Animal Diversity Web
maintained by The University of Michigan's Museum of Zoology. A rich source of
Be sure to check out their
page of frog calls.
Animal Houses - a
series from Dragonfly magazine.
Check the magazine on a regular basis for new articles.
Animal Links from
the National Aquarium in Baltimore provides links to six separate areas.
Be sure to check out the Species section and the Venom Striking Beauties.
There is a lot of good information here.
American Museum of Natural History
Lessons for Prospective and Practicing Teachers from San Diego State
University. You must register before using the database. Remember to record
your user name and password. There are some good lessons here.
Biosciences - a rich
source of resources related to the biological sciences.
Botany online - The Internet Hypertextbook
Exploration - Explore the Brain and Spinal Cord. Many interesting links
for middle, high school students.
Brain Images of
normal and diseased brains can be found at the Whole Brain Atlas.
Cells Alive offers some
interesting microscopic views of cells and some great teaching on a wide range
of topics; from how HIV viruses travel to the anatomy of a splinter.
Biology - This site is not colorful or exciting, but there is a good deal
of clear, basic information on the topic.
Cell components - animated movie, at the conclusion you mac click on a
component to get further information
Changing World Lessons from USGS
Exploring Caves - K-3
Mud Fossils - K-3
Global Change - 4-6
Land and People: Finding a Balance - 7 - 12
Geololgic Age - 7 - 12
Cool Science for Curious Kids
- The Howard Hughes Medical Institute picked some of the best museum
activities and adapted them for the Web. The result is this simple site for
kids in kindergarten through second or third grade. Kids explore animals,
dust, butterflies, and more.
Eye Dissection is one of the most popular demonstrations at the
Exploratorium. Go to their
Activities index see other Exploratorium exhibits.
Disease Outbreak News - from
the World Health Organization
The Conservation Of Natural Resources - The content objectives and
classroom connectors on this page were written by Tennessee teachers of
science and are congruent with the content topics listed for Ecology and the
Conservation of Natural Resources (3255) in the Tennessee Science Curriculum
Ecology Game - how does
your life affect our planet's biodiversity.
The Electronic Zoo offers
links to Internet Resources for most animals.
Theory and History - including journey into the world of phylogenetic
Genetics - This web site is a subject catalog covering genetics in the
Learning Center - Classroom Activities Index several great interactives
The Great Plant Escape
- Detective LePlant needs your help to solve the mystery of plant life!
Designed for grades 4 and 5.
The Heart: an Online
Exploration - Explore the heart. Discover the complexities of its
development and structure. Follow the blood through the blood vessels. Wander
through the web-like body systems. Learn how to have a healthy heart and how
to monitor your heart's health. Look back at the history of heart science.
Transplant from NOVA - How to transplant a heart in nineteen easy steps.
Human Anatomy On-Line:
fun, interactive and educational views of the human body. You may also find
useful information at
Visible Human Project
Human eye - the organization
of the retina and visual system
Genome Project Information - Explore this site for information about the
U.S. and worldwide Human Genome Project.
In The Wild spotlights
some of the world's vanishing and extinct species.
Kimball's Biology Pages - the pages represent an online biology textbook
Why they change color
Living in Space - design a space station
Living Things - Exploring
individuals, families, neighborhoods and the circle of life.
Microbes.info offers information,
links, and news related to microbes - Check out this good starting point for
finding information concerning Microbiology.
Mitosis movie - animation with text explanation available
MIT Biology Hypertextbook
Reference Sources - lists of links to plans and animal sources on the web.
When you have time look through this list to find some jewels.
for Kids - The smell of a flower - The memory of a walk in the park - The
pain of stepping on a nail. These experiences are made possible by the 3
pounds of tissue in our heads...the BRAIN!! Explore their activities to learn
more about this part of you.
Nocturnal Eye - What appears as pitch black to a human may be dim light to
a nocturnal animal. The reason lies in the structure of the eye itself.
NOVA - an
index to previous NOVA exhibits on the subject Nature
On-Line Biology Book - Caution! This site was
last updated in 2001, however there are some excellent illustrations here.
Phylogeny of Life - The ancestor/descendant relationships which connect
all organisms that have ever lived.
Hawaii - A collection of 6000+ copyright-free high-resolution images for
900+ plant taxa.
Seeing, Hearing, and Smelling the
World is an excellent set of short in-depth discussions about how these
three senses function. The site is a report from the Howard Hughes Medical
the World's Animals. See the animals, download a sound file to hear them,
and read how their sounds are described in different languages around the
world. You might also look at the
Animal Sounds on the Net. The Guide presents a large list of links and
even a suggestion on how to search for animal sounds.
Autopsy on a preserved 500-year old Inca sacrifice
Virus Information can
be found at Bugs in the News.
The Visible Human Project -
Start with this page for a guided tour of the Visible Human project.
Wildflower research, education, art, links, and general information. This is
an excellent resource to support project based learning. You will find dozens
of links to wildflower sites which could be used in classrooms from
Kindergarten all the way up to the High School level.
