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Good Revision Resources - VCE Biology - Edublogs

Good Revision Resources - VCE Biology - Edublogs | Biology | Scoop.it
“The four big building blocks of life” from the biology explainer (mostly text). “Biology molecules” from CrashCourse on YouTube (By Hank, that American with the annoying voice). This site has some great resources for ...
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Spongelab | A Global Science Community | Home page

Spongelab | A Global Science Community | Home page | Biology | Scoop.it
Spongelab is an online learning platform with science animations, images, videos and games integrated into a teacher content management system.
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Has a range of interactives useful for reinforcing science content. Looks good but not overly tablet friendly
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How To Video - Design an Experiment - YouTube

A short video describing how to design a scientific experiment, using a cute dog experiment for an example. The music for this video is from a royalty-free m...
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A simple explanation of experimental design
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Construction of the Cell Membrane

Construction of the Cell Membrane | Biology | Scoop.it
The student studies the structure of the cell membrane by constructing it using the correct molecules.
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A good basic refresher of the components of cell membrane.

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good clear explnatio of the pars of th membrane

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easy to use and idetify parts

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The Making of the Fittest: Natural Selection in Humans | HHMI's BioInteractive

The Making of the Fittest: Natural Selection in Humans | HHMI's BioInteractive | Biology | Scoop.it

In some parts of the world, there is an intimate connection between the infectious parasitic disease malaria and the genetic disease sickle cell anemia. Link also includes a student worksheet

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A description of how the link between sickle cell anaemaia and malaria protection was discovered. Can also use it to look at hypotheses and testing them.

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Karyotypes and Monohybrid Crosses - YouTube

Biology teacher Andrew Douch explains what a Karyotype is, and how it is related to our understanding of meiosis and a simple monohybrid cross
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09_Multipleall.swf - YouTube

Multiple alleles is where there are more than two alleles for a given gene locus. listen to this screencast to make sure you understand what that means
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Introducing multiple alleles using ABO alleles
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Solving a Pedigree - the Fast Way (example 2) - YouTube

This is a second example showing a quick method for determining the most likely mode of inheritance by asking two simple questions.
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ABO Blood Type - YouTube

In this video Biology Teacher Andrew Douch explains what ABO blood type means at a molecular and genetic level, and it's relevance to immunity.
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A description of the ABO Blood Type System
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The brilliance of bioluminescence - Leslie Kenna

The brilliance of bioluminescence - Leslie Kenna | Biology | Scoop.it
Some lucky animals are naturally endowed with bioluminescence, or the ability to create light. The firefly, the anglerfish, and a few more surprising creatures use this ability in many ways, including survival, hunting, and mating.
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A good intro for genetic engineering.
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Five fingers of evolution - Paul Andersen

Five fingers of evolution - Paul Andersen | Biology | Scoop.it
How can a “thumbs up” sign help us remember five processes that impact evolution? The story of the Five Fingers of Evolution gives us a clever way of understanding change in gene pools over time.
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A great description and memory tool for the reasons that gene frequencies in gene pools can change over time
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The simple story of photosynthesis and food - Amanda Ooten

The simple story of photosynthesis and food - Amanda Ooten | Biology | Scoop.it

Photosynthesis is an essential part of the exchange between humans and plants.

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A good simple introduction to how humans and photosynthesis are linked

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How we conquered the deadly smallpox virus - Simona Zompi

How we conquered the deadly smallpox virus - Simona Zompi | Biology | Scoop.it
For 10,000 years, humanity suffered from the scourge of smallpox. The virus killed almost a third of its victims within two weeks and left survivors horribly scarred.
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The history of smallpox erradication
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Blogging in Biology - VCE Biology with Miss Rees - Edublogs

I intend to use this site as a resource for any biology and general science teachers who are willing to share information or knowledge of great activities to increase student interest and learning within this area.
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foundation notes experimental design - YouTube

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This one explains experimental design quite well
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Science + Technology Views & Research - The Conversation

Science + Technology Views & Research - The Conversation | Biology | Scoop.it
Curated by professional editors, The Conversation offers informed commentary and debate on the issues affecting our world. Plus a Plain English guide to the latest developments and discoveries from the university and research sector.
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This is a link to The Conversation (Science and Technology section)which can be used to get a feel for the variety of fields and directions a career in Science can provide.

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How to Use a Microscope

How to Use a Microscope | Biology | Scoop.it
Learners examine the function of each part of a microscope and follow step-by-step instructions on how to focus on a specimen. They also review the proper use and care of a microscope and test their knowledge in two drag-and-drop exercises.
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A basic reminder of microscope structure and function

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Dihybrid Crosses and Linked Genes.mov - YouTube

Biology teacher Andrew Douch (Douchy) Explains how to determine from a dihybrid test cross, whether two gene loci are linked or assort independently.
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Solving a Pedigree the Fast Way (example 3) - YouTube

This example is a bit more challenging - but still the two-question method gets you to the answer fast!
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Solving a Pedigree - the Fast Way (example 1) - YouTube

Biology Teacher Andrew Douch demonstrates a short-cut method for solving a genetic pedigree, by answering two simple questions.
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Shedding light on photosynthesis - YouTube

A look at the light-dependant and light-independant reactions of photosynthesis.
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Photosynthesis screencast: gives very clear visuals for explaining the inputs and outputs of the stages of photosynthesis
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The wacky history of cell theory - Lauren Royal-Woods

The wacky history of cell theory - Lauren Royal-Woods | Biology | Scoop.it
Scientific discovery isn't as simple as one good experiment. The weird and wonderful history of cell theory illuminates the twists and turns that came together to build the foundations of biology.
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A humorous look at the cell theory over time.
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Insights into cell membranes via dish detergent - Ethan Perlstein

Insights into cell membranes via dish detergent - Ethan Perlstein | Biology | Scoop.it
The cell membrane, like a good jacket, protects the cell from everything outside of it. How is it simultaneously sturdy, flexible, and capable of allowing the right things to pass through?
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A good description of how research and experimentation led to the knowledge of the phospholipid bilayer
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Myths and misconceptions about evolution - Alex Gendler

Myths and misconceptions about evolution - Alex Gendler | Biology | Scoop.it
How does evolution really work? Actually, not how some of our common evolutionary metaphors would have us believe.
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A good basic introduction to misconceptions
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