Biology

YouTube – Biology Playlist

40 Biology videos (Over 7 hours!) covering topics such as water, membranes, molecules, photosynthesis, and many more topics in biology.  These topics cover human, plant, and animal biology.  These videos have been vetting and approved by the tutors of the Tacoma Community College Writing and Tutoring Center.

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Blue Histology – Epithelia and Glands

Blue Histology has information on human anatomy (including Epithelia and Glands, Connective Tissues, Nervous Tissue, Urinary System, Reproductive System, Accessory Digestive Glands, and much more), images, original source material + additional links and sources, and several quizzes to test your knowledge.  Overall, this website contains a ton of information about anatomy and human biology, but expect a less than stellar user interface.

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Learn Genetics: Molecules of Inheritance

Screenshot of the Molecules of Inheritance page of the Learn Genetics website.

 

Learn Genetics: Molecules of Inheritance webpage provides a thorough overview of information about the Molecule of Inheritance (M.I). It includes lesson categories defining and explaining DNA & Genes, the Central Dogma (coding processes), RNA, and Proteins. The lesson pieces are marked with little colored labels including “Tour” with visual slides and audio; “Interactive Explore” with an interactive learning activity; “Explore” with large colorful images and text information; and “Learn More” with extended informative text and images.

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eAntrho: A Collection of Digital Laboratories

The eAnthro website provides several interactive pages related to human evolutionary biology, including 3D printables of bones, a lab page with collaborative lab data collection and comparison, a skeleton page showing comparisons of the bones of various species, and a page on fossils, and a page dedicated to the Lucy fossil.  Each page has interactive activities to play with.

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Anatomy and Physiology Text and Laboratory Workbook Videos

The Anatomy and Physiology Text and Laboratory Workbook Videos website provides brief information, colorful pictures and videos about cell transport including Brownian movement, Osmosis, Elodea Osmosis, Blood Isotonic, Paramecium Contractile Vacuole, Bulk Transport, Endocytosis and Exocytosis. All the videos are in .wmv format and download to open in a local video player.

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Virtual Body

Learn about the human body with interactive activities and audio-visually presented information.  Virtual Body provides information and interactive activities to help students learn about the human body, including specifically the brain, skeleton, heart, and digestive tract.  Each of the 4 body sections includes a narrated ‘tour’ of that area of the human body, a visual diagram where you can hover over parts and see the name and definition, and an activity to practice putting together all the parts. 

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Neuroscience For Kids

Neuroscience for Kids provides good basic information on the brain that is relevant for any age student!  On the Explore page, you can find listed topics with information pages and visuals on brain basics, higher functions, spinal cord, peripheral nervous system, the neuron, the sensory systems, methods and techniques, drug effects, and neurological & mental disorders.

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The Blood Typing Game

Learn about determining blood types and compatibility for transfusion by playing a game.  The Blood Typing Game from Nobelprize.org provides an interactive and fun way for students to learn about blood groups, blood types, and compatible blood transfusions.  

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Blue Histology

Blue Histology provides microscopic images and detailed information about various tissues.  Make sure that your pop-up windows and javascript are enabled in your browser so you can use all the functions on the site.  Each page has a table of contents with topics, lab guides and images that you will find on the page. This is followed by an Additional Resources section containing links to other related resources on the site.  Images that are tagged with a yellow dog ear in their upper right corner give an alternate image when you click on them. If you find a small “e” icon in the text, it will link to an electron microscopic picture of the features mentioned in the text.

 

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MDCT – Gray’s Anatomy Online Powerpoint Lectures

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MDCT’s Gray’s Anatomy Online site provides PowerPoint’s teaching the various parts of the human body as listed. You are able to click on any of the body areas or systems listed and download the actual PowerPoint which gives information and images to teach you. There are also other resources on the MDCT site which you can find in the quick links side menu or in the main top menu.

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Histology Zoomer

Images and information for the study of microscopic structures of tissues.  The Histology Zoomer site, created by Yakima Valley Community College, provides tutorials on the epithelium, muscles, connective tissue, nervous tissue, and endocrine tissue. The site includes image libraries for study and identification practice. The Dichotomous key for identifying basic tissue types is useful. The site also provides histology quizzes that students can use to test their knowledge.

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Cells Alive

Cells Alive provides interactive visual models and activities to learn animal, plant, and bacteria cell anatomy and to learn the processes of mitosis, cell cycles, dividing bacteria, cancer cells, antibodies, and microscopy.  The site also has free printable study aids for various cell types.

 

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Slip Slide Collide

Slip Slide Collide is a fun informational game for learning about the layers of the Earth and its tectonic plates.  Though this is game-like, it is really just an engaging way to read information and practice what you learn. The Earth visual timeline was the most challenging as it was very difficult to tell the visual differences between the earths.  Nonetheless, this was an enjoyable interactive learning exercise and great practice and reinforcement if you are taking a science course covering this material!

 

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Learn Genetics

Learn about scientific processes of the human body through interactive games and information in the fields of genetics, biology, ecology, health, and other science & math.  Learn.Genetics from the Genetic Science Learning Center of The University of Utah, is an awesome collection of interactive learning modules for many science topics from understanding DNA to the affects of drugs on the brain.  The collection includes game-like interactive animations that explain scientific processes, slides with audio, and informational pages you can read while interacting with slides that model what you are learning.  This is a great site to explore if you are taking any kind of science course and need some more visual and entertaining material to study with!

 

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Biology Project

Learn and practice biology concepts. The Biology Project from the University of Arizona is a well rounded online resource providing good information, visual models, and practice exercises for students to learn and study their understanding of various biology concepts.

 

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Inner Body

Study anatomy and physiolgoy using interactive models of body systems and parts. The Inner Body site provides visual interactive models so that you can explore the parts of the body visually and hover your mouse over each part and read the information that pops up about it on the right side as you go.  You can even select “Popular Body Regions” from the top menu such as the heart or the brain and it will give a close up photo and information on each part of that body region as you hover over it!  This is a great tool for learning and practice for all systems of the body studied in anatomy and physiology. 

 

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Anatomy Arcade

Games to learn and study anatomy. Anatomy arcade provides various games to help learn the anatomy of the body system. It is well categorized and has some very effective programs for memorizing in an interactive and more entertaining way.

 

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