HHMI BioInteractive brings the power of real science stories into tens of thousands of high school and undergraduate life science classrooms.

Our stories anchor a variety of classroom resources based on peer-reviewed science. From data-rich activities and case studies to high-quality videos and interactive media, our resources are designed to connect students to big ideas in biology, promote engagement with science practices, and instill awe and wonder about the living world.

In addition, the BioInteractive website provides educators with planning tools to build resource playlists and storylines, and professional learning materials and opportunities to deepen their scientific and pedagogical expertise.

Our resources and tools reflect current knowledge of how students learn and evidence-based strategies for supporting engagement and inclusion.

We also believe inspiration, curiosity, and love of the natural world should be nurtured outside of the classroom, and we partner with filmmakers to bring high-quality science films to everyone.

[Read Sean Carroll's article about the "Power and Place of Stories in Biology Class."]

“You see a variety of different people who are scientists. You’re breaking those stereotypes of what a scientist looks like and what a scientist does.”
- Karen Lucci, Hopewell Valley Regional School District
“For a long time, at least in my district, biology got sucked into the cell and it never came out, and I love, love, love that you guys have given us permission, and resources that are beautiful, to bring charismatic animals back into the classroom to engage our disenfranchised kids and get them back to what biology is about.”
- Kim Parfitt, Central High School LCSD1
“One of my jobs as a science educator is to train students to be scientists. Your films, animations, and raw data sets help me to accomplish this by providing my students with opportunities to do science.”
- Parks Collins, Mitchell Community College
“The elephant materials are amazing, and there’s so much of it. I think that was a big impetus for us to start going into integrated units instead of the traditional standalone DNA unit, standalone genetics unit, standalone evolution unit. It’s made a huge, huge difference in student understanding.”
- Jason Crean, Lyons Township High School
“The BioInteractive resources have helped many of my faculty members introduce active learning activities to support their lectures in the classroom.”
- Jonelle Orridge, Associate Dean, Broward College