A Statewide Network For Biology Educators

Useful Websites

 Memory and the Human Brain. An interesting website that discusses the memory process,  types of memory and memory problems, and tips for improving memory (who can’t use that!?). Thanks to Jose K. for suggesting this site; Jose is a young student who uses the MCCB website in his studies.Science Prof Online (SPO). A free science education resource for students, teachers and anyone with questions about the natural world. Includes Virtual Cell Biology and Microbiology Classrooms, image and video libraries, and an Instructor’s Corner. Come on in and look around. Link suggested by Tami Port (Kalamazoo Valley CC).”Secondary Education” – these sites are especially useful for those teaching at the secondary level, but may also contain content useful to college instructors. Certainly worth checking out!

A Medical Guide to the Nervous System. This link was suggested by April Finley, a Secondary Science tutor. Thanks, April!

SPO Kid’s Science – Home and Classroom Science Resources for Young Children

http://www.ted.com/. TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design.”This website is not specific to science or any one field, but contains a huge repository of insightful information on a great many topics ( a bit like ‘genius’ grants).” Link suggested by Susan Starr.
http://www.ted.com/talks/drew_berry_animations_of_unseeable_biology.html

This specific talk illustrates DNA replication, walking proteins, spindle apparatus structure and function in outline, …  just watch it (a little less than 10 minutes)!

An Online Guide to the Brain and Mind  [a special thanks to Kelly Harris’s student for suggesting this link]

“Speciality Pages” – the web sites listed here provide information on specific areas of biology and/or teaching

“Links to Links” – the sites listed here provide many links to other useful websites. MCCB makes no claim that all of the links on these sites are functional.

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MISSION of MCCB
  • To promote an interest in biology.
  • To improve the teaching of biology by providing opportunities to share and discuss instructional techniques and teaching methods.
  • To provide opportunities for updates on current topics and trends in biology.
  • To facilitate the exchange of ideas and foster communication, friendship and unity among the community college biologists in Michigan.