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Ask A Biologist. An educational resource for students preK-12, and their teachers and parents
The Ask A Biologist Toolbox is not just for teachers and students, this toolbox should make it easier for anyone to find activities and content within Ask a Biologist. Most important, it will help you find activities that can be done with and without a computer.
Ask A Biologist began in 1997 in the School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University. The site continues to be developed, and is maintained by a dedicated group of volunteers. It is designed as an educational resource for students preK-12, and their teachers and parents. Ask a Biologist is visited by over 2,000 people every day.
- Birds and Their Songs - This section is full of bird images, range maps, descriptions, recordings and sonograms of bird songs of the Southwest. It contains over 220 species of birds with more than 500 recordings, and it is still growing. A great place to visit and learn about birds. You can even create your own symphony of birds.
- Dr. Biology Comic Book Adventure Activity - The Mysterious World of Dr. Biology is a comic book activity in search of creative students that like to solve mysteries and maybe save the world...? A great activity for the language arts, fine arts, that can be done without any computer technology. Just print out the PDF files and you are ready to begin.
- Mystery Image Gallery - Make a guess of what our current mystery image could be. While you're in our gallery, see what some of the other mystery images are and what people had to say about them.
- Color Spectrum Experiment - A quick way to reenact Sir Isaac Newton's famous experiment with light and a prism. This is part of the Seeing Color article.
- Jigsaw Puzzles - Download and play one of our jigsaw puzzles. The images come from our image gallery. Some of them were past mystery images. Once you put them together, you can try to guess what they are.
- Virtual Pocket Seed Experiment - Help Dr. Biology analyze data from his seed experiment. Download the Pocket Seed Guide and use the data sheets and graph paper to learn how seeds grow in different conditions. Then make your own pocket seed viewers and design your own experiments.
- All these activities and many more can be found in the The Ask A Biologist Toolbox
Who should use Ask A Biologist?
Anyone is welcome to use Ask A Biologist. Keep in mind that it is intended primarily to serve grades preK-12, and to be available as a resource for teachers and parents. We also find that life-long learners enjoy many of the content areas on our web site and encourage anyone interested in biology to make use of the web content. As always, ASU f aculty and staff will be accessible through email to their students.
Ask a Biologist Podcasts
Ask A Biologist Podcasts hosted by Dr. Biology
Dr. Biology has been speaking with many of the biologists that are discovering new worlds and exploring new frontiers in biology. For full information, content info, and transcripts - or to download or subscribe to any of these podcasts, please visit the Ask A Biologist website.