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Want to be a Scientist?girl with test tubes

  • This is What a Scientist Looks Like
    This site introduces students to the many faces of a scientist. It is intended to change the perception of what a scientist looks like.

  • Who's the Scientist?
    This site includes description of a scientist based on the depiction made by 7th graders, after visiting a laboratory.

  • American Society for Clinical Pathology
    This site has information about becoming a laboratory professional, with links and explanations to the various career tracks of laboratory professionals. It also includes links to laboratory career brochures.



  • NeoK12 Science Projects
    This site has information about becoming a laboratory professional, with links and explanations to the various career tracks of laboratory professionals. It also includes links to laboratory career brochures.

  • Science Worx
    This site contains science lesson plans submitted by teachers, educational games, hands-on environmental science activity and lab experiments.


Games!children around a science experiment


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  • American Society for Microbiology - Student Resources
    This site consists of science journals and magazines, career opportunities, professional development, certification, fellowships, volunteer mentoring, education credits, profiles of scientists, public policy, membership opportunities, and microbiology information for the public.

  • CDC Science Ambassador Program (Atlanta)
    This site discusses the CDC Science Ambassador Program, where middle and high school STEM* educators are invited to attend a 5-day professional development workshop held each year in Atlanta, Georgia.

  • DigitalScope® - microscope simulation
    This site offers digital simulation to view slides under the microscope.

  • Khan Academy
    This site can be used by students to access an extensive video library, interactive challenges, and assessments from any computer with access to the web.  Coaches, parents, and teachers have visibility into what their students are learning and doing on the site.

  • Georgia Tech CEISMC - Center for Education Integrating Science, Mathematics, and Computing (Atlanta)
    This site introduces students to a program designed to enhance and encourage curiosity and enthusiasm for science, mathematics, engineering and technology.  Students in grades 2nd-5th are invited to join hands-on discovery sessions on Saturday mornings from 9am to 12noon.

  • University of Delaware Virtual Compound Microscope
    This site offers a look at an actual microscope simulation.

  • Rader's CHEM4KIDS
    This site offers basic chemistry information for everyone. It contains information on matter, atoms, elements, the periodic table, reactions, and biochemistry.

  • GeneEd - Genetics, Education, Discovery
    This site contains genetics education and experiments for both students and teachers.

  • National Institutes of Health - Free Resources for Middle School Students
    This site features programs, educational resources for all grade levels (lesson plans, e-books, multimedia, professional development tutorials, etc.), and NIH News. 

  • What is a public health laboratory?
    This site offers a video depiction of public health labs.

  • Understanding Evolution
    This site offers resources for students and teachers on the science of evolution.

  • Learn Genetics™
    This site offers resources for teachers and students to learn about genetic testing and in depth genetics information.

  • DNA Learning Center
    This site offers hands on learning exercises and experiments about DNA testing and helps students, teachers, and families thrive in the gene age.

  • University of Arizona - The Biology Project
    This site offers an online interactive resource for learning biology and can be used by both teachers and students.

  • Science/AAAS Science Podcast
    This site contains science podcasts of interesting science journals and articles.

  • FDA / Science and Our Food Supply
    This site offers FREE supplementary curriculum for middle and high school classrooms. You can access a free curriculum guide to assist science teachers in teaching food safety in science class.

  • Arizona State University - Ask a Biologist
    This site has activities for students to play and learn biology and then test their knowledge.  Students can meet some of our biologists and find out why it is cool for someone to do this for a living.

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