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View Resource On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or The Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life

Charles Darwin's contribution to our understanding of science has been called the single best idea anyone ever had. You can read about his ideas, where they originated, and how he supported them in the book that shifted paradigms and continues to stimulate research and debate. The full text is available at this site and is divided into chapters for easy access and reference.

http://www.talkorigins.org/faqs/origin.html
View Resource Computer - Enhanced Science Education: The Whole Frog Project

William Johnston of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory provides this classic and effective site. Using the frog as a model organism, The Whole Frog Project explores the potential uses of visualization and 3D imaging to enhance instruction. The page employs technologies such as MRI, X-ray CT scanning, and direct generation from mathematical descriptions to provide a variety of views of frog...

http://froggy.lbl.gov/
View Resource Problem-based Learning in Biology

Peter Ommundsen, instructor at Selkirk College (Canada), has put together these online resources targeting undergraduates. The resources give an overview, examples, exercises, and references in problem-based learning and critical thinking. The resources are concise and serve as helpful introductions to each topic.

http://capewest.ca/pbl.html
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 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...

https://www.educationworld.com/a_lesson/lesson259.shtml
View Resource Critical Thinking in Biology Using Case Studies

Peter Ommundsen, instructor at Selkirk College (Canada), has put together these online resources targeting undergraduates. The resources give an overview, examples, exercises, and references in problem-based learning and critical thinking. The resources are concise and serve as helpful introductions to each topic.

http://capewest.ca/ct.html
View Resource Exploratorium: Traits of Life

Designed to complement the redesigned Traits of Life exhibit at the Exploratorium in San Francisco, this fine site allows visitors to view a photo gallery of the new exhibit, investigate some provocative online exhibits, and explore a host of links that are germane to the nature of biology. The exhibits constitute the core of the material available at the site, and are divided into four thematic...

http://www.exploratorium.edu/traits/index.html
View Resource Science NetLinks: Clumsy Kids

This Science NetLinks activity offers a brief but engaging look at the biology of teenage klutziness. After listening to or reading the Science Update radio segment, students then read more about the science behind the story in the Web site. A handful of discussion questions helps students review and think further about the material. The site also provides links to more information -- PBS...

http://sciencenetlinks.com/science-news/science-updates/clum...
View Resource Idaho State University: Biology Resources for Active Learning

The Department of Biological Sciences at Idaho State University offers this website as part of a project "to enhance teacher preparation in the sciences by emphasizing inquiry and experimental approaches to science teaching." The site offers one or two lesson plans (mostly at the high school level) for the following subjects: the cell; molecular basis of heredity; biological evolution;...

http://coursecat.isu.edu/graduate/scienceengineering/biologi...
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