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Science360 for iPad provides easy access to engaging science and engineering images and video from around the globe and a news feed featuring breaking news from NSF-funded institutions. Content is either...  (National Science Foundation)
Genetic Science Learning Center features animations and activities for learning about DNA, cells, and other topics in genetics and bioscience. Build a DNA molecule. Transcribe and translate a gene. See why a...  (University of Utah, supported by National Institutes of Health)
Genetic Basics looks at how genes work, exceptions to Mendel's rules, how DNA gets replicated, genes and disease, current research and recent discoveries, and how applications of genetic research...  (National Institute of General Medical Sciences, supported by National Institutes of Health)
Secrets of Plant Genomes Revealed! tells the story of corn, cotton, and potatoes and introduces us to genome sequencing scientists. Watch videos about mutations, genetically engineered food, the importance of...  (National Science Foundation)
Life Sciences at Science360 features 120+ videos on bats, bed bugs, bird wings, butterflies, brain mapping, evolution, football science, genetics, gorillas, jellyfish, mitochondria, orangutans, red-eyed tree...  (National Science Foundation)
To Know Ourselves tells about the Human Genome Project and provides general information about and links to the coordinated effort to determine the complete sequence of the DNA in the human genome. It...  (Human Genome Project, supported by Department of Energy)
Science Education includes booklets on cells, genes, health, chemistry, and medicines. The booklets explore advances in the development and delivery of drugs, links between genes and diseases, how...  (National Institute of General Medical Sciences, supported by National Institutes of Health)
Human Genetic Variation offers activities exploring how genes and the environment influence human diversity, what role DNA sequences play in genetic differences, and more. Students are invited to assume the...  (National Human Genome Research Institute, supported by National Institutes of Health)
NIH Curriculum Supplement Series offers web-based instructional modules based on cutting-edge scientific discoveries. Topics include cell biology and cancer, infectious diseases, human genetic variation, sleep...  (National Institutes of Health)
Human Genome Project Education Resources provides curriculum modules, a newsletter, a molecular genetics primer, tutorials on biomolecules and biological processes, an overview of research on mutant genes and hereditary...  (Department of Energy)
Tree of Life offers photos, descriptions, and other information documenting the diversity of the world's organisms. Learn about animals, arthropoda, eukaryotes, flowering plants, fungi, and...  (Tree of Life Project, supported by National Science Foundation)
National Science Digital Library provides access to resources in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education and research. From video clips teaching cell division to simulations demonstrating plate...  (National Science Foundation)
Putting DNA to Work looks at where DNA is found, similarities in the DNA of humans and other species, and how traits are inherited from one generation to the next. Learn how DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid)...  (National Academy of Sciences)
BEN: BiosciEdNet provides access to more than 4,000 reviewed resources covering 76 biological science topics: agriculture, anatomy, bacteriology, biochemistry, biodiversity, biotechnology, botany...  (American Association for the Advancement of Science, supported by National Science Foundation)
Action Bioscience offers scientific articles and lessons. Topics include the value of a garden, plant genebanks, bacteria (friend or foe?), biodiversity, real-life aliens (introduced species), apes...  (American Institute of Biological Sciences, supported by National Science Foundation)
New Genetics explains the process by which all living things pass genes to their offspring. Discover how genes serve as "instruction books" for making molecules (such as RNA and proteins) that...  (National Institutes of Health)
Microscope Imaging Station shows what blood is, what happens when the immune system goes awry, what are stem cells are, and more. See videos exploring cell structure and function, cell development and motility...  (Exploratorium, supported by Multiple Agencies)
Silencing Genomes introduces us to RNAi, a mechanism by which biologists "down-regulate" gene expression and observe the physiological consequences. A series of experiments demonstrate the power of...  (Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, supported by National Science Foundation)
Search for Ancestors looks at the history of the double helix, the science behind DNA test kits for people who want to learn more about their ancestry, an interactive map of human migration over 200,000...  (Online NewsHour, supported by National Science Foundation)
DNA Microarray is a "virtual lab" of a DNA microarray experiment. Compare samples of healthy tissue and cancerous tissue as a scientist would. Learn the basics about DNA and gene expression...  (Genetic Science Learning Center, supported by National Institutes of Health)
Bioed Online features lessons on the water cycle and global warming, the X chromosome, sleep and daily rhythms, muscles and bones, and food and fitness. Experts offer presentations (streaming...  (Baylor College of Medicine, supported by Multiple Agencies)
Computing Life looks at ways physicists, biologists, and even artists are harnessing the power of computers to advance our understanding of biology and human health. Learn how computers are used to...  (National Institutes of Health)
