89 Biology

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Bioinformatics & Raspberry Pi (CC BY)

The 4273π project provides materials for teaching and learning bioinformatics, including an SD card image for the low-cost Raspberry Pi computer. The resource is tailored for bioinformatics use and includes open educational resources for computational biology.

Supercytes (CC BY-NC-SA)

Supercytes is a card game and resource pack (with animated cartoons) about having fun with Biology and encouraging an early interest in science. The resource is designed for use in schools (ages 9-18) (or school science clubs).


Biochemistry (CC BY-NC-SA)

Biochemistry is an introductory course, designed for both biology and chemical engineering majors. A consistent theme in this course is the development of a quantitative understanding of the interactions of biological molecules from a structural, thermodynamic, and molecular dynamic point of view. A molecular simulation environment provides the opportunity for you to explore the effect of molecular interactions on the biochemical properties of systems. This course assumes that students have taken introductory chemistry, including basic thermodynamics, as well as introductory organic chemistry. An introductory biology course is not a prerequisite for the course, but students would benefit from some prior exposure to biology, even at the high school level. Required mathematical skills include simple algebra and differential calculus.

Introduction to Biology (CC BY-NC-SA)

This introductory course defines biology and its relationship to other sciences. We examine the overarching theories of life from biological research and also explore the fundamental concepts and principles of the study of living organisms and their interaction with the environment. We will examine how life is organized into hierarchical levels; how living organisms use and produce energy; how life grows, develops, and reproduces; how life responds to the environment to maintain internal stability; and how life evolves and adapts to the environment.

Modern Biology (CC BY-NC-SA)

The Modern Biology course covers specialized and somewhat advanced topics in the fields of cellular biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, and genetics. It does not cover organismal biology or taxonomy. The course is carefully planned to provide the background that biology students will need for advanced biology classes. Non-biology majors will also find this course useful as it explains many of the concepts and techniques currently discussed in the popular press.

The Story of the Wooly Mammoth (CC BY)

A resource pack consisting of three lessons, set out over three detailed presentations accompanied by student worksheets, that focus on the extinction of the Woolly Mammoth as a means of teaching students about Biodiversity and Interdependence.

To Bee or not to Bee (CC BY)

A series of workshops that aims to express the importance of bees to our planet by teaching about pollination, bee diversity, and the adaptions that honey bees have made in their hives to allow them to be efficient in their jobs. There are three detailed lesson plans based on the following topics: pollination, bee diversity, and hexagons in the beehive.


This is a Canadian created resourceAnimal Dissection Images (CC BY-SA)

A collection of animal dissection images created by BCIT. Images include bony fish, clams, dogfish, frogsm pigeons, rats, and squids.

Bioscience Image Library (CC0)

The Biology Image Library is a growing collection of over 900 text-supported microscopic and macroscopic images and videos drawn from commercially prepared slide collections and live specimens commonly used in the study of Biology, Botany, Zoology, Histology and Microbiology.


B.C. Open Textbook Collection: Biology This is a Canadian created resource(Various CC licences)

A collection of open textbooks relating to various topics in biology.

Biology LibreTexts Library (CC BY-NC-SA)

A collection of open textbooks, assignments, and other educational resources on biology subjects.

Microbiology for Allied Health Students (CC BY)

Microbiology for Allied Health Students is designed to cover the scope and sequence requirements for the single semester Microbiology course for non-majors and allied health students. The book presents the core concepts of microbiology with a focus on applications for careers in allied health. Adapted from OpenStax Microbiology, CC BY 4.0


Biology textbook playlist (CC BY)

A YouTube playlist containing a collection of biology-related videos.

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