Biology websites

Revision materials for GCSE and A-levels, including hints and tips for passing exams http://www.s-cool.co.uk/

This site allows you to do experiments (HIGHLY RECOMMENDED) http://phet.colorado.edu/simulations

This is the BBC Bitseize revision website for Sottish Stanard level:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/scotland/learning/bitesize/standard

This is the BBC revision website for Scottish Higher level: http://www.bbc.co.uk/scotland/learning/bitesize/higher

This is an animated website for animated cell biology (in several languages): http://www.johnkyrk.com

For example, for mitosis: http://www.johnkyrk.com/mitosis.html

An animated biology site with 106 tutuorials: http://bcs.whfreeman.com/thelifewire/content/chp00/00020.html

For example, Chemical bonds includes animation, narration and a quiz: http://bcs.whfreeman.com/thelifewire/content/chp02/02020.html

BBC website on the human body: http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/humanbody

Powerpoint presentations for all subjects: http://www.pppst.com/

Times Educational Supplement. Check out the teacher forums too – free sign-up: www.tes.co.uk/resourcehub.aspx?navcode=70

Create and share materials and resources for your subject: http://www.quia.com/

Biology site with super visuals, text and animation at A level: http://www.emc.maricopa.edu/faculty/farabee/biobk/biobooktoc.html

Navigate your way around this site to find and use documentaries about your subject, transcripts are provided as well as class worksheets to go with them at Teacher Resources: http://www.pbs.org/teachers

A virtual microscope that allows you to operate it and look at things: http://www.udel.edu/biology/ketcham/microscope/scope.html

This has 4 animations on yeast and you can do virtual experiments: http://www.exploreyeast.com/la_main_a_la_pate.php

Biology lessons at home: http://homeschooling.gomilpitas.com/explore/biologyclass.htm

Biology online: http://www.biology-online.org/

This site has revision materials for preparing 16 year olds for GCSE exam subjects: http://www.projectgcse.co.uk

This site has fascinating talks by remarkable people: http://www.ted.com

Advanced biology website: http://www.advancedbiology.org/

Super site for science animations, lesson starters, revision, lesson plans at all levels: http://www.kscience.co.uk/

A level biology with super animations: http://highered.mcgraw-hill.com/sites/0072437316/student_view0/

Biology teaching materials: http://www.learner.org/

BBC Human Planet trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=2HiUMlOz4UQ&vq=large

Biology in motion website with animation and presentations: http://www.biologyinmotion.com/

Cells Alive website with interactive menus for cell division: http://www.cellsalive.com/

MIT Opencourseware for High Schools, biology exam preparation: http://ocw.mit.edu/high-school/biology/

The brain from top to bottom - this is a fantastic website with animation and explanations at beginner, intermediate and advanced levels : http://thebrain.mcgill.ca/flash/index_a.html

(Strongly recommended) PhET Interactive Simulations for all levels of science from Primary to University level: http://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulations/category/new

Rubrics for science teachers: http://www.rubrician.com/

Chilldren's University of Manchester: http://www.childrensuniversity.manchester.ac.uk/interactives/science/

Science website: http://www.skoool.co.uk/

yTeach is an elearning superstore where you can find, buy and use high-quality teaching and learning resources for biology:

http://yteach.com/

Brightstorm Science is great teachers explaining concepts and sample problems on video: http://brightstorm.com/science/

Great website for making tests for your learners and it keeps records of the marks online, times the test and provides feedback: http://www.thatquiz.org/

This website provides animation of key biological processes, cell function overview and its anatomy, concept of gene expression and principle of evolution, and it is all in English, German, Spanish, French, and other languages: http://www.johnkyrk.com/

Excellent maths and science website which is available in all European languages: http://www.scienceinschool.org

Interactive website from Utah University for learners to find out about genetics: http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/

3D anatomy of the human body: http://www.zygotebody.com/

Great site for biologists - just watch, listen and learn: http://askabiologist.asu.edu/

Great website for learners to use: http://www.brainpop.co.uk/

Wonderful videos for biology: http://www.dnatube.com/videos

Bilingual German-English biology website with teaching materials: http://biologiebilingual.jimdo.com/teaching-material/

