Ask A Biologist began in 1997 in the School of Life Sciences as a biology learning resource tool for students, teachers, parents, and life-long learners.

You may see advertisements for vitamins all the time. Do we really need vitamins? And if we do, how do we know which vitamins are high quality? Take a tour into the history, science, and manufacturing of vitamins.

Many things change during the seasons, including the temperature and the amount of rain that falls. Plants and animals also change with the seasons.
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Germs are tiny organisms that can make you feel sick and cause disease. During this activity you will illustrate the steps germs take during transmission. You will learn about the different types of bacteria, how they are spread, and discuss ways to keep from getting sick.

The outside of beetles can be shiny, dull, or extremely colorful. But what is going on inside the beetle? Take a virtual look inside the body of a beetle with the Beetle Dissection tool by exploring on your own or following our Beetle Dissection Activity. You can even see what they would look like if you had x-ray vision. Visit Beetle Dissection Central for more.