As the internet matures, more and more websites are becoming devoted to helping students learn science. I am always on the lookout for helpful links from other sources. Here is just the tip of the iceberg to what is out there.
Scroll down to get to the current packet (topic), it goes in order that we learned it in class...If you find more cool websites for me to add, let me know!!!
The 8 Life Functions and Scientific Method The Biology Project A good interactive site to practice the scientific method; good description of key vocabulary. www.RegentsPrep.org Basic overview of the processes of living things; some practice questions. Safety Review Review some of the different warning symbols you might see in lab. Classification The 6 Kingdoms Watch the Tim and Moby cartoon reivew of this topic! Nova On-Line Who would have thought that there are this many crocs? take a look at an interesting comparison of the different croccodile species in this PBS interactive. Bacteria Watch the Tim and Moby cartoon reivew of this topic! www.nobelprize.org Play as a mosquito or a parasite to reproduce and spread malaria. It has a little binomial nomenclature review in here as well... Ligers! Take a look at these cool hybrids! RegentsPrep.org A brief rundown of how to set up and use a dichotomous key like the shark one we did in class. Cytology and Microscopy Cytology Notes--Cell Pics The animal and plant cell (unlabeled) pictures from our notes. www.cellsalive.com A great way to see how big different things are; good metric review. www.cellsalive.com Nice overview of prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells; links to plant and animal cells; great organelle review. www.johnkyrk.com John Kryk is an educator that has made some outstanding animations to help biology students. This link is for a highly interactive cell. GREAT organelle review. Genetic Science Learning Center An interactive animation showing the function of many cell organelles; this site is highly recommended and we will be using other parts of it in the spring when we talk about cloning, stem cells, and genetics. www.nobelprize.org Read the comic book hero "INCREDIBLE MEGACELL" as he teaches cell organelles and instrumentation such as the electron microscope and centrifuge. Organelle Function Take a mini-quiz to see if you know what the different organelles do. Organelle Matching Match up organelles with their functions. Intracellular Transport Review the different parts of the cell involved with the movement of materials. Plant Cells Review what organelles are found in a typical plant cell. Plant vs. Animal Cells Practice the different (and similar) organelles of both plant and animal cells. Viruses Watch the Tim and Moby cartoon reivew of this topic! Microscope Review Review the different parts of a microscope with this interactive. Focusing with a Microscope Follow directions and simulate using a microscope. www.nobelprize.org See how an MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imagine) works with this Flash game. www.regentsprep.org Simple review of how to use a microscope. www.regentsprep.org A great site for practicing the art of using the metic system. Biochemistry Dehydration Synthesis vs. Hydrolysis A nice little animation showing how we make and break organic molecules. Glucose Compare different views of the structure of a molecule of glucose. Amino Acids A rollover interactive to see the 4 parts of the amino acid molecule. DNA Watch the Tim and Moby cartoon reivew of this topic! Enzyme Simulation Made for Regents biology, a great animation of enzyme-controlled reactions by Lew-Port's Biology Place. pH Watch the Tim and Moby cartoon reivew of this topic! www.nobelprize.org Advanced for Regents but great for AP, review your chemistry and see what chirality is. www.nobelprize.org In this cartoon-with a Flash game that follows-see how a lack of vitamins in a diet causes certain diseases. Nutrition: Autotrophic and Heterotrophic Leaf Pic The unlabeled leaf cross section picture from our notes. Nova On-Line A cute interactive demo showing the molecules of photosythesis. Photosynthesis Review Review the basic process of photosynthesis. www.johnkyrk.com John Kyrk's animation of photosynthesis' light reaction. www.johnkyrk.com John Kyrk's animation of photosynthesis' dark reaction. Leaf Cross Section Review the different tissue layers that exist in a simple leaf. Transport www.johnkyrk.com Another John Kyrk animation showing diffusion. Diffusion Demo Check out this interactive demo I created that pretty accurately shows the concept of DIFFUSION. Osmosis Demo I use this animation that I created to help with the first state lab: "Diffusion Through A Membrane". It helps show how osmosis occurs. Active Transport See how ATP (energy) is needed to move molecules from a low concentration to a high concentration. Respiration ATP Molecule Review how putting parts of organic molecules together needs the removal of water as you build a molecule of adenosine triphosphate. Regulation Neuron Pic The unlabeled neuron picture from our notes. Genetic Science Learning Center Be a mad scientist and connect to neurons together here, a little tricky to manipulate, but a great review of the parts of a neuron. Genetic Science Learning Center A very informative movie/interactive showing in detail how messages are sent from one neuron to another www.nobelprize.org Try to 'condition' Pavlov's dogs with this cool Flash game. Excretion/Locomotion Single Cell Movement Take a look how an ameba and paramecium get around. Human Nutrition Digestive System Pic The unlabeled digestive system picture