helpful to read Chapter 27 from Biology Foundations Reading and Study Guide before tuning in to the webinar if you haven’t studied this topic yet. Download it here.

Science Denial: What can you do about it?

Science matters! Scientific data and perspectives should help inform economic decisions, guide government policy, and improve health and security. Yet denial and politicization of science is everywhere. Coronavirus. Evolution. Climate change. Vaccination. GMOs. We will briefly review what science is and how it works, analyze the causes of science denial, and discuss what you can do about it.

Presenter: Dr. Joseph Levine
Watch the full on-demand webinar below – Download the Keynote Slides here> Download a free STEM project here>

It may be helpful to read Chapter 1 from Biology Foundations Reading and Study Guide before tuning in to the webinar if you have studied this topic yet. Download it here.

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Walter Rodriguez

Walter Rodriguez

Editor-in-Chief, Fresh Ideas for Teaching

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