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by Mary Ann Kelley

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Looking for a curriculum that makes learning fun? You'll find it in Time4Learning's PreK-12 grade online homeschool curriculum.

Animal Learn.org  (Y,M,O,T)
Animals, Ethics, and Education

The Science Bank  (Y,M,O,T)
Alternative to animal use in education

OpenStax Biology Textbook  (O)
College level textbook with free web, ePub, or PDF versions and low-priced print version

Concepts of Biology  (O)
College-level biology text for non-majors with free web, ePub, and PDF versions and a low-priced print version

Cells are the Starting Point  (M)
From Biology4kids.com. Short tutorial on cells which includes an online quiz.

Biology for Kids  (Y,M)
From kidsbiology.com. Play Biology games and read about Biology.

Human Biology  (Y,M)
From kidsbiology.com Learn more about the human body.

Biology Basics  (Y,M)
From kidsbiology.com

Bone Biology for Kids  (M,T)
This is an educational site for middle school students. It is intended to contain information about bones, the skeleton, bone health and other aspects of bone biology. The material will be a resource that can be used by health, biology and science teachers.

How Do I Become A Professional Biologist?  (Y,M,O,T)
From the Flordia Museum of Natural History

Cycle of Life 2: Food Webs  (Y)
This lesson gives students the opportunity to learn about food chains. Cycle of Life 2: Food Webs extends this thinking by focusing on how some insects depend on dead plant matter for food and incorporates ideas previously learned about food chains and food webs. Grades 3-5

Cycle of Life 1: Food Chain  (Y)
Cycle of Life 1: Food Chains focuses on the food chain by helping students understand that almost all kinds of animals' food can be traced back to plants and that the sun is the ultimate source of energy needed for all organisms to stay alive and grow. Grades 3-5

A Mendel Seminar  (O)
Learn about Gregor Mendel's discovery of a process of biological evolution: how recessive and dominant traits are passed from one generation of living organisms to the next. Grades 9-12

Coping with Changes  (M)
From Science NetLinks.com. A project of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Students learn how nervous systems cope with changes in environment. Grades 6-8

Germs and the Body  (Y)
This lesson explores germs, where they exist, and how they can affect the body. It also deals with a possible misconception that students of all ages may have--that factors important to health are beyond their personal control. In learning about bacteria and germs, students will also learn about preventative measures they can take to stay healthy. Grades 3-5

Pond 1: Pond Life  (Y)
Students investigate familiar and unfamiliar ecosystems using Internet resources, explore how various organisms satisfy their needs within their environments, and study the kinds of relationships that exist between organisms within an environment. Grades 3-5

Pond 2: Life in a Drop of Pond Water  (Y)
Students investigate the living creatures in a drop of pond water under magnification. Grades 3-5

How a Blue Crab Changes as It Grows  (Y)
Grades 3-5

Classification 1: Classification Scheme  (Y)
Classification 1: Classification Scheme is intended to supplement students' direct investigations by using the Internet to expose students to a variety of living organisms, as well as encourage them to start developing classification schemes of their own. Grades 3-5

Classification 2: A Touch of Class  (Y)
Classification 2: A Touch of Class extends this thinking by exposure to the idea that a variety of plants and animals (organisms) can be classified into one or more groups based on the various characteristics of a specific group. Grades 3-5

Cells 1: Make a Model Cell  (Y)
Students will compare a plant and animal cell and then make a model of a cell. Grades 6-8

Cells 2: The Cell as a System  (M)
Cells 2: The Cell as a System encourages students to view the cell as a system. Grades 6-8

Cracking the Genetic Code  (O)
Students understand what the knowledge of DNA can tell us about ourselves and other organisms and species. Students will also learn about the systematic study of the human genome. Grade 9-12

Gene Puzzles  (M)
Students will examine a fictional pedigree and determine which gene is responsible for a given trait. The genetic information for individuals is depicted as a jigsaw puzzle. Terms that students will encounter include gene; chromosome; DNA; pedigree; genotype; phenotype; dominant; and recessive.. Grades 6-8

Biology Quiz Activities & Games  (Y,M,O,T)
FREE Online Interactive Biology Games & Quiz Activities : Homework Help on Human Biology, Biology Terms, Biology Cells & Anatomy.

Curriculum Center - Viruses  (M,O,T)
Activities, puzzles and project ideas to boost the study of Viruses.

Curriculum Center - Genetics  (M,O,T)
From the Curriculum Center at Discovery Education.com. The site offers: Hands-On Activities, Project Ideas, Word Plays, a Glossary, and Quizzes.

Curriculum Center - Bacteria  (M,O,T)
Activities, puzzles and project ideas to boost the study of Bacteria.

The Gene Scene  (Y,M,O,T)
From Ology - American Museum of Natural History.

American Anti-Vivisection Society  (Y,M,O,T)
This website provides students with an alternatives to dissecting animals. Many organizations now offer free loan programs through which teachers and students can borrow non-animal alternatives at no charge.

Biology in Motion  (Y,M)
Dr. Saul is a biology teacher who also happens to be a web game developer. You can enjoy the fruits of Dr. Saul's labor by visiting Biology in Motion, a science website with a variety of Flash and Shockwave games that bring biology to life. The site contains a few cartoon mini-lectures and several games teaching anatomy subjects like digestion, cell division, energy, and more. This site contains evolution material.

Biology 4 Kids  (Y,M,O,T)
This site offers and introduction to the science of biology. It's not just biology for kids, it's for everyone.

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