Biology

  • Antimated Primer on the basics of genes, DNA, and Heredity

    DNA from the Beginning is organized around key concepts.The science behind each concept is explained by:animation, image gallery, video interviews, problem, biographies, and links.
  • AP Central: AP Biology Course Home Page

    For students and educators seeking to learn more about the world of biology, this website is the perfect resource. Created by the College Board, this site contains information designed to help individuals prepare for the AP Biology examination. The resources here include a guide to conducting investigative labs in the classroom, an overview of quantitative skills, and several other preparatory items. In the Classroom Resources area, visitors can look over curriculum modules and field trip suggestions among other tools. The Related Articles" section features pieces such as "Mendel's Legacy," "Gastrulation: Shaping the Embryo," and "DNA and Computers-A Marriage Made in Heaven." The site is rounded out by a series of course overviews crafted specially for AP Biology instructors.
  • Biological Animations

    Use these silent animations to see the processes as they would happen in the cell. The general topic areas include Water/Buffers, Lipids, Enzymes, Cell Structures, Proteins, Carbohydrates, Membrane Transport, Metabolism, Molecular Genetics, and Cell Division. Each general topic area has more specific.

  • Biology resource Web links

    Alphabetical index of online web resources on Biology.
  • BioSystems

    The National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) provides integrated access to biological systems and their component genes, proteins, and small molecules. It's a remarkable resource for persons interested in the biological sciences and the Using Biosystems area is a great place to get started. The About area provides a nice introduction to the records contained within this database along with some great examples, such as "find the pathways in which a given gene or protein is involved" and "retrieve 3D structures for proteins involved in a biosystem." The BioSystem Tools area features primers on some very powerful statistical tools made available here, including FLink, which handles large quantities of input and output data. The site is rounded out by the Other Resources area, which includes links to other databases, such as PubChem and BioAssay.

  • Blood - Histology-World

    Discover that histology can be beautiful, interesting and fun. Here at Histology-World, you will find histology games, histology entertainment, and histology educational material. Explore this histology site... have some fun, and in the process, learn some histology.

  • Blood Groups, Blood Typing and Blood Transfusions

    Nobel Prize organization, presents an overview of the topic of blood, its groups, types and transfusion protocol.

  • Brought To life - Exploring The History of Medicine

    Welcome to the Science Museum's History of Medicine website, the ultimate resource for educators and students. With thousands of interesting and intriguing objects you're bound to find something to excite, entertain and educate.

  • Busy Teachers Web Site Biology K-12-Microrganisms

    MICROORGANISMS

    Cells Alive ('H') 
    This rich site contains explanatory text, animations and interactives of  various human and bacterial cells. 
    www.cellsalive.com


    Microbes in the News ('H') 
    This entertaining site summarizes current news stories from various publications (referenced if you wish to go to the original sources) relating to four groups of microbes: "heroic, dangerous, ancient, and strange." Also includes articles "hot off the press." 
    commtechlab.msu.edu/sites/dlc-me/news/news.html 

    The Microbe Zoo ('M' 'H') 
    This amusing site allows you to visit a virtual zoo of microbes. By clicking on various environments in the zoo, you can read up on the many ways microorganisms affect our daily lives. And, of course, the best thing about a microbe zoo is that it can be contained in a very small space. 
    commtechlab.msu.edu/sites/dlc-me/zoo/ 

    Plant Viruses ('H') 
    Electron micrographs of various plant viruses such as those that can be found in a potato, sugar beet, oats, tomato, etc. 
    www.iacr.bbsrc.ac.uk/ppi/links/pplinks/virusems/ 

    Stalking the Mysterious Microbe ('E' 'M' 'H') 
    Colorful site geared for kids of all ages. Includes a look at careers in microbiology (supplemented by interviews with people in the field), a gallery of microbe "heroes" who help make our lives better, differences between viruses and bacteria, and lots more. Created by the American Society for Microbiology. 
    www.microbe.org/ 



  • Cell Animation Virtual Collection

    This collection has been developed to introduce students to new concepts. By walking through the still images and movie included for each topic, viewers are in control of choosing the learning style that best fits their needs.

  • Cell Biology Online Videos

    The iBioSeminars are dedicated to bringing the world's best biology to you.

    They do deliver, and these lectures can be used in the classroom or for personal edification. On this site, visitors can find over a dozen lectures by professors from the University of Utah, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, MIT, and other schools. Lectures include Tissue Engineering, Fruits of the Genome Sequence, and Bacteriophages: Genes and Genomes. Each lecture has a series of extras that may include a speaker bio, related scientific articles, teaching tools, or the option to include subtitles.

    Visitors are encouraged to share the videos with others and as a whole, they present a wealth of information that is both scholarly and accessible to a wide range of people.
  • Cellular Neurobiology

    Offered as part of MIT's Open CourseWare initiative, this course serves as an introduction to the structure and function of the nervous system. The course was developed by Professors Troy Littleton and William Quinn with an emphasis on "the cellular properties of neurons and other excitable cells."

    The materials are divided into six areas, including Lecture Notes, Readings, Syllabus, Assignments, and Exams. The Lecture Notes include concise notes on topics that include the biochemistry of synaptic transmission and neurons as conductors. Additionally, interested parties can look over the assignments and exams from past versions of the course.

  • Gene You: Genetics and Inheritance

    How do gene patterns affect our lives? Geneticists learn new things everyday about such matters and young people (and others) can bask in this fascinating knowledge via the Baylor College of Medicine's Gene You project. Funding for the project comes from the Science Education Partnership Award program at the National Institutes of Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The content includes a wide variety of genetics and genomics based resources for educators, including complete undergraduate courses, video and slide presentations and related materials.

