Lyons Township High School

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?


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


A Science Odyssey: People and Discoveries:
Watson and Crick describe DNA's structure

Cell Biology Animation

Meiosis Tutorial

River of Venom


The Mating Game!

Biotechnology Timeline

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:

Here are some links to information on Species Survival Plans:

Association of Zoos & Aquariums

Fact Sheet on Species Survival Plans

What's a Studbook?  Click here to find out.

Animal Management in Today's Zoos

Bagheera:  Resource of Species Survival Plans

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

Brookfield Zoo

Milwaukee County Zoo

Lincoln Park Zoo

Population Management Center (PMC) at Lincoln Park Zoo

Niabi Zoo

Cosley Zoo (located in Wheaton, IL)

Shedd Aquarium

Indianapolis Zoo

Mesker Park Zoo

Potawatomi Zoo

For Teachers

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

XY ZOO:  Free animal genetics activities for teachers!

A great primer quiz on basic atomic structure:

An online quiz about the things we eat and why we eat them!

A great comprehensive website about the biomes of the world:

One of the best and most current resources on Biodiversity Hotspots around the world:

Diffusion and osmosis activities:

The Virtual Cell:

A fun and exciting way to learn about how our cells live and reproduce:

A wonderful site that covers the basics on Cellular Respiration:

This website looks at cells in an interesting way... like a video game!

All kinds of exciting and interesting interactives on cells:

If you have Flash, you're going to love this comparison of mitosis and meiosis!

DNA interactive:

Interactive overview of DNA & RNA processes:

Transcription in more depth:

Translation in more depth:

More transcription practice:

The "Blue People" story:

Blood typing interactive:

A great introduction to basic Mendelian genetics:

A great tutorial on genetics:

Looking for a gene?  Go here and search the chromosomes!

DNA:  The instruction manual of life

Finally, gel electrophoresis online!

Geologic time scale online:

Fossil web:

The Mating Game:  This is hysterically fun!

How plants grow...  great interactive:

The Inner Body website...  covers all the major systems!