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The Web is full of wonderful information, but sometimes it seems like there's too much stuff out there. Here are some links we have found that might be helpful for your search. If you don't find it here, take a look at our article How to Find What You Need on the Internet.
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Extremophiles (animals "on the edge")
Mitosis (cell division)
Organelles (what's inside?)
Biomes and Habitats
If you're interested in becoming a biologist, we've gathered a few resources that might help you out
If you're just starting out, you may be wondering what exactly a biologist does. Visit our story, What's a Biologist? to learn what biologists do, what jobs are available, and some of the ways you can pursue biology as a career.
If you know you want to go to college for biology, make sure to check out the undergraduate programs at Arizona State University and learn about the research programs like SOLUR you can get involved in at ASU.
The rest of these resources can also be helpful, no matter where you are in the process of becoming a biologist.
There are many interesting tools available online that provide information about the various topics in biology. Here are a few to get you started:
Getting Involved with Citizen Science
Citizen science enables the public to help out on special studies. Usually people make observations of certain plant or animal species. They can then record them online as part of a larger data set. Here are some of the ongoing citizen science projects:
|Frog Watch (frogs and toads)||USA|
|Journey North (various migrating species)||mainly Mexico & USA|
|Clumpy (plants and microbes)||Worldwide|
|eShark (sharks)||Coasts worldwide|
Volunteering can be an important step in discovering what is interesting to you. There are many resources available to help you find volunteer and non-profit positions. Another good way to get involved is to find an establishment or program near you that sounds interesting and ask them how you might be able to help.
It's never too early to explore different career options available for a biologist. There are resources available to help with general career preparation, as well as others that provide information about various career opportunities.
Places to buy supplies
Ask other Scientists and Experts
Calculator & Conversion Tools
Dictionaries & Glossaries
Identify Plants and Animals
Scientific Journals and Magazines On-line