Browse Biological and Health Sciences Collections for Educators and Learners

Listed here are collections focusing primarily on biological and health sciences education, plus multipurpose collections with substantial resources for biological and health sciences education.

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A Mathematical Way to Think About BiologyA Mathematical Way to Think About Biology
http://qbio.lookatphysics.com
Collaborative networks of biological and quantitative scientists have formed in the past several years with hopes of benefiting clinical research. This video collection is designed to help interdisciplinary scientists better under...Full description and distribution of resources

Access Excellence @ The National Health Museum: The Site for Health and Bioscience Teachers and LearnersAccess Excellence @ The National Health Museum: The Site for Health and Bioscience Teachers and Learners
http://www.accessexcellence.org/index.html
This site contains bioscience classroom activities; teaching and learning strategies; health and bioscience news; a biotech section; a student resource section with science and math links and a visual library with graphics of life...Full description and distribution of resources

American Museum of Natural HistoryAmerican Museum of Natural History
http://www.amnh.org/
The American Museum of Natural History in New York City is one of the world's preeminent scientific, educational, and cultural institutions. The Museum advances its mission to explore and interpret human cultures and the natural w...Full description and distribution of resources

Animal Diversity WebAnimal Diversity Web
http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/site/index.html
Animal Diversity Web (ADW) is an online database of animal natural history, distribution, classification, and conservation biology hosted by the University of Michigan Museum of Zoology. It provides descriptions of levels of organ...Full description and distribution of resources

Ask A BiologistAsk A Biologist
http://askabiologist.asu.edu/
Explore the world of biology and meet biologists. This site helps preK-12 students, their instructors and parents learn about the living world and find out why biology is so cool that someone would do it for a living. There are ac...Full description and distribution of resources

Biological Sciences Gateways and ResourcesBiological Sciences Gateways and Resources
http://nsdl.org/search/record/collection/ncs-NSDL-COLLECTION-000-003-111-908/n=10&q=&viewType=browseCollections&subject=&purpose=
The Biological Sciences Gateways and Resources collection is comprised of web portals, web sites, and individual digital resources in many areas of the biological and life sciences, including agriculture, botany, ecology, genetics...Full description and distribution of resources

BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological SciencesBiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
http://www.biosciednet.org/portal/
BiosciEdNet(BEN) is a catalyst for individual undergraduate biology educators to improve their teaching through resources, collaboration, and network building. However, it is also a catalyst for participating biology research-base...Full description and distribution of resources

Bridge-NOAA CollectionBridge-NOAA Collection
http://www2.vims.edu/bridge/noaa/
The Bridge-NOAA Collection is a selection of exemplary resources from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) that have been reviewed by educators and found to be well-suited for educational purposes. The collec...Full description and distribution of resources

Bridge: Sea Grant Ocean Sciences Resources CenterBridge: Sea Grant Ocean Sciences Resources Center
http://www.vims.edu/bridge/
The Bridge Ocean Sciences Resource Center provides access to ocean sciences education materials, with particular emphasis on K-12 audiences and instructional materials. The Bridge Collection also includes links to information abou...Full description and distribution of resources

Case Study Collection: National Center for Case Study Teaching in ScienceCase Study Collection: National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science
http://sciencecases.lib.buffalo.edu/cs/
The Case Study Collection makes science relevant by presenting contemporary science problems about issues that students encounter in the news. The case studies in the collection are created by science and engineering faculty and f...Full description and distribution of resources

Changing PlanetChanging Planet
http://nbclearn.com/climate
NBC Learn, in partnership with the National Science Foundation, explores the impact of climate change on Earth. Each video uses interviews, maps, simulations and real-world film footage to illustrate how climate change influences ...Full description and distribution of resources

Concord Consortium CollectionConcord Consortium Collection
http://concord.org/stem-resources
The Concord Consortium is a nonprofit R&D organization in Concord, MA, dedicated to transforming education through technology. Our deeply digital tools and learning activities capture the power of curiosity and create revolutionar...Full description and distribution of resources

