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Biology Websites

  • Action BioScience
    Peer reviewed articles on biodiversity, biotechnology, the environment, evolution, and genomics from the American Institute of Biological Sciences. Educator Resources feature ready-to-go lessons, NSES correlation charts, and peer-reviewed articles on issues in bioscience education.

  • Animal Diversity Web
    ADW is a comprehensive, searchable online database of animal natural history, distribution, classification, and conservation biology at the University of Michigan.

  • Biology Interactive Library
    This contains links to activities that make use of sophisticated java, vrml and shockwave programs.

  • Biological Sciences Programs of USGS
    The Biological Resources Discipline of the U.S. Geological Survey provides "the scientific understanding and technologies needed to support the sound management and conservation of our Nation's biological resources." Of special interest to teachers and students is the Status and Trends section of this site. The Taxa, Issues, Methods and Tools sections of the site all have many resources that support standards based biology teaching and learning.

  • The Biology Project
    This is a site well worth visiting - many times! You will want to assign it to your students, and you may even want to check it out for a quick review. And more than that - it is FUN and ENGAGING! Check out The Biology Project at the University of Arizona. Next Generation Biology WorkBench, integrates many standard protein and nucleic acid sequence databases, and a wide variety of sequence analysis programs into a single interface allowing users to perform database searches and immediately analyze the results. The Molecular Science Student Workbench version of these computational biology and bioinformatics tools are made so that students of any biology education level can learn to use them. Interactive lessons An authoring program provides an interactvie environment for students, teachers and researchers to create their lessons on-line and share their lessons with the public.

  • C. elegans movies
    C. elegans movies provides a visual introduction to the much studied worm, and its development. This page has links to timelapse movies made by C. elegans researchers worldwide.

  • Discover Life
    This site has "free on-line tools to identify species, teach and study nature's wonders, report findings, build maps, process images, and contribute to and learn from a growing, interactive encyclopedia of life that now has 1,290,406 species pages."

  • The Electronic Zoo
    Everything about animals on the Internet!

  • Evolution and the Nature of Science
    This collection of classroom lessons effectively teaches basic concepts in the areas of evolution and the nature of science. The lessons were developed and tested by biology teachers during nine years of NSF funded summer institutes.

  • Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
    Don't miss their feature presentations Six Animals that Teach Scientists about Humans" and their "Life Science Puzzles". The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology represents nine scientific societies with nearly 40,000 scientist-members.

  • 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)

  • Gray's Anatomy
    The online edition of this classic text features 1,247 illustrations and more than 13,000 entries in the index.

  • Kimball's Biology Pages
    Kimball's Biology Pages contains of a glossary of biological terms, many of which are accompanied by illustrated discussions. Although the terms are mostly from the areas of molecular and cellular biology, there are some items that treat environmental and health issues.

  • Lichenland
    Lichen biology, practical uses, diagrams and photos. The material is presented at two levels: "for novitiates" and "for professionals".

  • Integrated Taxonomic Information System is a partnership of U.S., Canadian, and Mexican agencies, other organizations, and taxonomic specialists cooperating on the development of an on-line, scientifically credible, list of biological names focusing on the biota of North America.

  • Museum of Animal Perspectives
    The Museum of Animal Perspectives (MAP) collects and displays wildlife imagery that has been captured using remote sensing cameras.

  • MIT Biology Open Courseware
    The MIT Biology Department core courses, 7.012, 7.013, and 7.014, all cover the same core material, which includes the fundamental principles of biochemistry, genetics, molecular biology, and cell biology. Online you will find video lectures, study materials, problem sets, and quiz materials.

  • Science and Nature: Animals
    Second only to being out in the field personally observing wildlife -- birds, mammals, sea animals. For UK visitors, there is Autumwatch beginning in November.

  • Sea Urchin Education
    Laboratory modules using sea urchin eggs and a web site developed by teachers and Stanford University researchers provide more than 150 web pages to support the teaching of fertilization and development. Designed for high school students, these materials are also appropriate for introductory college classes.

  • Seeing, Hearing, and Smelling the World
    This site contains a clear, well-illustrated series of features about the human senses, the brain, and sensory defects.

  • Tim Knight's Primate Gallery
    Site includes all things related to non-human primates, animations, vocalizations, images (including some copyright free), articles, quality annotated link's news, newsletters, and more.

  • 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!)

  • Understanding Evolution
    Recently revised, the target audience of Understanding Evolution is now everyone interested in learning about evolution. æThe site has numerous new feature articles, highlighting many aspects of evolution science, presented as interactive investigations, research profiles, evolution news (updated monthly), and even a comic strip. All of the site's information is now accessible via a browsable topic directory, which will grow as topics and resources are added. (UCMP)

  • UNSW Embryology
    Mark Hill of the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia, has created an extensive library of embryology photos, movies and information of value students and teachers K-12 through medical school. There are notes specifically designed to help introduce embryology to K-12 students.

  • University of California Museum of Paleontology
    The mission of UCMP is to "... promote the understanding of the history of life and the diversity of the Earth's biota through research and education."

  • Web Anatomy
    Test your knowledge of anatomy with these online quizzes. Using elegantly simple drawings and and a list of possible answers, you choose answers and score your quiz.

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Updated: 14 September 2009


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