AP® Biology Teacher Resources

There’s no doubt about it–AP® Biology teachers are impressive. Not only do they come to class every day with well-planned and engaging lessons to help their students learn, but they also plan out these lessons using the best resources, which are usually found on their own time. These AP Biology teacher resources strengthen classroom instruction, so educators rely on them for AP Bio course planning. This is the very reason for the compiled list of quality AP Biology teacher websites our team of former AP teachers and UWorld Learning Tools for AP Courses authors have curated for you.

Free Resources for AP Biology Teachers

Understanding Evolution - Berkeley University of California

  • AP Biology teacher website that can be used as an instructional resource for the science of evolutionary biology.
  • This AP Biology teacher’s guide is a project of the University of California Museum of Paleontology (UCMP).

Crash Course Biology

  • YouTube channel that acts as an AP Biology teaching guide with videos that follow the course’s curriculum requirements.
  • Presents topics in an engaging way that aligns explicitly with AP testing.

BioInteractive Resources

  • AP Biology teacher resources that provide classroom materials based on peer-reviewed science.
  • Provides data-rich activities, videos, case studies, and other forms of interactive media.

Bozeman Science - AP Biology

  • AP Biology teacher website that provides concept explanations, visual aids, and more.
  • Is best known for providing science video tutorials that have accumulated millions of views worldwide for over a decade.

CELLS alive!

  • AP Biology teacher’s guide with film and computer-enhanced images of living cells and organisms.
  • Remains current due to continuous annual updates for nearly thirty years.

The Ameoba Sisters Youtube Channel

  • Popular youtube channel with a mission to “demystify science” with funny and engaging videos, GIFs, handouts, and more.
  • Includes a biology playlist that lists a variety of life science videos for biology teachers.


  • Online collection of biology and ecology thought experiments.
  • Allows students to hypothesize, test, and revise computational models for AP Biology.

DNA Learning Center

  • Online AP Biology teacher’s guide with animations and visualizations of cellular and molecular processes.
  • Allows students to explore three-dimensional renderings of various biological animations from the DNA Learning Center.

Learn Genetics: Genetic Science Learning Center

  • Online AP Biology teacher resources with a wealth of information about all things related to genetics.
  • Presents topics in an easy-to-understand way, complete with detailed images of the concepts.
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Other Resources for AP Biology Teachers

The above list of sites just scratches the surface of the free AP teacher resources that can be used for instructional supplementation. There are additional ways AP Biology teachers can strengthen their teaching “toolbox” as well, and some of our favorites are listed below. Please note that, unlike the ones listed in the above section, some of the following resources are not free.

AP Summer Institutes (APSI)

Each summer, the College Board® offers AP professional development through their AP Summer Institutes. During these summer sessions, teachers develop AP teaching skills and strategies and explore each course section and exam.

AP Online Workshops

For educators who can’t attend in person, the College Board provides online workshops that teach strategies and tools to help teaching staff with their AP Biology lesson plans and instructional practices.

Teacher Websites & Communities

There are a variety of social media platforms and websites that provide not only AP Biology teacher resources, but also a feeling of community. This list is by no means exhaustive, but we do recommend you check out the following:

Other Paid Resources & Tools

Tips for Finding Quality AP Biology Teacher Resources

When discovering new resources to supplement your AP Biology lesson plans and instruction, it’s necessary to make sure they are trustworthy. Here are a few ways you can ensure your resources are high quality!

  • Use resources produced by content area experts. AP educators, published journals, and educational resource companies are more credible than people who do not have a strong background in academics. For example, UWorld’s Learning Tools for AP Courses only include materials written by former AP educators and content area experts.
  • Share resources with other educators in your district’s AP network. In addition to sharing resources with colleagues at your school, you can also network with other AP teachers in your district when you go to professional development sessions for your content area.
  • Use textbooks. Many textbooks have online versions that allow teachers to find the resources they need, easily. Furthermore, digital versions of textbooks are more reliable than their printed counterparts since they are updated regularly.

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