The World of
Trees: A Canadian site, available in English or French, with everything
you want to know about trees. Using icons at the bottom of the screen you can
find a Teacher's Room listing objectives and suggested activities. You can
also find a Student's Corner which will help students organize their work in
one of four units.
at Home - Five monkeys, a gorilla and a chimp are featured here. Brief
information is given, and a sound file is available for most.
database is a site developed by Sea World and Busch Gardens. You can get
quick facts about many different animals or you can follow links to give more
compiled by edHelper.com
Arctic Animals from Enchanted Learning
Antelopes to Zebras
- Fact sheets about the animals found at the Washington Park Zoo in Portland,
Bats - Take a
Quiz or follow links to find out more about these
mammals. This site is posted by the Lawrence Hall of Science, University of
Follow a modified WebQuest to find information about bats on the Internet.
Bear - The mission of the North
American Bear Center is to enhance the understanding of the general public of
the habits, needs and environment of bears in North America.
Bird Links posted by the
National Audubon Society
Birds - The Life of Birds
Birds: Online Bird Guide from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. A dynamic
online guide for bird species identifications and in-depth information,
including sounds, video, and distribution maps.
Bird Sounds - free backyard bird sounds to download and use
Butterflies - from Enchanted Learning
Butterflies of Japan
Butterflies of North America - This site, from the U. S. Geological
Society, covers the U. S. and Mexico, They have plans to include Canada in
Butterfly Garden - A butterfly garden, large or small, can attract
butterflies to your back yard. Here are some tips for creating your own
The Butterly WebSite - Learn
more about the fascinating world of butterflies.
butterflies come from? - this site features a neat activity for children
Cats: Plans for
Perfection - A National Geographic location
Critter Guide -
search for fun facts about animals (from PBS)
- Information on 100 breeds, ranging from the world's smallest breed (the
Chihuahua) to the tallest (the Irish Wolfhound).
Fish: The Australian Museum
Fish site - Movies, fact sheets, links and a huge database of fish.
Fish Features - An interactive unit for second and third grade sheltered
Alien Caribbean Frogs in Hawaii - this site also has
frog calls online (several recordings of E. coqui calls)
Animal Diversity Web
page of frog calls.
Calls of the Frogs and Toads of Texas
The Amazing, Adaptable Frog from the Exploratorium
Frogs: A Chorus of
Colors - from the American Museum of Natural History
Frogs and Toads in
Color and Sound
Kids - Here's lots of stuff about frogs! You can see pictures of frogs,
find out what kinds of frogs live in Minnesota, hear what their calls sound
like, print out pages to color and learn lots about frogs!
Frog and Toad Calls
Gremlins: Faces in the
Forest - Go to the forests of the Amazon to see marmosets and tamarins,
the world's smallest monkeys.
Grizzlies of Siberia:
Walking with Giants - A PBS site
Animal Sounds on the Net - The Guide presents a large list of links and
even a suggestion on how to search for animal sounds.
Horse - The Legacy of
the Horse: A Chronological History of Humans and Their Relationship With the
Insectclopedia - An
encyclopedia of insects.
Night Creatures of the
Kalahari - Nova online
of Hawaii - Links to images of organisms of Hawaii on the internet
Punxsutawney Phil - Exactly how
did a groundhog start predicting the weather?
Racoons on the World Wide
Dwellers from the Secrets of the Ocean Realm (from PBS) - your chance to
get up close and personal with some of the most fearsome and fascinating
creatures that roam the ocean's depths.
Specialized sites with focus on
one type of animal - from armadillo to wolves (scroll down, you
did arrive at the right page)
Tiger Information Center -
Virtual Frog Dissection Kit -
You can interactively dissect a (digitized) frog named Fluffy, make movies,
and play the Virtual Frog Builder Game.
Sheets posted by Texas Parks and Wildlife
Amazon Interactive allows
you to explore the geography of the Ecuadorian Amazon through online games and
activities. Learn about the rain forest and the Quichua people who call it
home. Discover the ways in which the Quichua live off the land. Then try your
hand at running a community-based ecotourism project along the Río Napo.
Amazon Life - learning ecology through Amazon Rain forest
Amazonia at the National Zoological Park a tropical rain forest unit
designed for 3rd grade.
BRAIN: Brisbane Rain
forest Action & Information Network was established in 1995 as a bush care
group sponsored by the Brisbane City Council in Queensland, Australia. The
focus of the group is active rain forest regeneration and rehabilitation at a
number of sites around Brisbane.
Reader's Digest presents Manu:
Peru's Hidden Rain forest. After you take the tour be sure to take the
quiz to see how much
you know about the rain forest.
Crumbling Cathedral: The Tropical Rain forest
- A slide show designed as an introduction to tropical rain forests and some
of their most interesting inhabitants, including people, plants and wild
animals. It was designed for all ages, so some of the language is simple so
that younger "travelers" can understand.
Rain forest Action Network includes some
very helpful links such as Kids' Corner, What you can do, and Rain forest
Rainforest Biome: Almost anything you want to know about plants in
Rain forests: Diversity and
forest Resources posted by the Rain forest Alliance.
Rates of Rain
forest Destruction - A Rain forest Action Network factsheet that is only
text. However, there is quite a bit of information here.