Start at the Learn.Genetics Firefly overview.
Core (AHL to follow):
Click on the shadowed images for animations and tutorials.
Essential Biology: 3.5 Transcription and Translation (SL/ Core Only)
More basic animations:
Learn.Genetics @ Utah
Transcribe and Translate (good, basic, interactive)
How do fireflies glow? (puts it in context)
University of Nebraska:
Perfect timing for our Neurobiology unit, and a real showcase for the interdisciplinary nature of science and humanitarian work – here is Pawan Sinha talking about how the brain learns to see, and how we can help the children who are born blind in India. Find out more about Sinha’s work and Project Prakash at his university website (MIT).
Essential Biology 3.4 DNA Replication (SL Students)
Essential Biology 3.4 & 7.2 DNA Replication (HL Students)
DNA Replication animations:
St. Olaf’s nice and clear animation.
Another clear one from Wiley.
Nicely illustrated one from Harvard.
John Kyrk’s complicated molecular animation.
The Meselsohn Stahl experiment from Sumanas.
Here is the top-rated video on the subject on YouTube:
Almost there, HL’s!
Check out the excellent resources from the NewScientist: The Human Brain
Essential Biology E5: The Human Brain
Regions of the brain:
PBS: 3D brain animation
Evidence for functions of brain structures
Reader on brain technologies, from Nature
How does fMRI work? Video from 60 minutes:
Investigating Broca’s area:
Ferrier’s animal experiments reader (from 1881)
Sympathetic vs Parasympathetic control
Simple animation from GFisk
Heart rate control animation, from McGraw Hill
Put some ACh into it, music video:
Pathways of the pupil reflex animation from Utah Medicine
Perception of Pain
Pain pathways animation, from Bay Area Pain Medical
Effect of endorphins on pain, from Wadsworth Psychology
Do fish feel pain? Reader from Science Daily
Start with a decent tour of the basics, from Learn.Genetics.
Class presentation is here (click shadowed images for animations and movies):
Essential Biology: 3.3 (SL Only) DNA Structure
Essential Biology: 3.3 & 7.1 (HL) DNA Structure
Here’s a decent video from BBC AS Guru with David Suzuki:
The story of the discovery of the double-helix structure is a good example international collaboration and competition, and led to the Nobel prize for Crick, Watson and Wilson (who we never hear about). You’ve got to feel for Rosalind Franklin – her work was key in their discovery and she wasn’t cited for it until after her death.
Here’s a great video, though the presenter sound like he has a mouth full of marbles:
Essential Biology E3: Innate and Learned Behaviour
Animations and Tutorials:
Collection from The Animated Brain
Classical Conditioning from NobelPrize.org
Indiana Univerity Song Learning in Cowbirds: Social effect on birdsong:
To what extent is human behaviour innate in nature?
Watch this video from the California Academy of Sciences’ Science in Action series: Facial Expressions
What is the effect of the observer on human behaviour when they know they are being observed?
Why do the blind olympians provide a good sample population for the study?
What conclusions could be drawn from the investigation? Why?
Essential Biology: E2 Perception of Stimuli
Collection of animations from North Harris College
Eye structure tutorial from Sumanas
Simple how-the-eye-works from BiologyMad
The Sense of Sight from Wisconsin Online
How many megapixels is the human eye? from Brainiac.
How the Ear Works, from NobelPrize.org
The Sense of Hearing from Wisconsin Online
Neat Ear Tutorial from University of Alaska Fairbanks
McGraw Hill Effect of Sound Waves on Cochlear Structures
Test your hearing range (carefully) from the University of New South Wales
The peer-iodic table of illusions, from NewScientist.com
The Mantis Shrimp’s amazing visual capabilities, from NotExactlyRocketScience
The eye is not irreducably complex – it is the product of natural selection
Evolution of vertebrate eyes from Pharyngula
Owl monkey example of eye evolution, from NotExactlyRocketScience
Video, The Evolution of the Eye, from PBS:
Cell Respiration for Core, AHL and the SL Option C.
– Complete all the questions on Essential Biology: Cell Respiration
Here’s one of my favourite cell biology videos: ATP Synthase