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Cool Antarctica Grades 4 to 12

This Antarctica site includes lots of images, one of the more complete histories of the continent that we’ve found, and a section on the continent’s surprisingly abundant flora and fauna. While some images will be useful for elementary students, other sections will be better suited for secondary grades. The travel information doesn’t really get in the way of the educational content.
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3d-I Grades 6 to 12

It’s an odd name for a neat little site designed to introduce students to concepts and principles of design. The site’s slickest feature is a set of on-line “you design it” modules that let users try their hand at designing clothing, a watch, or other objects.
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Teachers will want to preview this one so they can point students to the most useful areas.


 
A Constructivist Version of the Snail & Elodea Lab Grades 9 to 12 Genentech, Inc.

This is a lesson from Genentech’s Access Excellence collection, which contains several hundred detailed lesson plans for high school level biology topics. Each lesson includes objectives, instructions, methodology, and outcomes.
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A Human Population Study Grades 9 to 12 Genentech, Inc.

This is a lesson from Genentech’s Access Excellence collection, which contains several hundred detailed lesson plans for high school level biology topics. Each lesson includes objectives, instructions, methodology, and outcomes.
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A Limnology Study of Drainage Ditches Grades 9 to 12 Genentech, Inc.

This is a lesson from Genentech’s Access Excellence collection, which contains several hundred detailed lesson plans for high school level biology topics. Each lesson includes objectives, instructions, methodology, and outcomes.
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A Living Watershed Grades 9 to 12 Genentech, Inc.

This is a lesson from Genentech’s Access Excellence collection, which contains several hundred detailed lesson plans for high school level biology topics. Each lesson includes objectives, instructions, methodology, and outcomes.
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A Primer on Molecular Genetics Grades 9 to 12

A Primer on Molecular Genetics was created by the Department of Energy to provide an introduction to molecular genetics for teachers and students. This document is also available as an Adobe Acrobat file which can be printed and used in class.
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A Stream Ecosystem in the Classroom Grades 9 to 12 Genentech, Inc.

This is a lesson from Genentech’s Access Excellence collection, which contains several hundred detailed lesson plans for high school level biology topics. Each lesson includes objectives, instructions, methodology, and outcomes.
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A View from the Back of the Envelope Grades 6 to 12

Have you ever struggled to give a student an example that demonstrates how big big can be, or how small small things are? Here’s an eclectic collection of demonstrations and jottings that let students compare both the vast and the minute.
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Use the content directly, or as an inspiration for your own comparisons.


 
A Walk Through the Gut Grades 9 to 12 Genentech, Inc.

This is a lesson from Genentech’s Access Excellence collection, which contains several hundred detailed lesson plans for high school level biology topics. Each lesson includes objectives, instructions, methodology, and outcomes.
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ABCteach: African Savannah Grades 4 to 12


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Acid Rain Research Grades 9 to 12 Genentech, Inc.

This is a lesson from Genentech’s Access Excellence collection, which contains several hundred detailed lesson plans for high school level biology topics. Each lesson includes objectives, instructions, methodology, and outcomes.
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Activities from “Genetics: Decoding Life” Grades 6 to 12 Chicago Museum of Science

Here’s a collection of surprisingly usable activities to introduce middle and high school students to genetics, DNA, and related subject areas. Some of these produce interesting results from procedures that require very little skill or equipment. The remainder of the site offers background information, movie clips about DNA and genetics, and additional resource suggestions. Great site for middle or high school biology or science classes covering these topics.
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Adobe Acrobat file Grades 1 to 12

This is the Adobe Acrobat files for a Primer on Molecular Genetics
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Advanced Mechanics Grades 10 to 12

One of a set of experiential lessons developed by the Concord Coalition for high school students.
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Aerobic and Anaerobic Microbe Analysis in a Subarctic Setting Grades 9 to 12 Genentech, Inc.

This is a lesson from Genentech’s Access Excellence collection, which contains several hundred detailed lesson plans for high school level biology topics. Each lesson includes objectives, instructions, methodology, and outcomes.
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African American Inventors Grades 4 to 12

This section from a larger inventors’ site offers biographies and profiles of more than a dozen African Americans who made important contributions to science, engineering, space travel, and other areas. Teachers will find this one useful in showing the variety of accomplishments of African Americans, even in eras in which their rights were severely limited.
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African Americans in the Sciences Grades 6 to 12 Louisiana State University Libraries

An excellent informative and colorful site. Includes profiles, charts, index, bibliography, and information on LSU for African Americans. A great guide and resource for African American students interested in the field of science and for all students who want to know more about the history of African Americans in science.
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Agarose Gel DNA Quantitation Grades 9 to 12 Genentech, Inc.

This is a lesson from Genentech’s Access Excellence collection, which contains several hundred detailed lesson plans for high school level biology topics. Each lesson includes objectives, instructions, methodology, and outcomes.
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Airline History Grades 4 to 12

Here’s an interesting, though oddly-constructed, history of commercial aviation in Britain and the U.S. The narrative is detailed and the photos are instructive, though users will find the site easier to use if they scan it first to see where everything lives. While some sections appear incomplete, interested upper elementary and middle school students will find this story just the ticket.
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