When looking for articles related to biology teaching and education, start with those whose scopes cover science and/or education.
· Classical Genetics Simulator (free) http://www.cgslab.com/
“CGS gives students the opportunity to perform test crosses with model organisms, much like a geneticist would do in a modern laboratory. A free registration is required.
· DNAi (free) http://www.dnai.org/
Cold Spring Harbor has amassed a huge collection of film clip and other DNA resources. At this site you can create a lesson using Lesson Builder to let students go through a slide-show of DNA resources.
· Foldit (free) http://www.fold.it
The following is a quotation from Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foldit) accessed 16 June 2010.
“Foldit is an experimental video game about protein folding, developed as a collaboration between the University of Washington's departments of Computer Science and Engineering and Biochemistry
· JMol DNA modeling software (free) http://www.umass.edu/molvis/tutorials/dna/
This uses Java to create a 3D molecule of DNA that students can manipulate.
Rabbits and Wolves (free) http://www.shodor.org/interactivate/activities/RabbitsAndWolves/
“This applet allows the user to simulate how nature keeps its balance.
Credits: Prof. Bob Hodson, Prof. Todd Nickle