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  1. 3-D Brain Anatomy: The Secret Life of the Brain - take a three dimensional tour of the brain This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  2. Anatomy of the Eye - click on the name of the parts in the animation to learn more about the eye
  3. Animal Diversity Web maintained by The University of Michigan's Museum of Zoology. A rich source of information about Mammals , Birds , Amphibians and Reptiles , Sharks , Bony Fishes , Mollusks , Arthropods , and Echinoderms . Be sure to check out their page of frog calls . This resource includes voice instructions for students
  4. Animal Links from the National Aquarium in Baltimore provides links to six separate areas. Be sure to check out the Species section and the Venom Striking Beauties. There is a lot of good information here. [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.]
  5. Animal Skull Collection - organized into six categories; mammal, bird, reptile, amphibian, fish/shark, & crustacean - presented by DeLoy Roberts, biology teacher at Skyline High School in Idaho Falls, Idaho [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.]
  6. Animations from Virtual Cell - By working through the still images and movies included for each topic, viewers can easily choose between either studying a specific step from one of the processes or taking a more immersive look at the process in it's entirety. A video is available through this link
  7. Autumn Leaf Color - An answer to the question "why do leaves change color in the fall?"
  8. Biology - overview from Wikipedia
  9. Biology Lessons for Prospective and Practicing Teachers from San Diego State University. [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.]
  10. Biosciences - a rich source of resources related to the biological sciences. [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.]
  11. Botany online - The Internet Hypertextbook [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.]
  12. Brain Exploration - Explore the Brain and Spinal Cord. Many interesting links for middle, high school students.
  13. Brain Images of normal and diseased brains can be found at the Whole Brain Atlas.
  14. Cells Alive offers some interesting microscopic views of cells and some great teaching on a wide range of topics; from how HIV viruses travel to the anatomy of a splinter.
  15. Changing World Lessons from USGS
    1. Exploring Caves - K-3 [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.] A lesson plan can be found at this site
    2. Mud Fossils - K-3 A lesson plan can be found at this site
    3. Global Change - 4-6 [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.] A lesson plan can be found at this site
  16. ChickScope -Embryology: The 21-day Chick Lifecycle. How does an egg develop from the time it is laid to the time it hatches? Come explore with us the fascinating 21-day life cycle of the embryological chick
  17. Conservation Investigation: Seahorses - You are a reporter for an international newspaper assigned to investigate the sea horse situation. You can travel to the Philippines and see seahorses and their habitat, interview local people, scientists, fishermen, traders, medicine users, and do library research for documents and statistics. Then write a balanced editorial that takes a point of view, respectfully and accurately represents the opposing or alternative attitudes. [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.] This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  18. Cool Microbiology - a selection of pictures and interesting web links related to microbiology
  19. Cool Science for Curious Kids - The Howard Hughes Medical Institute picked some of the best museum activities and adapted them for the Web. The result is this simple site for kids in kindergarten through second or third grade. Kids explore animals, dust, butterflies, and more. [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.]
  20. Disease Outbreak News - from the World Health Organization
  21. Dissection
    1. Cockroach Dissection - step-by-step videos [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.] A video is available through this link
    2. The Cow's Eye Dissection is one of the most popular demonstrations at the Exploratorium. Go to their Hands-On Activities index see other Exploratorium exhibits.
    3. Crayfish Review - Participate in the virtual dissection of a crayfish. includes labeled close-up photographs [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.]
    4. Earthworm Review - includes labeled close-up photographs [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.]
    5. Fetal Pig Dissection - designed to provide an alternative exercise for students
    6. Net Frog - learn about human anatomy through an online frog dissection
    7. Owl Pellet Dissection - several versions are available
    8. Sheep Brain Dissection - the anatomy of memory
  22. Dragon Genetics - This activity explores the relationship between genotype and phenotype, using both sex-linked and autosomal dominant and recessive traits. By manipulating alleles (genotype), you create corresponding changes in the dragon's physical appearance (phenotype). This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  23. Ecology Games - Quia game - ecology vocabulary
  24. Ecology Games - Quia quiz; Review introductory Ecology vocabulary
  25. Ecology Games - games about the Ecology that provide learning through the fun of game play
  26. The Electronic Zoo offers links to Internet Resources for most animals.
  27. Evolution: Theory and History - including journey into the world of phylogenetic systematics.
  28. The Four Lobes of the Brain - Make a brain by clicking, dragging and dropping each of the four lobes of the brain. Click on the arrow when you are finished to see if you put the brain together correctly.
