Biotech Resources For K-14 Educators & Students

Access Excellence Bioscience and Health Science educational activities for teachers and students.
International Barcode of Life (iBOL) Project The Consortium for the Barcode of Life (CBOL) is an international initiative focused on developing global standards and tools for species identification. Teachers and students take part in the project research!
The Bay Area Biotechnology Education Consortium (BABEC) BABEC is a regional consortium of life science educators serving the San Francisco Bay Area.
BioInteractive Howard Hughes Medical Institute multimedia resources with teacher guides and classroom activities.
Bio-Link is an NSF-sponsored center providing biotech information for teachers, students and job seekers.
Biology Fortified Biology Fortified is a non-profit organization that shares science-based information on uses of biotechnology in food and agriculture.
Biotechnology Institute BIO (Biotech Industry Organization)'s non-profit arm to support education and the BioGENEius competition for high school students.
California Academy of Sciences A hands-on science discovery museum located within the San Francisco landmark, Golden Gate Park, the Academy engages in both research and public science education. Follow on Twitter @calacademy.
California Science Teachers Association Information and resources for K-12 teachers and parents on: state science standards; teacher professional development workshops; science conferences and educational resources.
DNA Interactive HHMI education resource for DNA, including online activities and curriculum (Ex: GeneBoy, Forensics, Techniques, etc).
Dolan DNA Learning Center at Cold Spring Harbor Great animations and other educational resources on basic concepts in molecular biology and genetics.
Lawrence Hall of Science, UC Berkeley A hands-on science museum offering many opportunities for K-14 student and teacher exploration. LHS also conducts teacher professional development and provides curriculum, assemblies and workshops to regional schools.
NCBI National Center for Biotechnology Information. Federal resource and portal for bioinformatics data and publications.
The National Academies Advisors to the nation on science, engineering and medicine. The NAS website is a comprehensive, current news source aimed at a general audience.
National Geographic Kids A great resource for the K-6 audience interested in exploring the diversity of the natural world.
The National Human Genome Research Institute The NHGRI led the Human Genome Project for the National Institutes of Health. This site has information on National DNA Day Celebrations (April 25th) and educational resources related to the HGP.
The National Nanotechnology Initiative

The National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) is the program established in fiscal year 2001 to coordinate Federal nanotechnology research and development. The NNI provides a vision of the long-term opportunities and benefits of nanotechnology.

PBS LearningMedia California PBS resource for science education
Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM) An NCBI literature database cataloging human diseases, with links to molecular sequences, journal articles and clinical studies.
Public Library of Science Open-access database of peer-reviewed journal articles.
PubMED NCBI link to scientific journals, books and online publications.
Resource Area for Teaching (RAFT) Inexpensive, hands-on activities for preK-12 students. "RAFT is a non-profit organization that fosters hands-on teaching as the best way for teachers to teach and students to learn in pre-school through 12th grade education and community programs."
Science Buddies Great website for science fair project ideas and other hands-on activities. Aimed at K-12 students and teachers.
Science News An online magazine with the latest headlines from the scientific world, sponsored by the AAAS journal, Science.
Scitable Free science library hosted by Nature Publishing Group. Don't miss the "Spotlight" explorations--great curriculum launch points.
UC Davis PBGE UC Davis Partnership for Biotechnology and Genomics Education provides "innovative 3D virtual reality software and a highly successful laboratory equipment loan program with associated curricula for hands-on instruction in biotechnology for secondary schools". A website devoted to dissemination of science-based information on agricultural biotechnology, including biotech FAQ's, student activities, educational media resources, curricula for biotech programs, a literature database with "lay language" summaries and many more resources for students, teachers and the public.