Outreach & Education
Classroom & Lab Activities
K-12 Lists of Resource Links
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ABO Blood Group
[SWBIC] (Arlene Antilla, Ph.D) A classroon activity intended to familiarize students with human red blood cells, antibodies, and blood types.
Access Excellence Activities Exchange
[Access Excellence] The Activities Exchange is designed for educators looking for various experiments and activities to be used in class.
Alphabetical List of Lessons
[University of Michigan] Links to Science lessons and experiments on the Net. This list can be accessed by subject or by age group. The lessons are from many different sources.
Anatomy and Physiology
[Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science] An online tutorial, featuring anatomy and physiology pictures, aimed at high school students.
Atoms, Ions, and Isotopes
[SWBIC] (John Palmer) A webquest and short review of atoms, ions, and isotopes.
Basic Concepts of Molecular Biology
[Medical College of Wisconsin] This website describes several hands-on activities that can be used to introduce important concepts of Molecular Biology to middle and high school students.
Bill Nye Labs Online
Bill Nye the Science Guy website contains demos and science experiments aimed at the 3-6 grade level.
Bio I Virtual Lab Book
[Sidwell Friends School] A lab book compiled on the web by students in a first year Biology course.
[Riverdeep Interactive Learning Limited] A site with handouts and lesson plans exploring molecular biology; targeting DNA.
Biology Lesson for Prospective and Practicing Teachers
[San Diego State Univ.] A site with lesson plans, teaching guides, and web-links for elementary school educators.
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[Univ. of Michigan] A database of Biology lessons on the web. The list is divided into early and late elementary, middle school, and high school.
A fee/membership site for educational resources, interactive tutorials and study guides. $17/yr for students, $50/yr for educators, or $120/yr for an educator and his/her students.
[Kapili] A tour of the basics of biology for kids, beginning with a look inside the cell.
[SWBIC] (John Palmer) The purpose of this webquest is to explore the characteristics of biomes.
BioPharmaceutical Tecnology Center Institute
[Promega Corporation and Ophidian Pharmaceuticals, Inc.] (BTCI) A non-profit organization which facilitates science, technology, nature discovery, and arts programs for children and young adults. BTCI also offers training in biotechnology and biopharmaceutical manufacturing, promotes the exchange of information between industry, educators, and the general public.
Biotechnology Classroom Protocols & Labs
[Biotechnology Information Center] A set of five experiments and their instructions. Using common supplies and equipment, these experiments deal mostly with DNA applications.
[Brian Carusella] This site is a museum of classic home science experiments.
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.
Blood-Brain Barrier Outline
[SWBIC] (John Palmer) This webquest is designed to introduce the phenomenon of the blood-brain barrier.
[Thinkquest] An interactive tour through the human body. The information at this site is at the secondary school level.
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A site with a list of chemistry related resources and links for students and educators. Information includes tutorials, experiments, study guides, and information on the periodic elements of your choice.
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.
DNA Fingerprinting: Analysis of Crime Scene DNA
[SWBIC] This exercise examines DNA fingerprinting techniques used for identification, to compare the DNA of a crime suspect to those samples found at the crime scene.
Eisenhower National Clearinghouse for Mathematics and Science Education
This site contains links to lessons, activities, and classroom innovations.
Enzyme Unit Plan
[SWBIC] (John Palmer) A webquest designed to provide an understanding of the role of enzymes.
Enzymes and Laundry Detergent
[SWBIC] A laboratory activity which allows students to investigate the effectiveness of enzymes in laundry detergents.
[Oak Ridge Natl. Lab] A variety of online Science related simulations, including a mouse genetics simulator.
Explorer is a collection of educational resources for K-12 Mathematics and Science education. Many resources are available in the Adobe Acrobat format.
Exploring Cellular Respiration
[SWBIC] A Socratic webquest exploring the process of cellular respiration in photosynthetic organisms.
[SWBIC] (John Palmer) A Socratic webquest which explores photosynthesis in organisms and the environment.
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[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.
[Dorota] Information about frogs and toads, including classroom activities and JAVA supported interactive frog fun.
[ThinkQuest] A comprehensive, educational site exploring the fascinating innovations and discoveries of genetic science.
Genetic Science Learning Center
[University of Utah] This site provides information, activities, experiments and low cost equipment ideas in genetic science. Some of the sections presented are: teaching activities, science projects, experiments to do at home, news, and workshops.
[The Concord Consortium] A learning environment that uses the computer to provide an alternative to text-based science education.
[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.
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.
[CSIRO, Australia] An online Science magazine for secondary school students.
[Poway Unified School District] This site addresses both the positive and negative aspects of cloning. Through activities and research, students are prompted to use critical thinking skills and answer the following question, "What government policy should be established to regulate cloning?"
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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.
ISU Office of Biotechnology
[Iowa State University] A site with online newsletters, a forum and links to help educators teaching biotechnology related topics.
K-12 Science Ed. Resources
[William J. Beaty] (WWW.ANSCI.com) Links to science sites and lists of other links. These links are arranged by subject area. Most of the sites contain general Science or education resources, but some are Biological and Biotech-related.
[Univ. of Leicester] Nine virtual experiments including study guides, lecture notes, and lesson plans to supplement each lab.
MathMol Activity Center
[New York University] (structure models) Molecular modeling, with interactive multimedia activities and tutorials on molecules for the K-12 audience.
[American Society for Microbiology] A guide into the invisible world of microbes, including activities and games for school children.
Middle School Lessons
[Univ. of Michigan] Biology and Chemistry lessons and experiments for middle school students.
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.
The National Teachers Enhancement Network
[Montana State Univ.] This site contains teaching resources for K-12 science teachers as well as a listing of web-based courses for educators. The site covers Chemistry and Physics, but not Biology.
NOVA Online: Teachers
Information on the TV show and ideas for using the information provided in class lessons. Teachers may also post their own ideas.
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[Ohio Weslyan University] Hands-on activities for teaching Science to K-3 students. The subject areas covered include Botany and Zoology.
A site with Java applets covering a variety of topics including Chemistry and Science.
Riverdeep - Science
[Riverdeep Interactive Learning Limited] "Riverdeep offers an exciting world of award-winning online science
curriculum to middle and high school classrooms. Through our highly correlated simulations and multimedia activities students can master science concepts." Access to the simulations requires a subscription.
Schools Online Science
[Sheffield Hallam University] This site contains online science information and lab experiments for both educators and students.
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.
[Simon Fraser University] A science resource site with projects, demos, experiments, and ideas for students and teachers. Middle school level.
The Science House
[North Carolina State University] An outreach program for K-12 educators to emphasize the use of hands-on learning activities in science and mathematics.
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.
Science Power 2000
Lesson plans and activities for K-8 science, including biology, chemistry, astronomy, physics, and earth science.
Smile Program Biology Index
[IIT Center] A collection of 200 single concept biology lessons. The lessons are divided into the following categories: Anatomy & Physiology, Zoology, Botany, Microbiology, Genetics, Environmental Studies and Ecology, Biochemistry, and General Biology.
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Transcription and Translation Visual Exercises
[SWBIC] Quiz type exercises that provide hands-on experience for students to visualize and fully understand the importance of replication, transcription, and translation.
Watch an Enzyme Work
[SWBIC] A hands-on activity examining protease enzymes as they catalyze proteins into amino acids.
Wheat Germ DNA Isolation Experiment
[SWBIC] This activity will answer the following questions: where is DNA located, how can DNA be isolated, can DNA be seen with the naked eye, and what does DNA look like?
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.