  29. Genetic Science Learning Center - Classroom Activities Index several great interactives
  30. Genetics Education Center - for educators interested in human genetics and the human genome project
  31. Genetics Web Lab Directory - fourteen interactive labs - let your cursor hover over a topic to see a preview This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  32. Guide to Animal Sounds on the Net . The Guide presents a large list of links and even a suggestion on how to search for animal sounds. This resource includes voice instructions for students
  33. The Heart: an Online Exploration - Explore the heart. Discover the complexities of its development and structure. Follow the blood through the blood vessels. Wander through the web-like body systems. Learn how to have a healthy heart and how to monitor your heart's health. Look back at the history of heart science.
  34. Heart and Circulation - 6 sections (and a quiz) [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.] This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  35. Heart Transplant from NOVA - How to transplant a heart in nineteen easy steps.
  36. Heart Videos - Habits of the Heart has several short videos from three categories; coronary bypass, heart replacement, and angiocardiography A video is available through this link
  37. How Big is a ... - This is a great animation from Cells Alive. Click on the magnification arrow to gradually zoom in on items that are on the head of a pin. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  38. Human Anatomy On-Line: fun, interactive and educational views of the human body. You may also find useful information at The Visible Human Project
  39. Human eye - the organization of the retina and visual system
  40. The Interactive Eye - find out how the human eye works with this expansive interactive guide This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  41. Interactive Exercises - [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.]
  42. Interactive Games - several activities from the National Institute of General Medical Science allow you to test your Science IQ This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  43. Kimball's Biology Pages - the pages represent an online biology textbook
  44. Leaf and tree identification fact sheets - over 300 different tree species
  45. Leaves - Why they change color (another discussion of leaf color)
  46. Living Things - Exploring individuals, families, neighborhoods and the circle of life.
  47. Mitosis
    1. Animal Cell Mitosis - animation which demonstrates the stages of mitosis in an animal cell
    2. Mitosis - the dance of the chromosomes
  48. Natural History Reference Sources - lists of links to plans and animal sources on the web. When you have time look through this list to find some jewels.
  49. Neuroscience for Kids - The smell of a flower - The memory of a walk in the park - The pain of stepping on a nail. These experiences are made possible by the 3 pounds of tissue in our heads...the BRAIN!! Explore their activities to learn more about this part of you.
  50. The Nocturnal Eye - What appears as pitch black to a human may be dim light to a nocturnal animal. The reason lies in the structure of the eye itself.
  51. NOVA - an index to previous NOVA exhibits on the subject Nature
  52. On-Line Biology Book - Caution! This site has outdated links, however there are excellent illustrations here. [almost two dozen of the chapters have been revised recently - perhaps the trend will continue]
  53. The Phylogeny of Life - The ancestor/descendant relationships which connect all organisms that have ever lived.
  54. Plants of Hawaii - A collection of 6000+ copyright-free high-resolution images for 900+ plant taxa.
  55. Pond Life - a collection of digital movies to allow students to observe the activities of microscopic organisms taken from a typical North Florida pond A video is available through this link
  56. Scanning Electron Microscope - How it works, an image library, and Internet links.
  57. Seeing, Hearing, and Smelling the World - a report from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format
  58. Shuttle/Mir Seed Germination Activity - from NASA Quest (Grade Levels: K-8)
  59. Tech Topics: Cardiovascular System - interactive Flash movie about the cardiovascular system divided into five topics A video is available through this link
  60. Tech Topics: Genetics - interactive Flash movie about the genetics divided into five topics (including cloning) A video is available through this link
  61. Then and Now - A Science Odyssey takes you on a journey through the most spectacular 100 years in the history of science and technology.
    1. Matters of Life and Death; Medicine and Health
    2. In Search of Ourselves; Human Behavior
    3. Origins; Earth and Life Sciences
  62. Virtual Autopsy on a preserved 500-year old Inca sacrifice
  63. The Visible Human Project - Start with this page for a guided tour of the Visible Human project. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  64. Wildflower Identification Guide - organized by color
  65. Whose Eye is it Anyway? - click on an eye to discover the owner
  66. Wild Flower Identification Tools - an easier way to identify wildflowers
  67. Wildflower Key - Select one item from every list, then click "GO" to jump to the Category Index and see the plants that match the Characteristics you entered.
  68. Wildflowers
  69. The World of Trees : A Canadian site, available in English or French, with everything you want to know about trees. Using icons at the bottom of the screen you can find a Teacher's Room listing objectives and suggested activities. You can also find a Student's Corner which will help students organize their work in one of four units.


