| Frog Unit Study: Hopping to Learn
Description:Take trips to the frog pond, play games and sing songs, gobble up the insect words and swat the fly verbs.
This lens will give you dozens of ideas, resources, hints and tricks to create frog-themed activities for both homeschool families and classrooms.
Children will remember these lessons that allow them to manipulate objects and preferably get a little dirty in the process.
|Biology Labs Online
Description:Covers 12 topics in biology with information and step-bystep experiments you can perform at home.
|Biology Labs Online
Description:FlyLab - genetics of inheritance
EvolutionLab - adaptation by natural selection
TranslationLab - the genetic code
DemographyLab - human population growth
HemoglobinLab - mutations, protein structure/function
PedigreeLab - human genetics and RFLP probes
MitochondriaLab - electron transport
LeafLab - plant physiology/photosynthesis
CardioLab - cardiovascular homeostasis
EnzymeLab - biochemistry of the enzyme invertase
PopulationGeneticsLab principles of population genetics
PopulationEcologyLab dynamics of population growth
|Blazing a Gene Trail
Description:Read the brief key to basic genetics and then plunge into the material that explains the work of finding the clues to genetic disease. The site has an excellent section on how genetic disorders are inherited.
|Bugs in the News-germs
Description:Bugs in this case are what we commonly think of as germs. You'll find definitions of terms such as: penicillin, antibody, E coli, gene, antibiotic, and microbiology. Resources are divided into three categories: for the curious; for the curious and interested; and for the curious, interested, and who like to more than scratch the surface.
|DNA From the Beginning
|Frozen Frog Time-Lapse Video
Description:Video taken by scientists at Miami University in Ohio shows, through time-lapse photography, the process of a wood frog unfreezing.
|Genetic Science Learning Center
Description:Information, activities, and experiments for middle to high school level students.
|Human Anatomy On-line
Description:This site contains over one hundred illustrations of the human body with animations and thousands of descriptive links. Human Anatomy On-line uses Java applets to show images and select anatomy parts. Java support must be enabled in your browser.
|Interactive Human Body
Description:Six games including organs game, muscles game, skeleton game, senses challenge, nervous system game, and pubetry demo.
|Meiosis and Mendelian Genetics:
Description:A tutorial on the relationship between chromosome movements in meiosis and the segregation of alleles in meiosis. Those studying genetics will find the movies from this site especially interesting. The videos can be used to show younger children the stages of meiosis. Requires the Apple Quicktime plug-in to view the movies.
|Museum of Zoology
Description:This site, currently under construction, has sections on insects, mollusks, fishes, reptiles and amphibians, birds, and mammals. Some of these topics include information and pictures. This site would be of particular interest if you want to learn more about how zoos are run. There is quite a bit of information about zoo management.
Description:Naturescapes is a web project that provides multilevel, informational readings, resources, and activities related to nature including plants, animals, and habitats.
|Neuroscience for Kids
Description:Explore the nervous system through a wealth of information, images and suggested activities. Ask a neuroscientist a question, sign up for the Neuroscience for Kids newsletter, and browse through lists of other resources online and off for learning more about the brain and the nervous system.
|Online Biology Book
|Optics For Kids
|The Big Picture Book of Viruses
Description:The Big Picture Book of Viruses is intended to serve as both a catalog of virus pictures on the Internet and as an educational resource to those seeking more information about viruses.
|The Braintainment Center
Description:Lots of interesting information about the brain, IQ tests, and a sales pitch for THINKfast? which they bill as the world's first psycho-interactive brain-game that keeps testing, tuning & turning on your brain as you play the game!
|The Interactive Frog Dissection
Description:Helper applications are needed to view the Quicktime movies used by this site. If you do not already have Quicktime it is available through a link from this site.
|The Lobster Lab
Description:A virtual laboratory exploring how muscles often function in a system of levers, and using simple principles from physics to show how they work. Shockwave The Works plug-in required; high speed data transfer capabilities recommended.
|The Nanoworld Image Gallery
Description:Ever wondered what things look like under an electron microscope? Wonder no longer. Visit this site to view pictures of blood cells, mitochondria, a rats hair, fly parts, nickel oxide, well you get the idea; 170 different images of things animal, vegetable or mineral. After some experience looking at things under extreme magnification, you're invited to guess the identify of some mystery images.
|Virtual Frog Dissection Kit
Description:This site has a very thorough frog dissection and the Virtual Frog Builder Game.
|Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?
Description:How do you feel about Gray Wolves? What do you know about wolves in general? Do wolves really dress in Grandma's clothes and eat little girls?
Learn about the anatomy of these fascinating canines, where they live, their distinctive features and how they raise their young as well as the ways that wolves are being protected from extinction.
Explore the way wolves have been viewed in fairy tales such as Red Riding Hood, The Three Little Pigs, Peter and the Wolf and the Boy who Cried Wolf.
What can we do to save the Big Bad Wolf from extinction?