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The Virtual Embryo

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NOVA - The Odyssey of Life - PBS

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9 to 12
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Conception through Birth - with pictures. ...more
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Conception through Birth - with pictures.

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HistoWeb

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The "HistoWeb" site contains Histology lessons. The image quality of the slides is excellent, but there is little explanation of the images. This site is meant primarily as a virtual...more
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The "HistoWeb" site contains Histology lessons. The image quality of the slides is excellent, but there is little explanation of the images. This site is meant primarily as a virtual microscope.

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Genetic Engineering Simulation

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An extensive lesson plan and student project in which high school students simulate being members of a genetics engineering team. All resources required for this project are included....more
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An extensive lesson plan and student project in which high school students simulate being members of a genetics engineering team. All resources required for this project are included. The lesson is quite extensive. Geared to high school level - 10-12th grades.

tag(s): dna (68), engineering (126)

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Frog Organ Displays

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Computer images of frog organs. Images are available in scaled or full-size versions. No text, no animations. ...more
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Computer images of frog organs. Images are available in scaled or full-size versions. No text, no animations.

tag(s): images (277)

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Zoo Lab - A Website for Animal Biology

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This site from the University of Wisconsin at La Crosse offers on-line laboratory materials - primarily color photos of laboratory slides - which are sorted by major classifications....more
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This site from the University of Wisconsin at La Crosse offers on-line laboratory materials - primarily color photos of laboratory slides - which are sorted by major classifications. The result is an on-line resources which can supplement in class activities or help compensate when suitable laboratory facilities or materials are not available. The structure of the site makes it suitable for either sequential use of to reinforce specific topics.

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The Tree of Life

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This site is a collection of data about the evolutionary history and characteristics of organisms using branches of a tree to link data. Very extensive database. ...more
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This site is a collection of data about the evolutionary history and characteristics of organisms using branches of a tree to link data. Very extensive database.

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The Gaia Hypothesis: an approach to problem solving in the environment - Yale University

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Teach biology through this hypothesis which focuses either reductively on cell biology, biochemistry and genetics or holistically on an understanding of species in terms of its ecosystem...more
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Teach biology through this hypothesis which focuses either reductively on cell biology, biochemistry and genetics or holistically on an understanding of species in terms of its ecosystem or environment.

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Protein Synthesis and Words - Genentech, Inc.

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This lesson is part of the Activities-to-Go collection at Genentech's outstanding Access Excellence site. These activities include dozens of experiments and lessons for, middle school,...more
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This lesson is part of the Activities-to-Go collection at Genentech's outstanding Access Excellence site. These activities include dozens of experiments and lessons for, middle school, high school, and AP biology students. All have been submitted by teachers, and each comes with extensive notes.

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Cricket Patch Density - Genentech, Inc.

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This lesson is part of the Activities-to-Go collection at Genentech's outstanding Access Excellence site. These activities include dozens of experiments and lessons for, middle school, high school, and AP biology students. All have been submitted by teachers, and each comes with extensive notes.

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Project JAR - the Jefferson Acid Rain Project - Genentech, Inc.

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This lesson is part of the Activities-to-Go collection at Genentech's outstanding Access Excellence site. These activities include dozens of experiments and lessons for, middle school,...more
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This lesson is part of the Activities-to-Go collection at Genentech's outstanding Access Excellence site. These activities include dozens of experiments and lessons for, middle school, high school, and AP biology students. All have been submitted by teachers, and each comes with extensive notes.

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Classifying and Sequencing - Genentech, Inc.

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This lesson is part of the Activities-to-Go collection at Genentech's outstanding Access Excellence site. These activities include dozens of experiments and lessons for, middle school, high school, and AP biology students. All have been submitted by teachers, and each comes with extensive notes.

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Entropy Demonstration - Genentech, Inc.

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This lesson is part of the Activities-to-Go collection at Genentech's outstanding Access Excellence site. These activities include dozens of experiments and lessons for, middle school, high school, and AP biology students. All have been submitted by teachers, and each comes with extensive notes.

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Beowulf and the Bog - Genentech, Inc.

