All of the files contained on the subsequent pages may be downloaded and used as freeware providing any credits accompanying the material is not removed.
Permission is required from Jim Ekstrom for any commercial use of these files.
Software Teacher/Student software. Available as HyperCard and HyperStudio stacks for Macintosh and Windows operating systems.
Laboratory Exercises Introductory and Advanced Biology files including Universal Laboratory Interface (ULI) and Imaging for Teachers (IPT) exercises.
Projects Multimedia projects presented by Introductory and Advanced Biology students as well as project ideas.
The article on Elodea appeared in the NSTA publication of The Science Teacher. The article on Microscopy was in the publication Microscopy Today.
MOS A Link to a workshop conducted at the Museum of Science on Imaging and its use in Biotechnology.
Boning-Up A Various exercises using skeletal bones for sex/height identification or for specific species identification.
SEM Images A collection of scanning electron images and possible exercises produced using the school's SEM.
Virtual SEM A series of pages where you are able to vary the magnification of a number of SEM images that have been taken over the last few years.
Access Excellence A Microscopy Resources. Featuring Light and SEM images that can be used for instructional purposes. This page is linked to the Resource Center of Academic Excellence.
GeoSEM A collection of volcanic images produced from samples collected on different school field trips or dusty shelves in the Science Building.
Internet Imaging: This link connects you to a page that automatically brings up ImageJ. ImageJ is a JAVA image processing program that is based on NIH Image. There are a number of student exercises that can be run using ImageJ. ImageJ as a download application or an online applet can be obtained at http://rsb.info.nih.gov/ij/ The author, Wayne Rasband (email@example.com), is at the Research Services Branch, National Institute of Mental Health, Bethesda, Maryland, USA. This is a "work in progress".
Get those Images A collection of inexpensive ways in which to obtain images for biology and general science.
The Honeybee An introduction to the structure and physiology of this insect using light and scanning electron microscopy. These pages are complete with links to other information sites.
Colorize - A number of SEM images have been falsely colored to - show detail better, look pretty?? - you decide. They are all in three compressed JPEG forms. The original image with its micron bar, colorized image and then colorized with micron bar.
Ugly Bug Contest A contest that is open to all New Hampshire elementary schools. Further information and rules can be found at this site.
The following two biology exercises were originally provided by the Center for Image Processing for Educators. The exercises can be done online using ImageJ. Animal Hands: (Students use image processing to examine x-rays of hands, wings, hooves and flippers to compare their structures and functions. Image processing allows them to change the way the information contained in the x-rays is displayed. They use a variety of techniques to study the detail in the images. ) Brain's Blood Supply: (t introduces students to basic image enhancement tools such as false colorization, inversion of pixel values and digital filters to sharpen, shadow and find edges. In the second part of the lesson, students measure the diameter of the aorta and arteries in the neck, then calculate the radius, cross-sectional area and resistance for each vessel. After analyzing the data, they infer relationships between vessel size and relative blood flow. )
Teach A series of training exercises for Teachers in Image Processing as well as instructions on how to modify ImageJ for your own needs. Includes WEB based exercises that can be used in Middle School/High School General Science/Biology
Angles A Link page that was developed by elementary school teachers to instruct their students on angles. Includes many local images of buildings.
Loggerhead Sea Turtle Examination of a Loggerhead Sea Turtle skull that was donated to the school back in the 19th. century.
Image Listing A PDF file of Light Microscope and SEM images compiled over the last few years. (Free for educational use.)
Snowflakes Snowflakes are captured on a cold glass slide and then coated with a clear acrylic spray. The snowflake melts leaving the acrylic impression. These impressions are then examined under reflectance light microscopy and SEM.
QTVR (Quicktime Virtual Memory) A method of stitching together images into a panorama and then manipulating your way through the image and interconnecting with other sites/images on the WEB. The first example of this is a combination of Light microscope and SEM images of diatoms.
A combination of SEM images with additional panoramic images of the Academy Building and acquarium in the Science Building.
WOWBugs:(Melittobia digitata) Various SEM QTVR panoramas of this parasitic wasp
Tour A panoramic tour of one of the biology classroom/laboratories in the new Science Building. (Also includes a general layout of that wing of the building.)Additional Information Links to biology resource material.
Jim Ekstrom Information about the author
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Last updated Octobeer 2009
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