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Western Illinois University.
Click here for information on the
Zoo & Aquarium Program at WIU!

horn bill
Search for your Species Survival Plan here!

Zoo Genetics
Zoo Genetics!

Shedd Aquarium
Learn more about the species at the Shedd Aquarium

penguin in sweater
Why is this penguin wearing a sweater?

Whaleopedia
Whaleopedia

Additional Recommended Links

Welcome to Brookfield Zoo!
Lots o' animal links here! Arboreal, terrestrial?

Special adaptations?  Click here
Special adaptations? Click here


San Diego Zoo!  All kinds of information on wildlife!
San Diego Zoo! All kinds of information on wildlife!

This Week's Top Links

MendelWeb
www.mendelweb.org/

A Science Odyssey: People and Discoveries:
Watson and Crick describe DNA's structure
www.pbs.org/wgbh/aso/databank/entries/do53dn.html

Cell Biology Animation
www.johnkyrk.com/

Meiosis Tutorial
www.biology.arizona.edu/cell_bio/tutorials/meiosis/main.html

River of Venom
www.accessexcellence.org/AE/mspot/rov/

Biointeractive
www.hhmi.org/biointeractive/

The Mating Game!
www.pbs.org/wgbh/evolution/sex/mating/index.html

Biotechnology Timeline
www.accessexcellence.org/RC/AB/BC/1977-Present.html

Find a really cool biology link?
E-mail it to me!

Important Links to Aid Your Research

 Do you have questions about your research paper or your research presentation?

Contact me for an information sheet!

You can also visit this link for questions about format:
www.wooster.edu/psychology/apa-crib.html

Here are some links to information on Species Survival Plans:

Association of Zoos & Aquariums
www.aza.org

Fact Sheet on Species Survival Plans
www.aza.org/animal-programs/

What's a Studbook?  Click here to find out.
www.aza.org/studbooks/

Animal Management in Today's Zoos
www.aza.org/animal-management/

Bagheera:  Resource of Species Survival Plans
http://bagheera.com/inthewild/spot_spssp.htm

Here are links to local zoos you can visit to further your research:

Brookfield Zoo
www.czs.org

Milwaukee County Zoo
www.milwaukeezoo.org

Lincoln Park Zoo
www.lpzoo.org/conservation/what_we_do/AZA_involvement.html

Population Management Center (PMC) at Lincoln Park Zoo
www.lpzoo.org/conservation/PMC/index.php

Niabi Zoo
www.niabizoo.com

Cosley Zoo (located in Wheaton, IL)
www.cosleyzoo.org/

Shedd Aquarium
www.sheddaquarium.org/

Indianapolis Zoo
www.indyzoo.com/

Mesker Park Zoo
www.meskerparkzoo.com/

Potawatomi Zoo
www.sbpark.org/zoo/zoo.htm

For Teachers

Every one of these links has a companion assignment! 
E-mail Mr. Crean at jcrean@lths.net now to receive one via email!

XY ZOO:  Free animal genetics activities for teachers!
www.xy-zoo.com

A great primer quiz on basic atomic structure:
www.mcwdn.org/Physics/AtomicQuiz.html

An online quiz about the things we eat and why we eat them!
http://highered.mcgraw-hill.com/sites/0072316160/student_view0/chapter1/true_false_quiz.html

A great comprehensive website about the biomes of the world:
www.gsu.edu/~mstjrh/biomes.html

One of the best and most current resources on Biodiversity Hotspots around the world:
www.biodiversityhotspots.org/xp/Hotspots/

Diffusion and osmosis activities:
www.mun.ca/biology/Osmosis_Diffusion/tutor2.html

The Virtual Cell: 
www.ibiblio.org/virtualcell/index.htm

A fun and exciting way to learn about how our cells live and reproduce:
www.phschool.com/science/biology_place/biocoach/cellresp/intro.html

A wonderful site that covers the basics on Cellular Respiration:
www.sp.uconn.edu/~terry/Common/respiration.html

This website looks at cells in an interesting way... like a video game!
http://nobelprize.org/medicine/educational/2001/cellcycle.html

All kinds of exciting and interesting interactives on cells:
www.biology.arizona.edu/cell_bio/cell_bio.html

If you have Flash, you're going to love this comparison of mitosis and meiosis!
www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/baby/divi_flash.html

DNA interactive:
www.pbs.org/wgbh/aso/tryit/dna/#

Interactive overview of DNA & RNA processes:
www-class.unl.edu/biochem/gp2/m_biology/animation/gene/gene_a1.html

Transcription in more depth:
www-class.unl.edu/biochem/gp2/m_biology/animation/gene/gene_a2.html

Translation in more depth:
www-class.unl.edu/biochem/gp2/m_biology/animation/gene/gene_a3.html

More transcription practice:
http://gslc.genetics.utah.edu/units/basics/transcribe/

The "Blue People" story: 
www.mc.uky.edu/ahec/skyahec/methem-CE.htm

Blood typing interactive:
http://anthro.palomar.edu/blood

A great introduction to basic Mendelian genetics:
www.genetics.gsk.com/kids/heredity01.htm

A great tutorial on genetics:
http://sps.k12.ar.us/massengale/genetics%20tutorial.htm

Looking for a gene?  Go here and search the chromosomes!
www.ornl.gov/hgmis/posters/chromosome

DNA:  The instruction manual of life
www.thetech.org/exhibits_events/online/genome/index.html

Finally, gel electrophoresis online!
www.tvdsb.on.ca/westmin/science/sbioac/genetics/Electro.htm

Geologic time scale online:
www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/education/explorations/tours/geotime/index.html

Fossil web:
www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/education/explorations/tours/fossil/9to12/intro.html

The Mating Game:  This is hysterically fun!
www.pbs.org/wgbh/evolution/sex/mating/index.html

How plants grow...  great interactive:
www.fw.vt.edu/dendro/forestbiology/cambium2_no_scene_1.swf

The Inner Body website...  covers all the major systems!
www.innerbody.com/htm/body.html