What is Visible Biology?

Welcome to the next stage in Visible Body’s evolution! Visible Biology is a visual guide that immerses students in 3D models and simulations of biological concepts and processes. Have students work through our library of content on topics like plants, genetics, and cells, and apply their knowledge to real-world scenarios.

Genetics

Visualizing the building blocks of life can be difficult. With our 3D models of DNA and our simulations of DNA coiling and supercoiling, students can grasp these complex structures and processes with ease. We also have tons of content to help them along the way.

Try our DNA and chromosomes lab activity! Students will answer pre-lab questions, label the different parts of eukaryotic and prokaryotic chromosome structures and dive into the infamous double helix.

Our eBooks can be accessed anytime and anywhere students want to review material. This visual guide to DNA structure and function is a handy pocket companion.

Give students a primer on the basics of DNA, have them explore the differences between mitosis and meiosis, or walk them through the process of cell transport at the Visible Body Blog! Our blog is chock full of amazing visuals, easy to understand topics, and lots of laughs.

Monocots and Dicots

Ah, the diversity of angiosperms. Have students stop to smell the roses by engaging with our 3D models of monocot and dicot stems, roots, and leaves, as well as tons of free content to seed the gardens of their minds.

Plant a seed with our lab activity on monocots and dicots! Students will answer pre-lab questions, label the different parts of a plant, including dermal, vascular, and ground tissues.

If students prefer learning in small steps, they should check out the Visible Biology Learn Site! Review types of vascular plant tissues, the key parts of monocots and dicots, or have them refer to our visual glossary if they can’t remember certain terms.

The largest and most diverse group of organisms in the plant kingdom is the angiosperms. Give students some questions to think about in order to help differentiate between monocots and dicots.

Energy

Whether it’s from the sun or produced in cells, energy is necessary for most things—including learning! If students don’t understand concepts like photosynthesis or cellular respiration, our 3D simulations and content will help bridge those gaps.

Try our photosynthesis lab activity! Students will answer pre-lab questions, label reactants and products, explore the role of plant structures, and observe the process of photosynthesis with our 3D simulation.

Photosynthesis and cellular respiration are tough concepts for students to comprehend. Use this blog article with your students to explore the main steps of photosynthesis and cellular respiration, go over their similarities and differences, and discuss how they interact with each other to create an "energy cycle" in living organisms.

If students are struggling with certain terms, they should check out the visual glossary on the Visible Biology Learn Site. There they can scroll through simulations and images to better understand the various structures and parts involved in the process of photosynthesis.

The World of Cells

Have students sweat the small stuff with our interactive 3D models of prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells, as well as our simulated slides that allow students to explore the cells and structures contained in a drop of blood.

Dive into the world of cells with our lab activities! Students will label the different parts of bacterial, plant, animal, and blood cells, as well as compare and contrast structures and functions.

Looking for a topic to kickstart a conversation about blood cells? Use this handy post from the Visible Body Blog to engage students about the identifying features and primary functions of red blood cells, platelets, and the different types of myeloid and lymphoid white blood cells.

Small structures require small and concise learning modules! On the Visible Biology Learn Site, students can explore 3D models of cells, study detailed images, and familiarize themselves with various organelles and their functions.

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