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  • Sex Verification Testing of Athletes

    Sex Verification Testing of Athletes

    Click & Learn

    This interactive explores the biology of sex determination and development in humans, set against the backdrop of the different sex testing policies implemented throughout sports history.

  • Exploring Biomass Pyramids

    Exploring Biomass Pyramids

    Click & Learn

    Explore biomass and energy pyramids in a virtual river based on authentic data

  • Serengeti Wildebeest Population Regulation

    Serengeti Wildebeest Population Regulation

    Data Point

    In Serengeti National Park, Tanzania, scientists investigated how the eradication of rinderpest disease led to the wildebeest population boom.

  • Understanding Science

    Understanding Science

    Click & Learn

    This interactive tool allows students and educators to document, annotate, and reflect upon their own and others' scientific research process.

  • BioInteractive Resources for Public Engagement with Science

    The public generally respects scientists and their work and appreciates the value of scientific discovery. However, discoveries that challenge beliefs, values, and other points of view can cause...

  • Sequencing HHMI BioInteractive Cancer Resources

    Why don’t we have a cure for cancer? This question arises from a series of misconceptions: that cancer is one disease, caused by one gene that is the same in all people. To address these...

  • Using the HHMI Mathematics and Statistics in Biology Guide in the Classroom

    Using statistics to analyze the data we generate from observations and experiments can be a daunting task for students — and for teachers. In my first eight years of teaching high school biology and...

  • Salt Stress Impacts Photosynthesis in Algae

    Salt Stress Impacts Photosynthesis in Algae

    Data Point

    Scientists investigated how salt affects the photosynthetic electron transport chain in freshwater green alga.

  • Winogradsky Column: Microbial Ecology in a Bottle

    Winogradsky Column: Microbial Ecology in a Bottle

    Click & Learn

    Explore this virtual Winogradsky column to learn about the diversity of microbes, microbial metabolic strategies, and geochemical gradients found in sediments.

  • Age Structure of Ebola Outbreaks

    Age Structure of Ebola Outbreaks

    Data Point

    Scientists analyzed demographics, including sex and age, of the spread of the Ebola Virus Disease during seven outbreaks in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

  • Using BioInteractive Resources Across A Semester Ecology Course

    One of my favorite aspects of HHMI BioInteractive resources is how they draw students into a story and engage them with real data and on-the-ground science. Within my ecology courses, I use numerous...

  • Mapping the Darién Gap

    Mapping the Darién Gap

    Scientists at Work

    (10 min 35 sec) Indigenous communities from the tropical rainforest of Darién, Panama use drones to map their land to protect it from outside threats and to make sustainable land use plans. Also available in Spanish.

  • Developing an Explanation for Mouse Fur Color

    Developing an Explanation for Mouse Fur Color


    Students collect and analyze evidence for each of the major conditions for evolution by natural selection to develop an explanation for how populations change over time. Also available in Spanish.

  • Using BioInteractive to Generate Assessment Items

    What do I want my students to learn and how are they going to demonstrate what they’ve learned? Formative, summative, formal, informal — oh my! Prep time can be consumed with developing labs and...

  • Cystic Fibrosis Mechanism and Treatment

    Cystic Fibrosis Mechanism and Treatment


    (2 min 31 sec) Mutations in the CFTR gene, which encodes a transmembrane ion channel, cause mucus buildup in the airways of patients with cystic fibrosis.

  • Film Guide for Nature’s Cutest Symbiosis: The Bobtail Squid

    Film Guide for Nature’s Cutest Symbiosis: The Bobtail Squid

    Film Guide

    The following classroom-ready resources complement the film Nature’s Cutest Symbiosis: The Bobtail Squid. It tells the story of the how the bobtail squid evolved to be able to avoid predators with the help of microbes.

  • Combining and Customizing BioInteractive Coral Bleaching Resources

    One of the goals of my introductory biology class is to introduce students to data skills alongside learning core concepts in ecology and evolution. I want my students to be able to summarize,...

  • CRISPR-Cas 9 Mechanism & Applications

    CRISPR-Cas 9 Mechanism & Applications

    Click & Learn

    Explore this dynamic interactive to learn the basic principles of how this revolutionary tool works and the many ways in which scientists are using it in their research.

  • Using Images as Phenomena

    Using Images as Phenomena


    This hands-on activity engages students in asking questions about phenomena using images from the Image of the Week Collection.

  • Pelvic Evolution in Sticklebacks

    Pelvic Evolution in Sticklebacks

    Data Point

    Scientists used SNP genotyping in populations of freshwater stickleback fish to determine the genetic mutations responsible for the impaired development of pelvises and spines.

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