Biotechnology Remote Learning Resources & Strategies

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Biotechnology resources that work for your classroom

Whether you are teaching remotely full time or removed temporarily from the classroom, Carolina Biological Supply Company is dedicated to supporting you with resources that keep students engaged while helping them meet performance expectations and learning goals at home. Carolina partners have developed unique content that can be shared and used through synchronous and asynchronous instruction. Now you can deliver topics on genetics, evolution, natural selection, bioinformatics, DNA transformation, and much more with the click of a mouse! Discover topics in our extensive lesson library and use the free pre-labs, protocols, worksheets, and webinar videos to complete the remote learning experience. Many of our kits have been adapted for remote learning. Please contact our technical support:

Biotechnology Webinars

Webinars are great resources for students. Students can watch when the time is right and as often as they need to understand the information. Here are some must-see webinars for remote biotechnology teachers:

Digital Biotechnology Resources from Our Partners

Need accurate and up-to-date content for yourself and your students? We can help with that too. Here are a few teacher-favorite resources from our partners:

DNA Learning Center

  • DNALC Live: Online educational programming to engage educators, students, and the public
  • COVID-19 Testing: Up-to-date information about the how and why of testing

Hudson Alpha


miniPCR: The educational resources center helps educators at every teaching level find strategies to connect students with biology by finding direct links between classroom practices and real-world applications of biotechnology. Here are some examples:

3D Molecular

3D Molecular: The Science of Coronaviruses is a free, four-part series that includes videos, hands-on modeling activities, and computer visualization tutorials that students can do in the classroom at home.

Part 1: What Are Coronaviruses?

Part 2: How Do Coronaviruses Infect Us?

Part 3: What Does a Coronavirus Do Once It’s Inside Us?

Part 4: How Can We Protect Ourselves from Coronaviruses?

Additional hands-on activities from 3D Molecular include:


BioBuilder focuses on interactive data visualization and students’ engagement in both computational and creative thinking to analyze and present data. Several elements that make data easy to understand and statistically meaningful are reviewed. Students have access to online R-suite tools for sequence analysis, allowing them to ask questions about how well the genomes from two viruses align to one another and how rapidly a virus can be detected in different locations.

University of Alabama

Dr. Asma Hatoum, from the University of Alabama, provides academic articles and podcasts to ensure your students have the most up-to-date and technically correct biotechnology methodology. Two examples are presented below:

This is just a sampling of the exciting and diverse resources our partners have to offer. Visit our biotechnology teaching resources page often for additions and updates.

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