Visible Biology

A visual guide to biological concepts and processes

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Introducing Visible Biology! Learn and teach biology in immersive 3D. Use simple controls to engage with interactive simulations. Study 3D models from multiple perspectives. Watch bite-sized 3D animations that explain big concepts.

Introduce biology topics in engaging 3D

  • Content units include: Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic Cells, Monocot and Dicot Plant Structure, Energy, Genetics, and Blood Cells.
  • New! Earthworm and sea star animal dissection models.
  • Study the details in dozens of 3D models. Select structures to reveal pronunciations and descriptions of everything from DNA and chromatin to organelles, cells, and plant tissues.
  • No microscope? No problem! Use the virtual microscope to study the components of blood.
  • Engage with interactive 3D simulations of photosynthesis, cellular respiration, mitosis, meiosis, and DNA coiling and supercoiling.
  • See a complete list of content in Visible Biology.
  • Tips for teaching biology in 3D

Motivate learning and assess students’ understanding with labs and quizzes

  • Use lesson plans to connect 3D models with learning goals and NGSS and state standards
  • Work through plant, genetics, and cells lab activities to identify and compare structures and apply knowledge to real-world scenarios
  • Ask students to use structure identification quizzes to assess their understanding

Create and share custom content for teaching, learning, and studying

Use Visible Biology to create and share 3D Tours

  • Combine views of 3D models into an interactive presentation you can use as a replacement for a slideshow or share with students to review key concepts
  • Download premade biology Tours

Create custom Flashcard Decks and share them with classmates, students, and colleagues

  • Add annotations such as drawings (lines, shapes, and arrows) or a text box to your card
  • The auto-labeling feature makes it easy to find and label the structures you want to study
  • Download premade biology Flashcard Decks

Visible Biology with Courseware

Courseware is Visible Body’s web-based teaching and learning platform. Use Visible Biology with Courseware to create assignments, assign quizzes, and track student learning.

  • Link Visible Biology to a Canvas or Blackboard course.
  • Create interactive assignments and deliver multiple choice and structure identification quizzes, which report to a built-in gradebook
  • Build your own biology course or customize one of our premade courses to suit your needs
  • Use the gradebook to view a list of all students and their grades on each assignment, manage quiz accommodations, and export grades to another LMS
  • Access human body system content not available in the standalone Visible Biology Site License product

How to Buy

For individual learning and reference

Individuals can subscribe to our all-in-one Web Suite and get web access to Visible Biology as well as our award-winning anatomy and physiology products.

Web Suite

For teachers and libraries

Instructors can build courses that use Visible Biology’s content to create assignments and assessments.

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Librarians can get a group subscription offering web access to Visible Biology for everyone at their institution.

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