We have not searched extensively for sites to list here, but have had so many requests for information useful for teachers, that we have compiled a list of those sites we are aware of. If you know of additional sites that should be listed here, please let us know.
You may also wish to check the listings of the WWW Virtual Library page on Education for more sites.
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Science Education Resource Lists
- Association for Biology Laboratory Education.
ABLE is an organization promoting information exchange for biology teaching at the undergraduate level. Their site includes proceedings and selected articles, as well as workshop information.
- Busy Teachers' WebSite.
This page lists Web sources by subject with lots of helpful information on science, art, computers, and many other subjects. In short, it is an excellent source for busy teachers.
- Cool Science for Curious Kids.
An educational site with activities aimed at K through 3rd grade, though the classifying organisms activity is probably K through 1st. "The site's activities are diverse and include projects such as building a model butterfly emerging from a cocoon or identifying which parts of plants belong in the family salad bowl."
Lessons for Teaching Evolution and the Nature of Science. Gathered, created, developed, and classroom tested by many biology teachers from across the nation during nine years of NSF-funded summer institutes, these lessons were designed to help teach basic concepts in the areas of evolution and the nature of science more realistically.
- K-12 Oceanography Web Resources.
This page describes and links to a wide range of ocean-related Websites that offer educational content.
- Kid Wide Web:
A Guide to the Internet for Teachers. Based in Scandinavia, this site lists many excellent sites around the world, that will inspire anyone trying to come up with innovative uses for the Web.
Frank Potter's Science Gems: Great links to Great Science Resources.
This site lists many useful sources for the life sciences, organized by topic. It does not seem to have the same variety of sources as the Busy Teachers' site, but does not duplicate it either.
- Not So Wild A Dream,
a powerful, award-winning video encouraging minority students to pursue science careers, has been transformed into a site on the World Wide Web.
- Physical Science Information Gateway, or PSIgate, is a free service that offers access to high quality Web resources in the physical sciences, including the earth sciences, and science history and policy. Resources are reviewed, and full description are available.
- Science Education Gateway. SEGway is a NASA-sponsored partnership providing education in Earth and space sciences.
- Science, Engineering, and Math (SEM) Program.
The SEM Program strives to increase the number of individuals with disabilities in SEM academic programs and professions. This program is conducted at the Applied Science and Engineering Laboratories (ASEL) of the University of Delaware and A. I. duPont Institute of the Nemours Foundation, and funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF).
- Spartacus Education
has a nice list of Science Education Sites that they like.
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- Access Excellence.
This is a national education program sponsored by Genentech. It provides an on-line network connecting teachers to other teachers and to activities and resources. Emphasis is on biotechnology and related sciences.
- AskERIC Virtual Library.
Curriculum materials and education research, with links to additional resources.
A large number of photographs and diagrams of animals and protists are available from this site, which may be downloaded and used free of charge. Created by biology teachers in Canada as a clearinghouse for biology teching aids, BIODIDAC is available in both French and English versions.
- Biology Education Software FAQ.
From the Biology Education Software Taskforce of the University of Washington, this FAQ presents reviews of many software programs both free and commercial useful in teaching biology, mostly at the high school and university levels. Some Web sites are also included.
- The Bridge,
"where teachers will find a selection of the best online resources for marine science education."
- NASA's K-12 Internet Initiative.
Site sponsored by NASA which provides information for bringing the Net into the classroom, with many additional links and contacts.
- National Center for Science Education.
The NCSE works to promote the teaching of evolutionary science, to counter creationist claims, and to increase public understanding of evolution.
- The Natural History of Genes. Now a part of the Genetic Science Learning Center web site, ". . .we provide teachers with genetic science activities and hands-on experiments to illustrate how DNA, genes, and chromosomes relate to disease, conservation, forensics and more."
- The Virtual Bacterial ID Lab.
This site, produced by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, puts visitors in a "virtual laboratory" where they must uncover the genetic secrets of a disease-causing bacterium.
- Wild-Eyed Alaska.
"The site features video footage, captured by the nearby Pratt Museum, of animals rarely seen by most youngsters. A narrator accompanies the video clips describing the animals and their actions while additional facts about the animals appear on screen."
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Cool School Resources
- Kids as Global Scientists (KGS).
A global exchange weather program in which students gather and analyze weather data.