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Microangela - Tina Carvalho of the University of Hawaii

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From the very tiny, to the microscopic, this site offers close-up pictures and information about insects, spores, bacteria, cells, microorganisms, plankton, and more. The strangely...more
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From the very tiny, to the microscopic, this site offers close-up pictures and information about insects, spores, bacteria, cells, microorganisms, plankton, and more. The strangely beautiful, colorized images are accompanied by brief and sometimes entertaining explanations. Your students will gain new understanding and appreciation for the very tiny critters that surround us.

tag(s): bacteria (30), insects (69), microorganisms (14), organisms (21)

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Ology - American Museum of Natural History

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This site is filled with kid-friendly text and engaging interactive activities that introduce "ologies" and investigate topics including marine biology, astronomy, archeology, earth...more
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This site is filled with kid-friendly text and engaging interactive activities that introduce "ologies" and investigate topics including marine biology, astronomy, archeology, earth science, and more. Each topic section includes background information, virtual experiments and tours, and suggestions for in-class experiments. This site requires Flash. You can get it from the TeachersFirst Toolbox page..

tag(s): museums (49)

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Motivate your students by using an interactive whiteboard or projector to share these engaging, interactive, and educational resources.
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DNA Detective - New York Hall of Science

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Engage your middle school students in this online crime-solving activity that involves using and interpreting DNA evidence. After learning DNA basics, visitors can enter the crime...more
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Engage your middle school students in this online crime-solving activity that involves using and interpreting DNA evidence. After learning DNA basics, visitors can enter the crime scene, collect samples, and analyze them in the virtual lab. REQUIRES FLASH!

tag(s): dna (69), forensics (27)

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Hyperheart - University of Utah

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Use this animated site to help student visualize how blood circulates through the heart. Younger students can easily follow the well-labeled animation, and older students may be interested...more
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Use this animated site to help student visualize how blood circulates through the heart. Younger students can easily follow the well-labeled animation, and older students may be interested in the tutorials, which explain the various stages of the cardiac cycle in much greater detail.

tag(s): heart (43)

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Online Marine Picture Book

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This online introduction to marine life, designed by and for middle school kids, is an excellent primer for field trip excursions to tidal pools. If traveling to the coast is ...more
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This online introduction to marine life, designed by and for middle school kids, is an excellent primer for field trip excursions to tidal pools. If traveling to the coast is not an option, the online slideshow provides photos and descriptions that are the next best thing to being there. Caution: the site contains several inactive links to videos and related resources.

tag(s): animals (276), habitats (84)

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Bone Biology for Kids

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Science, health, and biology teachers can find a variety of resources on this site for helping students to understand the skeletal system, bone health, and nutrition. Students can play...more
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Science, health, and biology teachers can find a variety of resources on this site for helping students to understand the skeletal system, bone health, and nutrition. Students can play an interactive Bone-Yahtzee game, or participate in a question/answer page. The Teacher's Corner contains two printable worksheets that can be used to guide students through the site content. Some sections are still in progress, but there is still a considerable amount of information to explore.

tag(s): nutrition (154)

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Stalking the Mysterious Microbe

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6 to 12
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Introduce your students to the microbial worlds of bacteria, fungi, and viruses with this site that provides entertaining background information, ideas for classroom experiments, and...more
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Introduce your students to the microbial worlds of bacteria, fungi, and viruses with this site that provides entertaining background information, ideas for classroom experiments, and a collection of "Microbes in the News" articles. Find out when hands should be washed and what happens when they are not! Interested students can even explore a "Careers" link that offers interviews with experts in the field, advice on finding a mentor, and tips on how to become a microbiologist. Available in English and Spanish.

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Use the videos on this site as a supplement to a lecture on microbes. One video that would be great, "E. Coli Animation," shows the growth and reproduction of e.coli in a quick YouTube clip. Not all school internet systems allow for access to YouTube, so make sure to check your school's policies before use. If it does work, some of these videos do a great job of detailing specific microbes and their life-cycles. Definitely a lot more interesting and fun for students to watch than reading the same information out of a textbook!

