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Our Teacher and General Resources section provides you with online aids for learning about science, such as a tutorial of science equipment, as well as guides for the metric system. Please select any item below that interests you.

Also, if you have an idea for a great teacher resource that we could share, please click our Ideas page. We would love to hear from you!

Science Equipment Resources:
Online Basic Laboratory Equipment Information An Introduction to Basic Laboratory Equipment
All students need to know and understand the function of the equipment that they will be using in the science classroom. This exercise is to help students know a beaker from a bunsen burner!
TSwift MB 3200 Microscope Online Tutorial Online Microscope Tutorial
Learn the parts of the microscope online, with helpful pictures and descriptions of a TSwift MB 3200. There is even a fun quiz to see how well you know your microscope.

National Parks Service Websites
National Parks Service Websites National Parks Listing
The United States has many national parks. National Parks are areas of wilderness that are preserved by the US Government. These parks provide websites with resources, and most even have special sections for both students and teachers. Check it out!

Metric Resources:
The Metric (SI) System The Metric (SI) System
Having trouble with the metric system? Need to convert to Metric? Having trouble with metric prefixes? Look at our Metric References Links!

Other Resources:
Cooperative Extension Services Cooperative Extension Services
The Cooperative Extension Services of each state can help with many common inquiries. They are great resources for plants in a local area. Feel free to check these sites out!

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