Outreach & Education
Classroom & Lab Activities
K-12 Lists of Resource Links
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700 Great Sites for Kids and Parents
[American Library Association] This site includes categories such as Artist and Entertainment, Literature and Language, Planet Earth and Beyond, Science and Technology, and People: Past and Present.
Ask a Scientist of Engineer
[National Science and Technology Week Online] Use the search engine at this site to search for a topic in a specific subject area and find the answers to children’s Science questions.
Ask the Experts
[Pitsco] A database of links to “Ask a _____ expert” pages and email addresses to get individual answers.
[Worthington Biochemical Corporation] Provides background material on enzymology and an email system for students to ask questions of Workthington Biochemists.
BioTech Life Science Dictionary
[U of Texas] A searchable dictionary of over 6,700 terms mainly related to biotechnology, biochemistry, botany, cell biology, and genetics.
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.
The Dictionary of Cell Biology
[Universities of Glasgow] A searchable dictionary of 5772 cross-refereneced Cell Biology terms. The site also has a graphical interface that helps users find terms in the dictionary by subject area.
The Education and Career Center
[Peterson’s] A detailed database of information on schools, both K-12 and post-secondary. The site also contains career and job information.
A subscription based service for searching books, newspapers, magazines, etc. ($10/month, $60/yr).
[Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory] A pilot project designed to stimulate bioethics discussions in selected areas of scientific research. Designed for high school students.
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Browse or search 17,000 articles from The Concise Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, Third Edition for free.
[ThinkQuest] A glossary of genetic terminology.
[HGMIS, U.S. DOE] Just what it sounds like.
[Council on Competitiveness] Getsmater.org is an animated and interactive testing and learning site with fun learning activities and self-assessments in Math and Science.
Human Anatomy On-Line
[Intellimed International Corporation] An excellent online anatomy lesson and interactive tool. Powered by Java applets that allow the user to get more information about specific anatomic features, this site is aimed at a high-school audience.
Human Genome Project Information
[U.S. DOE] Explore this site for information about the U.S. and worldwide Human Genome Project.
A question-answering, help, and referral service to K-12 students on the Internet.
MathMol Activity Center
[New York University] (structure models) Molecular modeling, with interactive multimedia activities and tutorials on molecules for the K-12 audience.
[Computational Chemistry List] This electronic periodic table serves as a supplement to learning the properties of the elements.
[WebElements] (Mark Winter) An interactive periodic table of the elements. Information on each element includes a description, history, compounds, uses, physical, chemical, and electrical properties.
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Periodic Table: Webelements
[University of Sheffield] Everything you ever wanted in an online periodic table.
The Periodic Table
[Los Alamos National Lab] An interactive periodic chart of the elements. Information on each element includes history, sources, uses, properties, cost, and more.
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.
Straight Talk about Biotechnology
[DuPont Biotechnology] Straight Talk about Biotechnology provides science-based information about agricultural biotechnology in an environment that encourages open discussion. The site includes a newsroom that is updated each day. Although Straight Talk is sponsored by DuPont, the site is educational, not commercial.