Life Science

A collection of fun programming projects around topics in biology, anatomy, and genetics.

Grades 6 - 8
  • Web
  • iPad
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Description

Once your students have completed at least five lessons of Programming 101 or equivalent coding experience, you can assign these NGSS-aligned projects to complement your teaching on topics in biology, anatomy, and genetics. For example, if you’re teaching a lesson on cell division, you can assign the mitosis and meiosis. Your students will draw their own animations and use coding and outside research to demonstrate mitosis and meiosis, while comparing and contrasting the two processes.

With this collection of life science projects, you can easily integrate coding and project-based learning into your curriculum. Each STEM lesson walks students through how to make a project about something they’re learning in school with step-by-step instructions. At each step, it encourages them to make their project unique and interesting, emphasizing that coding is a creative medium much like writing or drawing.

We’re constantly updating our STEM courses with new projects, so if there’s something you’d like us to add, send us a message at support@tynker.com.

What Students Learn

  • Use programming for science projects
  • Build a slide show on a topic
  • Build a quiz game
  • Make an interactive charts and models
  • Use animation to illustrate
  • Narrate using your own voice
  • Use the physics engine to model
  • Troubleshoot and debug programs

Technical Requirements

* Online courses and lesson plans require an iPad, desktop computer, laptop computer, Chromebook, or Netbook with Internet connection and a Chrome (29+), Firefox (30+), Safari (7+), or Internet Explorer (10+) browser. No downloads required.
STEM
Intermediate Course
Prerequisites
No previous coding experience required.
Recommended for All ages.
Course includes
  • 31 lessons
  • 22 activities
  • Enhanced Creativity Tools
  • Automatic Assessment
  • Tutorials and Reviews
  • Coding Puzzles
  • DIY Projects
  • Quizzes
1. Parts of an Animal Cell
4 activities
Create a project that shows the parts of an animal cell.
2. Animal Cell Presentation
4 activities
Create a slideshow presentation that demonstrates your knowledge of the animal cell.
3. Animal Cell Structure
4 activities
Create an interactive project that names the parts the animal cell.
4. Animal Cell Quiz
4 activities
Create a quiz based game that tests what you have learned about the animal cell.
5. Plant Cell Model
4 activities
Create a project that shows the plant cell model.
6. Plant Cell Presentation
4 activities
Create a project that shows the plant cell presentation.
7. Plant Cell Structure
4 activities
Create a project that shows the plant cell structure.
8. Plant Cell Quiz
4 activities
Create a project that shows the plant cell quiz.
9. Heart
4 activities
Create a project that shows the anatomy of an insect.
10. Heart Quiz
4 activities
Create a project that shows the heart quiz.
11. Nose
4 activities
Create a project that shows the nose.
12. Nose Structure
4 activities
Create a project that demonstrates your knowledge of the nose structure.
13. Digestive System
4 activities
Create a a project that demonstrates your knowledge of the digestive system.
14. Digestive System Quiz
4 activities
Create a digestive system quiz.
15. Brain
4 activities
Create a a project that demonstrates your knowledge of the brain.
16. Brain Lobotomy
4 activities
Create a a project that demonstrates your knowledge of a brain lobotomy.
17. Identify Parts of the Pancreas
4 activities
Create a project that demonstrates your knowledge of the parts of the pancreas.
18. Pancreas Quiz
4 activities
Create a pancreas quiz.
19. Photosynthesis
4 activities
Create a project that demonstrates your knowledge of photosynthesis.
20. Natural Selection
4 activities
Create a project that demonstrates your knowledge of natural selection.
21. Animal Speeds
4 activities
Create a project that demonstrates your knowledge of animal speeds.
22. Mammal or Reptile?
4 activities
Create a project that demonstrates your knowledge of mammals and reptiles.
23. Mitosis VS Meiosis
4 activities
Create a project that demonstrates your knowledge of mitosis and meiosis.
24. Ocean Food Chain Pyramid
4 activities
Create a project that demonstrates your knowledge of the ocean food chain pyramid.
25. Food Planner
4 activities
Create a project that demonstrates your knowledge of food planner.
26. DNA or RNA Strand
4 activities
Interactive game where users can create their own DNA and RNA strands.
27. Plant Reproductive Parts
4 activities
Diagram where students click on the labels to learn about each part and where it is on a plant.
28. Virus, Bacteria, Protists, and Fungi
4 activities
Learn about the characteristics of each group in interactive modules!
29. Genetic Traits
4 activities
Build your own pea plant and see how traits are passed on!
30. Energy Flow in Ecosystems
4 activities
Interactive game to teach students how energy flows in an ecosystem.
31. Punnett Square
4 activities
Create a drag-and-drop game to learn the basics of the Punnett Square.