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Biology Classroom Resources

This collection of lessons and web resources is aimed at classroom teachers, their students, and students' families.

Birdsleuth (K-12)
Resource: Educators (grades K-12), Children (grades K-12) and Parents
http://www.birdsleuth.org/
BirdSleuth is the K-12 education program of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Its mission is to create innovative K-12 resources that build science skills while inspiring young people to connect to local habitats, explore biodiversity and engage in citizen-science projects. Its inquiry-based approach to science curriculum engages kids in scientific study and real data collection through the Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s exciting citizen-science projects. BirdSleuth offers a variety of resources for all types of educators no matter the setting.

Turtle Trax
Resource: General Public and Student Research Information
http://www.turtles.org
This site highlights the wonder and beauty of the marine turtle, specifically, the Hawaiian green sea turtle. Content provides the user with information on the plight and decreasing population of the sea turtle as well as opportunities to help their survival.

Neuroscience for Kids
Resource: Educators, (grades K-8), Students (grades K-8) and Parents
http://faculty.washington.edu/chudler/neurok.html
The "Neuroscience for Kids" website, maintained by Eric H. Chudler, Ph.D., is for students and teachers who would like to learn more about the nervous system. The site offers content for teachers and students and includes experiments, activities and games as well as links to other websites for learners to explore.

BioInteractive
Resource: Educators (grades 9-12), Children and Parents
https://www.hhmi.org/biointeractive
This website, provided by Howard Hughes Medical Institute, offers hundreds of free science education resources. You can find award-winning multimedia resources, including apps, animations, videos, interactives, and virtual labs, to bring the excitement of scientific discovery into your classroom. The rich video resources range from a series of short films on evolution, hosted by an award-winning author-scientist, to lectures on the brain given by a Nobel-prize winner -- all supplemented by teacher guides and classroom activities.

ActionBioscience.org
Resource: Educators (high school-college level), Students, Science Professionals and the General Public
http://www.actionbioscience.org
This website, an educational resource of the American Institute of Biological Sciences, was created to promote bioscience literacy. The site provides articles by scientists, science educators and science students on topics such as biodiversity, environment, genomics, biotechnology and more. It also includes original lessons and resources to enhance bioscience teaching.

Slug Site
Resource: General Public and Student research information
http://www.slugsite.tierranet.com
The Slug Site website supports scientific and medical research relating to seaslugs (Mollusca, Opisthobranchia, Nudibranchia) and their allies. The site provides professional and general information resources and photos from around the world. The photos and videos are beautiful! Although the site targets an audience of high school and above, the visuals could capture the imagination of the younger audience as well.

Cells Alive
Resource: Educator (high school and above), Student Research Information and General Public
http://www.cellsalive.com
Cells alive!, created by James A. Sullivan, represents 30 years of capturing film and computer-enhanced images of living cells and organisms for education and medical research. Cells Alive provides great annimations and videos, many available for downloading for classroom use. The majority of the site is free of cost.

Marine Biology Web
Resource: General Public and Student Research Information
http://life.bio.sunysb.edu/marinebio/mbweb.html
Maintained by marine biologist Jeff Levinton, the website is an educational resource for marine biology students at pre-college level and above. It offers numerous inks to marine biology websites.

Strange Science
Resource: General Public
https://www.strangescience.net/index.htm
Strange Science is a website that describes the history of paleontology and biology by emphasizing the people who contributed to these fields and some of their erroneous theories. The site describes itself as "not a comprehensive history of paleontology or biology, nor is it the result of systematic research....It's just an eclectic collection of old illustrations and information."