Useful Websites

  

 UK Sites Specific to A-Level Biology

Learning Styles and Multiple Intelligences

Biological Tutorials and Animations

Biological Journals, e-Books, News and Museums 

Biology Websites

Careers and Employment in Biology

   

 

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UK Sites Specific to A-Level Biology
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4  AQA AS/A Biology Specification A

4  AS Guru - BBC Online - TV program's, website and books to support the core subject specification of this AS course.

4  S-cool - quick tutorials to support core topic areas in A-levels

4  Learn.co.uk - variety of resources for homework and revision

4  mRothery - Mainly aimed for AQA(B) AS & A2 (A level)

4  Gondar Design A' Level Biology - Mainly aimed Edexcel Modular AS/A2 biology course

4  Essential AS Biology - Nelson Thorns - go to 'Chapter by chapter support' and you will find quizzes 

4  Biochemical Society - A level biology resources for teachers including booklets in pdf that can be downloaded.

4  Biology4all - A valuable resource for teachers and pupils - this site is hosted by the Department of Biological Sciences, University of Central Lancashire.

4  Exams Tutor - Biology - You need to subscribe to this site, however it has a free demo on enzymes - looks good and informative

4  Biozone links - links to over 500 sites of biological interest

 4  School Science.co.uk - see how science relates to the world around us - age range 11 to 18 - free resources for students and teachers - relevant to UK course

4  Six facts about AS and A2 Biology - Revision card style site - click on various topics to find summary notes and multiple choice quizzes

4  Study Skills for Biology - BBC revision, Core skills for AS Biology

4 Human Biology Help (AQA Spec A) - Revision notes designed for the AQA Human Biology (A-Level/GCE) specifications. Several books and other resources were summarised and combined to make this set of notes.

4  NEW BioEthics Education Project (BEEP) - Learn about the difficult ethical dilemmas that arise out of modern applications of Biology.  Topics include: genetic technology, reproductive issues, cloning, environmental issues and much more.  All content is cross linked to exam syllabus specifications.

 

Learning Styles and Multiple Intelligences
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4  Learning Styles and Multiple Intelligences - Find out your preferred learning style. Knowing and understanding your learning style helps you to learn more effectively.

4  Multiple Intelligences - This is an interactive worksheet which produces a multiple intelligences wheel based upon Gardner's eight multiple intelligences.

4  Literacy Works: Multiple Intelligences - Innovative ways to help educators and students discover and tap into their unique and natural processes to ensure success in teaching and learning.

4  Learning Style Inventory - describes the way you learn and how you deal with ideas and day-to-day situations in your life. 

4  BBCi Revision  - seven rules of revision and six simple techniques

 

4  Study Skills for Biology - BBC revision, Core skills for AS Biology

 

Biological Tutorials, Animations and Games
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4  Life: The Science of Biology - useful website with animated tutorials, activities, flash cards, self-quizzes, glossary etc

4  Dr. Saul's Biology in Motion - original, entertaining, interactive biology learning activities

4  Biology-Online - useful site for biological information, ideal for homework, research projects, and general interest                

4  The Biology Project (University of Arizona) - an American site. It has some fantastic online tutorials on biochem, respiration, photosynthesis, immunology and many more

4  Your Genes Your Health - A multimedia guide to genetic disorders

4  Cells Alive -  Cell Biology images and animations

4  Cell Biology Animation - A fantastic site that has many key concepts animated for easy learning

4  Nucleus Medical Art - A site with many interesting medical animations

4  Multimedia Heart 

4  Evolution Game Provided by the BBC

4  You Try it (A Science Odyssey) - Cool activities, including Atom Builder, Probe the Brain, and Technology at Home (requires Shockwave plug-in)

4  Gary Carlson - medical and biological illustrations and animations

4  Study Stack use your computer to display a stack of "virtual cards" which contain information about a certain subject.  Just like flashcards, you can review the information at your own pace discarding the cards you've learned and keeping the ones you still need to review.

4  Big Al game - When your own mother might eat you, growing up is far from child's play. Try life as a young Allosaurus (provided by the BBC).

4  Seamonsters Adventure - Can you survive the seven deadliest seas of all time in this game? Take the plunge! (Provided by the BBC)

4  Caveman challenge - Are you a chimp or a champ? Put your skills to the test in our interactive challenge (provided by the BBC).

4  Evolution Game - The world is changing. You'll have to adapt if you want to survive. Play the evolution game and see if you can last until the present day (provided by the BBC).

4  Skeleton Jigsaws - Think you can re-assemble a creature from a pile of bones? Try our drag and drop skeleton jigsaw (provided by the BBC).

4  Sea monster facts - They're huge and hungry. With sound and video, meet creatures from the early oceans (provided by the BBC).