Evolution and Diversity provides video clips and interactive resources for learning about classification, evidence for evolution, history of evolution, natural selection, and processes of evolution. Find...  (Teachers' Domain, supported by Multiple Agencies)
Genetics and Heredity provides video clips and interactive resources for learning about birth and growth, genetic inheritance, human genetics, inherited characteristics, Mendelian genetics, and molecular...  (Teachers' Domain, supported by Multiple Agencies)
Videos from Secrets of Plant Genomes Revealed! is a lively, upbeat video exploration of how plants got to be the way they are and how we can make better use of them in the future. Learn how plant genome research is revolutionizing...  (National Science Foundation)
Genetics: Tour the Basics uses animations to answer six questions: What is DNA? What are genes? What are chromosomes? What is a protein? What is heredity? What is a trait...  (University of Utah, supported by National Institutes of Health)
Microscope Imaging Station Gallery shows what blood is, what happens when the immune system goes awry, what are stem cells are, and more. See videos exploring cell structure and function, cell development and motility...  (Exploratorium, supported by Multiple Agencies)
Talking Glossary of Genetics focuses on 256 terms related to genetics. Listen to scientists define and describe each term. See illustrations and 3-D animations of cells, chromosomes, genes, mitosis, protein, and...  (National Institutes of Health)
Science Education Partnership Lessons is a database of selected hands-on science lessons developed by the partnership. Browse by grade and subject -- biology, chemistry, physical science, earth science, science skills...  (University of California, San Francisco supported by the National Institutes of Health, supported by National Institutes of Health)
K-12 Science and Health Education provides dozens of resources for teaching and learning about topics in biology, environmental health science and chemistry, forensics and medical technology, genetics, health, and...  (National Library of Medicine)
Case Method of Teaching Science features case studies for use in teaching anatomy, chemistry, environment, evolution, medicine and health, microbiology, molecular biology and genetics, physics and engineering, plant...  (State University of New York, supported by National Science Foundation) Five Lessons features activities and software for exploring key math and science concepts. A grapher without numeric values introduces calculus concepts in early grades. Students create...  (Multiple Agencies)
Curiosity Creates Cures: The Value and Impact of Basic Research introduces the work of basic biomedical scientists -- scientists who seek answers to key biological questions like how cells talk to each other, how biological machines fold into their...  (National Institute of General Medical Sciences, supported by National Institutes of Health)
Biotechnology Education Program offers lessons and learning activities on acids and bases, diffraction, DNA fingerprinting and criminal evidence, electrophoresis (a tool molecular geneticists use to separate DNA...  (Department of Energy)
Genomics Primer gives an overview of the science of genetics and the Human Genome Project. Learn about genomes, DNA, genes, chromosomes, and more. Find audio and video files about genetics and the...  (Human Genome Project, supported by Department of Energy)
Life Sciences offers activities, animations, and lessons on cells, diversity of life, ecology, evolution, heredity and genetics, and the human body. Topics include cell division, embryos, energy...  (Exploratorium, supported by National Science Foundation)
Modeling for Understanding in Science Education (MUSE) offers instructional units in earth-moon-sun dynamics and natural selection. These units were produced though a collaborative project involving university researchers, high school...  (University of Wisconsin-Madison, supported by Department of Education)
Evolution and the Nature of Science Institutes is a collection of classroom lessons to help biology teachers more effectively teach basic concepts. They were developed and tested during nine years of summer institutes by biology...  (Indiana University, supported by National Science Foundation)
Genomics and Its Impact on Science and Society examines the human genome project—what's been learned so far, anticipated benefits, and societal concerns. This site also provides information about genomics (the study of genes) and...  (Department of Energy)
National Biological Information Infrastructure is a multi-agency effort to increase access to data on biological resources in the U.S. Topics include plants, habitats, and ecolological issues. Learn about amphibians, coral reefs...  (National Biological Information Infrastructure, supported by U.S. Geological Survey)
Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure Movie provides photos and video clips from this movie about creatures that roamed the seas 82 million years ago. Discover sea monsters of the past and present using the interactive time...  (National Geographic, supported by National Science Foundation)
Voyages Through Time is a year-long integrated science curriculum for 9th or 10th grade based on the theme of evolution. It is presented in six modules: cosmic evolution, planetary evolution, origin of...  (SETI, supported by National Science Foundation)
Teachers' Domain is a digital multimedia library for teaching and studying life sciences—ecology, evolution, genetics, structure and function, behavior and regulation, general life science, and the...  (WGBH, supported by Multiple Agencies)

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