Biology materials to use or adapt for your classes: http://www.collaborativelearning.org/sciencebiologyonline.html

Useful biology website: http://i-biology.net/

McGrawhill: Excellent colour animations of biological processes with narration: http://highered.mcgraw-hill.com/sites/dl/free/0072437316/120060/ravenanimation.html

This website has very clear and simple science videos for the first years of secondary school: http://www.makemegenius.com/

Do a free course yourself on genetics and evolution: https://www.coursera.org/course/geneticsevolution

Short biography on Edward Jenner, who saved more lives than anyone else in human history: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qdrpujSHfsU and find out more at the Jenner Museum: http://www.jennermuseum.com/

The parts and functions of a microscope: http://www.kbears.com/sciences/microscopedefinition.html

Games for learning about the parts and functions of a microscope: http://quizlet.com/15099993/parts-of-a-microscope-and-what-they-do-flash-cards/for ch

Clear and simple explanations of biology: http://www.biology4kids.com/

These are the resources that go with the excellent Professor Penguin Channel on youtube: http://www.penguinprof.com/resources.html

Animation of how the digestive system absorbs proteins and nutrients: http://wps.aw.com/bc_goodenough_boh_3/104/26720/6840464.cw/content/index.html

English-online has biology articles which have been rewritten to make them easier for learners of English to understand: http://www.english-online.at/biology/biology-index.htm

Here is a website for teaching about Evolution with teaching materials and research information, also in Spanish and Turkish: http://evolution.berkeley.edu/evolibrary/home.php

Here are useful biology notes on Genetics: http://www.fastbleep.com/biology-notes/33/110/679

Spark Notes provides summaries and notes on studying biology: http://www.sparknotes.com/biology/

Educational Videos, Games and Lessons for K-12 learners: http://www.neok12.com/

Spongelab has stunning science content with free animations, games, images, and lesson plans: http://www.spongelab.com/index.cfm

Bozeman Science has videos and clear explanations: http://www.bozemanscience.com/biology-main-page/

TWIG is a brilliant website that has three minute videos for science - it is not expensive and has some CLIL materials as well: https://www.twig-world.com/

LEARN GENETICS UTAH UNIVERSITY is a great website to learn everything about genetics starting from the basics: http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/

WILEY has great materials for biology, for example, Mendelian Inheritance: http://www.wiley.com/college/test/0471787159/biology_basics/animations/mendelianInheritance.swf



Youtube biology extracts

The Professor Penguin Channel has clear, excellent tutorials on biology - strongly recommended: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0MPv8ZOOKmQ

Basic atomic structure: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lP57gEWcisY

The Inner life of the cell, Harvard University: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mszlckmc4Hw

The Inner life of the cell with music and narration: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eO-Vl-LTk2U

The wonders of the human body BBC Explorations: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aw9PTVmPJAY

T4 virus infecting a bacteria: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=41aqxcxsX2w

Bacteriaphage T4 assembly: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ofd_lgEymto

Linkin Park song about the environment "What I`ve done": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8sgycukafqQ

Visible Body: 3D Human Anatomy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xuvf6AVJcGw&feature=related

Digestive System animated (advanced): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7xKYNz9AS0

Time lapse growth of mould on a cup of tea: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gch83XNs6x8

Darwin on The Beagle and his voyage of evolutionary discovery: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3I_OJ23Ax88

Anatomy of the brain stem: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E18AZ96bQYg

Human anatomy - the liver: this has useful text and animation, though the spoken pronunciation of the text could be better: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&v=aGJCOTiZOew&NR=1

How the heart works: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZ1_TAwCUWw

Moving short personal documentary on the genetic disorder Huntingdon's disease: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7Ub8DcJxyg

Part 1 of a BBC documentary series about the history of science: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pii_PVrYpOw

Example animation of DNA replication:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4jtmOZaIvS0

How a virus changes the world: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qZTMT89EAHM

Photosynthesis explained in a simple and clear way: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3pD68uxRLkM

Photosynthesis explained with animation and subtitles: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=joZ1EsA5_NY

Photosynthesis: the chemical formula and animation: http://www.chemicalformula.org/photosynthesis

Cell division and the cell cylce (with text): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6ucKWIIFmg

