Video-Based Course Materials
Biology videos are ideal for those who are visual learners, or those who may have difficulty reading text.
HippoCampus provides a large selection of free animated videos that serve as miniature online biology courses. From animal and plant diversity, to genetics, to courses on environmental science, the site is well-organized and makes it easy to find and explore different areas of biological science.
While some of the topics are best suited for high school or middle school students, you may find some of interest to older elementary-school students, particularly the ones from Khan Academy Collection. (Note the Khan Academy videos are drawings on a chalkboard, so when the lecturer starts talking, the screen is black - but keep listening! You'll see chalkboard notes and drawings soon!) .
For older students, Learners TV has video lectures and animations that describe various aspects of biology. The learning materials at Learners TV focus on introductory general biology and biochemistry.
These video-based course materials are great for those who enjoy learning through modes other than text, but they will need to be reinforced through lab work or other assignments so that students retain what they have learned.