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The Virtual Museum of Minerals and Molecules

Dr. Phillip Barak, Associate Professor of Soil Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, has put together this "web-based focal point and resource for 3-D visualizations of molecules and minerals." A collection of 3-D, interactive models of molecules and minerals, these detailed, color images and animations are designed for instructors and students alike. Visualizations include soil organic...

https://virtual-museum.soils.wisc.edu/
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US Environmental Protection Agency: Students for the Environment

Working with students who are eager to know more about the environment? You'll want to make a beeline to the EPA's Students for the Environment site. The helpful site consists of three primary sections: Students K-12; Educators and Parents; and News and Deadlines. In the first section, visitors can look over games and quizzes that tie educational guidelines to thoughtful explorations on water...

https://www.epa.gov/students
Meiotic Double-Stranded Breaks on Chromosome III

The color graphics data for meiotic double-stranded breaks were provided in tabular and graphical form by Drs. Frederic Baudat and Alain Nicolas of the Institut Curie, Section de Recherche. The data are part of their published study, reported in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Scientists, Volume 94, pages 5213-5218. A link to the original article (available in HTML or .pdf formats) is...

https://www.yeastgenome.org/go/GO:1990899
LIGAND: Database of Chemical Compounds and Reactions in Biological Pathways

The Institute for Chemical Research at Kyoto University provides this frequently updated and well-documented database of enzyme reactions. With more than 9,300 entries, the LIGAND Chemical Database includes over 3,700 entries for enzymes (the Enzyme Reaction Database) and 5,600 entries for compounds (Chemical Compound Database). The database is searchable by keyword using DBGET (which supports...

https://www.genome.jp/dbget/ligand.html
Effects of Fire in the Northern Great Plains

In keeping with their commitment to provide scientific materials online, the Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center (NPWRC) has posted five scientific papers at their site. These resources were originally published in other journals, but are available here in full, free of charge. All five resources may also be downloaded in full as .zip files. Kenneth F. Higgins and others wrote the first...

https://sdda.sd.gov/legacydocs/WFS/division/prescribedfire/E...
Cells Alive

The Cells Alive Web site (last mentioned in the October 25, 1996 Scout Report), offered by Quill Graphics, contains several activities to help students understand the basics of cellular biology. The animal cell cycle and cell mitosis animations are especially excellent visual learning tools, clearly showing what takes place during these events and giving well-written descriptions of each stage....

https://www.cellsalive.com/index.htm
BRENDA: The Comprehensive Enzyme Information System

BRENDA is a comprehensive database of enzymes maintained by the Institute of Biochemistry at the University of Cologne. Scientists collect and evaluate enzyme function data from primary literature sources. The site has recently been updated with new enzymes and an entirely new search engine. Various searches can be performed, including enzyme name, organism, or EC number. Links to literature...

https://www.brenda-enzymes.org/index.php
DNA from the Beginning: An Animated Primer on the Basics of DNA, Genes and Hereditary

Maintained by the Cold Spring Harbor Research Laboratory and the Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation, this animated DNA primer (last mentioned in the February 19, 1999 Scout Report) now has three major sections -- Classical Genetics, Molecular Genetics, and Genetic Organization and Control. Each section covers several concepts by description and in animation, along with interviews and biographies of...

http://www.dnaftb.org/
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The Great Backyard Bird Count

Last featured in the Scout Report on 2-16-2018, the Great Backyard Bird Count is a wonderful way to appreciate the natural world around you and contribute to a valuable science effort. The Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) is an annual citizen science event arranged by the Cornell Ornithology Lab and the National Audubon Society. This year, the GBBC will take place from February 15 - February 18,...

https://www.birdcount.org/
Gramene: A Comparative Mapping Resource for Grains

Gramene is a "curated, open-source, Web-accessible data resource for comparative genome analysis in the grasses," funded by the United States Department of Agriculture. The searchable database, containing data derived from related public projects, may be queried with the rice genome browser, blast search, map search, or phenotype search, to name just a few. Gramene is frequently updated; recent...

https://www.gramene.org/
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