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I Can Do That!

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7 to 12
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Genetics can be a daunting topic to introduce to students, but this site offers a simplified, approachable, and entertaining overview of cells, DNA, RNA, synthesis, cloning, and genetic...more
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Genetics can be a daunting topic to introduce to students, but this site offers a simplified, approachable, and entertaining overview of cells, DNA, RNA, synthesis, cloning, and genetic engineering. Students are led through the site by Gene (the gene), Simon (the soil bacterium), Chloe (the chloroplast), and many other amusing guides. Well-labeled, animated illustrations and clever analogies to facilitate understanding are found throughout the site. Is it corny? Yes! But student will laugh as they learn. This is definitely a site for independent exploration in the computer lab.

tag(s): cells (102), dna (69), engineering (125), genetics (90)

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Butterflies of North America - Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center

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This excellent site provides an on-line resource of butterfly species and populations throughout the United States and northern Mexico. A section on Canada is planned for the near future....more
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This excellent site provides an on-line resource of butterfly species and populations throughout the United States and northern Mexico. A section on Canada is planned for the near future. Visitors can use an interactive map to click on any state and discover which butterflies inhabit that region. Photographs of adult butterflies, larvae, and eggs are provided along with information about the distributions of species at the county level. Helpful advice on distinguishing moths from butterflies is provided along with a collection of thumbnail sketches that help visitors identify species they may have spotted.

tag(s): butterflies (13)

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Voyage of the Odyssey - PBS

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6 to 12
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On March 17, 2000, the Odyssey began its five-year journey to shed light on the health of the world's oceans and the fate of whales and marine organisms. Explore this ...more
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On March 17, 2000, the Odyssey began its five-year journey to shed light on the health of the world's oceans and the fate of whales and marine organisms. Explore this multimedia site to view video and audio clips, read about oceanic and nautical history, and email scientists with questions about ocean ecology.

tag(s): ecology (135), ecosystems (88), marine biology (33), oceans (148)

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Shedd Aquarium Educational Materials - Shedd Aquarium

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Chicago's Shedd Aquarium has built an impressive online collection of lesson plans and other instructional tools, including several nice interactive animations. While much of the content...more
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Chicago's Shedd Aquarium has built an impressive online collection of lesson plans and other instructional tools, including several nice interactive animations. While much of the content relates to the aquarium's exhibits, the range of subjects includes most grade levels and many of the topics that might appear in a curriculum on ocean habitats.

tag(s): marine biology (33), oceans (148)

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Lives of Micro-Organisms - Ebiomedia

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Biology teachers will enjoy this site's outstanding images of microorganisms. An ongoing collection of articles on topics involving microorganisms could be used to supplement other...more
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Biology teachers will enjoy this site's outstanding images of microorganisms. An ongoing collection of articles on topics involving microorganisms could be used to supplement other course materials or for specific research by students. This company also publishes similar collections on CD and DVD; information on these is also available.

tag(s): microorganisms (14), organisms (21)

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Human Body - BBC

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BBC's presentation on the human body (and the mind) offers a nice, animated tool kit about various body systems. That said, the presentation lacks the built-in sequencing that would...more
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BBC's presentation on the human body (and the mind) offers a nice, animated tool kit about various body systems. That said, the presentation lacks the built-in sequencing that would make it work as a stand-alone study resource, so teachers will need to supply that structure. Properly positioned, however, the content could really be quite useful.

tag(s): body systems (57), human body (121)

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Stem Cells - Australian Academy of Science

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Though it is politically sensitive in the U.S., this site from the Australian Academy of Science describes stem cells as key to the future of medical research. The site discusses ...more
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Though it is politically sensitive in the U.S., this site from the Australian Academy of Science describes stem cells as key to the future of medical research. The site discusses the potential of this research, then goes on to compare legislative approaches to its regulation in Australia, Britain, and the U.S.