from our notes. www.innerbody.com A comprehensive view into all of the organ systems found in humans. Virtual Body A nice review of the digestive system; click on the appropriate system to start the tour. Westminster Schools A good visual review of all the organs of the digestive system. . Human Transport & Immune System www.innerbody.com A comprehensive view into all of the organ systems found in humans. Material Exchange Review which materials are small enough to fit through the capillaries. Blood Pathway Review the pathway of blood as it flows from body cells to the heart and back! Virtual Body A nice review of the heart; click on the appropriate buttons to start the tour. www.nobelprize.org Record and analyze various ECGs (electrocardiograms). A fun game for students. Advanced for Regents class. www.nobelprize.org Correctly match up blood types for transfusions or watch the consequences! www.nobelprize.org Play this Flash game to play the role of Dr. Koch, who found out what the cause was from TB--Tuberculosis. Nova On-Line Play a game complete with explanations of how our immune system fights dieseases; can be downloaded onto your computer for a stand-alone game; a fun learning exercise from PBS! www.nobelprize.org Another cool Flash game--this one is called "Immune System Defender". Learn how the different parts of the immune system work as you fight off an infection. Nova On-Line learn how vaccines are made and used in this 'pick your own adventure' flash interactive Human Regulation Respiratory System Pic The unlabeled respiratory system picture from our notes. Excretory System Pic The unlabeled excretory system picture from our notes. www.innerbody.com A comprehensive view into all of the organ systems found in humans. Virtual Body A nice review of the brain; click on the appropriate buttons to start the tour. www.nobelprize.org This guy has a 'Split Brain' Personality! Play this Flash game to see what I mean... Genetic Science Learning Center Browse your way through a sometimes funny look at the effects of various drugs (and alcohol--which is also a drug) on humans; a must see for parents and students! Genetic Science Learning Center MOUSE PARTY--take a look at the actual chemical effects that are a result of various drug use by humans; another must see for parents! Genetic Science Learning Center The main page of the University of Utah's Genetic Science Learning Center that focuses on how addictive chemicals affect the brain. Human Respriation, Excretion, & Locomotion www.innerbody.com A comprehensive view into all of the organ systems found in humans. The Biology Project A good interactive site to practice the scientific method; good description of key vocabulary. Mitosis and Asexual Reproduction Surface Area One of my own creations, see why a cell must divide when it grows too big... and yes, that is my wife try to sound British. Chromosomes Look here to see how tightly coiled DNA is up to form chromosomes. Cell Division Watch the Tim and Moby cartoon reivew of this topic! Cells Alive Fantastic interactive animation of the phases of mitosis. Mitosis Phases Put the phases of MITOSIS in order here. Mitosis Phases 2 'Build' cells in different phases of MITOSIS. Lew-Port's Biology Place Made for Regents biology, this is a must see animation/description of mitosis. www.johnkyrk.com Another John Kyrk animation, this time, of the process of mitosis. Mitosis World A basic interactive animation of mitosis. The Biology Project Good review of the phases of the cell cycle; a couple of decent mitosis animations. www.nobelprize.org See the different stages of the cell cycle in this game where you play the role of a cell supervisor. Nova On-Line Another great PBS site, this shows how cancer (a form of mitosis) spreads through the body. Genetic Science Learning Center Outstanding reference to what cloning really is; contains a few great click-and-play animations. Genetic Science Learning Center Clone MIMI THE MOUSE!; shown in school, this is a must see for students and parents to show how nuclear transfer (cloning) is carried out. Cloning Watch the Tim and Moby cartoon reivew of this topic! www.regentsprep.org A nice review of modes of asexual reproduction; contains a link of practice Regents questions. Meiosis and Sexual Reproduction Lew-Port's Biology Place Made for Regents biology, this is a must see animation/description of meiosis. www.johnkyrk.com This time, John Kyrk uses his fantastic animations on meiosis. Meiosis Phases Put the phases of MEIOSIS in order here. Meiosis Phases 2 'Build' cells in different phases of MEIOSIS. Haploid vs. Diploid Cells Review these important terms in this nice interactive. Stages of Meiosis A nice animation that you control showing the different stages of meiosis. Crossing Over See how crossing over shuffles up the genes in this interactive animation. The Biology Project Good review of meiotic cell division; nice vocabulary review. Sumanas Inc. A narrated animation of meiosis; includes practice questions. Nova On-Line A side-by-side comparison of these different cell divisions from PBS. McGraw-Hill An on-line text book; click on all four animations to see how meiosis and mitosis occurs. Development www.regentsprep.org General review of development, from fertiliaztion through differentiation; contains links to lots of practice questions. Stem Cells Watch the Tim and Moby cartoon reivew of this topic! Genetic Science Learning Center Learn what a stem cell is in a "cartoony" animation from the University of Utah; GREAT FOR KIDS! Cold Spring Harbor Labs Learn in this animation how stem cell lines are created. Human