BIOLOGY RESOURCES


This page is dedicated to great Biology resources for students of all ages and abilities, but especially for special needs students. I have arranged them by general topics , along with credits if I remember where I found the materials. I apologize if I have not correctly credited someone's work and will happily amend this if you let me know.

GREAT BIOLOGY + SCIENCE WEBSITES






THESE BIOLOGY TOPICS ARRANGED BY UNITS COVERED

----Scientific Method, Using a Microscope, Metric Measures

  • METRIC METHODS
  • SCIENTIFIC METHOD
  • Many people have trouble remembering which is the independent variable and which is the dependent variable. An easy way to remember is to insert the names of the two variables you are using in this sentence in they way that makes the most sense. Then you can figure out which is the independent variable and which is the dependent variable:
    (Independent variable) causes a change in (Dependent Variable) and it isn't possible that (Dependent Variable) could cause a change in (Independent Variable).
    For example:
    (Time Spent Studying) causes a change in (Test Score) and it isn't possible that (Test Score) could cause a change in (Time Spent Studying).
    We see that "Time Spent Studying" must be the independent variable and "Test Score" must be the dependent variable because the sentence doesn't make sense the other way around.

1.0 Cells

  • USING MICROSCOPE
  • CELL TYPES (PROKARYOTIC VS EUKARYOTIC)
  • CELL ORGANELLES + PURPOSE
  • MACROMOLECULES (CARBOHYDRATES, PROTEINS, LIPIDS, NUCLEIC ACIDS
  • POSITIVE TESTS FOR CARBS, PROTEINS, LIPIDS
  • ENZYMES REGULATE CHEMICAL REACTIONS
  • CELL GROWTH=MITOSIS
  • CELL REPRODUCTION-MEIOSIS
  • OSMOSIS
  • ACTIVE VS PASSIVE TRANSPORT (DIFFUSION,

2.0 Interdependence

  • ANALYZE HUMAN POP GRAPHS/DATA + PREDICT IMPACT ECOSYSTEMS
  • CARRYING CAPACITY OF ENVIRONMENT
  • BIOLOGICAL SUCCESSION
  • ABIOTIC VS BIOTIC FACTORS
  • PRODUCERS, CONSUMERS, DECOMPOSERS
  • HUMAN ACTIVITIES AFFECTING ENVIRONMENT
  • EXTINCTION

3.0 Flow of Energy and Matter

  • ENERGY FLOW IN ECOSYSTEM (ENERGY PYRAMID)
  • AEROBIC VS ANAEROBIC RESPIRATION
  • PHOTOSYNTHESIS VS CELLULAR RESPIRATION
  • FERMENTATION
  • BIOCHEMICAL CYCLES-CARBON, OXYGEN, NITROGEN, PHOSPHOROUS, WATER

4.0 Heredity

  • GENETIC INFO IN NUCLEIC ACIDS
  • DNA REPLICATION + PROTEIN SYNTHESIS
  • GENES, CHROMOSOMES, PROTEINS, HEREDITARY TRAITS
  • SEX LINKAGE, CO-DOMINANCE, INCOMPLETE DOMINANCE, MULTIPLE ALLELES, POLYGENIC INHERITANCE
  • DNA INTERACTING WITH RNA
  • INTERPRETING GENETIC PEDIGREE
  • PROBABILITY OF TRAITS IN OFFSPRING
  • MEIOSIS=PRODUCE EGG/SPERM CELLS
  • MEIOSIS + SEX LEADS TO -GENETIC VARIATION IN POPULATION
  • DNA GENE MUTATIONS=GENETIC DISORDERS
  • ETHICAL ISSUES OF GENETIC TECHNOLOGY=ENGINEERING, CLONING, STEM CELLS, DNA FINGERPRINTING

5.0 Biodiversity and Change

  • STRUCTURE,FUNCTION, BEHAVIOR ADAPTIONS PLANTS/ANIMALS DIFFERENT ENVIRONMENTS
  • NATURAL SELECTION DEVELOPS NEW SPECIES
  • FORM AND FUNCTION RELATED ALL SPECIES
  • GENETIC VARIATION IN POP + CHANGING ENVIRONMENT LEADS TO NEW ADAPTATIONS AND SPECIES
  • INTERPRETING FOSSIL DATA
  • EVIDENCE FOR THEORY OF EVOLUTION
  • DICHOTOMOUS KEY
  • MODERN CLASSIFICATION SYSTEMS (EVIDENCE FROM FOSSILS, COMPARATIVE ANATOMY, AMINO ACID SEQUENCE, DNA STRUCTURE),

These are covered if there is additional time, since they aren't tested for state testing

---Human Body

---Moon Phases and Weather

---Nutrition
---Plants