Additional Links, Animations, Tutorials for Biology
Click on one of the following topics and the link will take you to the location within this page: Nature of Science Sowbug Behavior  Origin of the Universe   Origin of Life     pH & water
Biomolecules  Cells   Cell Membranes   Energy/Thermodynamics &  Enzymes   DNA Stucture & Replication  DNA/RNA/Protein Synthesis (Central Dogma)  Biotechnology: Bacterial Transformation (pGlo)  
Cell Cycle/Mitosis  Cellular Respiration    Photosynthesis    
Introduction to Body Systems   Nervous System & Senses   Circulatory/Respiratory Systems  Excretory System    Lymphatic/Immune System  Endocrine/Hormone Systems   Meiosis  
 Fast Plants  Genetics -Mendel   Genetics- Beyond Mendel  Evolution- Darwin   Evolution -Speciation  Evolution- Human  Biotechnology-DNA Forensics  Classification and Diversity   Ecology

TopicWeblinksAnimations, YouTube
Nature of Science (scientific method, graphing, how to do a lab write up etc.) Exploring Scientific Method
How to make a data table in Word
The BEST site for lab write-ups includes graphing instructions
Excel Tutorial
Extra Help where to start
  “Example of a Lab Report”
Examples of Graphs and Data Tables
scientific method tutorial

Lab Safety Movie (
Safety Video on You tube
Sowbug Behavior
Origin of the Universe Big Bang Time-line
The Real Story of the Big Bang More Big Bang
Article: Universe Origin
Origin of Life Miller and Urey (in Miller's own words with interactive picture)
Panspermia/ exogenesis  alternative theory of abiotic synthesis
Did Life Evolve in Ice?
 Primordial Soup
 Evolution and the Origin of Life

Deep Time Show from Nova

All in the Family from Nova

pH, water, chemical bonding Bonding Tutorial
Chemical Bonds  More Chem Bonds  Why do Atoms React
Van der Waals and Spiderman

Chemical Bonds

Water (Structure of Water)
Video Periodic Table - VERY COOL!
Biomolecules (carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, nucleic acids) Functional Groups, and bio-molecules, Macromolecules
Building carbohydrates
Chemistry of Carbon and Life
Condensation and Hydrolysis Reactions
Great Review Site for Biomolecules

Chemistry of Carbon and Life

Condensation and Hydrolysis Reactions

Why proteins denature

Animation of Dehydration and Hydrolysis Reactions
Testing Biomolecules
Cells (types, structures) Cell Structure and Function, Organelle practice Animal Cell Organelles , more practice with animal organelles, Nobel Prizes for organelles, Plant cell organelles; plants versus animal cells
 Tutorial: Cell Structure & Function (note scroll down to find information)
More definitions of life, What is necessary to be alive
Cell Structure
Microscope Rules ; Determining Field of View  Prokaryotes vs. Eukaryotes
Flash Cards  Animal Cell Organelles ,Plant Cell Organelles, pictures of organelles and other cell structures,
Cell Vision Video
cool animation "trip through a cell"
Cell Membranes Membrane Structure & Cell Basics & Fluid Mosaic Model
Membrane transport mechanism
Osmosis, Diffusion, tutorials
Part I
Part II
Osmosis: Life or Death Situation
Amoeba eating a paramecium
Energy/Thermodynamics/ Enzymes Click for a tutorial Laws of Thermodynamics, more on Thermodynamics  Enzymes
Enzymes an animated tour
DNA Structure & Replication DNA from the Beginning Tutorial
Search for DNA activity (background info only)
What is the structure of DNA?
Replication of DNA
DNA replication tutorial (DNA workshop activity)
DNA replication tutorial
So what is an Okasaki fragment anyway?
DNA structure
DNA replication
DNA Review
DNA interactive from Cold Spring Harbor
Replication and Central Dogma
(click on copying the code to get to the general site then "putting it together" to see the animations)
DNA Replication Animation
YouTube DNA Replication Song to backstreetboys
DNA/RNA/Protein Synthesis (Central Dogma) (MIT, Cold Spring Harbor 2)
From Gene to Protein: Transcription
From Gene to Protein: Translation
Central Dogma
RNA polymerase
mRNA splicing
Transcription Video
Translation video
" How Science is Rewriting the Book of Genes"

Replication and Central Dogma
(click on copying the code to get to the general site then "putting it together" to see the animations)
Transcription Animation
Translation Animation
Hippy version of Protein Synthesis a la 1971
Biotechnology: Bacterial Transformation (pGlo)Biocoach Tutorial: LAC operon
LacOperon Info
Cell Cycle/Mitosis


Onion Root Tutorial

Why cells need to divide: Cell size Volume vs. Surface Area

Animal Cell Mitosis

Mitosis Tutorial

Cell Cycle Tutorial

Metastasis (cancer)

Stages of Mitosis computer animation
Twilight Movie and Mitosis (no way!)
Cellular Respiration Glycolysis Animation,
TCA Cycle (Krebs)
Electron Transport
Electron Transport Chain

glucose song

Krebs Song

ETC Song 1 (go down to the ETC song)

