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the new Scitable-a dynamic Biology & Genetics Web Site
Scitable, by Nature Publishing Group.
A stunning new Web site created by Nature Education for Biology and Genetics. This site virtually provides all of the functions of a college science course for free. Scitable is truly a well-designed, quite comprehensive resource that offers students and teachers alike a wealth of information, learning tools, and interactive activities on genetics, cell biology, and ecology, with a side order of scientific communication and career counseling.
Want a quick tutorial? Scitable offers short review articles, rich with links to deeper content elsewhere on the site.
Want to know what other students are thinking? The exciting and absorbing Blogs and Forums section (somewhat hidden on the site in the Topics section) contains a blog, Student Voices, run by and for undergraduate students. Time to Decide, discussing issues in science education, is another useful forum.
Want a full course? Try the Learning Paths section, offering a stepwise, progressive series of lessons on topics such as cancer, genetics, and biotechnology.
Want to bring this material into the classroom? There are tools for designing classes and putting together custom texts for students.
This last function, as well as several others including joining and creating discussion groups and collaborating with other Scitable members, requires free registration, but it is well worth doing so.
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