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Microbe Zoo
The Microbe Zoo is you! This fun (and sometimes gross) online educational exhibit offers a visit to an adventureland of microbes, but reminds us that the world of microbes is really the world we live in everyday. Microbes live in our homes, our clothes, our food, our pets, our bodies, and every other niche of our world. Don't be surprised if your visit to the Microbe Zoo leaves you feeling a little itchy.

Access Excellence
Access Excellence is a national educational program that puts high school biology teachers in touch with their colleagues, scientists, and critical sources of new scientific information through an online network. If you teach biology at the junior or senior high level, this site is a must.

Spacecrafts & Cotton Fields
What can a seven-year-old do on the Web? Well, some can create appealing webpages that communicate scientific information. Spacecrafts, a research project done by Max, and Cotton Fields, a collaborative project done by first-graders, are two examples. Never underestimate the creative power of fearless computer users.

Tornadoes
This exhibit offers everything you always wanted to know about tornadoes, but were afraid to ask. Extremely thorough, the exhibit takes you through the life cycle of a tornado. If your curriculum includes weather science, Tornadoes is an absolute must see.

Teacher Developed Space Science Lesson Plans
U.C. Berkeley's educational outreach program serves lesson plans for space science. The lessons were developed by high school teachers but some may be easily adapted for junior high levels as well.

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