Monday, November 8, 2010

Friday, October 1, 2010


Some Vocabulary -- don't worry if some of this isn't familiar.... we will revisit later in the course.

Introduction to DNA (images)
Nitrogen Bases:  Diagrams

Tuesday, September 28, 2010


Here's an animation of a carbon atom

Also, look at this short slideshow which explains the unique properties of the carbon atom
(If you don't understand totally, that is all right -- the main thing to understand is that carbon bonds with other elements in an unusual way -- it can form chains, rings, double and triple bonds -- in fact, very complex structures that are necessary for life).


Try this Balancing Quiz
(choose "easy")
Try this Element Matching Game

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Review #2

Review Evolution

Five Kingdoms:
Rags to Riches game on the five kingdoms
Radio Button quiz on taxonomy

Study Catholic Church on Evolution It might help to pick out the main idea in each paragraph. Be ready to talk about the main points with me.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Review #1

The reviews are linked separately so look at them first. Then look back quickly over the pages of the lessons. You haven't yet done the questions from Lesson 4, so you should do them now. You should also know the steps of the scientific method and what the definition of "biology" is.

Lesson 1: Introduction to Natural History and Biology

Lesson 2: Starting Biology

Lesson 3: Notes on Science Textbooks

Lesson 4: History of Biology (source reading)