Web Resources

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Human Genome Project
This website is maintained by the National Human Genome Research Institute. It offers many tutorials, simulations, images, and fact sheets regarding the Human Genome Project and genetics. Many of the multimedia files are in the public domain and may be used for presentations. To get started, try locating the video files by clicking here. One video explains how researchers mapped the genome.

Another video addresses the ethics of genetic research and therapy with humans.

Genes to Cognition Online
This is an outstanding site allows students to rotate and dissect a 3-dimensional human brain. It also labels major brain areas and functions. You can also download an app of the 3-dimensional brain for free and access it through iTunes, iPad, or iPhone.

Neuroscience for Kids
Dr. Eric Chudler at the University of Washington maintains this fun and informative website about basic and applied neuroscience. Even students who are turned off by neuroscience will find this site interesting. There is a lot to explore at this site. First, review basic information about the lobes of the brain here. Then, try to learn more about brain plasticity and neural pruning in humans here. Finally, compare and contrast the various methods of neuroimaging here.

PBS Nova: How cells divide
Some students have difficulty in differentiating mitosis from meiosis. Visit this website for a brief tutorial. Be sure to watch the animation, located on the right-hand side.

Society for Neuroscience
The Society for Neuroscience is a professional organization of basic scientists and physicians who study the brain and nervous system. It is the world's largest organization of professionals devoted to the study of the brain. At this site, find the link titled, “About neuroscience” to learn more about the field, its history, and recent discoveries.

Info about Kids
This website, a collaboration of 7 divisions of the APA, addresses body, mind, emotions, and relationships in children and focuses on both healthy development and challenges that children face.