Links to Related Websites: Bioscience Education
Links to taxon-specific sites on the World Wide Web can be found throughout
the Tree of Life.
Bioscience Education Portals and Collections
- The Gateway to Educational Materials.
Access to high quality lesson plans, curriculum units and other education
resources on the Internet. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education.
- SMETE Digital Library. A gateway
to a comprehensive collection of science, math, engineering and technology
(SMET) education content and services to learners, educators, and
- National Science Digital Library. A
digital library of exemplary resource collections and services, organized
in support of science education at all levels.
- Educational Resources Information
Center (ERIC). A national information system designed to provide
ready access to an extensive body of education-related literature.
- FREE -- Federal Resources for Educational
Excellence. A portal to hundreds of Federally supported teaching
and learning resources.
- Biodiversity Education Network
(BEN). A coalition of organizations dedicated to enhancing local,
regional, and national efforts to educate people of all ages about
- EE-Link: Environmental Education Resources
on the Internet. A project of the North American Association for
- National Institutes of
Health (NIH) Office of Science Education.
- Digital Library for Earth System Education
(DLESE). A community-based effort involving teachers, students,
and scientists working together to create a library of educational
resources and services to support Earth system science education,
at all levels, in both formal and informal settings.
- Internet Public Library. A public
service organization and a learning/teaching environment at the University
of Michigan School of Information.
Focus on Elementary and Secondary Education
Focus on Postsecondary Education
- MERLOT: Links to online learning
materials. A free and open resource designed primarily for faculty
and students of higher education. Links to online learning materials
are collected here along with annotations such as peer reviews and
- MicrobeLibrary. A searchable
portal providing a peer reviewed, web-based collection of resources
about the microbial world.
- BEN. BioSciEdNet.
A portal to digital libraries for teaching and learning in the biological
sciences. Registration required to access materials.
- Ecology Education Network. ecoed.net.
The Ecological Society of America's portal to locate, contribute,
and disseminate ecology education resources.
Virtual labs, animations, etc. from Howard Hughes Medical Institute.
Peer-reviewed articles and lessons about biodiversity, environment,
genomics, biotechnology, evolution, new frontiers in the sciences,
and education aimed at high school - undergraduate levels.
- BioQUEST Curriculum Consortium.
Actively supports educators interested in the reform of undergraduate
biology and engages in the collaborative development of curricula.
- BioMEDIA ASSOCIATES. An educational
multimedia biology site.
Resources for Teachers
- National Science Teacher Association.
Committed to promoting excellence and innovation in science teaching
and learning for all.
Teacher Training Institute's Lesson Plan Database. The National
Teacher Training Institute (NTTI) provides teachers with the vision,
strategies, and resources they need to make dynamic use of classroom
- Association for Biology
Laboratory Education. Promoting information exchange among university
and college educators actively concerned with teaching biology in
a laboratory setting.
- Beyond BIO 101: The Transformation
of Undergraduate Biology Education. Howard Hughes Medical Institute.
- Biology Education
Online. A peer reviewed e-journal by and for K-16 educators.
Online. Biology teacher resources from Baylor College of Medicine.
- Coalition for Education in the
Life Sciences (CELS). A national coalition of professional societies
in the biological sciences that have joined together in an effort
to improve undergraduate education in the life sciences.
- Association of Science-Technology
Centers. An organization of science centers and museums dedicated
to furthering the public understanding of science among increasingly
- National Association
for Research in Science Teaching
- Institute for Learning Innovation
- The Inquiry Page.
A dynamic virtual community where inquiry-based education can be discussed,
resources and experiences shared, and innovative approaches explored
in a collaborative environment.
- Everyday Classroom Tools.
An inquiry-based science curriculum for kindergarten through sixth
- The Learning Curve.
How people learn, what allows us to learn, how we shape our own learning
ability. Part of the ThinkQuest library.
- Center for Problem-Based
- Project 2061,
a long-term initiative of the American Association for the Advancement
of Science working to reform K-12 science, mathematics, and technology
- Teachers Network.
A nationwide, non-profit education organization that identifies and
connects innovative teachers exemplifying professionalism and creativity
within public school systems.
- The Science House. A learning
outreach project of North Carolina State University.
- Ask A Biologist. Arizona
State University's Life Sciences Visualization Group.
- Education World, the Educator's
Best Friend. Lesson plans and research materials.
- Busy Teacher's Website
- Teachers' Domain. Multimedia
resources for the classroom and professional development.
- National Academy of Sciences: Resources
for Involving Scientists in Education
- JASON Foundation for Education.
Dedicated to inspiring in students a lifelong passion to pursue learning
in science, math, and technology through exploration and discovery.
- Apple Learning Interchange. An
online educational environment to facilitate the interchange of ideas
among teachers, education leaders, visionaries, and innovators.
Technology in Science Education
- EDUCAUSE Home Page. Advancing
higher education by promoting the intelligent use of information technology.
- International Society for Technology
in Education. A nonprofit professional organization with a worldwide
membership of leaders and potential leaders in educational technology.
Entertainment Design. Application of entertainment technologies
(storytelling, theatrical design, immersive environments, lighting,
music, sound, film and video) to achieving specific educational objectives.
- The Learning Space. Providing
educators with opportunities and tools to develop, implement and share
effective uses of technology to improve student learning.
- E-Class.Net. Creating an open
source toolkit for designing, managing, building and delivering learning
via computer or the Internet. Payson Center for International Development
and Technology Transfer, Tulane University.
- SMARTer Kids Foundation.
A private organization that provides opportunities for students and
teachers to learn new skills and grow in self-confidence by placing
technology, grants and programs at their service.
- Teaching with
- Brown University Scholarly
- the Node Learning Technologies Network.
Resources to support an international community of educators and trainers
interested in understanding online learning technologies and harnessing
- Association for the Advancement of
Computing in Education. An international, educational and professional
not-for profit organization dedicated to the advancement of the knowledge,
theory, and quality of learning and teaching at all levels with information
- National Education Association:
Technology in Schools
- A NATION ONLINE: How
Americans Are Expanding Their Use of the Internet
Online Bioscience Instruction
Online Projects With Student Participation
- International Education and Resource
Network (iEARN). A non-profit global network that enables young
people to use the Internet and other new technologies to engage in
collaborative educational projects that both enhance learning and
make a difference in the world.
- PathFinder Science. A
virtual community that practices mutual respect, embraces diversity,
and inspires a passion for learning about the material world through
- The Globe Program.
A worldwide hands-on, primary and secondary school-based education
and science program.
- Environmental Inquiry. A website
and curriculum series developed at Cornell University to help students
conduct environmental science research and participate in communities
of fellow student scientists.
- GreenScreen: The Global
Habitat Project. Helping young people share news about the environment.
- ThinkQuest. ThinkQuest is
a global network of students, teachers, parents and technologists
dedicated to exploring youth-centered learning on the Net.
Buddies. Students around the United States and other countries
collect samples from local ponds to answer the question: Are the organisms
found in pond water the same all over the world?
- Journey North. A global
study of wildlife migration, funded by Annenberg/CPB.
With Woodlice. Survey of terrestrial isopods in the UK. The Natural
History Museum London.
- Project Exploration.
Paleontology, science education, dinosaur expeditions, discoveries
Kids' inquiry of diverse species (late elementary students)
- Birds of a Feather.
First graders using the Internet to study birds.
NatureMapping. To create a national network that links natural
resource agencies, academia and land planners with local communities
primarily through schools.
Fun Sites for Kids
Bioscience in the News
Last updated 13 April 2006