There are so many amazing biology resources out there. This is just a sample. I will have an additional resource page for Environmental Science, Earth & Space Science, and Nature Studies. If you have a resource that you would like added to this page, contact me.
This is part of the month long Science Celebration that I know you don't want to miss. The purpose is to Stop Teaching Kids to Hate Science and create hands-on learning activities that will inspire our next generation of problem finders and solution seekers. Some of the links provided might be affiliate links, you can read my full disclosure here.
Resources for All Ages
Marci at The Homeschool Scientist has great resources (both free and paid). She has a passion for science and teaching children and it comes through in everything she publishes. You can peruse everything she has to offer by clicking here or click on the image to go directly to the Biology Resource Page.
Do you have a Tarzan fan? Studying Jane Goodall is a must. This unit study from Ashley at Some Random Lady has a beautiful layout of an extraordinary woman and her life's work. This is especially good for kids that like to have a product of their work.
Food Chains and Food Webs are adored study topics by many elementary and middle school students. Susan from Hands-On Learning Behind the Scenes has a unique approach. This is a great activity that takes the web off of paper to make it more hands-on.
Susan also has a Unit Study Treasure Vault with tons of resources.
Zookeeping is a career aspiration for many young kids. Extend your day at the zoo with these greate learning ideas from Ticia at Adventures in Mommydom. She has different activites/projects for different animals to help create a different experience each time you go.
Do you have a green thumb? I don't so I need all the help that I can get. This unit study on plants, seeds, and gardening is a great introduction for elementary kids. Ashley from Some Random Lady focuses on hands on learning. You will want to also check out this post from Ashley here at The Learning Hypothesis.
Middle and High School Resources
The area of genetics has exploded as a sub-disicipline in biology over the last 30 years. We have finished the human genome project, but there is still so much to learn from the person considered the father of genetics, Gregor Mendel. Heather from Blog, She Wrote has an entire unit devoted to genetics and Gregor Mendel. Genetics is always a hit, but I love her use of living books.
I have taught cell membranes for over 15 years and I could not believe when I stumbled across this amazing model activity from Laura Hospitál at Accessible Science from Perkins School for the Blind. This has really impacted how I am looking at my lessons. Designed to be accessible for all students, it is a hands-on approach to cell membrane dynamics.
Marine biology was one of my early career aspirations and I adore all things about sea turtles and manatees. This unit study from Marci at The Homeschool Scientist is adaptable for most age groups and includes a video of baby sea turtles that will melt your heart.
If you don't know, there is a serious honeybee problem. They are disappearing and scientists are working very hard to figure out exactly why and how to help. Honeybees are important because they are prolific pollinators so they are an essential part of creating food. Dana from Roscommon Acres has created this resource that provides you with so much insight into the plight of the honeybee and empowers us all to do what we can.
Dana also has a great post on The Scientific Method here at The Learning Hypothesis.
The majority of my teaching career I taught Anatomy & Physiology. I love it and was so happy to see this great lesson on lung capacity. This lesson from Heather at Blog, She Wrote is adaptable for upper elementary to high school. The lesson combines balloons, anatomy, and math for a fun exploration of lung volumes.
Any time we start talking about things that can't be seen with the naked eye, we lose people. This is a great visualization activity of the components of blood. This hands-on activity from Julie at Creekside Learning uses different everyday items to recreate a drop of blood.