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Test 1 Study GuideStudy Guide for Lab Tests
Intro to BiologylinksLab Handouts
ChemistrylinksMicroscope and Cell
Study Guide for Test 2
Parts of Cellstaxonomic keys
Membrane TransportDiffusion and Osmosis
Test 3 Study Guidebiological molecules
Photosynthesis and Respirationphotosynthesis
Mitosis and MeiosisDNA Puzzle
Study Guide for Test 4respiration
Mendel and Geneticsmitosis
Chromosomes and Human Geneticstranscription & translation
Study Guide for Test 5Fun With Genetics
DNA replicationcorn genetics
Making Proteinsplant adaptations
genetic engineeringanimal adaptations
Study Guide for Test 6Genetics Problems 1
Genetic Change and EvolutionGenetics Problems 2
EcologyGenetics Problems 3
Genetics Problems 4

Study Guide for Test 1

Intro to Biology

1-Intro to Biology powerpoint

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  1. Physicist Richard Feynman explains the scientific method
  2. Read the Myths Of Science: hypothesis vs. theory, & why the 1st doesn't become the 2nd
  3. How NOT to do science
  4. Essential Biology disscusses some of the properties of life
  5. Hank Green explains taxonomy
  6. Mary Poffenroth: Taxonomy
  7. , Domains and Scientific names
  8. Taxonomy Fail!!! - Don't be a Hoser!!!
  9. Archea, Bacteria, Protista
  10. bright pink halophilic archea
  11. Mary Poffenroth explains heterotrophs and autotrophs
  12. Alexis Danis on the endosymbiont theory

Chemistry Stuff

Chemistry powerpoint

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  1. textbook animations: Types of Bonds, Salts Dissolving in Water, Acids, Bases and pH, peptide bonds, protein structure
  2. Covalent Bonds, Ionic Bonds, Carbon
  3. Properties of Water
  4. Biological molecules - lipids, proteins, carbohydrates
  5. Nucleic Acids (DNA and RNA)
  6. This video explains how proteins denature, and shows their primary, secondary, tertiary and quaternary structure
  7. Mary Poffenroth: Trophic Levels, Producers and Consumers

Study Guide for Test 2


Cells and their parts powerpoint
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  1. online guides to show the parts of bacterial, animal and plant cells.
  2. Andy Orffkut's awesome song about chlamydomonas
  3. Animal Cells
  4. plant cells
  5. ABC/Krulwich on Cells
  6. Alexis Danis on mitochondria and their DNA
  7. Paul Anderson gives a tour of the cell
  8. Mary Poffenroth explains cell theory, animal vs. plant cells, mitochondria, ribosomes, cytoskeleton, plasma membrane, , lysosomes, nucleus,
  9. textbook animation: vessicle budding and organelle endosymbiosis
  10. this is the actual harvard animation that krulwich was talking about
  11. Krulwich discusses frog legs and dancing squid

Cell Transport

Membrane Transport powerpoint

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  1. textbook animations: Active and Passive transport, Exocytosis and Endocytosis, Signaling Molecules
  2. Mary Poffenroth discusses membranes and the difference betweendiffusion and osmosis
  3. Hank Green discusses membranes, diffusion, and transport
  4. Japanese Subway
  5. less exciting, but more nicely illustrated video on the plasma membrane
  6. another video on active and passive transport
  7. Biology Essentials - membranes an DNA extraction
  8. the Ricochet Science videos on diffusion, Tonicity/Osmosis

Study Guide for Test 3

Photosynthesis and Respiration

Photosynthesis and Respiration powerpoint

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  1. textbook animations:
  2. Mary Poffenroth explains heterotrophs and autotrophs
  3. photosynthesis and cellular respiration
  4. Hank Green explains ATP and respiration
  5. Mary Poffenroth gives a brief overview of mitochondria
  6. nice Gradients and ATP animation
  7. Hank Green explains photosynthesis
  8. very detailed (like bio majors detailed) photosynthesis song
  9. Paul Anderson explains photosynthesis
  10. paper chromatography and RF values (like we use in the photosynthesis lab)


Enzymes powerpoint

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  1. Textbook animation: Enzyme catalysis
  2. Mary Poffenroth gives a light overview of enzymes
  3. Biology essentials: Paul Anderson explains Enzymes
  4. learn about enzyme inhibition using Linkin Park and HALO
  5. another Competative and allosteric inhibitor video (without the annoying mallcore music)
  6. How HIV uses enzymes, and how we can inhibit those enzymes
  7. an annoying overly cute enzyme video good info, but she sounds like she thinks her listeners are third graders
  8. How temperature and pH affect enzyme activity

Cell Division - Mitosis and Meiosis

Mitosis and Meiosis powerpoint

Related Videos
  1. textbook animations: Cell Cycle, Mitosis and Cell Division, Meiosis
  2. Hank Green on Mitosis and Meiosis
  3. Paul Andersen explains cell cycle, mitosis and meiosis and illustrates it by using beads
  4. Stages of Mitosis(Lady Gaga Parody)
  5. the Ricochet Science videos on mitosis, meiosis, spermatogenesis, and oogenesis
  6. TEDex talk explaining the many weird ways that animals gender is determined

