This site, sponsored by Lancaster County (Nebraska) 4-H, invites you to watch chicks hatch, view photos of the embryos as they develop, and participate in fun activities.
A Guided Tour of the Visible Human.
The Visible Human Project consists of some 9,000 digitized sections of the body. The animations and images in this tour demonstrate the planes of section and how the 2-D images provide a unique means of studying the 3-D anatomy of the human body. Click on “Interactive Annotations” for a good starting point.
Naturalist Jim Conrad provides a broad range of nature activities and information, from the basics of observing nature to classifying plants and creatures.
BAM! Body and Mind.
Maintained by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, this site helps to answer kids’ questions on health issues and recommend ways to make their bodies and minds healthier, stronger and safer. Games, quizzes and health tips add up to an appealing site.
Living lights inhabit earth’s oceans. The Bioluminescence web page explores, through photos and text, some of what scientists have learned.
Bugs in the News!
A site to answer questions about bacteria, antibodies, E-coli, and DNA “Bugs.”
Opportunity to design the perfect feline predator with guides to the internal structure of a cat.
What do disease, sourdough bread, biological weapons, and gold mines have in common?
Begin your exploration of the American Southwest with a general introduction to the complex and delicate desert ecosystems, including a discussion of the roles humans play in the changing desert environment.
Eureka Science: I Can Do That!
Learn all about what genes are and how they work. Also learn about cells, cloning and more.
Human Anatomy Online.
Welcome to Human Anatomy Online, the place for fun, interactive, and educational views of the human body. This program contains more than 100 illustrations of the human body with animations and thousands of descriptive links. Java enhanced.
Human Genome Project.
Explore this site for answers about the U.S. Human Genome Project. Useful to older children who have projects in this area.
Infection, Detection, Protection.
Created in conjunction with the American Museum of Natural History’s “Epidemic! The World of Infectious Disease” exhibit, this site will help kids and their parents understand what causes diseases and how to prevent them. Find out how Lou got the flu, investigate bacteria in the cafeteria, and more.
Kids Regeneration Network.
“Healthy soil, healthy food, healthy people” is the slogan that describes what kidsregen.org is all about. Kidsregen contains information about healthy living and responsible care for the planet and its resources. Family-centered activities encourage young people to discover that what little they are able to do to save earth’s resources does make a difference.
KidsHealth has trainloads of accurate, up-to-date information about growth, food & fitness, childhood infections, immunizations, lab tests, medical and surgical conditions, and the latest treatments. You’ll find health games, How The Body Works animations, the KidsVote health poll, and tons of surprises.
The Missouri Botanical Gardens site allows kids to explore different biomes as well as freshwater and marine ecosystems.
Melissa Kaplan’s Herp Care.
So you think you want a reptile or amphibian? This is expert advice on raising snakes, lizards, and such. Includes a great section on convincing your parents.
My First Garden
This “guide to the world of fun and clever gardening” offers information and hands-on guidance about flowers, vegetables and the principles of horticulture.
Ocean Research Group
The Oceanic Research Group “Wonders of the Seas” page highlights different animals with text and images.
Powerful Girls. Learn all about the ways good nutrition and exercise can help you maintain strong bones through quizzes, games and more!
The Gator Hole.
The alligator is an amazing reptile, having survived almost unchanged since the time of the dinosaurs. Having been hunted almost to the brink of extinction, this reptile has made an amazing comeback in recent years, inhabiting almost every body of water in Florida.
Use of Silver in the Prevention and Treatment of Infections
Silver has been used to fight infection for thousands of years, long before the introduction of antibiotics.