Some beetles roll the flesh of dead animals into a ball and cover it in goop — all to feed their future offspring. Now scientists think that goo might do more than just slow decay. It also appears to hide the scent of the decomposing bounty and boosts another odor that repels competitors.
The COVID-19 pandemic has spotlighted the importance of having a scientifically literate public. In this article, Pennsylvania educator Bob Cooper unpacks how to utilize BioInteractive's suite of infectious disease resources to teach students scientific literacy.
It is rare for a single phenomenon to span a large range of concepts. In this Educator Voices article, professor Holly Basta explains how to utilize our sickle cell resources to teach a variety of topics including the central dogma, gene therapy, Mendelian genetics, and evolution
In order to develop complex scientific explanations, students need to have many opportunities to grapple with a concept. In this Educator Voices article, hear how Amy Fassler uses a sequence of resources in a process called “curriculum spiraling.”