Study Guide for Test 4

Mendel and Genetics

Mendel and Genetics powerpoint

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  1. Mary Poffenroth explains Punnett Squares
  2. Mary Poffenroth on Gregor Mendel
  3. Paul Anderson explains Punnett Squares
  4. Brightstorm videos on genotype, phenotype, allele, gene expression, incomplete dominance and Punnett Squares
  5. khanacademy discusses Punnette Squares
  6. Myths of Human Genetics
  7. three links on cat fur genetics

Chromosomes and Human Genetics

Chromosomes and Human Genetics powerpoint

Related Videos
  1. Heredity
  2. How to solve genetics problems
  3. Interactive Genetics Problems
  4. Interactive DNA puzzles
  5. Epigenetics: Nova special(1 hour long)
  6. more on epigenetics

Study Guide for Test 5

DNA Replication & control

DNA replication powerpoint

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  1. a good description of the structure of DNA
  2. Hank Green: DNA
  3. NDSU virtual cell: Gene expression
  4. NDSU virtual cell: lac operon
  5. bozeman biology: gene regulation

Making Proteins

Making Proteins

Related Videos
  1. Amoeba Sisters:
  2. making proteins
  3. Hank Green: DNA transcription and translation
  4. Frameshift Mutations (insertions and deletions)
  5. more on frameshift mutations
  6. great thread: watch molecular biologists argue about "junk DNA" and the ENCODE Project
  7. variations in the genetic code
  8. a detailed list of the different genetic codes


Biotechnology powerpoint

Related Videos
  1. Restriction Enzymes (Part 1 Part 2)
  2. PCR explained
  3. PCR Song
  4. PCR primers
  5. Gel electrophoresis, electrophoresis
  6. Southern Blotting
  7. DNA fingerprinting
  8. Why the anti-GMO movement is also anti-empiricist
  9. Mary Poffenroth on stem cells and GMOs
  10. Christie Wilcox on GMO safety
  11. DNews: cloning and De-extinction
  12. Carl Zimmer's article on article on deextinction
  13. Alexis Danis on De-extinction (original talk here)
  14. DNews on the kickstarter for bioluminescent plants
  15. DNews on the use of GFP gene to make sheep, monkeys, and kittens glow
  16. SciShow: why have scientists been making glowing organisms

Study Guide for Test 6


Evolution powerpoint

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  1. The awesomeness of Alfred Russell Wallace explained using puppets
  2. Christie Wilcox's clear, concise explanation of the relationships between mutations, chance, natural selection, genetic drift and evolution
  3. DNews: computer modeling of evolution without competion
  4. Alexis Danis: genome alignment)
  5. Darwin really liked to talk about pigeons
  6. Hank Green explains natural selection, speciation, population genetics, Evolution, and evolutionary development,
  7. Paul Anderson has two videos on the evidence for evolution, and also ones on Natural Selection, microevolution, and solving Hardy Weinberg problems
  8. Mary Poffenroth discusses Charles Darwin and natural selection
  9. Ricochet Science has a Natural Selection video
  10. Russian fox breeding experiment
  11. "vampire" finch (sharp beaked ground finch)
  12. Woodpecker Finch
  13. multiple videos of the great grey shrike feeding
  14. anoles jumping
  15. The importance of neutral and near neutral mutations in evolution
  16. What's REALLY going on when you hear "Scientists found a new species of X"
  17. five misconceptions about evolution
  18. Ryan Ellingson: five more misconceptions about evolution
  19. Evolution: autotuned and remixed
  20. Humor - The Human Race by The Frantics


Ecology powerpoint

Related Videos
  1. Mary Poffenroth explains Trophic Levels
  2. Tegu
  3. Christie Wilcox on the lionfish invasion (...and ciguatoxins)
  4. lots of other content on lionfish
  5. Mary Poffenroth: keystone species
  6. Mary Poffenroth: Biodiversity (...and threats to biodiversity)
  7. Mary Poffenroth: biotic potential
  8. Mary Poffenroth: biotic and abiotic factors
  9. Mary Poffenroth: Biomes and Communities
  10. Mary Poffenroth: Community Ecology and Interspecific interactions
  11. Mary Poffenroth: Trophic Levels, Producers and Consumers
  12. Mary Poffenroth: Charles Darwin and
  13. natural selection
  14. the good and bad sides of biological control

Other Topics

  1. Human Population
  2. DNA structure and replication
  3. Transcription and Translation
  4. Nova Science Now's RNAi video (The first part covers transcription and translation)
  5. Human Genome Project: James Kent saves the day!!!(Why Craig Venter is a jerk.)
  6. Epigenetics: Nova special(1 hour long)
  7. Natural Selection
  8. Speciation
  9. species management: Eels and overfishing
  10. Christie Wilcox on being a marine biologist
  11. Cristie on the scientists using social media

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