I have referenced some valuable links that I have referred to in class. If you are having some trouble in class, get to the topic being studied and start clicking on the links under the main topics- it is sure to help particularly if you are a visual learner.
» Introduction to Biology
» Ecology 1
How Wolves Change Rivers
Levels of Ecological Organization Quia
Amoeba Sisters Succession
Transfer of energy through Trophic Levels
What's it like where you live?
Energy flow through an Ecosystem
» Biogeochemical Cycles- Ecology 2
Carbon Cycle Game
Water- all about water from the water page
Water Cycle from Berkley filters
Water Cycle2 from mbgnet
Hydrologic Cycle- water is hydrologic
USGS water cycle
UCAR water- easy to understand
Carbon Cycle- includes disruptions to the cycle
UCAR carbon- easy to understand
Nortonbooks Carbon Cycle
Elmhurst Carbon Cycle
additional resources at the bottom of the page will help
Nitrogen Cycle from Misouri.edu
UCAR nitrogen cycle- easy to understand
Nitrogen Cycle from Nortonbooks
Phosphorus cycle and the factors that can disrupt the cycle.
Phosphorus cycle from environmental literacy.
Animation of the Phosphorus cycle
Phosphorus cycle problems; a good academic reading of the cycle from USGS
Amoeba Sisters Biomolecules
Enzyme Action McGraw Hill
Crash Course Carbon Bonding- find out from Hank Green: Why is Carbon a tramp? And, why is life like a fitty cent song?
Intro to CHNOPS- and everything you need from Physical Science for Bio.
Polarity of Water
» Parts of the cell- Cytology
Amoeba Sisters Intro to cells
Cell Craft Game
Cell Parts and Descriptions Biocoach
Hank Green Crash course cells
I went into a cell song
Role of Proteins in the cell membrane
Prentice Hall Cell Parts -
Directions to get to parts of the cell:
Once you click on the link, click on module index. Select "parts of the cell", hit the PLAY triangle, read the directions, then play the game.
» Homeostasis -Transport
Active Transport - Endocytosis and Exocytosis
Osmosis rap by Mr. W
Facilitated Diffusion - McGraw Hill
How Diffusion Works - McGraw Hill
Amoeba Sisters Osmosis - not as easy as you think
Plasma (cell) Membrane role in transport
Transport across the cell membrane
Action of the Stomata
ATP by Hank Green Crash course
Photosynthesis by Hank Green
Bio Coach Photosynthesis
Amoeba Sisters Photosynthesis
Light Reactions of Photosynthesis
Up Close Photosynthesis by Harcourt
» Cellular Respiration
Cellular Respiration and ATP
Amoeba Sisters Cell Respiration
Cell Respiration by Biocoach
Cellular respiration sung to Californication - by college students
» DNA, RNA & Protein Synthesis
DNA from Biology Coach
DNA song from the artist that sang, "I went into a cell".
DNA Replication Interactive
Transcription and Translation step by step
Univ of Utah - transcription and translation
Transcription and Translation - best website ever,If I could give this 10 stars, I would. If you are a visual learner and aren't quite getting the process of transcription and translation - this video is a must-see. IANR in conjunction with University of Nebraska (UNL).
» Mitosis and Meiosis
Comparison of side by side cells
Mitosis rap by the artist that "went into a cell"
Cell Cycle- how it works
Amoeba Sisters mitosis
Biology Coach Mitosis
McGraw Hill Mitosis
Animation McGraw Hill
Video and Quiz Mitosis
Onion Root Tip
Nova comparison Mitosis and Meiosis - Compare differences and similarities between mitosis and meiosis in these 2n=4 cells. The website is animated and gives a description of each of the stages of mitosis and meiosis.
Chromosomal Mutations - such as: nondisjunction, duplication, deletion of a gene
Mutations continued - Inversion & Translocation
Colorblind/ Colorvision- See how colorblind individuals see our world. So, why are men more affected by this condition than females? Take a test at this website.
Why are all of the words in the first sentence 3 letters? Remember, mRNA (which came from DNA) is "read" 3 letters at a time, that's a codon. If one of the letters goes away, everything downstream of the mutation is affected. By the same token, if one letter is added, everything downstream is also changed.This guy on Youtube does a decent job with this concept in this 5 minute video. Note that he abbreviated the amino acids, for example, he represents Proline as simply "pro". It is standard in the industry to abbreviate.
In his example, line 1, proline becomes arginine after the insertion of the "G" after the first "C" in proline. It is technically an insertion mutation that causes a frameshift- everything after the amino acid "asn" is wrong!
A frameshift mutation, is like taking out a letter in this sentence:
the big cat ate the fat rat.
If we take out one letter, for example, the t in "ate" everything downstream changes, it becomes:
the big cat aet hef atr at.
» Genetic Engineering & DNA Technology
Genetic Splicing- Splice up a storm and create some Frankenfood
Divergent Evolution- Salamanders in California
Berkeley Evolution- this site covers it all!
Evolution from this site
uses lots of bugs to explain what happens to populations during evolution.
An excellent site to demonstrate gene pool, natural selection, genetic drift, founders effect, etc.
The Mating Game
- remember fitness is leaving the most descendents. Play along and find the best mate for your avatar.