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The Lab > Brain Maps
Digital Anatomist: Interactive Brain Atlas
Photos and short movie clips show the brain in 2D and in 3D. Also check out the NeuroSyllabus, which provides useful lessons on the brain and serves as a great laboratory guide. Provided by the University of Washington
KidsHealth: The Brain is the Boss
Learn about your brain and all its parts with the interactive brain diagram, “Body Basics: The brain and nervous system.”
The Whole Brain Atlas
This atlas, for students and professionals, shows healthy and diseased brains. The atlas includes multiple images of the brain with Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and post-stroke.
The Lab > Dissections
Comparative Mammalian Brain Collectives
Have you ever wanted to compare the brains of platypuses and aardvarks? With a collection of brain images and information from more than 175 different species, this is the site to visit!
Cow's Eye Dissection
Have you ever wondered how an eye works? Visit this site and find out how!
The eSkeletons Project
Compare the bones of primates and humans—including 3.2 million-year-old Lucy—at this site of the University of Texas at Austin.
Probe the Brain
You are the brain surgeon. See the response as you stimulate different areas of the brain.
Sheep Brain Dissection Guide
Dissecting again. This time it's a sheep brain helping us to learn about brain structure and terminology.
Sheep Brain Dissection: The Anatomy of Memory
This user-friendly site takes you on a tour through a sheep brain, explaining its basic anatomy, the areas responsible for memory, and how it relates to the human brain.
Virtual Frog Dissection
Dissect a whole frog.
The Lab > Questions & Answers
Ask a Scientist
Search the answers to more than 20,000 questions asked to volunteer scientists or ask a question yourself. This website, run by the US Department of Energy's Office of Science, discusses topics ranging from the uses of cut hair to why algebra is so difficult.
Did You Ever Wonder?
What's going on with the number pi? Why do people age? Why do cells become cancerous? Discover experts’ answers to these questions and more at this website, from the Ernest Orlando Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
Everyday Mysteries: Fun Facts from the Library of Congress
Why does chopping an onion make you cry? Why and how do cats purr? Everyday mysteries are unraveled here by the Library of Congress’ science reference librarians.
HHMI: Ask a Scientist
Have a biology-based question? Howard Hughes Medical Institute scientists might have an answer.
The Lab > Science Fair Resources
Discovery.com: Science Fair Central
Discovery.com provides students with a complete overview of the science fair process, as well as a suggested reading list and Internet links for further information. The site also provides resources for teachers and parents, such as lessons plans, and advice on motivating children.
InformED: Science Fair Projects for Teachers, Students and Parents
Need help starting and planning a science project? This website takes you through the steps to create a science fair project and provides tips on the presentation and display of your creation.
The Internet Public Library: Your Science Fair Project Resource Guide
This resource guide helps you with your science fair project every step of the way. It includes links to a variety of science sites and an Ask the Expert section where you can e-mail scientists with questions about your project.
Science buddies boasts over 1,000 ideas for science fair projects. You can use the Topic Selection Wizard to find an idea that fits your grade level, time frame, and interests.
Science Fair Projects and Experiments
Science fair project ideas for elementary, middle, and high school students are listed according to type of science, such as zoology and psychology. Follow the links for science jokes and science trivia.
U.S. Geological Survey: Science Fair Project Ideas
This site provides numerous science fair project ideas related to earthquakes, as well as earthquake learning links and online activities.
Washington University: Successful Science Fair Projects
A comprehensive guide, written by a science fair judge, to building your science fair project.
World Wide Web Virtual Library: Science Fairs
Search for a specific science fair or browse through the extensive list that the site provides, organized by region and state.
The Lab > Under the Microscope
Watch bacteria grow and see a white blood cell attack as you explore life at the cellular level. Test your knowledge of cells with the website's interactive puzzles and quizzes.
Playing this game will teach you about DNA, molecular biology, protein, and much, much more.
Howard Hughes Medical Institute - Cell Motility
The Cell Motility section is an interactive area that has up close pictures and videos of various cell activities and functions.
Howard Hughes Medical Institute - Virtual Labs
The Virtual Lab Series allows participants to experience what it's like to be a research scientist by involving them in five award-winning, interactive labs. There is a Bacterial Identification Lab, Cardiology Lab, Neurophysiology Lab, Immunology Lab and a Transgenic Fly Virtual Lab.
Learn about Genetic Technology by exploring the virtual labs of DNA Extractions, DNA Microarrays, Gel Electrophoresis, and Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR). Discover ecologies and basics of DNA and genes here, a site run by the Genetic Science Learning Center at the University of Utah.
Learn the differences between bacteria and viruses, meet microbiologists, and read articles about microbe-related news here, a site of the American Society for Microbiology. The website also contains a link for downloading the Microbeworld App for Android devices which keeps you up-to-date on the latest audio, video, and news stories on microbiology.
Mutant Fruit Flies
Why should two fruit flies not look alike? You'll learn it here.
Periodic Table of the Elements, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Click on an element and find out its properties, history, and uses. Check out the News sidebar to follow important news and events in the world of chemisty.
The History of Vaccines
Learn how vaccines work, how they are made, how to visualize risk, and more.
Last Updated: 6/18/14
Editor: Blayne Jeffries