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Council of State Science Supervisors
CSSS is a professional organization composed of science education specialists from across the United States. This informational site can help keep you current about educational topics from assessment, reforms, and grants to best practices in teaching, safety and more
DNA Interactive
An interactive website for teachers about DNA.
DonorsChoose.org
This not-for-profit web site, allows teachers to submit project proposals for materials or experiences their students need to learn. Concerned individuals help by choosing to fund these projects.
Encyclopedia of Life
The Encyclopedia of Life is a comprehensive, collaborative, and ever-growing ecosystem of websites that makes all key information about all life on Earth accessible to anyone, anywhere in the world. This site is an unprecedented global effort to create the most complete biodiversity database on the web.
Genetic Science Learning Center (GSLC)
From the basics of DNA to the latest stem cell research, biology teachers will appreciate this award-winning, animated, and interactive web site. GSLC is an educational outreach of the University of Utah Health Science Center. Comprehensive information is presented in an accurate and unbiased style designed to promote discussion and learning.
Insect Collecting
View these short, informative video clips to learn how to collect, preserve, and display insects. These 11 tightly scripted videos, produced by students from the University of California, Davis, can be viewed in less than 10 minutes.
micro*scope!
The website contains an image database of eukaryotic and prokaryotic microbes and currently offers over 6,500 downloadable, high-resolution images and over 3,000 descriptions. The images may be located using a variety of user-friendly navigational indexes, including an alphabetical list of microbe names, collection sites, adaptive groups, and classification schemes.
National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)
This site does an outstanding job of disseminating genome information to the public and health and education professionals. Teachers will find genetic education modules, grade-specific DNA activities, webcasts, podcasts, chatroom transcripts and more. This is a great site to help you prepare for DNA Day.
OMIA - Online Mendelian Inheritance in Animals
This site is a database of genes, inherited disorders and traits in more than 135 animal species. The database contains textual information and references, as well as links to records at the National Center for Biotechnology Information.
OMIM Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man
This site is a catalog of human genes and genetic disorders developed for the Web by the National Center for Biotechnology Information. The database contains textual information, pictures, links and reference information.
Online Biology Book
This site provides freshman-level instructors with modified lecture outlines and illustrations.
PBS LearningMedia
PBS LearningMedia™ is the go-to destination for instant access to tens of thousands of classroom-ready, digital resources including videos, games, audio clips, photos, lesson plans, and more! You can search, save, and share with ease. Best of all, PBS LearningMedia is free for educators.
POGIL
POGIL uses guided inquiry – a learning cycle of exploration, concept invention and application is the basis for many of the carefully designed materials that students use to guide them to construct new knowledge. POGIL is a student-centered strategy; students work in small groups with individual roles to ensure that all students are fully engaged in the learning process.

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