Modern science teachers have access to a lot more resources than teachers of older generations. It’s much easier to teach students with these new resources because they can help make the classes more interesting and effective.
While there are many resources on the Internet, they are scattered across the web. That’s where we come in. Here are the most authoritative resources on science training, categorized by branches.
- Molecular Biology Web Book: This page provides detailed information on all aspect of molecular biology. Included is information on cells and viruses, protein structure and function, and much more.
- Genetics: The National Human Genome Research Institute provides educational materials like fact sheets, genomic careers, online education kit, and genetic education resources for teachers.
- Genetics Basics: Take a tour of the basics of genetics. Information on genes, chromosomes, proteins, heredity, and traits are provided by the Genetic Science Learning Center at the University of Utah.
- Human Genetics: Detailed information on human genetics is provided here including information on abnormalities and disorders.
- Nucleic Acids: This resource provides a high quality introduction to nucleic acids followed by information on the chemical nature of DNA, information on RNA, and much more.
- Proteins: Considered one of the most important biochemical molecules proteins are a major component in human and animal tissue.
- Genomic Resources: Stanford University provides a comprehensive resource center covering database resources, projects, research, community education, and outreach projects.
- Microbiology and Immunology Online: The University of South Carolina School of Medicine provides this microbiology resource. Sections include immunology, bacteriology, virology, parasitology, mycology, and infectious diseases.
- Microbiology Journal: The American Society for Microbiology provides several journals related to the field including Applied and Environmental Microbiology and Clinical Microbiology.
- Virus Structure: A resource center dedicated to the study of virus structure with topics like enveloped viruses, non-enveloped viruses, icosahedral program documentation, AVS modules, and more.
- Bacteria: The history and ecology of bacteria is provided here, including information on the requirements for growth and the role bacteria plays in the global ecosystem.
- Fungi: This image database provides a large selection of imagines of all types of fungi. Literally over three thousand images are included of over three thousand different types of fungi.
Ecology & Evolution
- Ecology of Kids: This resource provides information and classroom projects about ecology in an easy to understand format meant for kids.
- Evolution: A resource center for teachers with evolution articles, evolution concepts, support, science standards, books, and so on.
- Energy & Environmental Affairs: The website offers resources on energy and environmental affairs covering topics like land use, habitats, air quality, climate change, sustainable forest management, and more.
- Phylogeny: Excellent online resource center with section on phylogenetic biology, Understanding Evolution, and learning resources.
- Phylogenic Systematics: This website provides information on phylogenic systematics which is the reconstruction of the events that led to the diversity and distribution of life on earth.
- Cladistics: This resources provides information on what cladistics is, going into detail on the classification process based on derived characteristics.
- General Medicine: A study guide with resources on academic articles, encyclopedias, dictionaries, and Internet links.
- Infectious Diseases: A glossary and study guide on infectious diseases including everything from abscess to zoster.
- American Journal of Pathology: The AJP provides up to date information and medical press releases about issues in pathology. The journal has been in publication since 1964.
- Health/Wellness: The page provides many resources covering conditions, diseases, drugs, medicines, exams, tests, pregnancy, newborn care, children’s health, teen’s health, and more.
- Human Anatomy: The page provided by SUNY Downstate Medical Center includes human anatomy dissections on the head and neck, thorax, abdomen, pelvis and perineum, back, upper extremity, and lower extremity.
- Classics in the History of Psychology: This site developed by Christopher Green provides information on a large number of psychological subjects an notable figures in the history of psychology.
- Psychiatry vs. Psychology: WebMD provides this explanation of the differences between Psychology and Psychiatry and attempts to answer the question of which is better.
- Registered Nurses: The Bureau of Labor Statistics provides information on Registered Nurses, including the nature of the work, the qualifications needed, wages, and related occupations.
- Biochemistry: Information on what biochemistry is, the applications of biochemistry, and information on preparing for a career in biochemistry is provided on this page.
- Metabolism: Lisa Balbach wrote this page describing what metabolism is, ways to increase metabolism, and information on knowing and understanding your own metabolism.
- Biomolecules: This website provides information on each of the four major types of biomolecules: fatty acid, monosaccharide, amino acid, and nucleotide.
- Chemistry: A breakdown of what chemistry is. Including definitions and elaborations to make it easily understandable for high school students.
- Chemical Compounds: The major types of chemical compounds in plants and animals are provided with pictures of the compounds.
- Named Reagents: Online encyclopedia of named reagents including AIBN, BBN, BINALH, CAN, IBX, Mander Reagent, TASF, and many more.
- Pharmacy: The page offers resources like Internet guides, databases, drug dispension, toxicology, practice management, and more.
- Clinical Chemistry: A resource center with links to general information, lecture notes, tutorials, analysis, data, journals, and others.
- Instrumentation: The page offers a list of instrumentation companies as well as other commercial sources on the Internet.
Science Careers and Training
- Science Careers: A great resource center for people who are interested to pursue a career in science.
- Career Resources: Offers a lot of useful resources for people looking to establish a science career.
- Career Development: A list of links for science-related majors to help develop their career.
- Forensic Science Training: Provides information on the description and goals, applying for funding, and past awards.
- Medical Scientist Training Program: The National Institute of General Medical Services offers this program for interested parties.
- Science Resources: The Federal Resources for Educational Excellence offers resources on earth sciences, space sciences, life sciences, and physical sciences.
- NSTA: The official site of the National Science Teachers Association with a lot of resources for all science teachers.
- Science Learning: Offers more than 700 science learning resources for teachers.
- Space Science: A directory by NASA to help teachers teach space sciences more effectively.
- Science Education: Excellent resource center for science teachers by the U.S. Geological Survey.