One Body by XVIVO (2m 14s):
Get Body Smart: superb interactive, illustrated tutorials and quizzes on human anatomy and physiology.
How much of your body is your own? – a great little quiz from the BBC
1.1 Characteristics notes in downloadable word format.
BBC Curriculum Bites: Mrs Gren (1m).
How about seeing some real cells in action? Here is a Trachelius ciliate feeding on a Campanella ciliate, and here is a Paramecium feeding:
Science Bank 9 (Cells & Tissues): Part 1- Animal Cells (to 4m 25s); Part 2 – Plant Cells (to 9m 10s); you do not need Part 3.
A short video from The Virtual School about cells & specialised cells:
For self-assessment questions, with exercises and discussions, just click on the correct topic at Biology GCSE & IGCSE Question Bank. Powerpoints can be downloaded from the same site here. The s-cool revision site lets you revise the topic, summarizes the topic & tests you on it. Skoool gives you a lesson, including progress questions, for each Biology topic but you’ll need sound on for it.
Just click to enlarge (thank you LadyofHats).
A lesson on How to Calculate Magnification from Ms Cooper:
Topic 3 revision notes in downloadable word format.
Mr Andersen (from Bozeman High) gives a brief description of osmosis:
A lesson on Osmosis from Mr Dare:
Mr W’s Osmosis! rap:
And here’s a long powerpoint:
Here is another presentation, covering the effect of osmosis on cells:
A lesson from Mr Dare:
Mitosis (in english). And here is Mitosis in american & mitosis – a 2m 45 s vid from Bitesize Top 20 Demos. Also here is What is Mitosis? (a 3m 45s lesson) & Mitosis music video by Peter Weatherall (2m 7s).
Here is Meiosis in american (and in more detail than you need).
17.3 & 17.4 revision notes in downloadable word format.
A short, simple explanation of Gregor Mendel’s work and simple gentetic crosses:
17.5 Inheritance notes in downloadable word format; to be completed.
GCSE Bitesize – Inheritance, a tutorial (4m 46s):
BBC Short Circuit Genetics – a 19m video.
The Evolution of Life on Earth in 24 hours:
A simulation of Natural Selection:
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Here’s Darwin’s Song from Horrible Histories and in What is Evolution? Biology teacher Ceri Evans gives a master class to students on what he says is arguably the greatest idea anybody ever had: evolution (28 mins). 2 more videos – James May’s things you need to know – Evolution (29m) & BBC Short Circuit Theory of Evolution (19m).
Finally, just for interest, a short (less than 5 minute) video clip from BBC iScience – Evolution of the Eye.
SELECTIVE BREEDING (ARTIFICAIL SELECTION)
This powerpoint covers Artificial Selection (selective breeding) – but we only need the first five slides:
A lesson on Selective Breeding from Mr Dare:
Great advice about the new Internal Assessment (IA) from OSC.
How to write an excellent IB Practical Report (a 3m 31s video).
Two great powerpoints from Mr Exham:
Great Extended Essay tips from Wikibooks and here is Extended Essay Central for exemplars, essays by previous students, examiner reports, subject guides and information for supervisors and students. Also general EE advice from iBiology and Bioknowledgy (this one is more specific to the Sciences).
Citation Machine will automatically generate citations in MLA, APA, Chigaco, Turabian, and Harvard. We tend to use Modern Language Association (MLA) style and here is how you do that:
How to recognise plagiarism: an excellent tutorial. Can you pass the test?