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Biology Online Interactive Activities

These activities support the Biology Textbook.

Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Chapter 3 Chapter 4 Chapter 5

Chapter 1 - Ecosystems

Model Ecosystems Interactive Lab
Learn how energy flows through an ecosystem.
Food Chain, Food Web, and Energy Pyramid Practices
Use these games to help you understand food webs, food chains and energy pyramids.
Energy Transfer Lab Simulation
How does energy from food get transferred through a community of organisms? Find out here.
Predator-Prey Simulation
Find out how population density is a dependent factor in population growth.
Learn how predators and prey interact and the role of invasive species in an environment in this simulation.
Arthropods: Dragonfly Larva Hunts Newt
In this video a dragonfly larva stalks prey underwater. Here one catches a newt.
Competition Activity
Use this model to see the effect of a consumer (rabbit) on two species of producers (grass and weeds).


Chapter 2 - Cells

Interactive Periodic Table
Click on elements, families, groups and more to get detailed information.
Interactives: the Periodic Table
This interactive periodic table has links to atomic basics and an interactive quiz.
Organic Compounds
This site explains organic compounds and gives you activities so you can investigate them for yourself.
DNA Interactive
Learn all about DNA and how our understanding of it has affected genetics and biology.
Animation: How Enzymes Work
Watch the video and then take the quiz to test your understanding.
Enzyme Action
In this activity you will explore the effects of enzymes on chemical reactions and build enzyme-substrate complexes.
This virtual lab allows you to measure the rate of photosynthesis. You can adjust the distance from a light source and see the change in energy production.
Light and Plant Growth Virtual Lab
In this lab you can test different colors of light and see the effect on photosynthesis.
Do this virtual lab and play a game to learn about enzymes.
Cellular Respiration
The videos on this site will help you understand cellular respiration, the Krebs Cycle, glycolysis and more.
Photosynthesis & Cellular Respiration
The colorful graphics on this site will illustrate how photosynthesis and cellular respiration work.
Cellular Respiration
The steps in cellular respiration are colorfully shown in this video.
Cell Respiration Activity
This interactive slideshow explains cell respiration. Along the way click on "practice" to test your understanding.
Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration
Use these colorful animations to learn about these topics.
Interactive Cell Models
Interact with these colorful models to better understand Eukaryotic and Prokaryotic cells.
Parts of a Cell Interactive
Learn about both animal and plant cells with these colorful diagrams.
Cell Structure
This interactive unit will introduce the user to prokaryote, animal and plant cells.
Snurfle Meiosis and Genetics
Interactive game to understand meiosis and fertilization and passing on of genetic characteristics.
Animal Cell Mitosis Animation
This animation demonstrates the stages of mitosis in an animal cell.


Chapter 3 - Organ Systems

Circulation Station
An interactive on the circulatory system.
Interactive Human: the heart
This interactive shows what happens to heart rate as activity levels change.
The Circulatory System
This site links to a number of animations and interactive websites on the circulatory system.
Endocrine Ed
Use this interactive game to learn about the endocrine system.
Conflict Immunity
An interactive game on immunity and homeostasis.


Chapter 4 - Genetics

Snurfle Meiosis and Genetics 2
This is part two of Interactive Game on Meiosis and Genetics (Diversity and Dihybrid Crosses).
Protein Synthesis
A video that shows the process of RNA to protein synthesis.
Transcribe and Translate a Gene
Use this interactive site to understand how transcription and translation work.
Molecules of Inheritance
This interactive site is full of activities and explorations about genes, DNA, proteins, and RNA.
Web Labs
A virtual lab called Dragon Genetics and another called Mendel's peas.
Sexual vs. Asexual Reproduction
Click on the colorful plants and animals and learn how they reproduce.
Sources of Variation
This interactive is all about genetic mutations and variation


Chapter 5 - Evolution

Charles Darwin Game
Play this game to see if your species will survive. Learn about genetic variation and how the struggle for survival affects evolution.
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