Reproduction and Development Reproduction Review Watch the Tim and Moby cartoon reivew of this topic! Nova On-Line Take a look at the fertility timeline of humans; another outstanding PBS link. Genetics Genetic Science Learning Center Perhaps the best site I have ever found to review all genetics topics; highly interactive; can be downloaded as a stand alone review here; featured in class. What is Heredity? Watch the Tim and Moby cartoon reivew of this topic! How to use Punnett Squares! Watch the Tim and Moby cartoon reivew of this topic! Punnett Square Help Practice Punnett squares in this VERY useful interactive. Practice Genetic Crosses Practice Punnett squares in this VERY useful interactive. How to Get your Ratios! Practice Punnett squares in this VERY useful interactive, which shows how you get the ratios of a cross. Test Crosses See why test crosses are a useful tool in learning about genotypes. Human Genetics Genetic Science Learning Center Perhaps the best site I have ever found to review all genetics topics; highly interactive; can be downloaded as a stand alone review here; featured in class. Types of Chromosome Mutations Review the differences between different chromosome mutations. Nova On-Line Take a look at why certain dogs have certain traits; how artificial selection was used to get the great variety of dogs. Nova On-Line Click on the 'Selective Breeding' animation to show how to breed a better crop through natural farming methods. Nova On-Line See how genes determine how a human embryo gets triggered to become a male or female. Genetic Science Learning Center PI: Pedigree Investigator, On the Case of Nicotine Addiction - combine genetics with good old fashioned family trees and you got yourself a Pedigree Investigator! Molecular Genetics Genetic Science Learning Center Perhaps the best site I have ever found to review all genetics topics; highly interactive; can be downloaded as a stand alone review here; featured in class. Nova On-Line Featured in class, this interactive activity zooms in on DNA from the level of organism on down through cells. DNA Structure Review the molecular structure of DNA in this interactive. Lew-Port's Biology Place Made for Regents biology, this is a great animation showing how DNA is copied--links with mitosis! DNA Replication Review how DNA gets replicated (copied) in this interactive. Make DNA! Practice your base pair bonding with this interactive. DNA Replication View how DNA is copied. www.nobelprize.org Play the DNA Replication Game! Get the high score if you make no mistakes in DNA replication. Nova On-Line Featured in class, this is a great interactive site to see how DNA is copied and how proteins are synthesized. The Genetic Code See how the genetic code actually works in this interactive. Lew-Port's Biology Place Made for Regents biology, this is a must see animation/description of protein synthesis. www.johnkyrk.com Great advanced look at how DNA gets transcribed into mRNA. www.johnkyrk.com An overall look at cellular functions featuring how protiens are made; a great summary of cell functions. Transcribing DNA to RNA Review this process in this interactive. Translating RNA into Protiens Review this complex process in this VERY HELPFUL interactive. Frameshift Mutations Observe how altering the DNA base sequence affects the outcome of the final protein. Nova On-Line Highly advanced look at our genetic code; features a lot of topics not covered in Regents biology, but in college courses. PBS On-Line A nice kid-oriented overview for molecular genetics. Nova On-Line Use DNA fingerprinting to find out who stole the lollipop! a MUST SEE!!! Nova On-Line An advanced simulation that shows how you can find your own genetic fingerprint. Biotechnology - Genetic Engineering - Gel Electrophoresis Bitoechnology Notes The unlabeled biotechnology notes from class. Gene Recombination Practice gene splicing in this awesome review showing how restriction enzymes work! For Regents and AP! Nova On-Line Click on the 'Transgenic Manipulation' animation to see how to use biotechnology to get a better crop; used in intro to genetic engineering classes. www.nobelprize.org Play the 'Eye of the Donkey' to simulate how PCR--Polymerase Chain Reaction method is used to amplify the amount of DNA. Nova On-Line Take a look at some of the genetically modified foods that are out there; also can click to various viewpoints about these foods; a great discussion topic for kids and parents! Westminster Schools A simple explanation and animation of how gel electrophoresis (featured in the 'Botana' lab) works. Genetic Science Learning Center Another stand-out interactive animation from the University of Utah--a MUST SEE! Lew-Port's Biology Place Made for the Regents biology students, this goes over with animations the two key lab procedures featured in the 'Botana' lab. Evolution evolution.berkeley.edu a one stop place for everything you wanted to learn about evolution; a great supplement to what we learn in both Regents and AP Biology Nova On-Line read up on how an environmental shift can lead towards evolution; a simple way to see natural selection at work Nova On-Line take a look at the different periods of life on planet earth Ecology Carbon Cycle Click the link and save to your computer to take a look at this neat animation of the carbon cycle. Nitrogen Cycle Click the link and save to your computer to see the complex nature of the nitrogen cycle. Nova On-Line In this great interactive, see how human population growth has caused some global climate changes. Earthguide A brief tutorial of what the greenhouse effect is.