GEN Exclusives

More »

Best of the Web

More »
Jun 15, 2007 (Vol. 27, No. 12)
  • Good interactive exercises
  • Options very limited for biologists
Looking for interactive, online simulations for the life sciences? Have I got a URL for you. Enter the sciencecourseware address above into your browser and then sit back and peruse the offerings at this education-based site. Serving interests from the geological and environmental sciences to biology, Sciencecourseware provides interactive simulations, tutorials, and inquiry-based activities. All good, to be sure, but there is also a big ‘Gotcha.’ The actual offerings online that are freely available, at least for the biological sciences, are pretty limited. They consist of an exercise in Drosophila inheritance and several things listed as ‘in development’ or coming soon. If you click on the Biology Labs Online, you discover a group of 12 different lab activities, but access to the full content requires a paid subscription to Benjamin Cummings’ website. Hmm. The geologists and environmental scientists have it better off with several apparently free offerings. Let’s hope biologists get equality here and soon.
  • Key:
  • Strong Points
  • Weak Points
  • Ratings:
  • Excellent
  • Very Good
  • Good

*The opinions expressed are solely those of the author(s) and should not be construed as reflecting the viewpoints of the publisher, Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News, Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., the publishing house, or employees and affiliates thereof.


GEN Jobs powered by connects you directly to employers in pharma, biotech, and the life sciences. View 40 to 50 fresh job postings daily or search for employment opportunities including those in R&D, clinical research, QA/QC, biomanufacturing, and regulatory affairs.
More »

Be sure to take the GEN Poll

The Triple Package and Success

One theory for explaining “success," put forward by Amy Chua Jed Rubenfeld, posits cultural traits such as a superiority complex, personal insecurity and impulse control. Union College professors Joshua Hart and Christopher Chabris counter that intelligence, conscientiousness, and economic advantage are the most likely elements of success, regardless of ethnicity. Do you think that Hart-Chabris make a better argument for achieving success than the Chua-Rubenfeld theory?

More »