Life science explores descriptions and behavior of organisms,
environments, habitats, life cycles, and ecosystems.
Be sure to look at the different
set of resources listed at the Student/Learner webpage
for this topic.
This "Hot Science" website provides a quick
look at the geography of the human brain. The diagram is interactive,
so that one can look at different sections of the "brain"
in order to discover its functions. There is a quiz at the
end of this short website.
The teachers guide provides the "Diving
Reflex Activity" to simulate human response to physical
The Electronic Naturalist
“The natural world right before your eyes!” The Electronic Naturalist, sponsored by the Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History and the Cayuga Nature Center, is a new on-line education program providing a weekly environmental education unit. Each unit has artwork, text, activities, additional websites, plus online access to a professional naturalist. There are two reading levels for the material: Quick Read (grades K-3) and Full Read (grades 4-8).
Environmental Information on the Internet
The North American Association for Environmental Information is a guide and clearinghouse for lesson plans and classroom resources related to environmental education.
of the Human Heart
Watch this animated diagram of a human heart going through
its six basic steps. Then, learn the Amazing Heart Facts:
This is a wonderful website for those people interested
in sharks. It was created by the NOVA program of the same
name, for the Public Broadcasting System. There is a clickable
shark with which to view anatomy, there is information about
the evolution of the shark as well as its life cycle, and
there is an exploration of the six senses of the shark. Also,
the "Hot Science" site has an interactive section
Biomes: Whats It Like Where You Live?
This wonderful website is a product of the Missouri Botanical
Garden. The website is well-designed, with large print and
plenty of white space on each page. The activities are aligned
with with National Geography Standards and National Science
Education Standards. Each of the six land biomes (rainforest,
tundra, taiga, desert, temperate, and grasslands) contains
a comprehensive look at the flora, fauna, and physical processes
to be found within the biome. Graphs, maps, and other visuals
are used throughout the site. Some animations are included
to explain physical processes, such as tides. There are also
two additional websites for water ecosystems:
A trip to one of these virtual biomes is a must! (This website
has some references to an audience of children. However, the
site is useful to adult literacy programs.)