An online science resource developed to increase learner engagement and educator content knowledge is free for teachers.

“As Many Exceptions As Rules” tells the stories of organisms that break biological rules or norms in order to survive and thrive. Through these stories, the core concepts of the science are reinforced.

The resource can be accessed at

Posted weekly, each story includes pertinent vocabulary with etymology, interesting questions to spark discussion, links to the reports from the latest research on the subject being discussed and a list of online resources for more information and classroom activities.

Upcoming stories will include discussions of the world’s smallest plant, what Earth’s first animal might have looked like, and how alien plants might be different colors based on their stars and chlorophylls.