Biology

Fat Dogs and Coughing Horses

This oddly named resource comes from the Purdue Univ. College of Veterinary Science. It's a unit study curriculum exploring animal and human health topics. The lesson plans are written for 3rd and 9th grade classrooms, but can be adapted for home use and different level learners. Some lessons require some equipment that may be tough to find, but there are activity books, internet links, and lots of great hands-on ideas. 

Biology Corner

A website with lesson plans, worksheets, labs, and activities on biology topics. Materials appear to be for jr. high and high school levels. It may take some digging to find exactly what you want, but everything is free.

Sex Ed Rescue

This is a very helpful site with resources for talking kids about sex. There are lists of books, videos, and online resources. The blog has great ideas for spotting and taking advantage of teachable moments. And you can sign up for a weekly newsletter to give you regular encouragement. 

Wildscreen Arkive

This site has an extensive collection of images and videos of wildlife. Look for species, places, or topics and find information and beautiful photos and videos to learn from. There are also some games and teaching resources, including worksheets, study units and craft activities.

Fold It

This is a game that teaches about the science of proteins and also contributes to actual scientific research and discovery. You download the free software and solve puzzles and challenges by folding proteins. Playing the game helps researchers to predict the shapes of proteins and design new proteins to fight disease. There are resources for teachers and students, and lots of great information.

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