DragonflyTVDragonflyTV
http://pbskids.org/dragonflytv/index.html
DragonflyTV is an Emmy Award winning PBS Kids science show, featuring ordinary kids conducting extraordinary inquiry-based investigations in real-world contexts. DragonflyTV features: investigations; scientist profiles; hands-on s...Full description and distribution of resources

Health Sciences Gateways and ResourcesHealth Sciences Gateways and Resources
http://nsdl.org/search/record/collection/ncs-NSDL-COLLECTION-000-003-111-909/n=10&q=&viewType=browseCollections&subject=&purpose=
The Health Sciences Gateways and Resources collection is comprised of web portals, web sites, and individual digital resources in many areas of the health sciences, including aging, biostatistics, body systems and senses, consumer...Full description and distribution of resources

iLumina Digital LibraryiLumina Digital Library
http://www.ilumina-dlib.org/
iLumina contains materials in the following disciplines: chemistry, biology, physics, mathematics, and computer science. Over half of the materials are supplementary teaching materials like plant images or computer science article...Full description and distribution of resources

Jonathan Bird's Blue WorldJonathan Bird's Blue World
http://www.blueworldtv.com/
The Jonathan Bird's Blue World Collection is based on a public television science adventure series and offers science curriculum based videos, lesson plans, activities and the capacity to search by topic, NSES, and geography. Thes...Full description and distribution of resources

Key Concepts in BiologyKey Concepts in Biology
http://nsdl.org/search/record/collection/ncs-NSDL-COLLECTION-000-003-112-081/n=10&q=&viewType=browseCollections&subject=&purpose=
The Key Concepts in Biology collection provides quick and easy access to high-quality high school biology resources. These resources have been selected by trusted educators to correlate with the BSCS Biology: A Human Approach Curr...Full description and distribution of resources

Microbial Life Educational ResourcesMicrobial Life Educational Resources
http://serc.carleton.edu/microbelife/
MLER aims to provide a contemporary and expanding collection of resources of expert information about the ecology, diversity and evolution of micro-organisms for students, K-12 teachers, university faculty, as well as for the gene...Full description and distribution of resources

Middle School Portal: Math and Science Pathways (MSP2)Middle School Portal: Math and Science Pathways (MSP2)
http://msteacher2.org/
The Middle School Portal 2: Math and Science Pathways (MSP2) supports middle grades educators with high-quality, standards-based resources and promotes collaboration and knowledge-sharing among its users. Educators use MSP2 to inc...Full description and distribution of resources

Minds-On Activities for Teaching BiologyMinds-On Activities for Teaching Biology
http://serendip.brynmawr.edu/exchange/bioactivities
These minds-on activities include discussion activities, web-based activities, experiments and simulation activities to foster student understanding of important concepts in the life sciences. Topics covered include biological mol...Full description and distribution of resources

National Science Foundation (NSF) Special Reports and VideosNational Science Foundation (NSF) Special Reports and Videos
http://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/
The National Science Foundation (NSF) special reports and videos feature scientific work being done by NSF funding. Topics include weather, evolution, mathematics, visualization, technology, polar, infectious disease, robotics, wi...Full description and distribution of resources

NSDL Bilingual CollectionNSDL Bilingual Collection
http://nsdl.org/search/record/collection/ncs-NSDL-COLLECTION-000-003-112-044/n=10&q=&viewType=browseCollections&subject=&purpose=&isAnnotatedByCollection[]=ncs-NSDL-COLLECTION-000-003-112-044
The NSDL Bilingual Collection makes K-12 math and science resources available to teachers of students who are not proficient in English. The NSDL Bilingual collection provides quick and easy access to high-quality resources that a...Full description and distribution of resources

