Resources for Teachers
For links of general interest to teachers,
check out our awards page.
For links about the individual chapters,
check out the Helpful Web Sites.
Other helpful sites include:
California State University Biological
Sciences World Wide Web Server
Excellent menu with links for all sorts of science areas helpful
to world builders. Many have good entry level information and
The World Lecture Hall
Courses which are at least in part on line in many different
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, NASA
A great resource for teachers!
Public Access computer bulletin Board Service
includes directories for news releases, mission updates, GIF
images, software for Macs and PCs, teacher guides, and text from
JPL newspaper. Suggestion: begin with the README file.
To access by modem:
use anonymous ftp.jpl.nasa.gov or 126.96.36.199 and log on as
anonymous. Password = city and state or city and country, up
to a total of 15 characters.
Questions and Requests for Information
Mail Stop 186-120
Jet Propulsion Laboratory4800 Oak Grove Drive
Pasadena CA 91109
(818) 354 5011
Mission Status Line (818) 354-2410
Check with them for video tapes, posters,
and a teacher information package.
This information was abstracted from a JPL
The Biology Department of the University
of Bowling Green has many photographic
images of unicellular life forms. It also has links to a history
of microscopes and resources for K-12 teachers.
Read Gregor Mendel's reporton his experiments!
This document is the foundation of modern work on genetics. The
manuscript is easy reading. Science teachers, this is a treat
A program that draws trees! Super! Order demo
CD-ROM from 1 617 876 3876 for $20
Vertebrate Flight Exhibit: from the museum of the University of California in
Berkeley. Check this out if you plan to have flying lifeforms
on your planet! There is information on Pterosaurs, birds, and
bats. Interesting and informative.
University of California, Berkeley, Virtual
Museum exhibits. At this site three
areas are addressed:
- Philogeny: the "family tree"
of life. Here you will see charts
classifying the life forms on earth. If you study these models,
constructing your own "family trees" will be easy for
- Geological Time: Studying
this branch will help you to understand the immense stretches
of time that are involved in the development of life forms. It
will give you an idea of how more complex forms evolve from simple
ones, and how periodic extinctions are followed by the emergence
of different dominant groups.
- Evolutionary Thought: will give you an opportunity to see how scientists
are thinking about the development of life.
At the Monterey Bay Aquarium Home Page. Try
the Habitat's Path . Check out the temporary exhibits.
Descriptions and images: very nice!
Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology
An absolute must for World Builders! Take the Virtual tour. Here
you will see the first life, early plants, trilobites, evolution
of fish and on and on -- marvelous graphics and manageable amounts
of very helpful information.
The Hunterian Museum of Glasgow
Take the virtual tour and click on the map. You will see sections
on just what we are doing -- the beginning of the earth and it's
life forms. It is similar, chapter for chapter, to our assignments
-- don't miss this one!
The Tree of Life Phylogeny Project from
the University of Arizona.
Alarge project showing the interelationships of all life forms
Unicellular and Multicellular living things different perspectives
-- geological, by creature type.
Do searches for software by name or key
words. Software Archives: contains
software for Macintosh, DOS, and Windows, Educational, Multimedia,
and Children's categories. HTML related software.
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