VIDEO SERIES: Careers in Bioscience

LABORATORY ACTIVITIES: MdBioLab

NGSS Resources

NGSS Resource: Paul Anderson, who has made a name for himself making accessible YouTube videos explaining various scientific content and ideas, also has a separate series dedicated to reviewing the importance of  the three dimensions of NGSS: scientific and engineering processes, crosscutting concepts, and disciplinary core ideas. Learn More >

NGSS Resource: On the NASBE website, you can find information about regional symposia on NGSS, webinars, policy updates, and commentaries. Learn More >

NGSS Resource: The Concord Consortium website is host to an interactive activity finder that suggests classroom activities based on chosen core ideas, practices, and cross cutting concepts from NGSS. Learn More >

NGSS Resource: The NSTA website contains pages of NGSS-related resources to help both teachers and parents understand the new standards and implications for the classroom. Visit their ‘Implementation Resources’ page for videos, webinars, a Q&A for parents, and more. Learn More >

NGSS Resource: MSDE’s Blackboard page provides teachers with information about NGSS and its implementation in Maryland, including power points, memos, and additional resources. Learn More >

NGSS Resource: Learn about the Next Generation Science Standards straight from the source. Learn More >

Online Resources

USABO is the premiere biology competition for American high school students. Twenty finalists are invited to a residential training program where they learned advanced biological concepts and lab skills. Ultimately four students earn the right to represent the USA at the International Biology Olympiad (IBO), a worldwide competition with roughly 60 countries competing. Learn More >

SciTech is the Towson University Center for STEM Excellence’s dedicated student learning lab. Located in the Inner Harbor of Baltimore, SciTech engages middle and high school students in intensive hands-on, laboratory-based activities that stimulate thought and excite participants. Learn More >

A free, six-week long program for 80 of the world’s most accomplished high school students. Held at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, RSI aids students with their individual development of a research project while also helping them to kick-start their careers in science, math, engineering or technology. Learn More >

The Mobile Laboratory Coalition (MLC) is a national partnership of science education programs with a goal of developing and disseminating a network of mobile science laboratory programs. Our common vision is to share curricula and ideas to inspire an appreciation and knowledge of science and scientific inquiry. Learn More >

Towson University’s Maryland Loaner Lab (MDLL) is a resource for Maryland middle and high school science teachers that brings a variety of investigations to the classroom. Learn More >

The NIH curriculum supplements are teacher’s guides to two weeks of lessons on the science behind selected health topics. They combine cutting-edge biomedical discoveries with state-of-the-art instructional practices. Learn More >

J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI)

JCVI offers a variety of education programs for students and teachers including a mobile lab for middle schools in the DC metro region, professional development for teachers and fellowships. Learn more >

This is a newly created center is a collaboration among the University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP), the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB), and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Learn More >

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