A biology experiment you can do at home

If you want to do a fun and easy lab at home, check this out: I designed this lab for the Ron Paul Curriculum. I don’t agree with all their political views, but it’s the best K-12 educational program I’ve Continue reading A biology experiment you can do at home

Biology Tutorial: The Semiconservative DNA Model

This biology tutorial is about the semiconservative model of DNA. Shortly after the double helix, nucleotide-pairing model of DNA was discovered, there was a question over how, exactly, DNA replicated. Did an entire original strand act as a template for Continue reading Biology Tutorial: The Semiconservative DNA Model

AP Biology: Some historical context for genetics

The one big problem with AP biology (although it’s getting better) is that it often discourages critical thinking. The problem is information overload. I think I have the solution. Schema. There’s a concept that your brain develops an “outline” for Continue reading AP Biology: Some historical context for genetics

New Science Standards: Spot the patterns!

The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) Are Coming Soon. But the story started long ago… Ideas that form the Next Generation Science Standards have been around for centuries. In the 1940s a biochemist named Erwin Chargaff analyzed the DNA of Continue reading New Science Standards: Spot the patterns!