Carolina Science Online Launches New Digital AP® Biology Course for High School Students from Blending Education
Carolina Biological Supply teams with Blending Education to deliver interactive K-12 education content for teachers and students through Carolina Science Online portal
BURLINGTON, NC, Oct. 3, 2018 -- Leading school science supplier Carolina Biological Supply Company, in partnership with education publisher Blending Education, LLC, launched the new high school AP® Biology online science course. Enhancing and extending Carolina's current curriculum resources, the course includes eight units of engaging digital resources for Advanced Placement® biology teachers and students. Teachers and students can now access the Carolina Science Online (CSO) portal at school or home from any device with Internet access to experience Blending Education’s full AP® Biology course. Hundreds of microlessons provide both flexibility and comprehensive coverage of the scope and sequence requirements of a typical two-semester Advanced Placement® biology course to support students’ success in challenging AP biology classes. The course is live and available now. This release follows Carolina’s summer launch of the enhanced new version of CSO, delivering robust online educational resources on a modern online platform.
Teachers can now seamlessly integrate hundreds of Blending Education’s digital microlessons into their teaching through the CSO platform to provide engaging, interactive, educational experiences for their students. Each resource provides excellent coverage of the AP® framework while addressing the sheer breadth of biology topics in an interesting and accessible way.
“The release of our AP Biology course marks an auspicious day for our combined efforts in developing resources that will support teachers and prepare students for the
AP® Biology Exam,” said Blending Education Co-Founder Ian Simpson. “The 243 online resources can be used individually as stand-alone units or blended with classroom activities or other homework to support and enhance each student’s learning experience.”
“We’re excited to partner with Blending Education to bring high-quality instructional resources to science teachers and their students,” said Bruce Wilcox, Vice President of Carolina Science Online. “Their AP Biology course offers an effective means for Carolina Science Online to deliver online learning to high school teachers and students who seek to extend science education beyond the traditional classroom or laboratory setting. It’s important that we focus on enabling learning anytime, anywhere, and place and at any pace, and Blending Education is an ideal partner toward achieving this vision.”
The AP Biology course contains 205 self-grading microlessons, plus 38 final assessments. Each microlesson begins with a “Connection for AP Courses” and highlights the key concepts of the lesson in the context of the AP® Biology Curriculum Framework. It then delivers the lesson through rich interactive features that engage students in scientific practice, followed by a knowledge-check quiz with feedback, in order to prepare them for similar questions on the AP Examination, if they choose to take it.
Blending Education’s AP Biology course is available now online from Carolina. The course can be accessed from any computer or mobile device with Internet access. The starting price for 30 seats is $200. For information or to purchase, teachers and administrators can call (800) 334-5551 or visit https://www.carolina.com/ap-biology-lab-resources/blending-educations-ap-biology-digital-resources/FAM_747960.pr.
Once purchased through Carolina.com the resources can then be accessed through the Carolina Science Online platform at www.carolinascienceonline.com.
Blending Education, LLC
Blending Education, LLC provides educational content that enriches the online learning experience through microlearning to promote student engagement, improve learning outcomes and aid retention. To learn more about how Blending Education can enhance the student and instructor experience, visit https://blending.education
Carolina Biological Supply Company
From its beginnings in 1927, Carolina (www.carolina.com) has grown to become the leading supplier of biological and other science teaching materials in the world. Headquartered in Burlington, NC, Carolina serves customers worldwide, including teachers, students, and professionals in science and health-related fields. The company is still privately owned by descendants of the founder, geology and biology professor Dr. Thomas E.