Friday, August 9, 2013

Free biology learning tools

Many homeschool families with high school age students wonder how to find an affordable way to study biology. Some choose to enroll their child in a class at a college or learning center. Others may buy expensive lab specimens, from scientific supply catalogs, that their teens can dissect at home. In the past, millions of animals have been used for dissection in high school and college labs. Educators now believe that students can learn equally well or even better by using virtual animal specimens for dissection. Many students are ethically opposed to dissecting real animals, so using technology is far more acceptable to them.  The website, Animalearn  offers a library, called The Science Bank, of over 500 CD-ROMs, models, videos, and mannequins, all available for free.

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