tag(s): cells (102), genetics (90)

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Astrobiology - The Search for Life - Exploratorium

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The Exploratorium does it again. Their site about the search for life beyond earth does a stellar job of profiling the science, scientists, and surprisingly diverse methods being used...more
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The Exploratorium does it again. Their site about the search for life beyond earth does a stellar job of profiling the science, scientists, and surprisingly diverse methods being used to expand our search for life forms elsewhere in the universe. The site includes plenty of links for further exploration.

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Turtles - NOAA - NOAA

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While NOAA might be an unlikely source for information on sea turtles, this site offers a surprisingly detailed look at efforts to raise and release sea turtles in several different...more
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While NOAA might be an unlikely source for information on sea turtles, this site offers a surprisingly detailed look at efforts to raise and release sea turtles in several different locations. This one would make an interesting sidebar to a unit on marine ecosystems.

tag(s): marine biology (33), oceans (148)

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Global Seabird Conservation Program

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Conserving the habitats of sea birds is an international concern. This South African site examines a variety of conservation issues, including the interactions between sea birds and...more
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Conserving the habitats of sea birds is an international concern. This South African site examines a variety of conservation issues, including the interactions between sea birds and international fishing fleets. There are a variety of searchable databases as well as presentations on the issues facing different species of birds. This one's interesting in that it presents some conservation issues that students might not have heard about.

tag(s): birds (50)

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Photography from National Geographic - National Geographic

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2 to 12
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Photography can be both an art form and a form of scientific inquiry. Photos of People and Cultures can promote human understanding better than any written words. This site from ...more
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Photography can be both an art form and a form of scientific inquiry. Photos of People and Cultures can promote human understanding better than any written words. This site from National Geographic can serve both ends if used properly. Art teachers "focus" on tips and techniques and photography advice areas, while science/social studies teachers will easily locate a wide range of plant, animal, culture, and geography images. As always, the photos themselves are exquisite.

tag(s): animals (276), photography (160)

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Share a photo of the day as an activator at the start of a lesson on your projector or interactive whiteboard. Allow a student of the day to select his/her photo of the day as a class inspiration. Share a photo as a visual writing prompt. Use tools on your IWB to discover and reveal design elements in the photos in art class. Use selected collections on laptops with student partners (galleries) to provide a visual experience of a location or culture you are studying, asking students to observe for visual evidence of some of the major concepts you have discussed in class.
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ACS - Chemistry For Life - American Chemical Society

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The American Chemical Society offers a complete series of activities for grades K-8, all based on hands-on experience. Click Education in the middle of this opening page find programs...more
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The American Chemical Society offers a complete series of activities for grades K-8, all based on hands-on experience. Click Education in the middle of this opening page find programs and units for Elementary through Graduate School. Also offered is a section for careers in science. This is a great resource for science teachers who need additional chemistry content or activities.
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tag(s): chemicals (40), energy (198), experiments (71), inquiry (37), matter (58)

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Scroll to Education and click Teaching Resources. Select your grade level interest and find links to dozens of different Lessons, programs, units and Safety Guides.

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The Gee in Genome

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Here's a Canadian site that examines the awesome potential of "genomics," explains gene sequencing, and raises some interesting questions about the implications of using human genome...more
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Here's a Canadian site that examines the awesome potential of "genomics," explains gene sequencing, and raises some interesting questions about the implications of using human genome information. The site could augment both the "hard science" side of genome research and also its ethical and social policy questions. There's a lot to consider in this one.

tag(s): dna (69), genetics (90)

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Use the online games as a review for students while learning about cloning and DNA. Have the class complete the games over the interactive whiteboard or projector, or as a group in review learning centers. "The mighty mutation maker" would be a good review for students to understand how genetic code works, and how it can be changed easily - in a fun way!
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