Site of the U.S. Human Genome Project, Genomic Science Program, and Microbial Genome Program; all sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy Genome Programs.
The Effects of Sound tutorial discusses the potential impacts that increased background noise and specific sound sources might have on marine animals, including behavioral changes, masking, hearing loss, and physiological effects. The DOSITS content is derived exclusively from peer-reviewed scientific literature, which has gone through an additional peer review following the development of the tutorial.
U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit
Climate Resilience Toolkit unveils Water Resources section
The U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit's Water Resources topic section is
now live. Explore climate-related risks and opportunities related to
municipal water supplies, flooding, drought, and water-related
ecosystems. You'll also find tools and case studies that help manage
water-related climate risk and help build resilience.
Charles Darwin enjoyed studying pigeons. When I was a child, I used to raise them, too. This interesting site explains their genetics and has some activities. It has some great possibilities for AP Biology classes, too.
Introduction to Manitoba Fisheries Sustainable Development
Genetics Home Reference
This site provides consumer-friendly information about the effects of genetic variations on human health. However, its resources are not a substitute for professional medical care or advice. Users seeking information about a personal genetic disease, syndrome, or condition should consult with a qualified healthcare professional.
FunScienceDemos on YouTube
Bring more science into the elementary classroom with video
demonstrations from Pennsylvania master teacher Jared Hottenstein and
his colleagues. Video demonstrations present science concepts from the
NGSS and emphasize the big ideas in science. The videos can be used as
stand-alone presentations or as professional development for teachers.
This non-profit project can be used as an educational tool. Its purpose is to collect biological information and present it to public both professional or just nature lovers. Our first task is to create a list of about 70 to 90 thousand species. The system also contains (or in some cases rather 'will contain') a gallery of images connected with records in the species database, a database of biological terms, a list of literature and links about nature, checklists, a language dictionary of species, articles and so on.
NatureWorks is a totally free, AWESOME resource from The Nature Conservancy with cool videos and lessons for your science class. We've rounded up 10 of our favorite NatureWorks activities on our blog, so put the lesson book down and click on over to get hands-on with pollination, coastal erosion, sustainable forestry, and more.
EdX - Online
EdX is governed by MIT and Harvard and offers Massive Open Online
Courses in a wide variety of subjects. Participants can take edX
courses at their own pace, at home or anywhere, and audit the course
or earn a Certificate of Achievement. The virtual classroom is open
24/7 and everyone is accepted. Courses range from science to art to
technology. .Introduction to Water and Climate starts August 26, 2014.
They also have a series of Professor Ask Me Anythings (AMA) through
reddit - use the search function for ease of exploration
Alvin's Animals from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution offers up
images of various benthic-dwelling creatures that Alvin explorers have
found during their deep-sea submersions. Visitors can view items by
heading such as Benthic Life, Sharks & Other Fish, and more.
Think the Southwest’s Drought Is Bad Now? It Could Last A Generation Or More
—By Tom Philpott
| Wed Sep. 3, 2014 5:55 AM EDT
Late-summer 2014 has brought uncomfortable news for residents of the
US Southwest—and I'm not talking about 109-degree heat in population
centers like Phoenix.
A new study by Cornell University, the University of Arizona, and the
US Geological Survey researchers, looked at the deep-historical record
(tree rings, etc.) and the latest climate change models to estimate
the likelihood of major droughts in the Southwest over the next
century. The results are as soothing as a thick wool sweater on
mid-summer desert hike....