The following links have
good, scientific content (i.e., minimal fluff and absolutely no pseudo-science).
Many of the larger sites also offer educational materials for teachers.
General interest and meta-sites
Biology Project - A collection of resources for learning about
biology. Includes tutorials and problem sets to help you understand the
topic under study.
Humor - Links to web highlights such as the Darwin Awards
and the Annals of Improbable research as well as jokes to educate while
making your lessons entertaining.
Human Genome Project - The official page of what may be the grandest
undertaking of the human race (except for everything NASA did back in the
Gene Names - Real, published names you simply will not believe
for genes in
Drosophila, H. sapiens, C. elegans, etc.
In the news...
science news - Links to the latest the latest science stories
from the BBC, Reuters, the AP, and dozens of other quality sources.
A great resource for a weekly "In the news" activity. You can also
refine the survey to subtopics appropriate for the area you are covering
that week (e.g., genetics, biotechnology, neuroscience, etc.)
Scientist - A "Science and Technology" news magazine
that focuses on the most sensational stories in research (i.e., the ones
kids would be most interested in reading about).
Pardon the bias, but this is my main focus
in the biological realm.
news - Yahoo culls the latest neuroscience from the BBC,
Reuters, the AP, and dozens of major newspapers.
Connection - Features lay articles, interviews, tutorials,
and games relating to neuro- and cognitive sciences relating to issues
in education (e.g., brain research on learning and memory), so it's a good
site to teachers as well as students.
Those are all I have at the
moment that are current, so if you have any links you would like to share,
please feel free to write.