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      Here are some websites that will help you in Life Sciences.

      Instructional Resources for Life Sciences

      DNA from the Beginning*
      http://www.dnaftb.org/dnaftb/
      This web resource provides an animated introduction to the genetic mechanisms and molecular basis of heredity (Life Sciences, Benchmark A, B, C).

      Evidence Base for Science: Life Sciences
      http://ims.ode.state.oh.us/ode/ims/rrt/research/Topic_Science.asp
      The Ohio Department of Education provides this research-based article which describes common student misconceptions about life sciences, how these misconceptions can be addressed, the roles of investigations, experiments and scientific inquiry, and implications for instruction of life sciences.

      Exploring the Environment*
      http://www.cotf.edu/ete/
      Find learning modules, student activities and teacher resources in topics including Yellowstone, coral reefs, severe weather and temperate rain forests (Life Sciences, Benchmarks D, F, and G).

      The Genetic Science Learning Center*
      http://gslc.genetics.utah.edu/
      The Genetic Science Learning Center houses teacher resources and student activities relevant to the genetic mechanisms and molecular basis of heredity (Life Sciences, Benchmarks A, B, C).

      The Shape of Life*
      http://www.pbs.org/kcet/shapeoflife/index.html
      This PBS guide examines scientific evidence for our current understanding of the evolution of animal kingdom (Life Sciences, Benchmarks E, H, I, J).

      Teaching About Evolution and the Nature of Science*
      http://newton.nap.edu/html/evolution98/
      The National Academy Press provides this online unit for students to apply the processes of scientific inquiry and ways of knowing to the investigation of evolutionary mechanisms (Life Sciences, Benchmarks H, I, J).

      Understanding Evolution*
      http://evolution.berkeley.edu
      The University of California hosts this exhaustive collection of resources for students and teachers describing the evidence for evolution, student difficulties with understanding of the mechanisms of evolution and more (Life Sciences, Benchmarks E, H, I, J).

      DLESE Teaching Boxes*
      http://www.teachingboxes.org/index.jsp
      The Digital Library of Earth Systems Education provides instructional units for case studies of environmental and ecological systems, including weather and coastal ecosystems (Life Sciences, Benchmarks D, F, G).



      *This link contains resources or information that may be useful. These resources were not written to align specifically to Ohio's Academic Content Standards. The inclusion of a specific resource is not an endorsement of that particular resource, or any of its contents, by the Ohio Department of Education. Teachers are advised to preview all sites before using them with students.

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