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MERLOT II


    

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Biology

by Amanda Fishman
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Description:
Exemplary websites related to Biology

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The eSkeletons Project


Added 11/01/2010
eSkeletons provides an interactive environment in which to examine and learn about skeletal anatomy. I feel this website will not only be useful for learning about the skeletal system but will also serve as an interactive way to learn about evolution, comparative anatomy and the taxonomic tree. Students will find it interesting to see the various types of bones from different animals.
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The Biology Project: Cell Biology


Added 11/01/2010
Students will classify cells from the tip of an onion root into the appropriate phases of the cell cycle, and then count up the cells found in each phase. Those numbers are used to predict how much time a dividing cell spends in each phase. This is very useful for students to learn about the cell cycle. We can spend a period in the computer lab, the entire class doing it interactively.
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Biological animations and tutorials


Added 11/01/2010
This website is very useful for a number of topics. I would specifically use it to reinforce the concepts of meiosis, mitosis, evolution, respiration, genetics and plant anatomy. I would use the animations in class to make the lesson more interesting or possibley assign the topics as a way to study before exams.
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Cell-ebration


Added 11/01/2010
This site has been created to show students how cells work. It reviews the functions of the cell organelles. This web site focuses on the structure and function of the cell membrane. Students will learn how the organelles interact with each other to keep the cell alive. This website is great when showing students a physical representation of the various parts of cells and would be great to use on a SmartBoard. The website even does a great job at showing the difference between an animal cell and a plant cell.
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Virtual Microscope


Added 11/01/2010
The Virtual Microscope is a full-fledged simulation that allows users to select and position slides, adjust lighting, magnification and focus, and measure specimens. A narrated demonstration is available to guide students through the steps required to bring a specimen into focus. There is also a checklist that indicates which steps have been completed successfully. This website would be great to have students look at before doing labs that involve microscopes.
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