Enjoy the autumn bird migration with videos and activities from the Ketterson Lab! Counts toward Avian Ace badge.
Take a virtual tour of the beloved Biology Building Greenhouse on the Bloomington campus of Indiana University. Enjoy beautiful photographs and fun facts for some of our special plants as you virtually wander through the peaceful conservatory rooms. Counts toward Botany Buff badge.
Follow a bacterial cell in this amazing animated adventure by IU Biology professor & microbiologist Jake McKinlay, then color your own bacterial adventures. Counts toward Micro Hero badge.
These coloring pages pertain to biology subjects like photosynthesis, evolution and Darwin, wearing a mask to fight COVID-19, and the animal cell.
How do these important insects grow from tiny eggs to powerful pollinators? Counts toward Grub Scout badge.
Put yourself in the shoes of a plant pathologist and go on a mission to find “new plant pathogens” out in nature! Counts toward Botany Buff badge.
How do microbes on the surface of seeds affect plant growth? Find out with this hands-on experiment. Counts toward Botany Buff badge.
Decoding the secret language of mice helps us understand how our communication changes after social isolation. Counts toward Mouse Whisperer badge.
Click through an interactive investigation to learn about the secret language of mice, and what our ears have to do with it. Counts toward Mouse Whisperer badge.
Learn how mouse communication compares to human communication. Counts toward Mouse Whisperer badge.
Read and color this short story to learn about the mutually beneficial relationship between small, soil-dwelling worms and their bacterial partners. Counts toward Micro Hero badge.
Take a virtual tour of the Flow Cytometry Core Facility and learn how we use this technology to measure tiny things like bacteria, plant pollen, and cancer cells. Then make the concepts of flow cytometry into game by pretending that small colorful objects you find around your home are “cells”! Counts toward Micro Hero badge.
Learn how bacteria communicate with each other to accomplish group behaviors. Counts toward Micro Hero badge.
Little John might be staying home for this year’s Science Fest but that does not mean you can’t learn more about him! Can you guess how much he weighs and what he eats?
These periodical cicadas won’t be back in Bloomington until 2034 & 2038!
Do you want to know more about Microbiology? Print out these coloring pages to explore Microbiology research at IU and learn fun facts!
Learn about biodiversity, ecosystem services, and green infrastructure with BUWP. Counts toward Eco Warrior badge.
Learn about biodiversity, ecosystem services, and green infrastructure with the Bloomington Urban Woodlands Project.
Watch up-close videos of tree swallows in action and follow along with activities that teach some of the techniques scientists use to help understand how and why animals do what they do. Counts toward Avian Ace badge.
See a pair of tree swallows attacking a fake (decoy) tree swallow that’s been placed at the entrance to their nestbox. Scientists use these fake intrusions to measure aggressiveness in the territory-owning birds. Counts toward Avian Ace badge.
Coloring pages showcasing bird behavior.
Assemble this guide, become familiar with some local feathered friends, and then head outdoors to record the birds that you see. Counts toward Avian Ace badge.
How does a cell decide to be an eye? Counts toward Grub Scout badge.