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The Arctic Studies Center
Incorporating research and online exhibitions, this site explores and preserves the culture and history of Northern people using slide shows, images, audio, video, and engaging text. (Learn more)
Format: website/general
Provided by: Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
Arctic Theme Page
Links to widely distributed data and information from research institutions throughout the world focused on the Arctic. Available information on the website includes relevant data, graphics, and forecasts, including historical perspectives and in-depth analyses. (Learn more)
Format: website/general
Provided by: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
ARKive: Images of Life on Earth
A digital library that strives to document and centralize information, images, and audio and video recordings of endangered and protected species throughout the world. (Learn more)
Format: website/lesson plan
Provided by: Wildscreen Trust
ASPIRE: Astrophysics Science Project Integrating Research and Education
Interactive science labs and lessons for teachers and students. (Learn more)
Format: website/lesson plan
Provided by: University of Utah
The Atlas of Canada
Provides authoritative, current and accessible geographic information and maps at a national level. (Learn more)
Format: website/general
Atlas of the Biosphere
An online collection of environmentally related maps and schematics of various earth cycles. (Learn more)
Format: website/general
Provided by: The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System
Backyard Conservation
Backyard Conservation, from the USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service, demonstrates ways that conservation practices used on farmland can be used to conserve and improve natural resources on the land around your home and school. Topics... (Learn more)
Format: website/lesson plan
Provided by: United States Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Badlands National Park
General information about the park and its mission, guidelines for planning a visit, both the natural and human history of the park (including legislation regarding the park), information on the sister park program. Of particular interest are the printable... (Learn more)
Format: website/general
Provided by: National Park Service
Bat Conservation International, Inc
Includes field notes, video footage, and informative articles about bats and bat conservation. (Learn more)
Format: website/general
Provided by: Bat Conservation International
BBC: Science and Nature
This large interactive site has a tremendous amount of information in subjects that range from the human body to space travel. (Learn more)
Format: website/general
Provided by: BBC
Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears
Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears, is an exciting online professional development magazine for elementary teachers which features content-rich web sites, interactive videos, animations, articles written specifically for K-2 and 3-5 students that... (Learn more)
Format: website/lesson plan
Provided by: The Ohio State University
BioEd Online
Provides educational resources for k-12 biology educators in the form of streaming video presentations, slides, and other instructional materials. (Learn more)
Format: website/activity
Provided by: Baylor College of Medicine
BioInteractive
A collection of biology-focused teaching materials and activities that include virtual labs, videos, animations, and research articles. (Learn more)
Format: website/activity
Provided by: Howard Hughes Medical Institute
BioKIDS: Kids' Inquiry of Diverse Species
Learn about critters in your area and the signs that they leave behind such as tracks, bite or chew marks, and things they build. (Learn more)
Format: website/activity
Provided by: University of Michigan
BioLEARN
This site provides educational activities for use in teaching middle and high school biology classes. (Learn more)
Format: website/activity
Provided by: University of Wisconsin, Center for Biology Education
Biology Corner
This site provides resources for biology and science teachers, including lesson plans, web lessons, web quests, images, and quizzes. (Learn more)
Format: website/lesson plan
Provided by: Shannon Muskopf
Birdsource: Birding with a Purpose
Allows bird watchers to record their observations with special programs in order to assist ornithologists "define bird ranges, populations, migration pathways, and habitat needs." (Learn more)
Format: website/activity
Provided by: Cornell Laboratory of Orinthology and the National Audubon Society
Black Smokers: American Museum of Natural History Expeditions
The American Museum of Natural History's Black Smoker Expedition chronicles the adventures of the Museum's scientists, engineers, and educators as they collected a black smoker sulfide chimney from the ocean floor.Find out what a black smoker is, where... (Learn more)
Format: website
Provided by: American Museum of Natural History
Botanical Society of America Online Image Collection
More than 800 botanical images free for instructional use. (Learn more)
Format: website/general
Provided by: Botanical Society of America
Bureau of Land Management Learning Landscapes
This website provides information for students, teachers and explorers to use in the classroom, in informal outdoor settings, or in "virtual" classrooms.The Teachers section includes a listing of Teaching Resources in nearly 30 topic areas. Teachers... (Learn more)
Format: website
Provided by: Bureau of Land Management