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General Link: AP Insight Login AP Biology AP Insight website to login and complete Challenge Area quizzes General Link: Bozeman’s Chi-Squared Test Video This is Bozeman’s Chi-Squared Test video. General Link: Bozeman’s Standard Deviation Video This is Bozeman’s Standard Deviation video. General Link: Bozeman’s Standard Error Video This is Bozeman’s Standard Error of Mean video. General Link: Pearson Lab Bench Virtual Labs This website has a collection of AP Biology virtual labs. General Link: UC College Credit and Course Requirement Satisfaction for AP Exam Scores by Subject This University of California Admissions website shows the college credit that can be earned and which course requirements are satisfied by earning scores of 3, 4, or 5 on different AP Exams. Unit 02 Chapter 53: Bozeman Science’s Paul Anderson’s Exponential Growth Video Lecture He explains how populations experience exponential growth. He begins by address the major players; N (population size) and r (growth rate). Unit 02 Chapter 53: Bozeman Science’s Paul Anderson’s Logistic Growth Video Lecture He explains how populations eventually reach a carrying capacity in logistic growth. He begins with a brief discussion of population size ( N ), growth rate ( r ) and exponential growth. Unit 02 Chapter 55: Kids Eco Club Website This website allows you to join the movement of taking action to end extinction by making an online pledge to do something good for the environment. Unit 02 Chapter 55: Racing Extinction Movie Trailer This movie trailer describes how a team of artists and activists expose video footage of the world issues of endangered species and mass extinction. Unit 02 Chapter 55: San Diego Zoo Burrowing Owl Videoclip This video clip describes the conservation efforts of Colleen Wisinski on the local burrowing owl species. Unit 04 Chapter 07: DNAtube Onion Cell Plasmolysis Videoclip This 26 videoclip show what happens when onion epidermal cells go through plasmolysis. Notice how the cell membrane detaches form the cell wall as the hypertonic solution (15% salty water) enters the cell. Unit 04 Chapter 11: Neuroscience Cell Communication Videoclip This video clip reviews how cells communicate through chemical signaling mechanisms and amplification. Unit 04 Chapter 12: Cancer Biology Video The CancerQuest Documentary is an 11 min video-animation that describes the biological processes that are involved in the development, growth and spread of cancer. Unit 04 Chapter 12: HHMI The Eukaryotic Cell Cycle and Cancer Click and Learn activity Explore the phases, checkpoints, and protein regulators of the cell cycle in this highly interactive Click and Learn and find out how mutated versions of these proteins can lead to the development of cancer. Unit 04 Chapter 12: McGraw Hill Control of the Cell Cycle Animation This animation reviews control of the cell cycle. Unit 04 Chapter 12: NIH Cancer and the Cell Cycle Animations This NIH webpage has a series of cancer and cell cycle animations. Unit 04 Chapter 12: Nobel Prize Control of the Cell Cycle Game Nobel Prize’s Control of the Cell Cycle Game is an interactive game that reviews the events and checkpoints involved in the cell cycle. Unit 06: Ted Talk: Nature’s smallest factory: The Calvin cycle videoclip In the Ted Talk video, Cathy Symington details the highly efficient second phase of photosynthesis — called the Calvin cycle — which converts carbon dioxide into sugar with some clever mix-and-match math. Unit 07: Nasonia Page – Werren Lab in the Department of Biology at the University of Rochester You will find a wealth of information on the biology of Nasonia at this website. Unit 08: DNA Learning Center 3D Animation Library Videoclips about various DNA topics from DNA Structure, Transcription & Translation, Replication, Experiments & Techniques and Disease & Mutation Unit 08: DNA Microarray Virtual Lab Fun, interactive virtual lab about microarray assay biotechnology by Genetic Science Learning Center Unit 08: Dr. Kary Mullis’s PCR Animation Animation showing PCR Unit 08: Griffith Experiment Animation Animation showing how Griffith’s experiment with rough/smooth bacteria injected into mice helped to determine that the transforming factor (DNA) is the genetic material. Unit 08: HHMI Regulation of Eukaryotic DNA Transcription Animation This animation shows general transcription factors, activators, and repressors interacting to regulate the transcription of eukaryotic DNA into RNA. Unit 08: Lac Operon Animation Great animation about the lac operon Unit 08: McGraw Hill Hershey & Chase Experiment Animation Animation showing how Hershey & Chase’s experiment with T2 bacteriophage infecting E. coli helped to determine that DNA and not protein provides the genetic info. Unit 08: Nature RNA Interference Videoclip This animation introduces the principles of RNAi involving small interfering RNAs (siRNAs) and microRNAs (miRNAs). Unit 08: NOVA Epigenetics Video This video on epigenetics describes how our diets and lifestyles can change the expression of our genes. Unit 08: PCR Song Bio-Rad’s Music Video about PCR Unit 08: Sumanas Meselson & Stahl’s Experiment Animation Animation showing Meselson & Stahl’s Experiment using bacteria grown with heavy isotope N-15 and light isotope N-14 helped to determine that replication is semi-conservative. Unit 08: Trp Operon Animation Great animation about the trp operon Unit 09: HHMI’s The Origin of Species: Lizards in an Evolutionary Tree Video This video accompanies HHMI’s Using DNA to Explore Lizard Phylogeny activity. It addresses how various Anolis lizard species have adapted to several habitats, leading to a large adaptive radiation with interesting examples of convergent evolution. Unit 09: How to Understand Evolutionary Trees video on youtube This video explains how to read evolutionary trees and addresses some major misconceptions. Unit 09: Tree Thinking Basics Video on youtube This video introduces the basics of tree thinking, or phylogenetics, as a way to understand evolutionary relationships between species. Additionally, it addresses common problems in tree reading. Unit 09: UC Berkeley’s Understanding Evolution Website Evolution 101 – Tutorial that provides the nuts-and-bolts on the patterns and mechanisms of evolution. Unit 09: Wayne’s Word Polyploidy & Hybridization Webpage Great information on Polyploidy & Hybridization in San Diego County Unit 11: Photoperiod Animation This interactive video clip reviews photoperiodism and how the number of hours of light vs. dark affects the flowering of short and long-day plants. Unit 11: Phytochrome Signaling Animation This animation describes how phytochrome signaling affects plant growth. Unit 11: Plant Hormones Animated Tutorial This animated tutorial reviews the structure, transport and activity of the plant hormone auxin. Unit 11: Structure and Working of the Stomata Video A 3 min 50 sec video about the structure and working of the stomata. Unit 11: Sumanas Plant Hormones Animation This animation describes how plants grow, develop, and response to the environment. Unit 11: Transpiration Tutorial This lesson will explain why plants lose so much water, the path water takes through plants, how plants might control for too much water loss to avoid stress conditions, and how the environment plays a role in water loss from plants. General Links
Standard 11 Biotechnology Links
Access Excellence: About Biotech This webpage has a nice picture showing how a human insulin gene is transfered into a bacterial plasmid and cloned. DNALC: DNA Detective This website has various tutorials that allow you to learn more about the technique of DNA fingerprinting and its applications to murder and paternity cases. GSLC DNA Gel Electrophoresis Interactive Lab This website has an interactive lab that lets you practice the technique of gel electrophoresis by sorting and measuring DNA strands.