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K-12 Lists of Resource Links
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[Amgen] An informative and detailed description of what the science of Biotechnology is and does. This was originally a brochure from Amgen. It is written in an understandable fashion (middle/high school level).
Anatomy and Physiology
[Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science] An online tutorial, featuring anatomy and physiology pictures, aimed at high school students.
A detailed site on Aracnis, european spiders and their kin. The site includes: morphology, biology, mythology, a family key, and a photo gallery.
Ask the Experts
[Scientific American] A resource providing answers to questions on various topics such as Biology, Chemistry, and other subjects.
Beginners Guide to Molecular Biology
This site explains in simple words what are chromosomes, DNA, RNA, and a lot more.
Biochemical & Organic Nomenclature
[International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology] A site with biotechnology definitions, information on symbols, and guides to terminology.
BioEd: Biology Education Resources
A database of links to resources for educators. Specific subject areas include general Biology, Cellular/Molecular Biology, and Biotechnology.
Bioinformatics Web Practical
An interactive exercise that aims to provide a taste of bioinformatics resources around the world. The tutorial introduces a range of widely-used analysis tools and databases to give a flavor of sequence analysis.
Biology Site of Sites
[Amos Blackman and Jeremy Reese] (Lakeridge High School) A site designed by two high-school students with many links to useful sites.
[Kapili] A tour of the basics of biology for kids, beginning with a look inside the cell.
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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.
BiotechFind.com is a directory of international links covering the fields of biotechnologies and includes a Biotechnology Career Center.
[Thinkquest] An interactive tour through the human body. The information at this site is at the secondary school level.
Bugs in the News!
[Univ. of Kansas] Provides reader-friendly information about microbes and microbiology.
[The Institute of Food Research and the John Innes Centre] This site is a site used to aid in the understanding of Cellular Biology. It is made useful for the K-12 level by using understandable comparisons of the cell parts to activities in everyday life.
The Cell Nucleus
[Univ. of Texas] A tour of the nucleus of a cell and a test of your knowledge of nuclear functions.
[James A. Sullivan] (Quill Digital) A database of information on cell structure and physiology illustrated with graphics, photos, and movies.
Cloning: Are Humans Next?
[World Book] A simple and fun informational site on cloning, its uses, and ethical concerns surrounding cloning.
The Cloning of Dolly
[Science Explained] Information about the processes used in cloning Dolly and the basics of developmental biology.
Cornell Theory Center Math and Science Gateway
[Cornell Univ.] A site with links to vertebrate and invertebrate biology data as well as DNA, molecular biology, and modeling information.
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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.
A resource for creating science fair projects for and by students in grades 3 through 6.
[ThinkQuest] This site provides information on various topics of genetics in a non-technical style.
Digital Learning Center for Microbial Ecology
[Michigan State Univ.] DLC-ME is designed to help students ages 7 to 10 learn about microbial ecology.
Includes selected articles from the current issue, the Editor's choice of web resources, and a School Science Program to expand a science curriculum.
Dragonfly is an online magazine for young scientists, ages 6-12. The subject covered are primarily Biology with pictures and graphics designed to ease understanding.
Eisenhower National Clearinghouse for Mathematics and Science Education
This site contains links to lessons, activities, and classroom innovations.
[Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory] A pilot project designed to stimulate bioethics discussions in selected areas of scientific research. Designed for high school students.
ERIC Clearinghouse for Science, Mathematics, and Environmental Education
[Educational Resources Information Center/Ohio State University] Provides information to educators (printed and web) such as journals, lesson plans, web links and conferences.
[Dorota] Information about frogs and toads, including classroom activities and JAVA supported interactive frog fun.
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From Now On: the Educational Technology Journal
The journal contains articles on computer usage and the Internet as educational tools particularly at the K-12 level. This site also contains links to information on educational technology conferences.
Genetically Altered Way of Life
A simplistic essay on genetic engineering.
[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 Globewide Network Academy of Distance Learning Catalog
[MIT] A searchable database of over 1000 science courses and programs. Courses range from K-12 to Graduate School levels.
A Guide to Molecular Sequence Analysis
(Andrew Louka) An introduction to molecular sequence analysis.
Hands-on Science Centers Worldwide
[Mark W. Maimone] (California Institute of Technology) Contains links to science centers focusing on interactive science education throughout the world, divided by continent.
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.
The Heart: An Online Exploration
[The Franklin Institute Science Museum] Online tutorial on the anatomy and physiology of the human heart.
[CSIRO, Australia] An online Science magazine for secondary school students.
High School Bioethics
[University of Pennsylvania Center for Bioethics] Communicate directly with a "live" ethics resource person and get the information in real time, primarily for high school students but all other individuals who have a need for bioethics information are welcome.
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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.
Insects and Insect-like Pests
[University of Nebraska-Lincoln] An informational site on insects and insect-like pests. The site provides information on the types of insects, the physical characteristics, damaged caused, and pest control.
