Over the years, the Biophysical Society has received numerous requests for advice on starting a biophysics major, or program, at the undergraduate level. We are pleased to now offer Suggested Guidelines for Starting an Undergraduate Biophysics Program! The purpose of these guidelines are to provide guidance to educators looking to get started in developing curriculum and expanding the biophysics offerings at their institutions, along with advice and ideas for employing effective pedagogical methods, sustaining a program, professional development, and finding additional resources to stay current within the field.
Enjoy these beautiful images created by biophysics research!Lesson Plans
In celebration of Biophysics Week, and to help
introduce simple biophysics concepts to a younger audience, the Society launched BASICS: Biophysics - A Step-by-Step
Introduction to Concepts for Students, a new series of lesson plans
designed for high school
teachers and students. The first plans in this series introduce students
to the concepts of Diffusion, Viscosity, Elasticity, and Experimental Error. The Society is pleased to offer three of these lesson plans in Spanish as well as English. Please see below for our Statement of Use policy. We
hope that these plans excite both teachers and students, and inspire students
to consider biophysics as a course of study as they begin their college
Lesson Plan: Diffusion | Lesson Plan: Elasticity | Lesson Plan: Experimental Error | Lesson Plan: FluorescenceLesson Plan: Viscosity | Lesson Plan: Light Microscopy | Light Microscopy Lesson Plan & Workshop Power Point Lesson Plan: Light Microscopy (K-6)
Esquema de la Leccion: Elasticidad | Esquema de la Leccion: sobre Error Experimental | Esquema de la Leccion: Viscosidad
Statement on UseThe lesson plans available at the Biophysical Society web site have been designed for use under supervised instruction. Although the lesson plans in general do not require harmful materials or procedures, reasonable care should be taken when performing procedures such as heating liquids or weighing out chemical substances. It is the view of the Biophysical Society that taking reasonable precautions while performing the procedures posted at this site is the responsibility of those who use the materials from this site.