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The BOTList: Links to Ethnobotany Sites on the Web
From the scholarly to the psychedelic, here is a hotlist of links to ethnobotany sites all over the world created by AE Science Editor, Sean Henahan and '95 Fellow, Marlys McCurdy's AP Bio Class.

Science Made Stupid
If you need a little pick me up after grading mid-terms, try this site. I was ROTFL (that's "Rolling on the floor laughing for the acronym-challenged) when I first read the glossary..HILARIOUS!
(Carol Morita, AE Advisor)

The Monarch Watch
The Monarch Watch is a collaborative research project involving thousands of students, teachers and scientists working together to study the biology of the Monarch butterfly. Join us!
(Brad Williamson, '94 AE Fellow and co-director, Monarch Watch)

The Wright Center for Science Education
Located at Tufts University, this science center provides a way to request free posters and astronomical images and movies...maintained by '94 AE Fellow, Scott Battaion.
(Gary Habeeb, '96 AE Fellow)

The International Wolf Center
This site is filled with valuable information such as: wolf images, wolf telemetry data from the National Biological Survey conducted on the Superior National Forest in Minnesota, wolf reference information, news and events, education materials and the wolf den order catalog. You can use this site to gather text, graphic and data information to include in an ecology unit.
(Howard A. Knodle, '96 AE Fellow)

The Why Files
The Why Files presents science behind the headlines and everyday life. A current lead investigates the bumper summer crop of mosquitoes on the East Coast. Other features include archived "why files' and brain teasers.
(Ann Wild, Editor, NSTA Reports!)

The On-line Mendelian Inheritance in Man
This is an on-line version of the famous McKusick tomes that list all known human genes with the research, characteristics, etc. associated with those genes and genetic disorders. I use this for my students to do special projects on genetic disorders. Ultimately, the students create brochures on genetic disorders that can be distributed at a "health fair."
(Judith Jones, '96 AE Fellow)

Teachnet
This is a site for teachers that is being developed through IMPACT II in New York. There are several web mentors who are managing the site. It is going to have on-line projects, teacher help tips, favorite web sites, etc. This site is for all teachers - all subjects.
(Judith Jones, '96 AE Fellow)

Pitsco's Launch to Asking An Expert!
From the Amish to Zookeeping, here is a list of over 200 web sites and email addresses where you can find experts to answer your questions.
(Pam Peters, AE Manager of Science Education)

Chris Hilvert's Student Research Hotlist
Here are the initial student research sites that my students use for projects and papers in my regular level biology class.
(Chris Hilvert, '96 AE Fellow)

Baylor College of Medicine Search Launcher
One of my favorite URLs. I find this very useful as a starting point for DNA and protein sequence analysis
(W. Barry Roth, '96 AE Fellow)

Pedro's Molecular Biology Toolbox
If you are seeking a tool for Biotech projects, you will probably find it here!
(Kirk Brown, '96 AE Fellow)

The Tree of Life
The Tree of Life is a project to link biological information available on the Internet in the form of a phylogenetic navigator. With more than 1,000 pages currently in the Tree, housed on 10 computers, the project continues to grow.
(Ann Wild, NSTA Reports!)

Educational Web Sites
Here's a great list of URLs organized by educational subject area. It is maintained by my friend Stan Woo-Sam, who is the tech manager at UC Irvine's very tech-savvy Department of Education. He's gotten me off the techno-hook more times than I can recall, and I have used his list as an introduction for educators as to what kind of stuff is available of the web. I use this URL in my class on Educational Technology which I do as an extension class at UCI. It is a required course for the California Teaching Credential so I usually have a captive audience of hostile teachers :) This is a good web ice-breaker.
(Larry McPhee, '96 AE Fellow)

The Froggy Page
This is the URL for the first homepage I visited when I began to surf the net. I still love it because I love frogs. Even though I have not used it in my classes, I have used it as a launch site to discover information which I have shared with my students. I have also suggested they visit the site when they are researching amphibians. Besides, it's just FUN!
(Suzanne Cassidy, '96 AE Fellow)

Heinemann World
Just discovered this site today. Really interesting information for educators in many science areas. This is a large site, so take some time to explore!
(Tamsen Meyer, '96 AE Fellow)

The US Geological Survey
The USGS home page lots of material for incorporating earth science in biology. Of note to teachers is their section called The Learning Web.
(Joseph Mahood, AE Host on Portfolio Assessment)

The Emerging Infections Information Network (EIINet)
The direct line to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and other sources of what is happening in infectious disease.
(Joseph Mahood, AE Host on Portfolio Assessment)

Women in Technology and Industry
This web resource contains lots of connections and links to autobiographies of women in all kinds of careers in science engineering and technology
(Toby Mogollon Horn, '96 AE Fellow)

Bill Nye, The Science Guy
Great site with a "Demo of the Day"
(Gary Brekke, '96 AE Fellow)

Cells Alive!
Photomicrographs, animated GIFs, and downloadable Quicktime videos of many types of cells in action.
(Ann Wild, NSTA Reports!)

The Virtual FlyLab
My favorite site is the Virtual Fly lab at Cal State LA (which I found through AE). After breeding Drosophila in AP Bio this year, my students had fun comparing their Chi square results with a virtual cross of the same flies. Plus, the site's interactivity was wonderful.
(Theresa Peters, '96 AE Fellow)

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
My second favorite site is the CDC homepage as I can get recent statistics on various diseases. This year I was able to download stats on the occurrence of HIV is both females and in California and give them to my students as we started our AIDS unit.
(Theresa Peters, '96 AE Fellow)


Ever get the feeling that it's impossible to keep up with all of the new information available on your favorite websites? The Informant is a program that will save your favorite keywords and URLs, check them periodically, and send you email to tell you whether they have been updated. Very cool!
(Carol Morita, AE Advisor)

Fisher Scientific's Science Education
Fisher Scientific offers more than 5,000 Internet sites searchable by multiple keyword.
(Ann Wild, NSTA)

Possibilitities! Integrating the Internet Into the Secondary Science Classroom
The title says it all...project categories include interpersonal projects, information collection and exchange, problem-solving projects, and miscellaneous projects.
(Ann Wild, NSTA)

MIT Postcards
This address lets you mail postcards with selected art works and photos to anyone of your choice instead of "dumb old mail". It is really cool!
(Suzanne Cassidy, '96 AE Fellow)

The Natural History of Genes
This home page gives low cost activities on genetics and how to get equipment, notices of workshops, information on DNA, activities, etc.
(Phil Talbot, '96 AE Fellow)

Blue Web'n
This site, sponsored by Pacific Bell, has amassed a number of links to sites for Internet-based instruction. What's really cool is that you can sign up to receive a weekly email message that points you to newly discovered sites.
(Carol Morita, AE Advisor)

Mac on the Net
A one-stop-shop for Macintosh net surfers. Here, you can find all of the tools you will need to ride the high waves on the web!
(Carol Morita, AE Advisor)



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