Animals


  1. African Primates at Home - Five monkeys, a gorilla and a chimp are featured here. Brief information is given, and a sound file is available for most. This resource includes voice instructions for students
  2. Animal Information database is a site developed by Sea World and Busch Gardens. You can get quick facts about many different animals or you can follow links to give more detailed information.
  3. Animal Resources compiled by edHelper.com
  4. Animals - Elementary Science page at Internet4Classrooms
  5. Arctic Animals from Enchanted Learning
  6. Arctic Wildlife Portfolio
  7. Antelopes to Zebras - Fact sheets about the animals found at the Washington Park Zoo in Portland, Oregon.
  8. Bats a Thematic Resource - find information about bats
  9. Bear - The mission of the North American Bear Center is to enhance the understanding of the general public of the habits, needs and environment of bears in North America.
  10. Birds - The Life of Birds from PBS
  11. Birds: Online Bird Guide from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. A dynamic online guide for bird species identifications and in-depth information, including sounds, video, and distribution maps.
  12. Butterflies
    1. Butterflies - from Enchanted Learning
    2. Butterflies of Hawaii
    3. Butterflies of Japan
    4. Butterflies of North America - a searchable database of butterfly and moth records in the United States and Mexico
    5. The Butterfly Web Site - Learn more about the fascinating world of butterflies.
  13. Dog Breeds - Information on 100 breeds, ranging from the world's smallest breed (the Chihuahua) to the tallest (the Irish Wolfhound).
  14. Frogs
    1. Alien Caribbean Frogs in Hawaii - this site also has frog calls online (several recordings of E. coqui calls) This resource includes voice instructions for students
    2. Animal Diversity Web page of frog calls . This resource includes voice instructions for students
    3. Frogs: The Amazing, Adaptable Frog from the Exploratorium
    4. Frogs for Kids - Here's lots of stuff about frogs! You can see pictures of frogs, find out what kinds of frogs live in Minnesota, hear what their calls sound like, print out pages to color and learn lots about frogs! This resource includes voice instructions for students
    5. Manitoba Frog and Toad Calls This resource includes voice instructions for students
  15. Insectclopedia - An encyclopedia of insects.
  16. Night Creatures of the Kalahari - Nova online
  17. Organisms of Hawaii - Links to images of organisms of Hawaii on the internet
  18. Punxsutawney Phil - Exactly how did a groundhog start predicting the weather?
  19. Raccoons on the World Wide Web
  20. Sea Dwellers from the Secrets of the Ocean Realm (from PBS) - your chance to get up close and personal with some of the most fearsome and fascinating creatures that roam the ocean's depths
  21. Tiger Information Center - all about tigers
  22. Wildlife Fact Sheets posted by Texas Parks and Wildlife


Rain forest links


  1. Amazon Interactive allows you to explore the geography of the Ecuadorian Amazon through online games and activities. Learn about the rain forest and the Quichua people who call it home. Discover the ways in which the Quichua live off the land. Then try your hand at running a community-based ecotourism project along the R�o Napo.
  2. Reader's Digest presents Manu: Peru's Hidden Rain forest . After you take the tour be sure to take the quiz to see how much you know about the rain forest.
  3. Nature's Crumbling Cathedral : The Tropical Rain forest
  4. Rainforest Biome : Almost anything you want to know about plants in rainforests.
  5. Rain forests: Diversity and Destruction
  6. Rain forest Resources posted by the Rain forest Alliance.


Zoos & Museums


  1. American Museum of Natural History
  2. Dallas Zoo - the largest zoological experience in Texas
  3. Electronic Zoo - Links to many species
  4. Pittsburgh Zoo - Find out where penguins live, what a Komodo dragon likes to eat, or how the spectacled bear got its name among other things.


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