Science | Biological sciences | Living things | Microbes | Explanations (scientific inquiry) | Classification | Adaptation (Evolution) | Food webs | Palaeontologists | Trilobites | Earth's crust | Habitats | Genomes | Fishes | Aquatic respiration
Growth (Animals) | Nutrition | Food processing | Placentals |
Free access websites and online databases - Science
Don't forget to use the online World Book Encyclopedia and EBSCO Databases on the Student Intranet page!
Watch the videos and read the articles to build background knowledge about cells
Take the tour to learn about the structure of a cell
Watch the film to learn about how the Earth is billions of years old and was once a very hostile place. Eventually, a single cell was formed that evolved and reproduced. What conditions produced this first life on Earth?
AUSMEPA is a library of photographic images of Australian marine and coastal environments. The library contains a wide range of images tagged and searchable by categories including: Australian state and territory, type of organism, major habitats and ships. The collection is periodically updated with new images.
View the following video about zombie cells.
Explore Macquarie Island as a case study of the interconnectedness of our world.
Watch Rabbits on the run as Macquarie Island's mission accomplished from the 7.30 Report about the eradication program on Macquarie Island.
Read While The Cat's Away: How Removing An Invasive Species Devastated A World Heritage Island about the impacts of removing an invasive species on the island.
Examine this diagram showing a network of interactions on Macquarie Island.
Find information on the location, environment and wildlife and the scientific programs at Macquarie Island
This site provides some history and sailor's stories from Macquarie Island
This resource from 2 Tasmanian Government Departments provides details of the eradication program.
Encyclopedia of Life
The Encyclopedia of Life (EOL) is an ambitious project to organize and make available via the Internet virtually all information about life present on Earth. At its heart lies a series of Web sites: One for each of the approximately 1.8 million known species. Each site is constantly evolving and features content ranging from historical literature and biological descriptions to stunning images, videos and distribution maps.
From Art to Zoology, chose a topic related to Smithsonian Collections to explore!
Learn the techniques marine biologists use to document the extreme diversity of life in our planet's oceans, and then try them yourself! Identify the animals that took up residence on a plate in an autonomous reef monitoring structure, or “reef condo,” in Bali. See if what you found matches existing species.
Coral Reef Interactive
This web-based tool is designed for students to take on the persona of a local resident, a hotel manager, or a tourist. In these roles, they weigh the interdependence between the economic and social impact of human activity and the biological needs of a coral reef and its conservation.
North American Mammals
There is a web page for every species on the continent with great images of mammals, audio recordings, range maps, scientific illustrations, a glossary, and an interactive map that lets students create field guides for anywhere in Canada, the U.S.A. and Mexico. Mammals are searchable by location, by name, and family tree. Special information on conservation of endangered species is also provided.
Students can search the database to conduct virtual research on the Museum’s collections to make their own comparisons, using information and photos of the specimens in the collections.