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ACCESS EXCELLENCE
A national educational program that provides high school biology teachers access to their colleagues, scientists, and critical sources of new scientific information via the World Wide Web

ANIMAL DIVERSITY WEB
An online database of natural history, animal distribution, classification, and conservation from the University of Michigan

ANTS - STRANGER THAN FICTION
Explanation of them many facets of ant colony life with animated graphics to help demonstrate

BIOINTERACTIVE
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute offers this excellent treatment of the life sciences.

BIOLOGY BINDER
All kinds of activities and resources for teaching from Jessica Lupold; for high school biology

BIOLOGY IN MOTION
Simulations and activities designed to promote understanding of living things

BIOLOGY LESSONS
Quality Biology lessons from San Diego State University

BIOLOGY PROJECT
Biochemistry, cells, chemicals, immunology, genetics, and human and molecular biology

BOTANY GLOSSARY
Database search of 2308 terms relating to botany, gardening, horticulture and landscape architecture

CELL INTELLIGENCE
High School or higher presentation on the intricate workings within cells - superb information and images

CELLS ALIVE
Animated images of bacterial and viral infections, parasites, and other small celled living things with detailed information

CLAM DISSECTION
Images of clam anatomy numbered for ease of use in class discussion and student study

COOL SCIENCE FOR CURIOUS KIDS
Biology for upper elementary and middle schoolers presented by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute; very nicely done

COW'S EYE DISSECTION
Presented by San Francisco's Exploratorium, step-by-step online dissection of a cow eye

CRAYFISH DISSECTION
From Cornell University; numbered for ease of use in reviewing crayfish anatomy

DINOSAUR EGGS
National Geographic presentation allowing the viewer to hunt for eggs, hatch them, and examine models of what the offspring may have looked like; the culminating event is a virtual museum

EARTHWORM DISSECTION
Another Cornell tutorial; numbered and clickable for review of earthworm anatomy

ECOKIDS
Topical information about the environment through interactive, educational games and activities

eNATURE
Field guides to all kinds of plants and animals as they are found in nature; excellent images

ENDANGERED!
Online expedition of endangered species by the American Museum of Natural History

ENTOMOLOGY
University of Kentucky Site designed for kids with parent and teacher resources attached

FROG DISSECTION
Flash-based virtual frog dissection including quizzes and a test

GREAT PLANT ESCAPE
Online simulation for kids which helps present information on plant life

I CAN DO THAT!
Fun pages that cover cell theory and the genetic materials that make reproduction of living things possible

INSECTS HOME PAGE
Half order and classification, half Book of World Records - a fun site for elementary students

INTERACTIVE FROG DISSECTION
University of Virginia site of virtual frog dissection which is a valuable preparation tool or even a useful substitute for laboratory dissection

KIDS FARM
Farm Animals, Wild Animals, Kids' Rodeo, What Grows, Equipment, and People at the Ranch - great format

LIFE IN EXTREME ENVIRONMENTS
Nicely formatted site that covers the existence of life on earth and beyond

MENDELWEB
Comprehensive resource covering genetics, introductory data analysis, elementary plant science, and the history and literature of science

NATURESERVE
Database of 50,000 species and ecosystems of the U.S. and Canada with an emphasis on conservation

NEUROSCIENCE FOR KIDS
Extensive pages covering the human nervous system designed for elementary students

OWL PELLET DISSECTION
Select pellets from one of eight different varieties of owls and examine them click-by-click

PENGUIN PAGES
Everything you would ever want to know about penguins in 150 pages with teacher support for the classroom - not just for primary!

PIG DISSECTION
Shockwave-based guides and quizzes to help you dissect a pig vicariously online

PLANT MATERIALS
USDA site with many sources on plant materials and plant technology

SEA TURTLE SURVIVAL LEAGUE
Information on sea turtles, plus an adopt a turtle program, and the sea turtle satellite tracking program

SHEEP BRAIN DISSECTION
Subtitled 'The Anatomy of Memory," this site walks you through the physical examination of a sheep's brain

SPIDERZ RULE!
Elementary-level site from Australia which takes a look at spiders up close and personal =)

SQUID DISSECTION
Images of squid anatomy with clickable numbers to review each organ within

STRANGE SCIENCE
Subtitled "The Rocky Road to Modern Paleontology and Biology," this site tracks the growth of th life sciences from their inception

TOUR OF BIOMES
Virtual tour of a tropical rain forest, tropical savannah, mid-latitude deciduous forest, desert, subarctic taiga and polar tundra

WHALE NET
Wheelock College in Boston hosts this site dedicated to the study of whales by teachers and students

WILDFINDER
The World Wildlife Fund hosts this searchable database of species and places.

XTALENT IMAGES
Formerly Nanoworld; high quality magnified microscopic images of blood, cells, animals, diseases, microbes, pollen, yeast, molds and plant and animal tissue

YUCKIEST SITE ON THE INTERNET
Life sciences with a yuck factor to keep elementary students coming back for more

 

 
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