School of Life Sciences | Ask A Biologist

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What's a Biologist

Biologists study everything from tiny organisms to whole ecosystems. Let's take a closer look at what biologists do and how you can become a biologist.

Body Defense & Repair

Ouch! You just got a paper cut on your finger. Germs on that paper are preparing to invade your body. For your immune system, this means war. Image from Bact via Wikimedia Commons.

Sooty Selection

Discuss ideas of natural selection, play a selection-based game, and take a trip through time to see how scientists of the past figured out just how a trait is passed from a parent to its offspring.

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What are 'moon flowers' and why do they bloom only at night?
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See More Top Questions

Share to Google Classroom

Be part of Ask A Biologist

by volunteering, or simply sending us feedback on the site. Scientists, teachers, writers, illustrators, and translators are all important to the program. If you are interested in helping with the website we have a Volunteer page to get the process started.