Outreach & Education
Classroom & Lab Activities
K-12 Lists of Resource Links
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[Genentech] Access Excellence is a resource for science educators that covers current events, media watch, issues and ethics and a career center. The Activities Exchange includes the Fellows collection and Activities-To-Go. Access Excellence also includes MentorNet, Online Projects, SciTalk, Science Seminars, AP Bio and Biotech Partnerships, a Teaching and Learning section, and a page about Science Education Reform.
[BioScience Productions, Inc.] Actionbioscience.org is a non-commercial, educational web site to promote bioscience literacy. The web site provides articles by scientists, science educators, and science students on issues related to seven bioscience challenges: environment, biodiversity, human genome, biotechnology, evolution, new frontiers, and bioscience education. In addition, the web site provides educators with resources to enhance bioscience teaching.
Biochemistry Easy Search Tool
[Worthington Biochemical Corp.] This site offers searches for information and resources in bioinformatics and other biochemistry-related fields, including courses, tutorials, and K-12.
A database of Biology and Chemistry related links. The links are divided into categories, some of which are Biotechnology, Biochemistry, general Biology, and Organic Chemistry. Each category is subdivided into informational sites and tutorials. The database also includes sites with relevant journals, lab safety, and careers.
Biology Student Workbench
The Biology Workbench is a computational interface and environment that
permits anybody with a web browser to readily use bioinformatics, for research,
teaching, or learning. The Biology Student Workbench consists of curricular
materials centered around molecular biological investigations, links to
educational, scientific, computational, and informational resources, and
communication tools to bind together a contributing community of educators. It
is designed to give a transparent introduction to the use of the Biology Workbench
for learning and teaching biology at all levels.
B.J. Pinchbeck’s Homework Helper
A comprehensive list of links for kids. The Science section covers all areas of Science and has some Biological and Biotech-related links. There are also links to information on Computer Science and the Internet.
[Michael Geyer] A site developed specifically for the secondary education/high school level teacher, as a resource for finding relevant information for use in the teaching of Chemistry.
Center for Education Integrating Science, Mathematics, and Computing
[Georgia Institute of Technology] (CEISMC) Dedicated to the enhancement of science, technology and mathematics education. A focus is outreach to the K-12 education community specifically targeted to teachers, students, parents, and community leaders.
[Discovery Channel] This web site is designed for teachers, students and parents. The site contains lesson plans for teachers, homework help for students, videos, and educational software for parents.
EDinformatics – Bioinformatics
[Edinformatics] An educational site providing information to Bioinformatics sites and databases. The site also provides information and databases on various science and non-science disciplines.
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Education at Cold Spring Habor Laboratory
Courses, workshops, and research opportunities available at CSHL.
[Berlin High School] Provides both students and educators with a portal to the internet. A variety of information from curriculum resources to lesson plans is provided.
Eisenhower National Clearinghouse for Mathematics and Science Education
This site contains links to lessons, activities, and classroom innovations.
[Univ.of Wisconsin-Madison] Information about Fast Plants for laboratory and classroom use. Fast Plants are a rapid-cycling form of the species Brassica rapa. Characteristics of Fast Plants include rapid growth (seed to seed in 35-40 days), uniform flowering size, no seed dormancy period, and rapid response to environmental conditions.
Frank Potter’s Science Gems
A selected list of about 2000 science and mathematics sites arranged by subject category, subcategory, and grade level.
[ThinkQuest] A comprehensive, educational site exploring the fascinating innovations and discoveries of genetic science.
The Global Schoolhouse
[The Global SchoolNet Foundation and Microsoft, Corp.] The Global Schoolhouse contains Microsoft’s teacher activity guides, Encarta Schoolhouse, and online software guides. Includes Global SchoolNet projects, listserves, and Internet training solutions.
ICONnect: Get Connected to Learning Using the Internet
[American Assoc. of School Librarians] Resources for teachers, librarians, and students including online courses, curriculum connections, minigrants and kidsconnect.
ISU Office of Biotechnology
[Iowa State University] A site with online newsletters, a forum and links to help educators teaching biotechnology related topics.
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National Centre for Biotechnology Education
[Univ. of Reading, UK] A site providing independent and authoritative information, training and resources for schools and colleges, industry, professional organizations and the general public.
National Science Teacher’s Association
The home page for this very large teacher’s organization includes information on programs and projects, meetings, news, equipment and supplies, online resources, membership information, and publications.
“PowerTools is a K-12 education program funded by a grant from the Hillcrest Foundation of Dallas, TX, Southwestern Bell Foundation, The Houston Endowment, TU Electric, and The University of Texas Health Center at Tyler. It seeks to bridge the gap between professional scientists and teachers by placing teachers in the driver’s seat to steer the program’s direction.”
An extensive, well organized database of science educational sites. Some of the categories included are biological sciences, K-12 science, and science in the news. It contains some of the same links as other databases, but is better organized and categorized, and very easy to navigate.
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.
Science Learning Network
The Science Learning Network (SLN) is a connected group of educators, students, schools, science museums and other institutions demonstrating a new model for inquiry-based science education. See news and links, find information on collaborative efforts between educators, visit museums, and find lesson plans and tutorials for teaching science.
Study Web is an extensive database of educational sites on the web. The category “science” under “teaching resources” has links to sites that provide everything from information to tutorials and lesson plans.
An educational Internet village with resources on assessment, lesson plans in health, science, technology and many other subjects. There are also links for teacher parent building and home schooling.