    In the Genetics/Genomics courses area, visitors can take four courses, including "Key Advances in Genetics" and "Seminal Experiments in Genetics."

    Moving along, the Related Video and Slide Presentations area features multimedia explorations of evolutionary theory, cloning and inherited traits. The site also includes Nature News Stories, which includes dozens of relevant news articles culled from Nature News.
  • GeneEd: Genetics, Education, Discovery

    The GeneEd website was created by the National Library of Medicine (NLM), the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) as a helpful resource for the teaching and learning of genetics. On the site, visitors can find labs and experiments, fact sheets, and teacher resources on topics including DNA forensics, genetic conditions, evolution, and biostatistics. First-time visitors will want to start their journey by looking over the Topics tab at the top of the page. There are 40 different thematic areas here consisting of articles, video clips, webcasts, and links to additional quality resources vetted by the GeneEd web team. The Labs & Experiments section includes virtual labs that explore the genetics of different organisms as well as links to resources provided by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. Young people may also wish to take a look at the Careers in Genetics section as it features interviews with scientists that will inspire and delight
  • Genes to Cognition Online

    The Dolan DNA Learning Center at Cold Spring Harbor, NY has created this fantastic website to explore neuroscience, and it is focused on cognitive disorders, cognitive processes, and research approaches. There are many activities on the site, and each is broken down into six categories of analysis, "Genes", "Biochemicals", "Cells", "Brain Anatomy", "Cognition", and "Environment".

  • Genetic Engineering

    The Discovery Education website serves as a repository of instructional materials for educators seeking to help their charges learn about everything from the solar system to genetically modified organisms. This particular lesson plan deals with the science and technology of genetic engineering and it is intended to be used by advanced high school and community college students. Users will appreciate the fact that the entire plan is well-organized and divided into 12 sections including Objectives, Discussion Questions, and Procedures.
  • Genetic Science Learning Center-Univ. Utah

    Helping people understand hoe Genetic affect their lives and society.
  • How Cells Work

    How does a cell's transportation system work? It's a fascinating question and one that has inspired the research of many scientists over the centuries. This week, three scientists based in the United States were awarded the Noble Prize in physiology or medicine for their work on that exact question. James E. Rotham, Randy W. Schekman, and Thomas C. Sudhof were honored for discovering a "fundamental process in cell physiology."

  • National Science Foundation: Tour of the Cell

    clickable illustration of the cell's primary components, including the nucleus, the cell membrane, and mitochondria.

  • Nervous System, Neurons, Nerves

    How does the nervous system work? It is a question that has engaged the minds of scientists, doctors, and others for centuries. The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) has created this tour of the nervous system for teachers and students. First-time visitors can start with the Explore a Nerve Cell area, which goes over the membrane, nucleus, axon, dendrites, and the synapse in exquisite detail with interactive graphics.

    Moving on, The Basics area provides summaries of the operation of the nervous system and a rather illustrative area named Ouch! The site is rounded out by the Nervous Systems Explorations section, which has some nice simulations covering Brainstorms and Simple Reflexes.
  • Purdue Agriculture: Botany and Plant Pathology Teaching Resources

    The outreach programs at Purdue University's Botany and Plant Pathology program are extensive and these teaching resources are uniformly well-developed and crafted. On this page, visitors can browse resources that include "The Story of Plant Pathology" (an illustrated story describing the origin, relevance, and science of plant pathology) and

    "Fungi: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly," which is a lesson plan dealing with the world of fungi. Also, the site includes a range of botanical slide sets that are available for use in the classroom and other settings. All told, there are three dozen slide sets covering orchids, roses, bromeliads, and a number of other plant species.
  • The Cell Visualization Project

    A guided animation of cell structure can be found on this website. The five main links include Anatomy of a Cell, Walkabout, A Cell With a View, The Heart of the Matter, and Inside the Nucleus. Students can both read about the organelle and view them in the introductory cell animation. The "walkabout" link shows a three dimensional, rotating human white blood cell. The animations will greatly help students visualize the 3D nature of cells.

  • The Learning Brain: Neuroscience

    The very well-maintained BioEd Online website from the Baylor College of Medicine was recently overhauled and now it's better than ever. This particular resource collection brings together videos, teacher guides, digital slides, video presentations, and related content. The topics covered include brain structure, neurons and the nervous system, human senses and movement, learning and memory, diseases of the nervous system, and the effects of drugs on the brain and body. The entire collection is part of the National Institute of Health's Blueprint for Neuroscience Education program and is funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse and other partners. Visitors should not miss the Individual Lessons area, which has excellent segments on What is a Neuron?, Hormones and Stress, and seven other topics
  • Understanding science 101: UC Berkeley

    To understand what science is, just look around you. What do you see? Perhaps, your hand on the mouse, a computer screen, papers, ballpoint pens, the family cat, the sun shining through the window …. Science is, in one sense, our knowledge of all that — all the stuff that is in the universe: from the tiniest subatomic particles in a single atom of the metal in your computer's circuits, to the nuclear reactions that formed the immense ball of gas that is our sun, to the complex chemical interactions and electrical fluctuations within your own body that allow you to read and understand these words. But just as importantly, science is also a reliable process by which we learn about all that stuff in the universe. However, science is different from many other ways of learning because of the way it is done. Science relies on testing ideas with evidence gathered from the natural world. This website will help you learn more about science as a process of learning about the natural world and access the parts of science that affect your life.