ETC song

ATP Synthase Song

Cellular Respiration Song (a little silly but useful)
Electron Transport System  Chain
ATP Synthase/ Nobel Prize flash animation another animation
ATP Synthase movie
Best ATP Synthase movie (huge file)
Step by Step Glycolysis
Step by Step in the Mitochondria
Step by Step Glycolysis and Fermentation
Animated/Interactive ETC
Cool video of a mitochondria
Photosynthesis Light-dependent animation
Calvin Cycle animation
Introduction to Body SystemsWhat is homeostasis? (Water Control, blood sugar control
Negative Feedback, inhibition, Positive Feedback
Homeostatic Feedback Controls (Wikipedia)
Homeostasis, more
Feedback Examples
Feedback loops (maybe more than you want to know, good diagrams)
Nervous System & Senses (incl. muscles & nerves) Nervous System, the Senses
Cool there are now 6 different taste receptors
NFL and Concussions
Neurological Disorders
Effects of Drugs on Neurons and the Brain: caffeinealcohol (note: there are links to other drugs at the end of this page), ecstasy, dopamine regulation and addiction  adhd and neurons, serotonin regulation
Muscles and Contractions
Sarcomere Shortening (499.0K) and Actin Myosin Bridge
Muscular system and Skin system 
Test your brain
Nervous System and Drugs The Senses Reflex Fun On-line
Animated Neurotransmitters
Animation of Hearing

Circulatory/Respiratory Systems
Excretory System

H. pylori and stomach ulcers

Kidney and Nephron

All about the Kidney and Excretion

How your kidney work

Urine and more
Urine analysis information
Association of diseases or conditions with substances found in urine
Lymphatic/Immune SystemHIV
Immune System
Introduction to How Your Immune System Works


Overview of Immune System

Inflammatory Response

Active vs. Passive Immunity

Cells and Organs of the Immune System

HIV life cycle

HIV Nova Program

What is HIV/AIDS?

National Cancer Institute: Understanding the Immune System

Infection and the Immune System

Antibody (Humoral) Immune Response

Cellular (Killer T cell) Immune Response

Introduction to How Your Immune System Works

Tongue Bugs
Endocrine/Hormone Systems Endocrine , Hormone List 
Meiosis Resources for Meiosis:
Meiosis Tutorial
Bill Nye Genes Pt.2
Blame it on DNA (youtube)
You Tube: Hi, Meiosis
Fast Plants"Mendelian Genetics"
Introduction to Fast Plants How Fast Plants were discovered
How to Grow Fast Plants
Genetics -MendelGenetics the Basics
Pedigree Analysis
Mendel's Laws
1st Law 
Codominance and Variations on 1st law
2nd Law
Monohybrid Crosses  
Mendel Unwrapped
Dihybrid Crosses 
Punnett Square Calculator
Dolan Learning Center Yahoo Genetic Disorders March of Dimes

Animated Monohybrid Cross

Animated Dihybrid Cross

Queen Victoria Family Pedigree

Animated Pedigrees

I'm My Own Grandpa

Genetics- Beyond MendelGenetic Disorders by Chromosome
Pictures of Genetic Traits
Tongue Rolling
Eye Color Information
Different colored eyes (Heterochromia iridium)
Multiple Alleles/ Demo ABO/Rh
Rh incompatibility
Genetics and Blood
(Why your DNA isn't your destiny
More on Epigenetics:)

Epigenetics U of Utah


GENE CONTROL Epigenetics U of Utah




LICK YOUR RATS epigenetics study U of Utah



Blue people 
Blue People Pedigree
Pedigree Slideshow
Pedigree Analysis
 Evolution- Darwin

Darwin Biography Darwin's Works On-Line

Origin of the Species

Abbott and Costello's Routine Who's on First?
Evolution -SpeciationOn-line reading Evolution
Evolution "Gems" from Nature Magazine
Early Whales Gave Birth on Land, Fossils Reveal
Fossil Horses in Cyberspace
Evolution of the Horse
Chromosome breakpoint areas lead to speciation
Evolution- Human Online Reading: Human Evolution
Info on Lucy the Hominid
Hobbits? Homo floresiensis offshoot of Homo erectus?
They Don't Make Humans Like They Used To
Does Race Exist?
Homo erectus Trackway in Italy (325,000 years old fleeing a volcano)
Neat Web Site: Becoming Human (check out the 3-D skulls, they rotate)
Building Lucy
Biotechnology-DNA ForensicsBiotechnology Unit
Great overview of the Genome
Science Niche: Biotechnology
Cold Spring Harbor
Background Info:  DNA Fingerprinting, More on DNA fingerprinting
Gels and Electrophoresis
STRs and DNA fingerprinting
The Embarrassing History of Eugenics in the US
CNN: OJ and the Civil Trial

Barry Scheck and the Innocence Project 






Weird Al Yankovic Palindrome Song  (restriction enzymes use palindromes)
Creating a DNA Fingerprint
Biotech animations (for PCR, electrophoresis, and many more).
Forensics 101 (CBS News)
Classification and DiversityClassification Tutorial

Link on pyramids (energy)

Non-native invasions

Virtual Tour of a Rainforest