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 graphics.

The World Lecture Hall
Courses which are at least in part on line in many different fields

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 or and log on as anonymous. Password = city and state or city and country, up to a total of 15 characters.

Mailing Address:

Questions and Requests for Information

Information Office
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 printout.

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 for you!

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 you!
  • 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.

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