Frankenstein: Penetrating the Secrets of Nature

Related Web sites
National Library of Medicine web site for the original "Frankenstein: Penetrating the Secrets of Nature" exhibition in 1997-1998.

About Mary Shelley and Frankenstein
Site which provides information on Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, especially material that might not be readily available or accessible in every library; and offers a chronology of Mary Shelley's life and work and 19th-century reviews of her novels and of the plays inspired by Frankenstein.
Two sites which feature the complete text of Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus by Mary Shelley

About literature of the Romantic period
Romantic Circles is a large-scale, collaborative site of high editorial quality devoted to the study of Lord Byron, Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Percy Bysshe Shelley, John Keats, their contemporaries and historical contexts.

About biomedical research
Features a web cast of a panel of University specialists discussing in plain English for nonscientists the medical, ethical and legal implications of the Human Genome Project.
Site for the Human Genome Project public education and discussion pilot program in ten public libraries in the North Suburban Library System in the greater Chicago area. Participating libraries develop an education program on genetic research and the Human Genome Project.
A science primer from the National Center for Biotechnology Information.

About ethics and philosophy
Explores the ethical, legal and social issues surrounding the Human Genome Project.

Curriculum materials for schools
Grades 9-12: In-depth study of the book and issues it raises. Activities include a mock trial in which the monster sues his creator, discussion questions, related reading, web links.
Grades K-8: Site of the Miami Museum of Science Learning Network with a section on "Frankenstein's Lightning Laboratory," where simple experiments describe different forms of electricity-"fruity" and "static"-as well as teach electrical safety.
Grades 10-12: "Tales of the Supernatural" focuses on horror and the Gothic form in the 18th and early 19th centuries. Students read and discuss Mary Shelley's Frankenstein as part of the curriculum unit, as well as works of Nathaniel Hawthorne. Lesson can be extended to modern-day tales of the supernatural.

Miscellaneous related sites
Picture stills from the Edison Films 1910 Frankenstein film
Illustrates and reviews the Marvel comics series, "The Frankenstein Monster," which ran from January 1973 to September 1975.