4  Cavemen facts - Could you tell a Neanderthal from a Gigantopithecus? How much do you know about your ancestors and their relatives? (Provided by the BBC

4  Burying bodies - Only a tiny fraction of animals ever become fossilised. What conditions do you need to get a perfectly preserved specimen? (Provided by the BBC)

4  Making fossils - How does a flesh and blood creature turn into a fossil? (Provided by the BBC)

 

Biological Journals, eBooks, News and Museums
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4  Nature - International Journal of Science

4  New Scientist - Contains comprehensive articles on the latest science and technology news, reports, developments and research.  Topics range from biology, physics and chemistry to astronomy, the environment, psychology and electronics.

4  Scientific American - the oldest continuously published magazine in the U.S., has been bringing its readers unique insights  about developments in science and technology for more than 150 years.

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  Journal of Biology - an international journal publishing biological research articles of exceptional interest and importance, published by BioMed Central.

4  Journal of Cell Biology - Online version of the Journal of Cell Biology (Rockefeller University Press).

4  ECSITE-UK - represents over 80 science centres and discovery centres in the UK.

4  BioMedNet News - Today's news and features for life scientists (Although you have to join, it is free and has good information)

4  Natural History Museum - The British Museum, London

4  The Science Museum - National Museum of Science & Industry, London

4  Bookshelf - a growing collection of biomedical books that can be searched directly by typing a concept into the textbox above and selecting "Go".

4  Molecular Biology Web Book - Concise explanations of important concepts, and provides hundreds of links to free review articles for in-depth understanding.  All chapters are free.



 

Biology Websites
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Biochemistry and Biotechnlogy

4  The Protein ExplorerInteractive learning 3D Protein Structure

4  Metabolic Pathways on the Internet

4  Biochemical Society - A level biology resources for teachers including booklets in pdf that can be downloaded.

4  Creative Chemistry's Biofiles

4  Biotechnology Australia 

4  Biochemistry - On-line book, published by W.H. Freeman and Company

Cell Biology

4  An Introduction to Microscopy - The following pages introduce you to the world of the microscope. You will get information about the instrument and about the subjects you can study through the microscope.

4  Cell Biology - Topics focus on structure/function correlations.

4  Cells Alive -  Cell Biology images and animations

4  Gary Carlson - medical and biological illustrations and animations

4  Cellular Organelles (ppt) - Prepared by Lakeside School - Dr. Randall F. Howard

4 The Cell: A Molecular Approach - (on-line book) by Geoffrey M. Cooper

Genetics

4  DNA Structure - Animated interactive tutorials

4  DNA Interactive - Excellent site - investigate techniques of forensic science and use them to solve an historical puzzle. Find out how DNA technology may be applied to health care, and delve into the mysteries of our species' past.

4  Genetics Education - at GlaxoSmithKline

4  Genetic Science Learning Center (University of Utah)

4  National Human Genome Research Institute

4  Human Genome Project Information - project facts, educational materials, medicine and the new genetics' and ethical, legal and social issues.

4  Genomes to Life - Explores how genes, DNA regulatory elements, and proteins function to create living systems.

4  Your Genome - All about the Human Genome Project in Cambridge and genes.

4  Your Genes Your Health - A multimedia guide to genetic disorders

4  Enigma Simulations - Elodea and rabbit genetics

4  Gene Safari – BBC site - a journey of discovery through the mysterious world of genetics - including cloning + other links

4  Science Gene Stories - GM Foods - BBCi - Get the low-down on the science behind GM food

4  Stirring stuff - Stirring stuff is a brand new series of workshops based in At-Bristol's state of the art Solutions laboratory. From isolating your own DNA and solving crimes using forensic science to molecular modeling and intelligent materials, each workshop will give you the chance to try out real-world scientific techniques and explore the way science affects your life.

4  Gene stories - BBCi science - variety of topics ranging from history to the future of genetics, including cloning, GM food.

4  The DNA Files - The genetic revolution affects us every day: our health, our food, our families. The DNA Files -- a series of 14 one-hour public radio documentaries -- explains how

4  DNA Double Helix 1953-2003 - MRC site celebrating 150 years of the double helix

4  Molecular structure of Nucleic Acids - Copy of Watson and Crick's original letter to Nature

4  DNA origami model

4Genes and Disease - On-line book, by NCBI

4Genomes - On-line book by T.A Brown, published by BIOS Scientific Publishers

Human Biology

4  Ed's Basic Histology Gallery - identify human tissues from slides

4  Gray's Anatomy of the Human Body - features 1,247 vibrant engravings—many in color.  Topics include cells, bones, joints, muscles, blood vessels, nerves and organs.

4  Gary Carlson - medical and biological illustrations and animations

4  BBC Interactive Body - With amazing graphics and fun interactive games, explore your kidneys, roam around your brain and probe your nerves in glorious detail.

4  Teen Species - from the BBC TV programmes July 2002 - follows girls and boys through their teenage years into adulthood - lots about growing up on this website.

