Free resources from the University of Alabama

Free resources from the University of Alabama

Animate your biology lessons

Videos and cartoons are a fantastic method for engaging young people with difficult subjects. The University of Alabama have developed some free video animations for use in schools, covering many aspects of the biology curriculum. There are lots of videos on the site, but topics of particular interest to UK schools include:

  • Water Cycle
  • Photosynthesis
  • Diffusion and Osmosis
  • Cell Division
  • Nerve Action Potential

University of Alberta animations photosynthesis

Photosynthesis animation

To find out more and view the animations, visit University of Alberta Learning.

The University of Alberta also have several videos which are useful for showing students what working in a biology lab is really like. Alternatively, you can gross them out with the video of botfly parasitisation. Definitely not to be watched over lunchtime.