Welcome to the Visible Body Blog!

Technology in Anatomy Education, Biology

How 3D Models Help Biology Students

As technology advances, there are more and more tools to help students visualize complex information. These tools open up new avenues for students and teachers to explore content in a visual medium, creating more dynamic classroom experiences.  Many ...
Read Post
Technology in Anatomy Education, Biology

Free Lesson Plan: Diffusion and Osmosis with Visible Biology

Diffusion and osmosis are concepts that are important in understanding how cells—and organisms at large—function. Rather than let students “learn ...
Biology

A Look Inside Mitochondria: Components, Cellular Respiration, and Disorders

It’s the mantra of every biology classroom: The mitochondrion is the powerhouse of the cell. But what does that actually mean? Mitochondria (the ...
Technology in Anatomy Education, Biology

Your Visible Biology Questions ANSWERED!

In January 2022, we will officially release Visible Biology as a standalone web product and as part of Courseware, the web-based platform that ...
Technology in Anatomy Education, Biology

Teaching Photosynthesis with Visible Biology: A Free Lesson Plan

In any introductory biology class, photosynthesis is a big topic—that’s hardly surprising, given just how important photosynthesis is to all life on ...
Anatomy & Physiology, Biology

DNA and RNA Basics: Replication, Transcription, and Translation

DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) is one of the most important molecules in your body, and though around 99.9% of your DNA is the same as that of every ...
Anatomy & Physiology, Biology

Women's History Spotlight: Five Fantastic Female Scientists You Should Know

March is Women’s History Month—we thought we’d celebrate by learning about the achievements of five women who made huge contributions to biology, ...
Anatomy & Physiology, Biology

I Want to Know What Blood Is: A 3D Visual Field Guide to Blood Cells

It’s February, and you know what that means here at VB...it’s time for a blog post about the circulatory system! Instead of focusing on the heart, ...
Biology

Word Games: Centrosome vs. Centrioles

As is the case in A&P, keeping track of terminology can be one of the most challenging parts of a biology course, especially when you’re studying ...
Biology

Building It Up and Breaking It Down: Photosynthesis vs. Cellular Respiration

Photosynthesis and cellular respiration are two biochemical processes that are essential to most life on Earth. Both of these processes involve ...