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Welcome to the OLPC Biology portal. The following information is about biology projects associated with the XO, and other software and content designed for children that may be suitable for porting.
All who share a passion for biology are welcome. There are no particular requirement for participating, though background writing for or teaching Biology helps. An inclination to learn or desire to teach others and share your knowledge are enough. If you are interested in these projects, please add your name below:
Please, include in this section any known recent updates regarding related projects.
Education and online projects
Software and tools
- ZipcodeZoo has a site for collating and identifying and reviewing photos of animals from anywhere in the world, including geographic tags to place them on a map.
- globio is a project with their own biological enyclopedia, and some individual school-pairing programs.
People who have worked on Biology collections:
Sharing your own XX material
If you have biology material to share, you can create a bundle out of it and post it to the wiki here for review. And bear Misha Herscu's advice in mind about how easy and rewarding it is to compile things into a full book.
- Field Guide to the Snakes of Massachusetts (and how to make your own field guide), Misha Herscu
- a guide to field guides
UNESCO-developed Lab Courses
This is an incredible resource for science education that was developed in South Africa with UNESCO funding. Contains a huge collection of experiments that can be conducted with fairly simple supplies, and it comes along with teacher guidance. Highly adaptable to OLPC purposes.
- See also International Foundation for Science Education (IFSE), UNESCO-Associated Centre for Microscience Experiments,The RADMASTE Centre, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
Each is currently a 2-3 MB PDF. See more listed on Science page.