Interactive learning resources for the Life Sciences

Learning modules, interactive video, animations and more...

Flipping cell biology on its head

This Cell Biology Flipped Classroom Course was developed by Professor Jonathan Scholey and iBiology. Here you will find all of the course materials including the iBioSeminars (high quality video lectures), discussion questions, and assignments. For more resources from iBiology, please visit their website:

The proteins we can‘t live without

In this interactive module, explore the nine different types of protein that keep us, and other organisms, alive and healthy. For more resources from the Genetic Science Learning Centre (University of Utah Health Sciences), please visit their website:  

When fish began to walk

In this interactive module, explore the anatomical changes in four-limbed animals (tetrapods) as they evolved from fish. For more resources from BioInteractive and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, please visit their website at:  

The ABCs of DNA

Explore the science behind the key concepts of DNA through animations, videos and questions in this interactive module. For more resources from the DNA Learning Center, please visit their website:   Other related resources: Interactive learning module on DNA from Annenberg Learner:

Centrioles, lysosomes, microvilli & Co.

Learn about centrioles, lysosomes, microvilli and other parts of the animal cell in this interactive module. (Content author: Dr. Gerald Heins; Content Developer: Tim Gremore) For more resources from Wisc-Online, please visit their website:  

Heavy metal, gassy or just highly reactive?

Learn all about carbon, nitrogen, oxygen and their (sometimes very unstable) neighbours in this interactive periodic table of the elements. For more resources from the Royal Society of Chemistry, please visit their website at:   Other related resources: Periodic table (interactive learning module) from Scientific American Periodic table (interactive learning module) from Annenberg Learner    …
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Faces of the Ebola response

This interactive module is a tribute to the teachers, health care workers, social workers, journalists and politicians who are working hard to contain the recent outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa. This interactive module was developed by Jackie Van Nice ( It features content and photographs that were originally presented by The…
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The bacteria, fungi & other micro-organisms that call us home

Learn about the bacteria, fungi and other micro-organisms that maintain human health. For more resources from Scientific American, please visit their website at:

Apoptosis & Signal Transduction

This 3D-animation, created by Drew Berry, explores the Fas signal transduction pathway that induces apoptosis (programmed cell death). For more resources from The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, please visit their website at:

Clathrin cages & endocytosis

(This one’s for you, Pranav… Thanks for the tip! – Anne)  This 3D-animation focuses on the role of clathrin cage assembly and disassembly during endocytosis. This animation was created by Janet Iwasa (University of Utah) in collaboration with Tomas Kirchhausen (Harvard Medical School). For more animations and resources from Janet Iwasa, please visit her…
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