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Frog Organ Displays

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9 to 12
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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 (284)

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Endangered Species

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9 to 12
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This site from the US Fish and Wildlife Service's Office of Protected Resources provides detailed information on endangered species, their habitats, and the circumstances of their endangered...more
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This site from the US Fish and Wildlife Service's Office of Protected Resources provides detailed information on endangered species, their habitats, and the circumstances of their endangered classification. While some information is designed for working professionals, other elements are suitable for use by interested students.

tag(s): endangered species (40), species (30)

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This site would be an excellent resource for any unit conservationism, ecosystems, and endangered species. Have students use this site as a resource for research projects about specific animals. The site provides images, information and statistics what would be extremely helpful! Save this site on your class web page to allow students to access it both in and out of the classroom.

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DNA for Dinner

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Here's a web quest that asks students to research whether genetically altered foods should carry warning labels and then present their case for or against such regulation. The site...more
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Here's a web quest that asks students to research whether genetically altered foods should carry warning labels and then present their case for or against such regulation. The site includes links to numerous sites which describe genetic engineering, its applications in agriculture, and its scientific and economic impacts.

tag(s): dna (65)

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Biology teachers interested in a thought-provoking research assignment might find this web quest just the ticket.

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Color Vision - How Does it Work?

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From the "Ask a Biologist" series at Arizona State University, this site provides a concise, well illustrated description of how your eyes perceive colors. Easy to use and nicely organized,...more
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From the "Ask a Biologist" series at Arizona State University, this site provides a concise, well illustrated description of how your eyes perceive colors. Easy to use and nicely organized, it's one of several simplified biology resources available from this site.

tag(s): colors (79), eyes (6), vision (79)

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The text portions may be challenging, so you should pair weaker readers with a partner as they read. Have students take notes on the material and write down questions they still have and topics that confuse them. They can do this with pen and paper or online. If you want the assignment online, explain to students they need to open a new tab in their browser window and take notes with a tool such as Webnote, reviewed here; tell students to be sure to save the URL to share their notes and questions with you and their peers. At the bottom of the page there are several topics labeled Read More About Seeing Color. Divide students into small groups to research and take notes for one or more of the topics. Then ask students to share what they learned by creating a simple infographic sharing their knowledge about seeing color using Visme, reviewed here.

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Cells Alive!

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Uses computer-enhanced images of living cells and organisms to explain certain cellular processes. The explanations are clear, and well suited to high school students. The topics range...more
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Uses computer-enhanced images of living cells and organisms to explain certain cellular processes. The explanations are clear, and well suited to high school students. The topics range from HIV Infection to Streptococcus and parasites.

tag(s): cells (99)

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Use your projector or interactive whiteboard to introduce Cells Alive to your class. Keep this site in your professional favorites to find supporting technology and lessons for teaching about cells. As you find practice or extension ideas for student use or at home reinforcement, share specific links on your class web page or classroom computer center for students to access independently or as you assign them for needed practice. Consider posing questions in Flipgrid, reviewed here, for students to respond to and comment on others responses.

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Biology4Kids

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This site offers an introduction to three areas of bioology: cells, chemistry, and ecology, along with a set of study materials. Though the concepts are "real science," the language...more
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This site offers an introduction to three areas of bioology: cells, chemistry, and ecology, along with a set of study materials. Though the concepts are "real science," the language is approachable and interesting enough to keep students engaged. This site is well worth a look for use as either a self-study or a resource to accompany an introduction to biology. Part of the Kapili.com collection.

tag(s): cells (99), ecology (137)

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This site will compliment your study of cells. Use it as an introduction or review. Share this site on your interactive whiteboard or projector. Have students explore this site independently or in pairs. If used independently put the site on a classroom computer and use as a center. To use in pairs, bring students to the lab or use a classroom set of laptops. This site would also be a good one to add to your class webpage or blog for use at home. Have students create a simple infographic sharing their findings using Visme, reviewed here.

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BioChemLinks

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This site covers news of the week in areas related to Biology and Chemistry. Site includes articles in an easy to read newspaper format. Print and discuss current research findings...more
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This site covers news of the week in areas related to Biology and Chemistry. Site includes articles in an easy to read newspaper format. Print and discuss current research findings in class.

tag(s): news (260)

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The Whole Frog Project - Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

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includes an Interactive Frog Dissection Kit as well as frog data and 3D constructed images. Images could be imported into presentation software. ...more
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includes an Interactive Frog Dissection Kit as well as frog data and 3D constructed images. Images could be imported into presentation software.

tag(s): amphibians (21), dissection (11)

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USGS Biology Resources

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The U.S. Geological Survey maintains this registry of Earth and Environmental Science links. A wide list of topics is covered, excellent resource for research projects. ...more
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The U.S. Geological Survey maintains this registry of Earth and Environmental Science links. A wide list of topics is covered, excellent resource for research projects.

tag(s): earth (224), environment (323)

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Tide Predictions

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This site from NOAA offers information on tides and tidal changes on the U.S. east and west coasts, and provides resources for predicting tides at various points along the coast. ...more
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This site from NOAA offers information on tides and tidal changes on the U.S. east and west coasts, and provides resources for predicting tides at various points along the coast. Good site to help students understand the factors that contribute to variations in tides from place to place.

tag(s): tides (7)

