David W. Kramer
kramer.8 at OSU.EDU
Thu Mar 19 08:40:41 EST 1998
>Can someone help me teaching plants to kids from 10 to 12?
>New ideas and ....
Here are some web sites. Some of the addresses may have changed... the
list is one year old!
This site, sponsored by the genetic engineering firm, Genentech, is
one of the best resources on Internet for biology teachers.
Association for Biology Laboratory Education (ABLE)
This association sponsors annual conferences where biology laboratory
coordinators from colleges and universities exchange ideas.
BioEd: Biological Sciences Education Resources
This site isn't fancy but WINS THE PRIZE for the largest collection
of useful links for biology teachers. Subset of an even larger page of
links for all of science and mathematics education at
Cockpit Physics Home Page
An innovative physics course developed at the U S Air Force Academy
by their award-winning physicist, Dr. Evelyn Patterson. Good example of an
interactive website for a course.
Educational Resources Page
Useful resources for educators maintained by "Mervotek" in Ontario,
Canada. What is "Mervotek"?!
A subscription site with lots of science activities for teachers,
students, and parents.
Exploratorium Home Page
Visit exhibits of one of the greatest science museums in the world...
at San Francisco.
=46rank Potter's Science Gems
This University of California Irvine professor has compiled a list of
2,000 Internet resources covering all math, science, and engineering.
=46un Science Gallery
A collection of scientific instruments and experiences. The goal is
to make science a fun activity rather than a boring one and to provide
teaching resources for teachers.
Green Machine Science Education Centre
A very rich site for science teachers and students maintained by a
CSIRO (Commonwealth Science and Industrial Research Organisation) science
center in Canberra, Australia. Many links to interesting exhibits, science
activities, and other resources.
The State of Indiana Department of Education maintains this page
which is loaded with information and resources for Indiana teachers,
students, and parents. Could serve as an excellent model for such sites.
The University of Michigan's Museum of Zoology, Insect Division,
gives you everything you ever wanted to know (and more) about your favorite
pollinators and pests! Links to other divisions of the Museum.
Institute for Science and Technology
The Institute for Science and Technology is an Indiana program for
teachers. Through summer institutes, teachers take two years to get fully
trained to integrate technology into the curriculum. Links to curriculum
A beautiful website from the Department of Botany of the University
of the Western Cape, South Africa. Many resources for plant biology
Have you ever gone digging for fish?!! You might have to if you want
to study the Lepidogalaxiidae! Not the most important group of fish but my
colleague, Dr. Tim Berra would be unhappy if I didn't include this link
that he authored for the "Tree of Life" site!
The MAD Scientist Network
Gives answers to science questions. Maintained by Washington
University School of Medicine with cooperation from scientists around the
Mendel's original publications, in both English and German, of his
pioneering work on pea genetics . Photos of Mendel and analyses of his
The MIT Biology Hypertextbook Home Page
A complete biology "textbook" in web format.
The Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago
Links to exhibits, education, collections; even plan your visit to
this famous museum!
The National Center for Science Education HomePage
The National Center for Science Education, Inc. is "a nonprofit,
tax-exempt membership organization working to defend the teaching of
evolution against sectarian religious attack."
NGS - National Geographic Online
Includes a section for students, a library, and information on new
New Jersey NIE KnowledgeNet
Homepage for New Jersey Networking Infrastructure in Education (NIE).
Links to schools on the internet and other science teaching resources.
NIH Image Home Page
Source of "NIH Image," software that can be used to analyze computer
images, e.g., to determine the area of a petiole and its vascular bundle.
NSTA Home Page
Learn about one of the largest science teacher organizations in the
Office of Learning Resources Home Page
Links to dozens of learning resources posted by the Department of
Education of the State of Indiana.
RasMol Home Page
Structure of molecules, especially biologically important molecules.
THE SCHOOL PAGE
An almost-too-large collection of links for teachers of astronomy,
biology, chemistry, ecology, geography, health and PE, physics, just for
kids, sports, professional development, language arts, social studies,
fossils, dinosaurs, earth science, fine and performing arts, geology,
weather, health and PE, and many more.
Webpage for the award-winning science program on National Public Radio=
The Science Guide
The Internet News and Information Service for scientists, engineers,
physicians, and others. Science news as it happens (and archived) and links
to online science journals.
Science Jokes Archive
Humor to spice up your classroom performance (or make you look like a
U.S. Department of Education
Find out what the Federal government is doing to and for education!
At least you can find grant information here.
An innovative physics course developed by Dr. Gregor Novak at Indiana
University/Purdue University at Indianapolis.
Dr. David W. Kramer
Department of Plant Biology
Ohio State University at Mansfield
1680 University Drive
Mansfield, OH 44906-1547
(419) 755-4344 FAX: (419) 755-4367
e-mail: kramer.8 at osu.edu
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