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Activities-to-Go - Genentech

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Activities-to-Go is a collection of lessons at Genentech's outstanding Access Excellence site. These activities include dozens of experiments and lessons for, middle school, high school,...more
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Activities-to-Go is a collection of lessons at Genentech's outstanding Access Excellence site. These activities include dozens of experiments and lessons for, middle school, high school, and AP biology students. All have been submitted by teachers, and each comes with extensive notes.

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The Heart: An Online Exploration - Franklin Institute

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The Mystery Spot: Access Excellence Mysteries - Access Excellence at the National Health Museum

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The Mystery Spot provides interactive modules great for building reading comprehension and science reasoning. It has seven modules that challenge you to read and research different...more
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The Mystery Spot provides interactive modules great for building reading comprehension and science reasoning. It has seven modules that challenge you to read and research different diseases, and problem solve your way to a correct diagnosis of the issue. Modules include convenient links to further information about the diseases, symptoms, and medical tools used so you gain a thorough understanding of the content. Best of all, they are fun and engaging!
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tag(s): critical thinking (110), diseases (68), problem solving (272), puzzles (207)

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Use the interactive modules early in the school year to develop critical thinking skills. Or, use as an end of the year activity to review different diseases and problem solving strategies that students have learned. Instruct students to read the activity and take notes. Encourage them to explore the extra links. Students can create charts to organize the information they have gathered. Students should submit their work and conclusions and discuss different possibilities.

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Biodidac - University of Ottawa, Canada

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This site is a gold mine of illustrations, artwork, and images for teaching biology. Divided into separate sections for human biology, histology, etc., the site offers hundreds of downloadable...more
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This site is a gold mine of illustrations, artwork, and images for teaching biology. Divided into separate sections for human biology, histology, etc., the site offers hundreds of downloadable illustrations in GIF and Corel vector formats. Convenient thumbnail pages make selection simple, though there's lots to choose from.

tag(s): images (277)

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If your classroom is short on resources, this is a wonderful alternative.

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Maggie's Earth Adventures - Maggie's Earth Adventures

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Take students around the world visiting environmental global issues. Find a variety of activities designed for a variety of levels. Find lessons focusing on critical thinking activities...more
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Take students around the world visiting environmental global issues. Find a variety of activities designed for a variety of levels. Find lessons focusing on critical thinking activities in cooperative learning situations. Register with your email to receive free Weekly Activity packets that present environmental skills and critical thinking. Photographs offer weekly writing prompts. In the kid's section, find games like GeoSpy, Spanish English Cycle Race, Around the World in 80 seconds, Super Match Game, Science Labeling, Short Circuit, Fish 'um up, Edit Dan's Copy, and Clean up your Grammar.
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tag(s): environment (319)

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Stay up to date in the latest environmental issues infused with language arts and critical thinking skills. Introduce on your interactive whiteboard or projector and offer as enrichment at centers or for home use. Use to inspire children for science fair ideas. Feature at Earth Day activities. Post this on your class website for a great site for educational enrichment.
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My Favourite Scientist - Brady Haran, Nottingham Trent University

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Learn about the life and careers of many famous scientists by viewing intriguing videos. Find out about scientists such as Richard Feynman, Rosalind Franklin, and Gregor Mendel through...more
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Learn about the life and careers of many famous scientists by viewing intriguing videos. Find out about scientists such as Richard Feynman, Rosalind Franklin, and Gregor Mendel through interviews with scientists in their field today. Don't let the cartoon figures fool you: these videos are not "juvenile." The scientists included may not be household names to everyone, but the videos make their work accessible and interesting. At the time of this review, there were over a dozen scientists included, and more were being added regularly. Note that the actual videos are hosted on YouTube so may not be accessible in some schools. You could always view the videos at home and bring them to class "on a stick" to share. Use a tool such as KeepVid reviewed here to download the videos from YouTube.

tag(s): biographies (88), darwin (11), scientists (69)

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Use as a resource for finding more information about a variety of different scientists told from a scientist's perspective. Share the videos on your interactive whiteboard or projector. Consider having students create their own report about the importance of research and not just the biographical information about a scientist. Encourage students to make their own videos (or other presentation tool) about scientists to place on a wiki, site, or blog. Have students use one of the many TeachersFirst Edge multimedia tools reviewed here.
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