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General Links

LibGuides (VCC)New Guide to biology resources on the web and at the VCC Library
Biology Animations Animations to help visualize processes in human biology. (Recommended for Bio 12 and UT Bio, second term)
Biology Project Animations, review material, and activities for several biology topics.
Biology Project: Mitosis and MeiosisNew University of Arizona’s Biology Project has great animations of and mini quizzes to test your understanding of the material.
Biology Videos Khan Academy videos on biology topics like evolution, cell genetics, photosynthesis, human biology, etc.
Ecology Resources Animations and activities on ecology topics from the University of Alberta. Check out the topics on the right hand side for more. (Recommended for Bio 11 and UT Bio, first term)
E-Fauna BCNew Electronic atlas of the wildlife of British Columbia
E-Flora BCNew Electronic atlas of the flora of British Columbia
Evolution 101 One-stop source for everything about evolution. Topics: what evolution is, how it works, how it factors into your life, how research in evolutionary biology is performed, and how ideas in this area have changed over time.
Tree of LifeNew A world-wide collaborative effort that provides information about biodiversity, the characteristics of different groups of organisms, and their evolutionary history.
Basic Neuroscience Basic neuroscience including: brain basics, higher functions, spinal cord, peripheral nervous system, the neuron, sensory systems, effects of drugs, neurological and mental disorders.
STUDY SHEET: Disorders and Diseases MCAT study sheet featuring a nice summary of common disorders and diseases (genetic, nutritional, infectious, etc ...) [PDF file]
Anatomy and Function of the BrainNew An interactive tutorial to help you learn the parts and function of the brain

Anatomy & Physiology Links

Gastrointestinal System AnatomyNew An interactive tutorial to help you learn and practice identifying organs in the gastrointestinal system
Gray's Anatomy Includes 1,247 engravings from the classic 1918 publication, as well as a subject index with 13,000 entries.
Structure of the KidneyNew An interactive tutorial to help you learn and practice identifying parts of the kidney
WebAnatomy A collection of quizzes and self-tests on intro-level A&P from University of Minnesota.

Dictionary Links

Biology-Online DictionaryNew 60,000+ biological terms, using the wiki concept, so you can add a new term if you want
Suffix Prefix DictionaryNew Most comprehensive online dictionary of biological and medical prefixes and suffixes

Genetics Links

DNA From The BeginningNew Animated primer on the basics of DNA, genes and heredity
Learn GeneticsNew Excellent site that looks at DNA, heredity, traits, and epigenetics.
Talking Glossary of Genetic TermsNew The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)'s Talking Glossary of Genetic Terms provides pronunciation, audio information, images and additional links to related terms in genetic research.

Tutorial Links

Biology CornerNew

Biology lesson plans, worksheets, tutorials and resources for TEACHERS and STUDENTS

Microscope Measurement

Useful website to practice calculating the diameter of field of view under different magnifications and size of object

Microscope Tutorial

Useful website to practice microscope manipulation
YOUTUBE: Microscope Tutorial (Part 1) John Sowash demonstrates: 1. Parts of the microscope 2. Parts that you can adjust 3. Using your microscope (7:15)
YOUTUBE: Microscope Tutorial (Part 2) John Sowash demonstrates: 1. Total Magnification 2. Common mistakes (4:15)
YOUTUBE: Sheep Heart Dissection Sheep heart dissection video ... (2:24)