Outreach & Education
Classroom & Lab Activities
K-12 Lists of Resource Links
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[University of Ottowa] A database of freely available images for use in Biology education. The images are divided into three categories: Zoology, Biology, and Histology.
[Quill Graphics] Quill Graphics represents over 20 years of experience capturing film and computer-enhanced images of living cells and organisms for education and medical research. Several volumes of quality stock clips are available that include immune cells, bacteria, parasites, and aquatic organisms.
Cow’s Eye Dissection
[Exploratorium] An audio-visual guide to use during the dissection of a cow’s eye. It may be used alone for information or also as a supplement.
Evidence: The True Witness
[ThinkQuest] An interactive site exploring forensic science. The site allows users to become a detective and solve the crime through analysis of evidence found at the crime scene. Evidence: The True Witness requires Shockwave for Director plugin, Apple Quicktime 3, and Real Player 5.
[Oak Ridge Natl. Lab] A variety of online Science related simulations, including a mouse genetics simulator.
[The Concord Consortium] A learning environment that uses the computer to provide an alternative to text-based science education.
A Guided Tour of the Visible Human
[MAD Scientist Network] A tour with animation and images demonstrating planes of section and other introductory concepts in anatomy.
Hearing, Seeing, and Smelling the World
[Howard Hughes Medical Institute] A colorful, animated online journal. Articles and illustrations present new information about our senses and how they work.
Interactive Frog Dissection
[Univ. of Virginia/Curry School of Education] This is an on-line virtual dissection of a frog. Using either Quicktime or GIFs, the user can perform or watch an example of the procedure. Topics covered by the dissection include muscle incision, skin incision, and internal organs.
The Interactive Web
[Howard Hughes Medical Institute] A series of excellent multimedia lectures, experiments, and demonstrations. Topics include “A Primer on Electrocardiogram,” “Movement across Membranes,” and virtual labs on Neurophysiology, Electroreception, and the ELISA assay.
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[Society for Industrial Microbiology] A list of links to games, images, and other science education web-sites.
The Learning Studio
[The Exploratorium] A site with lots of general science topics and multimedia demonstrations. Many of the exhibits require Shockwave.
MathMol Activity Center
[New York University] (structure models) Molecular modeling, with interactive multimedia activities and tutorials on molecules for the K-12 audience.
Molecular Expressions: Images from the Microscope
[Florida State Univ.] An extensive gallery of full color photos taken through a microscope.
A site with Java applets covering a variety of topics including Chemistry and Science.
Science Friday Kids Connection
[National Public Radio] Listen to the “Science Friday Kids” radio show and explore science curricula developed for kids that goes along with the program.
Biology links and factoides, information on biology fields of study, a virtual tour of the cell and more.
The Virtual Body
[Columbia/HCA] A site with interactive tours of the brain, heart, digestive system, and skeleton. Requires Macromedia’s Shockwave.
The Virtual Cell
[Univ. of Illinois] A web based dissection/tour of a plant cell.
The Whole Frog Project
[Berkeley Lab] This is an effort to develop computer-enhanced science education using 3D images of frog dissections to build a 3D frog anatomy and an interactive frog dissection kit. The Interactive Frog Dissection Kit may be downloaded from the site.
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