Educational Resources in Biology and Chemistry

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Chemistry Textbook Sites
Glencoe - Chemistry: Matter and Change
Glencoe - Chemistry: Concepts and Applications
Modern Chemistry - Holt, Rinehart and Winston
General Chemistry - Petrucci, Harwood & Herring - Prentice Hall
McMurry and Fay's Chemistry - Prentice Hall
Chemistry: The Central Science, 9e CW, by Brown, LeMay and Bursten.
World of Chemistry by Zumdahl

Chemistry & Biology Crosswords
Click here to buy the book on Amazon
Click here to play the puzzles online

An outstanding site for high school chemistry by Mr. Jeff Christopherson of Normal Community High School, Normal, IL
3D models - aspirin, ethanol, cholesterol, glucose

Periodic Table games

"The Elements Song" by Tom Lehrer

University of Kentucky Chem 105 Home Page
Exams, ideas on using computer disks in chemistry courses.
U.C. Berkeley - webcasts of Introduction to Chemistry lectures

Journal of Chemical Education

American Chemical Society

Chemistry Quizzes and Tutorials - from Ohio State University

Virtual Qualitative Analysis
Chemistry Flash Animations from Raymond Chang's "Essential Chemistry"
Explore Learning - Interactive Math and Science Simulations"
Natural Radioactive Series

Play Wack-A-Mole!

Singing Science Records
A wonderful collection of science songs from the 1950's by Hy Zaret and Lou Singer


Biology Textbook Sites

Biology The Unity and Diversity of Life by Starr and Taggart
Life: The Science of Biology, Seventh Edition, by William K. Purves, David Sadava, Gordon H. Orians, and H. Craig Heller
Chapter Quizzes, Links for Campbell's Biology, 4th ed.
Biology - Raven, Johnson. Losos and Singer
Prentice-Hall Biology
Rediscovering Biology - Annenberg/CPB Online Textbook
Glencoe - Biology, The Dynamics of Life (2004)
Discover Biology - Cain, Damman, Lue, and Yoon
Sample Quizzes for Campbell Biology, 5th Ed.
by Chris Hilvert, Glenbrook South High School, Glenview, Illinois

Biology Karaoke

Mendel Web.
Mendel's classic 1865 paper on plant hybridization, in English and German, with many thought-provoking homework & discussion questions.

Applications of Radioactive Carbon Dating on the Web
From the University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand.
MIT Open Courseware Webcasts - Introduction to Biology
Here's a nice Virtual Microscope tutorial

AP Biology
Essay questions from past AP Bio exams, links.

Online Onion Root Tips
An online lab from University of Arizona; practice identifying onion root tip cells in different phases of mitosis.

AP Biology Projects 2000
Put together by AP biology students at Amador Valley High School, Pleasanton, CA.
Scientific American: Ask the Experts
How do whales and dolphins sleep without drowning?

DIY Glycolysis Home Page
Written by Jon Maber at the University of Leeds, U.K., this site is a nifty place to learn about glycolysis.

Mayo Clinic Health Oasis
"Reliable information for a healthier life."

Essentials of Anatomy & Physiology
Web site for the A&P textbook by Seeley, Stephens and Tate

The Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons Complete Home Medical Guide

BioEd Online
Lectures in General Biology (from Baylor College of Medicine)

Good Books - Biology
List of good books in biology for non-professional readers, by Kerry S. Kilburn, Ph.D., Old Dominion University.

Neuroscience for Kids - Worksheets
An outstanding web site put together by Eric H. Chudler, Ph.D.

The Straight Dope by Cecil Adams

Student Web Pages for Biology at Davidson College
How do cardinals and chickadees respond to pepper-coated sunflower seeds? A neat collection of original undergraduate research by biology students at Davidson College, NC

Biolab Home Page
A rich discussion archive among biology teachers on specific labs - trouble-shooting, favorites, etc., from Clemson University.

Science Jokes
Science puns, jokes, quotations, songs, mnemonics compiled by Joachim Verhagen.

The Online Biology Book
hosted by Estrella Mountain Community College in Arizona, and written and maintained by Michael J. Farabee, PhD.

Kimball's Biology - Table of Contents.
John W. Kimball's online version of his general biology textbook.

Biology: Life on Earth - by Audesirk, Audesirk & Byers

DOE Primer on Molecular Genetics
Fundamentals of DNA.

Principles of Protein Structure Using the Internet
An on-line course from Birnbeck College (University of London) on protein structure.

HHMI Beyond Bio 101: The Transformation of Undergraduate Biology Education
A thought-provoking book from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, downloadable.

Improving Your Study Skills
Written by G. Forbes, provided by Grand Rapids Community College.

More Lists

Instructional Resources in Biosciences
A long list of links to resources in biology, microbiology, anatomy & much more.

Electronic Journals

Personal Pages Worldwide - University Collection

Online Exhibits HotList
Links to neat online interactive exhibits, from the Franklin Institute.

Endangered Species Home Page
Maintained by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.

World Lecture Hall
Course materials, examples of student work contributed by colleges in all subjects.

Insects Hot List

Other Sites of Interest

LabX Magazine

Links to grant and funding-related information.

Links to nursing career info, educational programs, clinical resources, research updates & organizations.

U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
Provides a very powerful, specific search engine for patents, with abstacts.

NCBI full-Medline service.

...Odds and Ends....

My Favorite Commencement Day Addresses

The T.W.I.N.K.I.E.S. Project
Chris Gouge and Todd Stadler describe their experiments on the classic confection performed during finals week at Corpus Christi College

The World's Largest Catsup Bottle
(speaking of catsup...)

Ketchup, catsup: Is the Controversy Really Over?
by Suzanne Weber

Bart Simpson's Blackboard Quotations

B-Eye: See the World Through the Eyes of a Honey Bee
Can you make out Einstein's mustache?

Spam Haiku Archive
May the Spam be with you.
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