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The Panama Puzzle

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In this web detective hunt from the University of Leicester (England) students help a scientist figure out what's making the construction workers on the Panama Canal project ill, and...more
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In this web detective hunt from the University of Leicester (England) students help a scientist figure out what's making the construction workers on the Panama Canal project ill, and work to develop a cure for yellow fever. Plenty of scientific backup to explain how the cure was developed!

tag(s): diseases (71)

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A Hands-on Approach to Environmental Quality - Yale University

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By planting, tending, and harvesting an organic garden, students learn about environmental quality and their roles in the problem. ...more
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By planting, tending, and harvesting an organic garden, students learn about environmental quality and their roles in the problem.

tag(s): agriculture (60), earth (224)

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Internet Resource Guide for Zoology

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This site from by Biosys publications includes searchable animal databases. A search results in a list of links. This site would be very helpful when completing a research report. ...more
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This site from by Biosys publications includes searchable animal databases. A search results in a list of links. This site would be very helpful when completing a research report.

tag(s): zoology (7)

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Insect Records Catalog

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The University of Florida has compiled a listing of insects holding the record for the biggest, fastest, smallest, etc., etc. A good collection of insect trivia, as well as ...more
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The University of Florida has compiled a listing of insects holding the record for the biggest, fastest, smallest, etc., etc. A good collection of insect trivia, as well as a potential starting point for a more serious exploration of insects and the way they live.

tag(s): insects (72)

In the Classroom

While some of the world records might make students a little queasy, (see the worlds biggest bug) this site would be an excellent way to get students interested in the study of insects. Share the site on an interactive whiteboard or projector, and allow students to explore it in groups. What would be interesting is to see how many record holders were local insects. Have students create a digital record book, including images on a site such as Bookemon, reviewed here.

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Great Backyard Bird Counts

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Check out the results of Cornell University's Feederbird counts held in February, 1999. Lots of data, maps, and related bird information sorted by location and species. An excellent...more
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Check out the results of Cornell University's Feederbird counts held in February, 1999. Lots of data, maps, and related bird information sorted by location and species. An excellent starting point for a unit on migration, populations, and habitats.

tag(s): birds (53), counting (113)

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The Gorilla Foundaton

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Information on how gorillas, their habitat, and efforts to help preserve the species in the wild. This site is the home of Koko, who participated in an Internet chat session ...more
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Information on how gorillas, their habitat, and efforts to help preserve the species in the wild. This site is the home of Koko, who participated in an Internet chat session in the Spring of 1998. The site provides good information while promoting its cause.

tag(s): mammals (36)

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Frogs - The Exploratorium

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Forget all the cutesy froggy sites. This site from the San Francisco's Exploratorium offers a visually impresive exploration of frogs and how they have survived through many millennia....more
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Forget all the cutesy froggy sites. This site from the San Francisco's Exploratorium offers a visually impresive exploration of frogs and how they have survived through many millennia. The site includes visuals and frog sounds, as well as extensive scientific content. Good resource for any study of amphibians.

tag(s): amphibians (21)

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Cow's Eye Dissection - The Exploratorium

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The Cow's Eye Dissection site offers middle and high school students a chance to take a virtual walk through the dissection process. In addition to clear instructions and explanations,...more
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The Cow's Eye Dissection site offers middle and high school students a chance to take a virtual walk through the dissection process. In addition to clear instructions and explanations, the site offers a glossary of terms, and an introductory video. From the San Francisco Exploratorium.

tag(s): dissection (11)

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Science teachers can also use this site to guide a lab through the actual dissection process.

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Giant Panda - Smithsonian Institution

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Learn fun facts and viewing tips for visiting the giant panda at Smithsonian's National Zoo. Included on this site is a panda cam, physical description, and conservation information....more
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Learn fun facts and viewing tips for visiting the giant panda at Smithsonian's National Zoo. Included on this site is a panda cam, physical description, and conservation information. Be sure to also check out the panda news with all of the latest panda news from around the world.

tag(s): animal homes (63), animals (322), habitats (108)

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Include this site with your other bookmarks for learning about animals and habitats. Have students share information learned about pandas by annotating an image using ThingLink, reviewed here. ThingLink offers tools for linking websites, images, and more to single images.

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U.S. Geologic Survey - Educational Resources - U.S. Department of the Interior

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Discover videos and animation, school yard geology, online lectures, citizen science, and more on this Education Resource page. Levels are divided into grades K-6, 7-12, and Undergraduate....more
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Discover videos and animation, school yard geology, online lectures, citizen science, and more on this Education Resource page. Levels are divided into grades K-6, 7-12, and Undergraduate. Once you land on the page for your grade level see topic links on the menu to the left. Each topic has a complete teaching module, structured classroom activities, and digital data or images.

tag(s): amphibians (21), animals (322), biomes (139), birds (53), caves (7), climate (94), climate change (69), earthquakes (50), ecosystems (93), environment (323), erosion (18), floods (12), fossils (46), geology (81), mammals (36), minerals (18), plate tectonics (23), rock cycle (11), rocks (52), soil (19), tsunamis (18), volcanoes (68), water (134)

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Take advantage of the free lesson plans and the wealth of information on this site. As you go through the lessons on this site have students create blogs sharing their learning and understanding using Telegra.ph, reviewed here. With Telegra.ph you just click on an icon to upload images from your computer, add a YouTube or Vimeo, or Twitter links. This blog creator requires no registration. If you are teaching younger students and looking for an easy way to integrate technology and check for understanding, challenge your students to create a blog using EasyBlog, reviewed here.

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