Life Science

A collection of fun programming projects that demonstrate the application of coding to topics in middle-school biology, anatomy, and genetics. Request Quote

Course Summary
  • Grades 6 - 8
  • Intermediate level
  • 31 lessons
  • STEM
    • Web iPad
Course Includes
  • 31 lessons
  • 22 activities
  • Enhanced Creativity Tools
  • Automatic Assessment
  • Tutorials and Reviews
  • Coding Puzzles
  • DIY Projects
  • Quizzes
Prerequisites
No previous coding experience required.

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 require a modern desktop computer, laptop computer, Chromebook, or Netbook with Internet access and a Chrome (29+), Firefox (30+), Safari (7+), or Edge (20+) browser. No downloads required.
* Tablet courses require an iPad (iOS 10+) with Tynker or Tynker Junior app installed and Internet access

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 demonstrates your knowledge about the plant cell.
6. Plant Cell Presentation
4 activities
Create a slideshow prentation that explains the parts of a plant cell.
7. Plant Cell Structure
4 activities
Create an interactive project that explains the plant cell structure.
8. Plant Cell Quiz
4 activities
Create a quiz based game that tests what you have learned about the plant cell.
9. Heart
4 activities
Create a project that shows the parts of a human heart.
10. Heart Quiz
4 activities
Create a game based quiz that tests the knowledge of the human heart.
11. Nose
4 activities
Create a project that shows the parts of a 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 that tests what you have learned.
15. Brain
4 activities
Create a project that demonstrates your knowledge of the brain.
16. Brain Lobotomy
4 activities
Create a project that demonstrates your knowledge of the human brain.
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 that tests what you have learned.
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 planning.
26. DNA or RNA Strand
4 activities
Create an interactive game where users can create their own DNA and RNA strands.
27. Plant Reproductive Parts
4 activities
Create an interactive diagram that explains the reproductive parts of a plant.
28. Virus, Bacteria, Protists, and Fungi
4 activities
Create an interactive presentation that explains the characteristics of each group.
29. Genetic Traits
4 activities
Create a project that allows users to build their own pea plant and see how traits are passed on.
30. Energy Flow in Ecosystems
4 activities
Create an 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.