4  Anatomy and Physiology - Gain a basic understanding of the structure and function of the human body.

4  Digestion - from Colorado State University, a good site with some animations

4  Vitamins/minerals etc - A reference guide

4  British Nutrition Foundation's website - including Dietary Reference Values (DRVs)and other useful information

4  Kuby Immunology - Interactive Exercises and learning tools

4  World Health Organisation - Useful information on infectious diseases and other world health problems

4  AIDSmap - comprehensive coverage of what AIDS is, including drug treatments, therapies and symptoms.

4  Malaria -from the Wellcome Institute - excellent up to date information, especially for sixth formers

4  Tuberculosis - Lots of facts about this disease from the BBC Science website

4  BBC Hot Topics - Smallpox

4  Coronary Heart Disease

4  MedlinePlus

4  ASH - Action on smoking and Health

4  SEER's Training Website - Cancer - U.S. National Cancer Institute's Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER)

4  MRC Research Updates - Osteoporosis - suitable for post 16

4  Promenade 'round the Cochlea - The aim of this regularly updated site is to assist the teaching of the auditory system (its anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology) to medical and biology students. It may be used as well for Continuing Medical Education programs. This first version mainly addresses our current knowledge on the peripheral end organ: the cochlea.

4  Respiration - Glycolysis, TCA Cycle, ETC and oxidative phosphorylation

4  Neurobiology: molecules, cells and systems - includes web assignments, practice exams, animations etc

 

Plant and Animal Biology

4  Photosynthesis - The photosynthetic apparatus, light reaction, carbon dioxide fixation, C3, C4, and CAM Species

4  Respiration - Glycolysis, TCA Cycle, ETC and oxidative phosphorylation

4  Botanical Society of the British Isles - The BSBI is for everyone who is interested in the flora of Britain and Ireland. The society traces its origins back to 1836, when it was founded as the Botanical Society of London.

4  Botany - Global Issues Map - Gives summaries of recent Botany stories

4  Insect Physiology Online - University of California (Riverside)

Ecosystems and Environment

4  Tree of Life -  find out about the earliest evolutionary branches on the tree of life 

4  Identification of Lichens - from the Natural History Museum

4  NASA's Marine Biology site - from NASA's Bigelow lab - contains some information about chemosynthetic bacteria.

4  Evolution Game Provided by the BBC

4  British Ecological Society - Virtual Field Trips

4  A Local Ecosystem - Virtual field trip of a mangrove swamp in NSW, Australia

4  Nature Grid - Choose a habitat and find out who eats what

General Biology

4  GCSE Revision Sites

4  The Biology Project (University of Arizona) - an American site. It has some fantastic online tutorials on biochem, respiration, photosynthesis, immunology and many more

4  Molecular Biology Web Book - Concise explanations of important concepts, and provides hundreds of links to free review articles for in-depth understanding.  All chapters are free.

4  Encycolpedia - Definitions

4  Biology Glossary - Covers all Biology terms

4  Nobel e. Museum - good site with a variety of tutorials and activities

4  Biology Web Site References for Students and Teachers

4  B. Mason's Biology 314 On Line 

4  Online Biology Book

4  VassarStats - free online statistical tests

4  Introduction to Statistial Analysis - University of Leicester's Biology statistics pages

4  Biological Statistics - The University of Delaware

4  Kimball's Biology Pages - good set of reference material, especially for A level

4  Teachingtips.co.uk - From Longmans and Pearsons publishers

4  Access Excellence - an American site with a lot of resources for biology teachers. It's an excellent source of OHP-ready diagrams. There are also loads of lesson plans, which are written by and for US teachers. They're not all easily transferable to the way we teach over here, but they do make interesting reading.

4  Virtual Frog Dissection

4  LTSN biology image bank - free shared resources for biological images

4  University of Virginia Biology Site - lots of pictures and animations

4  BioSchool.co.uk - The images on this site are designed for use by teachers in Powerpoint presentations.

4  Medical Illustrations - This collection contains more then 100 images

4  People and Discoveries (A Science Odyssey) - A databank of biographies of scientists and descriptions of key events and discoveries

4  BIODIDAC - A bank of biology digital resources

4  Biology Cartoons - contains a selection of cartoons that were originally drawn to be used in lectures as overhead transparencies.

4  You Try it (A Science Odyssey) - Cool activities, including Atom Builder, Probe the Brain, and Technology at Home (requires Shockwave plug-in)

4  BrainPop - Science - How the world works - Animations and Quizzes

4  National Biological Information Infrastructure - Contains current biological issues

4  Create a Graph - Create your own graph

4  General Biology Laboratory Manuals - Contains 12 browser-based laboratory exercises

 

Careers and Employment in Biology
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4 SCIB Careers in Biology - information on this site provides general career information for a variety of of interests and careers in Biology - very useful and informative

4  Biology Employment (Yahoo) - Search engine, resumes, etc

4  Careers in Biology (Emporia State University) - although an American site, it still has some good descriptions about a variety of courses.

4 New Scientist Jobs - search the latest jobs in science

4 Fields of Study in Biology - Provided by the 'Science Daily' website

4 Job search in Australia - JobPond is Australia's newest job search website

4 Careers in Biology - S-cool  careers