NSDL Science RefreshersNSDL Science Refreshers
http://nsdl.org/search/record/collection/ncs-NSDL-COLLECTION-000-003-112-012/n=10&q=&viewType=browseCollections&subject=&purpose=
NSDL Science Refreshers provide quick and easy access to high-quality science content. These resources from trusted providers are selected and organized by grade level and subject area in order to save you time and effort in findi...Full description and distribution of resources

NSDL Web SeminarsNSDL Web Seminars
http://nsdl.org/sites/web_seminars/pd-archive.html
The National Science Digital Library (NSDL) collaborated with NSTA focusing on a variety of science topics and targeting K-12 grade level educators. The seminars included information and resources for educators available on the NS...Full description and distribution of resources

Paleontological Research Institution (PRI) - Museum of the EarthPaleontological Research Institution (PRI) - Museum of the Earth
http://www.priweb.org/
The Paleontological Research Institution (PRI) is a natural history museum located in Ithaca, New York. Founded in 1932, PRI has outstanding programs in research, collections, publications, and public outreach. The Institution car...Full description and distribution of resources

PBS Learning Media: Multimedia Resources for the Classroom and Professional DevelopmentPBS Learning Media: Multimedia Resources for the Classroom and Professional Development
http://www.pbslearningmedia.org/
PBS Learning Media is a multimedia library for K-12 science educators, developed by WGBH through funding from the National Science Foundation as part of its National Science Digital Library initiative. The site offers a wealth of ...Full description and distribution of resources

Pedagogy in ActionPedagogy in Action
http://serc.carleton.edu/sp/
The Pedagogy in Action collection provides educator-focused introductions to a range of teaching methods that promote engaged learning. It combines what, why and how information about the pedagogies with descriptions of real-world...Full description and distribution of resources

PhET Interactive SimulationsPhET Interactive Simulations
http://phet.colorado.edu/
PhET has fun, interactive, research-based simulations of physical phenomena from biology, math, physics, earth science and chemistry. PhET simulations animate what is invisible to the eye through the use of graphics and intuitive ...Full description and distribution of resources

PRISMS: Phenomena and Representations for the Instruction of Science in Middle SchoolPRISMS: Phenomena and Representations for the Instruction of Science in Middle School
http://prisms.mmsa.org/
PRISMS provides annotated reviews describing a resource's phenomenon or representation content alignment and quality of instructional support. The focus is on resources useful to science instruction in middle school. Resources are...Full description and distribution of resources

Resources for Educational BenchmarksResources for Educational Benchmarks
http://strandmaps.nsdl.org/
The Resources for Educational Benchmarks connects learning resources to the NSDL Science Literacy Maps. The Science Literacy Maps illustrate connections between science concepts and show how they build upon one another across grad...Full description and distribution of resources

Science of NFL FootballScience of NFL Football
http://nbclearn.com/nfl
NBC Learn, in partnership with the National Science Foundation and the National Football League, unravels the science behind professional football. Featuring footage from games and practice sessions, and contributions from footbal...Full description and distribution of resources

SMARTR: Virtual Learning Experiences for YouthSMARTR: Virtual Learning Experiences for Youth
http://smartr.edc.org/
SMARTR provides students and teachers with games, simulations, activities, and career information in mathematics and the sciences. Science topics include earthquakes, chemistry, weather, rocks, the solar system, the body, genetics...Full description and distribution of resources

Web Adventures: Explore Science One Game at a TimeWeb Adventures: Explore Science One Game at a Time
http://webadventures.rice.edu/
Web Adventures offers a series of problem-based learning adventure games that engages the player in various science related roles, with two primary educational goals: 1) Increase students' science knowledge through interactive gam...Full description and distribution of resources

Wisconsin Fast Plants Activity and Resource LibraryWisconsin Fast Plants Activity and Resource Library
http://www.fastplants.org/activities.php
Wisconsin Fast Plants Activity and Resource Library is a growing collection of educational materials developed over 25 years (and continuing) for science educators at all levels and science researchers who support learning science...Full description and distribution of resources