Science Teaching Series

Internet Resources

I. Developing Scientific Literacy

II. Developing Scientific Reasoning

III. Developing Scientific Understanding

IV. Developing Scientific Problem Solving

V. Developing Scientific Research Skills

VI. Resources for Teaching Science

Biological Databases


  1. USDA Plants Database - Provides a single source of standardized information about plants
  2. Gymnosperm Database - Database of conifers and other gymnosperms
  3. Online Vegetation and Plant Distribution Maps - includes maps from all over the world.
  4. Glossary of Botanical Terms - interactive glossary of terms relating to botany, gardening, horticulture and
  5. Flowerbase - Database of more than 7000 flowers.
  6. Southern California Wildflowers - by Dr. Barbara J. Collins, California Lutheran University



  1. Genetics databases
  2. Nutrition databases