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Science stuff

by Lynda Weinstein
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Neuroscience for Kids

Added 02/27/2011
Neuroscience for Kids is a site that highlights the nervous system. This site gives the ins and outs of the entirety of nerve function and structure. This site includes a 30 minute video on the brain as well as other materials to enhance a lesson on the nervous system and brain. It also has modules in other languages for those who have difficulties with English.

The Biology Project: Cell Biology

Added 02/27/2011
Tutorials and interactive quizzes covering cells, mitosis, meiosis, the cell cycle, prokaryotes, eukaryotes, & viruses. Part of The Biology Project.

The Biology Project: Mendelian Genetics

Added 02/27/2011
Tutorials and interactive quizzes covering monohybrid, dihybrid, and sex-linked crosses. Part of "The Biology Project",

The Biology Project: Immunology

Added 02/27/2011
Web-based tutorials and interactive quizzes that cover basic concepts of mmunology, the ELISA assay, Western blotting analysis. Part of "The Biology Project",

The Biology Project: Biochemistry

Added 02/27/2011
Tutorials and interactive quizzes covering basic chemistry, metabolism, enzymes, energy, & catalysis, large molecules, photosynthesis, molecular structure, pH & pKa, clinical correlates of pH . Part of "The Biology Project",

The Biology Project: Developmental Biology

Added 02/27/2011
Web-based tutorials and interactive quizzes that cover basic concepts of development in a variety of organisms, and the experiments that gave scientists in the early 20th century insight into the mechanisms of development. Part of "The Biology Project",

The Biology Project: Human Biology

Added 02/27/2011
Web-based tutorials and interactive quizzes that cover basic concepts of DNA forensics, karyotyping (en Espa?ol), genetics, blood types, reproduction, sexually transmitted diseases, using human examples. Part of "The Biology Project",

The Biology Project: Molecular Biology

Added 02/27/2011
Web-based tutorials and interactive quizzes that cover basic concepts of nucleic acids, genetics of prokaryotes, genetics of eukaryotes, recombinant DNA. Part of "The Biology Project",

Protein Explorer

Added 02/27/2011
Protein Explorer provides a user interface to the Chime plugin allowing easy manipulation and viewing of PDB structure files. Includes most RasMol commands and has a command line, but has buttons and menus for many useful commands. Includes a comparator funciton that allows comparisons between two structures, molecules in the structure can be selected in a sequence window and there is a non-covalent bond finder function.

The Richardsons' 3D Protein Structure Laboratory

Added 02/27/2011
Molecular modeling program Kinemage (java based), databases of solved structures and an image gallery. This program pre-dates Chimes and Protein Explorer, and the site contains a wealth of information.

The Gene Explorer

Added 02/27/2011
This is a java app that shows a DNA sequence along with the mRNA and the protein that would be made from the DNA sequence. The user can introduce mutations anywhere in the sequence and immediately see the effect on the RNA and protein. Promoter, termination and splicing sites (if present) are all color coded. A user determined sequence can also be used in place of the default sequence. There is both a stand-alone java app that can be downloaded and a java file that can be embedded on a web page. The embedded app is potentially more useful for those that can do a little HTML coding as parameters such as the promoter sequence, etc., can all be modified.

DNA from the Beginning

Added 02/27/2011
DNA from the Beginning is an animated tutorial on DNA, genes and heredity. The science behind each concept is explained using animations related to DNA topics, an image gallery, video interviews, problems, biographies, and links related to DNA. There are three sections, Classical Genetics, Molecules of Genetics and Organization of Genetic Material. Key features are the clear explanations of classical experiments and the excellent photographs of researchers and their labs. For information and credits on the development of DNA from the Beginning, go to
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