This company provides resources for "humane science education." There are free brochures and materials for exploring the ethics of animal dissection in education. There is also a lending library of resources for the study of anatomy without using animals, including models and software to simulate dissections. Nearly everything is free!

Marine Bio

This is a non-profit organization with a mission to share the wonders of the ocean. Their site has all sorts of information, including a species database, lots of videos, and links to many more fun places on the web. 

Alien Earths

This website was part of a traveling exhibit about life on other planets. (The exhibit is no longer traveling, but the website still has good resources.) It includes interactive content, online games, and some great links.

Tyto Online

This is a MMORPG (massively multi-player online role playing game, in case you haven't learned this geeky term from your kids yet!) that teaches science. Players explore an alien planet and learn all sorts of things about biomes and ecology. It's still in start-up, so the subscription price is pretty low!

Next Level Homeschool

This company (run by a homeschooling mom) offers several online "flexi-schedule" classes. There are online materials, assignments and a discussion forum, but you don't have to attend online sessions at any particular time. Class topics are in the science and history/social studies fields.

Australia Geography Unit

This is a study unit on Australia including geography topics, aboriginal culture, Australian animals and "Waltzing Matilda" (among other things!)  It's designed to cover about a month of study, but could be expanded or shortened to fit your needs.  Essential curriculum materials cost $7.  Can be expanded with various resources and materials (including a didgerigoo) that cost up to $50.



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