Below is a list of links to helpful sites as aids to what we work on in class. Most will be overarching for all topics of class, but some are also listed by topic.
BioBuilder – Home
The Biology Corner Cell Biology Animations
Pearson BioCoach Main
Study Skill Links
Test Taking Strategies Note Taking/Orgainization Strategies
EOC Prep Overview
Below are all the topics that could be covered within the EOC, along with resources we will use throughout the year.
Scientific Inquiry- You need to know terms such as theory, law and hypothesis. You should understand the parts of an experiment including being able to read and interpret graphical data correctly. *****Read chapter 1 for some of this material*****
Lab Safety- Know appropriate lab safety procedures and prevention
Measurement and Lab Equiptment- know what glassware is used to measure, how we measure mass, length, and volume and the units associated.
Critically analyzing data- Looking at a person’s interpretation of a graph or chart and being able to determine if it is biased or they are incorrect in their conclusion. Example would be saying there is a cause and effect between two things that are unrelated.
Rap Writing a Hypothesis
Organization of living things- how things are built up from atoms to a complete organism and in what order. Ex. Put the following in order from smallest to largest: tissue, muscle, human, cell, organ.
Biochemistry (ch 2)- Parts of an atom, types of bonds, compounds commonly used in biology and the equations associated. This is where balancing the formula for cellular respiration and photosynthesis come into play. The four macromolecules are in here: Proteins, Lipids, Carbohydrates, and Nucleic Acids. You need to know the Properties of water, Enzymes, Catalysts and the key elements found in living cells
Chemical bonding song
Cells (ch 7)- Parts of a cell, types of cells (Eukaryotic vs Prokaryotic), types of transport, Hyper/Hypo/Isotonic differences. Endocytosis/Exocytosis
Cell transport Cell Organelles
Making Energy (ch 8-9)- Cellular Respiration, Photosynthesis, and Fermentation. Aerobic/Anaerobic.
Cellular Respiration Links: Krebs Cycle Cellular Respiration Notes (Overview, Glycolysis, and Fermentation) Cellular Respiration explained Oxidate it or Love It Cell Respiration Song
Photosynthesis Links: Photosynthesis Study Guide 8-1 Energy 8-2 Photosynthesis 8-3 Reactions of Photosynthesis Photosynthesis song Photosynthesis interactive activity http://www.johnkyrk.com/photosynthesis.html
Cell Cycle (ch 10,11.4)- Mitosis and Meiosis. Sexual and asexual reproduction.
Meiosis animation Mitosis animation Nova: How Cells Divide
Genetics (ch 11-14)- DNA, RNA, Protein Synthesis, Scientists involved in discovering DNA, the genetic code, Transcription and Translation (know which is which), cell signaling, cell differentiation (think about the stem cell paper research on this one). Diseases caused by genetics such as Tay-Sachs, colorblindness, turner’s syndrome and PKU. Sex linked versus autosomal disorders, Pedigrees.
What is DNA (Complete before building your DNA) Build your own DNA Genome.gov From DNA to Protein DNA Animations (building DNA, Replication, Transcription, translation) Transgenic Fly Lab DNA Interactive- Along the top timeline is a good resource for history, Code for learning the parts of DNA Inside Cancer What is Genetic Engineering?
Learn.Utah (this focuses on genetics, but has content from other topics, such as cell size)
Problem Set 2 problem set 3 genetics aid
Evolution (ch15-17)- Redi’s maggot experiment & Pasteur- Life comes from other life. Autotroph/Heterotroph. Darwin, Wallace, Lamarck, and Malthus. Natural selection, types of selection (study those graphs!) Gene flow, Evidences of evolution (embryonic similarities, DNA, etc), modes of evolution (punctuated equilibrium, convergent/divergent evolution).
Evolution Videos- A huge resource of content on evolution. Peppered Moth Simulation- Evidence of Natural Selection- Answer Questions Bunny/Wolf Natural Selection Simulation
Animal Systems (ch 35-40, but information from these will be lightly covered at best in EOC)- Basic info about the nervous, respitory, reproductive, muscle, circulatory, skeletal, endocrine, urinary, immune, and digestive systems.
Plants (ch 22-25)- Parts of a root, Leaf, and flower. Xylem/Phloem. Why plants are green.
Taxonomy (ch 18)- Know the KPCOFGS, basic traits of each kingdom that makes them unique.
Classification activity (needs flash)
Ecology (ch 4-6)- Ecosystems, energy flow, predator/prey relationships, food chain, food web. Population dynamics, pollution, habitat reduction, biodiversity, global warming, Producers, consumers, decomposers.
Population Ecology Simulation Rat Attack Can you keep the Orca alive? Energy in Biomass
A list of resource sites