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....
Information and inspiration on gardening with answers to questions about lawns, landscapes, trees, shrubs, perennials, annuals, vegetables, herbs and flowers, organic gardens, compost, urban, soil, design, roses, tomato, how to grow in containers.
The Biology Project
This site is an interactive online resource for learning biology developed at The University of Arizona. It is richly illustrated and tested on thousands of students. Designed for biology students at the college level, it is useful for high school students, medical students, physicians, science writers, and all types of interested people. You can assign material to review before a test, or just patrol around for fun
Endangered Species Website
At the Fish and Wildllife Service (FWS) Endangered Species website at
www.fws.gov/endangered, K-12 educators will find news, articles,
federal laws and policies, and images related to endangered plants and
animals in the United States. An interactive map lets teachers
research local endangered animals and plants. Click on the Kids tab to
access online games and a colorful poster that introduce elementary
and middle level students to 14 plant and animal species that are
currently endangered, threatened, or of special concern.
Earth science educators can access a series of learning modules to
teach high school students how to analyze and interpret authentic data
collected by migrating marine animals, drifting buoys, and satellites.
Created by the Education Development Center's Oceans of Data
Institute and Stanford University, with funding from the National
Science Foundation, the modules--Introduction to Ocean Tracks, Prey
Maps, Biological HotSpots, Human Impacts, and Conservation
Strategy--are aligned to the NGSS. Each module includes an overview,
suggested timeframe, goals, prompts and discussion, implementation
suggestions, and additional activities.
Whaddya Know About H2O?
American Water Works Associations's (AWWA) website for kids at
http://www.drinktap.org/kids.aspx features water resources for
elementary and middle level students. The Story of Drinking Water, an
interactive online lesson, teaches students about the amount of water
on Earth, the water cycle, and conservation; Whaddya Know About H2O?
videos present facts about water pollution and conservation tips for
the home; and an illustrated timeline, The History of Distribution,
tells the story of drinking water from ancient times to the present
Next Generation Science Standards - Aligned Tutorials and Pathways
This comprehensive collection of science content supports the NGSS and
helps middle and high school teachers start adding NGSS-aligned
tutorials to their classrooms. Sequenced Pathways also feature
Sophia's Many Ways to Learn, an innovative approach that uses multiple
teachers and teaching styles to help your students grasp the content
however they learn beest, so they can stay on track and on task. learn
more at http://www.sophia.org/next-generation-science-standards
About Drinking Water: Grades 9-12
These high school level resources from EPA promote student
understanding of watersheds and drinking water. At
find games to test water knowledge, such as Thirstin's Question and
Answer Game, as well as hands-on activiteis exploring the properties
of a watershed, such as Build Your Own Watershed.