Dogpile is a program that searches all the search engines. This is a great reference for you. Students generally should be sent to a huge general website to look up report topics. If you have an Internet assignment, it is better if you guide students to 1-3 websites for their information.
Ask an Expert is free advice from “Astronauts” to “Zoo Keeping.” 300+ adults who will email answers to your student’s questions. Select from 14 categories with hundreds of web sites and email addresses where you can find experts to answer your questions from astronaut experiences to facts about zookeeping. Ask an Expert is a directory of links to people who have volunteered their time to answer questions and web pages that provide information.
This is a great general website for middle school and above that includes many subject areas including health and life science. There is a free side on which most of all activities are available, but students are limited to two activities per day. There are various types of paid subscriptions depending on individual teacher, school, or district needs. Dozens of short movies, projects, quizzes, and other activities are available on a wide variety of life science areas. The following is only a partial list of topics: body systems (separate movies and activities on each system), bacteria, cell structure, six kingdoms, vertebrates, birds, dinosaurs, invertebrates, insects, food chains, plant growth, pollination, and photosynthesis.
This is a huge websire that not only provides tons of information itself, but directs you to resources at hundreds of other useful websites. Some of teh topics on enc’s homepage include: Education News, Curriculum Resources, Web Links to Lesson Plans and Activities, and other Science Topics. This website also has a great search engine and some terrific links to free stuff for educators.
This is the ultimate biology website! The left column of the homepage containts 30 “subjects” (from AP Biology, Forensics, Genetics, etc. through museums/zoos, virtual dissections, and zoology. This terrific website also has up-to-the-minute information on current topics in the world of life science. Lessons and projects are also described.
Access Excellence is a huge website that focuses entirely on life science topics. There are six major categories to choose from: What’s New, Activities Exchange, Let’s Collaborate, About Biotech, Teaching Communities, and Classrooms of the 21st Century. Sponsored by biotechnology company, Genetech, Inc., Access Excellence affords you the opportunity to communicate with your colleagues and share information on almost any life science topic. This is a great resource too!
This site is one of my personal favorites. Check out the homepage and you will see that you and/or your students can spend many hours here enjoying the myriad of things to do. although not specifically devoted to biological topics, enchantedlearning.com has a major emphasis on the world of living things. There are more than 40 great “kid’s pages” that develop subjects like butterflies, dinosaurs, mammals, paleontology, biomes, sharks – to name a few. For the teacher, there are many resources that you can use in the classroom. There are animal picture cards, connect the dot activities and some fun coloring projects. Younger students will especially find this website fun; however, I have had some senior high school students enjoy the activities too.
If you and your students are interested in birds, this is the site for you! Jody Hildreth has created this informative website, which is dedicated to the study of birds. Bird topics with great photos include: Bird Skulls, Eggs, Nest, Feathers, Beaks, Feet, Bird Topography, Just for Fun, and Poetry. This site also has a large array of close-up digital photos of various bird species. Teacher materials and coloring pages are also available. One of the neatest parts of Kidwings is its virtual owl pellet dissection. Students can digitally remove the fur from an owl pellet, and then place the bones on a diagram of a small mammal.
The University of Utah has put together a phenomenal website titled The Genetic Science Learning Center. Detailes animated programs encompass topics such as: The Basics and Beyond, The Genetic Disorder Corner, the Biotechniques Laboratory, Do Try This at Home, Gene Therapy, Cloning in Focus, Stem Cells in the Spotlight, and Gel Electrophoresis.
This is an all-exclusive website on The Human Genome Project. You may download this education kit or have students work online. Colorful animated modules include: Milestones in Genetics, Gene Variation and Human History, How to Sequence a Genome, Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications, Glossary of Genetic Terms, Exploring Our Molecular Selves, The Secrets of Our Lives, and the Future of Research and Medicine.
A fun and informative site. Can be translated into other languages. It is a great visual site for cell structure, activities within cells, of microorganisms and their functions. The site takes you on many adventures with its pictures and videos. Links to categories ranging from bacteria, protozoan, viruses, immunity, genetics, cell morphology, and microscopy.
Classification of Living Things
One of several Physical Anthropology Tutorials presented by Palomar College, San Marcos, CA. An introduction to the principles of taxonomy. Topics include an introduction with a history of classification and an explanation of Natural Selection. Principles of Classification; kingdoms to subphylum; class; subclass to infraclass. Glossary of terms with sound pronunciation; tanle of the kingdoms with photographs of organisms, structural organization and nutritional methods and number of species in each kingdom. Human classification; interactive practice quizzes with feedback.
A DNA workshop includes an activity on DNA replication and protein syntheses. A text version of teh activity is available. Additional information on DNA, DNA replication, and protein synthesis is available along with a glossary. Also includes related people and discoveries. Site ranges from a simple activity to detailed information.
Periodic table: Web Elements
Periodic table in color with a scholar edition and a professional edition. Click on an element for essential information-history, isolation, compounds, physical, electronic, nuclear data, biology, geology, and structure. Includes pictures of the element and its molecular structure. Can be obtained in different languages.
This site contains all the basic information in chemistry. The topics include atoms, elements, matter, reactions, biochemistry, environmental chemistry, physical chemistry, and organic chemistry. It also includes examples of chemicals. A basic but complete site of chemistry for all age levels.