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View Resource Rader's Biology4Kids

This appealing site by Kapili.com has recently undergone some major changes, including updated content and its own URL. With lots of information and neat photos, this is a great site to learn about how to study and classify life forms, ranging from cells and microbes to plants and animals. Visitors can be guided through the site tour, browse, or search for specific topics. Even though there is...

http://www.biology4kids.com/
View Resource Your Genome

This Web siteby the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute provides information about genome science for various levels of awareness. Although the advanced section is not yet complete, the beginner and intermediate touch on genes, DNA, RNA, and the Human Genome Project. If your curiosity is not satisfied by the Web site, there is a form for submitting questions directly to the Sanger Institute. Two nice...

https://www.yourgenome.org/
View Resource Bucket Buddies

The Center for Improved Engineering and Science Education (CIESE) has developed this online project to allow students around the world to compare the organisms found in water samples they collect from local ponds. This year's project will run from March 15 - June 1. Classes will develop a hypothesis, collect data to be shared with other participants, analyze the shared data, and complete a final...

http://ciese.org/curriculum/bucketproj/
View Resource Planet Ocean

From DiscoverySchool.com, Planet Ocean is a Web site developed for students in grade 5-8 to learn about the abundant life found in the world's vast marine environments. Students are introduced to oceanography, marine biology, food chains, and ecosystems. Teachers will appreciate the tips for using this site in the classroom and related resources, and almost anyone will appreciate the Amazing Facts...

http://www.discoveryeducation.com/teachers/
View Resource Microbe Zoo

The Microbe Zoo is a product of the Digital Learning Center for Microbial Ecology (DLC-ME), a collaboration between Comm Tech Lab and Michigan State University to make tools for learning about microscopic organisms more readily available to students and teachers. This Web site is a fun way to learn about these communities of microbes, where they live, and how they help support life on earth....

http://commtechlab.msu.edu/sites/dlc-me/zoo/
View Resource Plants and Animals: Partners in Pollination

This Web site is just one of the many lesson plan categories available through the Smithsonian Center for Education and Museum Studies. Designed for grades 3-8, three pollination lesson plans are available for online viewing or .pdf download, along with a page of further teaching resources. Objectives include identifying the parts of a flower, describing the complimentary relationships between...

http://www.smithsonianeducation.org/educators/lesson_plans/p...
View Resource Biology Online: Life Science reference

A solid collection of sites, links, and stand-alone resources, Biology Online seemingly offers all that is biology, at least online. It is an invaluable tool for anyone in need of reliable, authoritative information in the field. Links featured on the site are searchable alphabetically, by specific sub-discipline, or across all sites via Biology Online's search engine. Aside from its extensive and...

https://www.biology-online.org/
View Resource Curriculum Resources

Offering science curriculum resources, this Web site is from John Burroughs School in St. Louis, Missouri. Designed for middle and high school classes at John Burroughs School, the resources focus on anatomy, life cycles, and plant identification. Many of the photo tutorials are arranged in a sequential order that makes them useful for students reviewing for an exam. Several of the tutorials may...

http://science.jburroughs.org/resources/resources.html
View Resource Plant Seeds of Learning

This Web site from Education World (last mentioned in the February 22, 2002 Scout Report) offers a wealth of plant-related lesson plans and resources. Five lesson plans from Education World, and over a dozen more listed from other sources, aim to "involve students in growing things and learning about scientific classification, plant cell structure, the importance of plants in our history, and the...

http://www.educationworld.com/a_lesson/lesson259.shtml
View Resource Pollination Parties!

This DiscoverySchool.com lesson plan for grades 3-5 and 6-8 explores the phenomenon of pollination and related concepts. The Web site includes straightforward procedures, discussion questions, and additional activities, as well suggested reading and Web links for gathering background information. Activity worksheets are provided, as is a vocabulary list complete with audio clips for help with...

http://www.discoveryeducation.com/teachers/free-lesson-plans...
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