Introduction to Drosophila
[Gerard Manning] A quick and simple introduction to Drosophila melanogaster (fruit fly) and why it is interesting to researchers.
Introduction to Enzymes
[Worthington Biochemical Corp.] A detailed introduction to enzymes, including history, chemical nature, naming and classification, and enzyme kinetics.
An Introduction to Mitosis
[Univ. of Maryland] A brief tutorial on mitosis, including images of each phase.
K-12 Science Education Web Sites
[Columbia U.] A compilation of online Science education resources.
Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators
A very comprehensive database of links to internet sites for educators. Those more interested in Biotech and Bioinformatics sites should explore the Biological and animal site categories.
[Society for Industrial Microbiology] A list of links to games, images, and other science education web-sites.
The characteristic features of the divisions of the kingdom fungi are described in detail through an interactive phylogenetic tree.
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[DiscoverySchool] Information about the science of mass spectroscopy aimed at school-aged students.
Math and Science Gateway
[The Cornell Theory Center] The Gateway provides links for high school students and educators, to resources in areas including astronomy, biology, chemistry, computing, the environment, health, mathematics, and physics. Educator information includes curriculums, lesson plans, classroom software, and school web server setup.
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.
Morphology and growth of maize
[International Institute Of Tropical Agriculture] (IITA) A guide which enables the user to describe the maize plant and its importance, define the growth stages of maize, and describe the morphological features and functions of the maize plant through its various stages.
Nutrition And Quality Of Maize
[International Institute Of Tropical Agriculture] (IITA) A guide designed to discuss the importance of maize in human nutrition, explain its value as a source of essential nutrients, and describe the nutritional components of maize.
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.
An informational site on photosynthesis, including light and dark reactions and the stages of photosynthesis. Also included are learning objectives, terms, and review questions.
Plant Genome Data & Information Center
[USDA National Agricultural Library] This USDA site provides access to a variety of information products and services that relate to many aspects of plant and animal biotechnology and genomics.
Primer on Molecular Genetics
[U.S. DOE Human Genome Project] A mini-textbook that provides a basic introduction to molecular biology, DNA science and genetic engineering to the beginner or non-scientist.
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Principles of Biotechnology
[Iowa State Univ.] A webpage that defines and gives examples of the use of biotechnology. It also describes the processes found in biotechnology.
Schools Online Science
[Sheffield Hallam University] This site contains online science information and lab experiments for both educators and students.
SciEd: Science and Mathematics Education Resources
[Univ. of Washington] A detailed list of Science and Mathematical education resources.
Science Fair Primer
[Ted Rowan] Designed to help students develop science fair projects; contains information on each stage of the development process.
Science Fair Project Resource Guide
[Internet Public Library] Links to sites that provide information on science project ideas, resources, and how to do science projects in general.
[USC Dept. of Physics and Astronomy] Comprehensive list of links to every Science fair accessible through the World Wide Web.
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.
Science Resources on the WWW
[Science Service] Links to sites providing information on developing science fair projects.
[ScienceDaily Magazine] An online magazine and Web portal devoted to science, technology, and medicine, providing news on the latest discoveries and hottest research projects.
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Biology links and factoides, information on biology fields of study, a virtual tour of the cell and more.
The Ten Best Web Sites for Educational Technology
[From Now On] The sites in this list contain K-12 Science education resources as well as resources for educators and students in all areas of technology.
To Know Ourselves
[U.S. DOE Human Genome Project] A discussion of genetic engineering, the human genome project and their effects on humans and society.
The Tree of Life
[U. of Arizona] The Tree of Life is a project designed to contain information about the phylogenetic relationships and characteristics of organisms, to illustrate the diversity and unity of living organisms, and to link biological information available on the Internet in the form of a phylogenetic navigator.
Ultimate Science Fair Resource
[Neltec Design] Provides information on various aspects of designing a science fair project including steps needed to prepare a good science project, descriptions of the sections in a science project report and more.
Understanding Gene Testing
[NCI and NIH] This is an online booklet used to provide basic information about gene testing and important genetic concepts.
Utilization and processing of maize
[International Institute Of Tropical Agriculture] (IITA) A research guide designed to discuss the importance of maize utilization and processing to include: animal feed, human diets, and its industrial utilization.
The Virtual Cell
[Univ. of Illinois] A web based dissection/tour of a plant cell.
The Web66 Project
[Univ. Minnesota] A site dedicated to helping educators get on the internet and use it to improve education in their classrooms.
Webcrawler Education Teaching Aids
Webcrawler's list of top Science teaching aid links.
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[WebMD, Inc.] A site with a wealth of healthcare information: including an online library, news reports, chat rooms, and more.
Welcome to the World of Microbes
A compilation of color photos of different microbes that can be used for classes.
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.
[Univ. of Wisconsin] A science information site designed to present "the science behind the news."
Your World Online: Biotechnology and You
[Biomedical Biotechnology Center/ Univ. of Arkansas for Medical Sciences] An introduction to Molecular Genetics and the Human Genome Project. Suited to high school or undergraduate students and educators.