What is Visible Biology?

Welcome to the next stage in Visible Body’s evolution! Visible Biology is a visual guide that immerses students in 3D models and simulations of biological concepts and processes. Have students work through our library of content on topics like plants, genetics, and cells, and apply their knowledge to real-world scenarios.


With our 3D models of DNA and our simulations of DNA coiling and supercoiling, students can visualize the building blocks of life with ease! Our interactive mitosis and meiosis simulations walk students through the complex processes of somatic cell and sex cell division.

Try our DNA and chromosomes lab activity! Students will answer pre-lab questions, label the different parts of eukaryotic and prokaryotic chromosome structures and dive into the infamous double helix.

Our eBooks can be accessed anytime and anywhere students want to review material. This visual guide to DNA structure and function is a handy pocket companion.

The mitosis and meiosis lab activities walk through each stage of these processes, with labeling activities and short answer questions that require students to demonstrate their knowledge of the steps and structures involved in cell division.

Monocots and Dicots

Ah, the diversity of angiosperms. Have students stop to smell the roses by engaging with our 3D models of monocot and dicot stems, roots, and leaves, as well as tons of free content to seed the gardens of their minds.

Plant a seed with our lab activity on monocots and dicots! Students will answer pre-lab questions, label the different parts of a plant, including dermal, vascular, and ground tissues.

If students prefer learning in small steps, they should check out the Visible Biology Learn Site! Review types of vascular plant tissues, the key parts of monocots and dicots, or have them refer to our visual glossary if they can’t remember certain terms.

The largest and most diverse group of organisms in the plant kingdom is the angiosperms. Give students some questions to think about in order to help differentiate between monocots and dicots.


Whether it’s from the sun or produced in cells, energy is necessary for most things—including learning! If students don’t understand concepts like photosynthesis or cellular respiration, our 3D simulations and content will help bridge those gaps.

Try our photosynthesis lab activity! Students will answer pre-lab questions, label reactants and products, explore the role of plant structures, and observe the process of photosynthesis with our 3D simulation.

Help students master the mitochondria with the cellular respiration lab. After completing the labeling activities and fill-in-the-blank and short-answer questions in this lab, students will understand the reactants and products of this complex process, as well as the structure of the mighty mitochondria.

Photosynthesis and cellular respiration are tough concepts for students to comprehend. Use this blog article with your students to explore the main steps of photosynthesis and cellular respiration, go over their similarities and differences, and discuss how they interact with each other to create an "energy cycle" in living organisms.

The World of Cells

Have students sweat the small stuff with our interactive 3D models of prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells, as well as our simulated slides that allow students to explore the cells and structures contained in a drop of blood.

Dive into the world of cells with our lab activities! Students will label the different parts of bacterial, plant, animal, and blood cells, as well as compare and contrast structures and functions.

Small structures require small and concise learning modules! On the Visible Biology Learn Site, students can explore 3D models of cells, study detailed images, and familiarize themselves with various organelles and their functions.

Animal Structure and Function

The new interactive sea star and earthworm models in Visible Biology let students explore animal form and function in a whole new way! Students can examine the internal and external structures of both invertebrates by manipulating the dissectable 3D models. They can also isolate different body systems quickly and compare organisms with just one click.

For a walkthrough of the anatomy of these fascinating invertebrates, have students check out this post on the Visible Body Blog!

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