Cell cycle and mitosis animation with detailed spoken subtitles: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JcZQkmooyPk

Detailed and really clear description (17 mins) of cell cycle and mitosis: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=65SODTL_QsA

Mitosis - the clearest and simplest explanation and animation for learners: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C6hn3sA0ip0

Gregor Mendel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cWt1RFnWNzk

Bozeman Science has super biology videos and explanations: https://www.youtube.com/user/bozemanbiology

Crash course biology has 40 short and clear videos explaining topics: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QnQe0xW_JY4&list=PL3EED4C1D684D3ADF

The Five Fingers of Evolution - a great way to help your learners remember the 5 stages of evolution: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5NdMnlt2keE

Transport of water and salts in plants: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rK2DIF_tgCg



Biology songs

The mitosis song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JHRBJgq50dk

The meiosis square dance song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iCL6d0OwKt8

PCR song that is great fun: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mvvP90Cpdfc

Mr Edmonds: The Photosynthesis Song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aupr9qT2qgc

The photosynthesis song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C1_uez5WX1o

Photosynthesis song: they might be giants: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LgYPeeABoUs

The Cell Song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rABKB5aS2Zg

The Protein Synthesis Song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTc18Yh7bSU

Molecules Gone Wild: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nt9u7CfVoc4

Gregor Mendel song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2xpTz7SUbnc

The DNA Song - with lyrics for learners to sing-along: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ckZEds5taX4

THE DNA song - for learners to sing at the start of a lesson: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FUA6_Ucw3i4

Mr Parr sings the Organelles Song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dngsFl2X3nc

Pinky and the brain - identifying the parts: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h5f56Ynb01E

Photosynthesis rap song - with dancing frog! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTcStDiOo94



Biology online dictionaries

http://www.biology-online.org/dictionary

http://www.icoachmath.com/biology/main.html



Films which have some biology content

Contagion (2011, Gwyneth Paltrow) ( Film trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4sYSyuuLk5g)

The Story of Science (2010, BBC Documentary series)

Cell (2009, BBC Docmunetary bonus feature)

Darwin: The Voyage That Shook The World (dramatised documentary, 2009) (Film trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rwRb14UXtaI)

Creation (2009, Paul Bettany) (Film trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=knH9vK4zgGw)

An Inconvenient Truth (2006, Al Gore) (Film trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bu6SE5TYrCM)

Darwin's Nightmare (2004, Documentary)

The Day After Tomorrow (2004, Dennis Quaid) (Film trailer:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ku_IseK3xTc)

Gattaca (1997, Ethan Hawke) (Film trailer:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWjlUj7Czlk)

Outbreak (1995, Dustin Hoffman) (Film trailer:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y5povsMKfT4)

Lorenzo's Oil (1992, Nick Nolte) (Film trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_HTvfNUmltA)

The Emerald Forest (1985, Powers Boothe) (Film trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVsYLjEtWbY)

The Voyage of Charles Darwin (1978, Malcolm Stoddard)

Soylent Green (1973, Charlton Heston) (Film trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_jGOKYHxaQ)

Fantastic Voyage (1966, Raquel Welch) (Film trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VcMwNSiQ8Jk)



Books

Excellent clear description of science, including physics, biology, chemistry, and geology:"A Short History of Nearly Everything" by Bill Bryson, ISBN: 9780552997041


Biology books for teaching

Edexcel IGCSE Human Biology: ISBN: 978 0 435044 13 8

Campbell Essential Biology with Physiology (Publisher: Pearson) ISBN: 978-0-321-66017-6

AQA A2 Biology (Publisher: Nelson Thornes) ISBN: 978-0-7487-98131

Henderson's Dictionary of Biology (Eleanor Lawrence) (pub. Pearson) ISBN: 978 1 4082 3430 3



Publisher websites

Nelson Thornes http://www.nelsonthornes.com/aqagcse/

Pearson: http://www.pearsonIS.com/EdexcelIGCSE

Hodder Education: http://www.hoddereducation.com/Home.aspx

Cambridge University Press: http://www.cambridge.org/gb/education/secondary/?site_locale=en_GB


If you come across any other useful websites that you think could be added here, just email me at grahamworkman@aol.com