Our New Collection of Internet Resource Links
CityLab at UCLA is compiling Internet resources and a list of links for
High School teachers as well as interested UCLA and High School students
to further the teaching and study of microbiology, molecular biology,
biotechnology and related sciences.
Contributions of resources and links are welcome (see below).
There are five categories, and growing:
(1) Cell Biology
(1) Cell Biology
The American Society of Cell Biology (ASCB)http://bioeducate.ascb.org/index.html
ASCB Educational Resources -- Select the image or the link under each image to view those resources:
Web Resources from the ASCB
Animation and Visual Resources for Cell Biology
Here is an amazing page of animation and visual links:
(2) Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics
At the University of Arizona's Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics, "The Biology Project was designed as supportive learning material for biology students at the college level, but it is useful for high school students, medical students, physicians, science writers, and all types of interested people. In addition to the problem sets and activities for our college students, we offer links to K-12 lesson plans in biology and other outreach learning activities created on our campus." It includes:
- Cell Biology
- Chemicals and Human Health
- Developmental Biology
- Human Biology
- Mendelian Genetics
- Molecular Biology
Genetics Practice Problems from the University of Cincinnati's Clermont College
Here is a cool link on Chromosome 11, where hemoglobin subunits are encoded!
(4) Evolution: Molecular Evidence for Species Divergence and Genetic Change
Evolution from Public Broadcasting System (PBS): ". . . a journey into where we're from and where we're going"
Evolution Library (PBS) - Multimedia Library, Video Clips and Web Activities
Evolution - For Teachers (Professional development, Teaching Strategies, Lesson Plans)
Evolution - For Students (7 short videos for class discussion)
Evolution 101 from UC Berkeley
Resources from the University of California at Berkeley
What is evolution and how does it work? Evolution 101 provides the nuts-and-bolts on the patterns and mechanisms of evolution.
- Definition: How is evolution defined?
- Patterns: What patterns in diversity over time are produced by evolution?
- Mechanisms: How does evolution work?
- Microevolution: How does evolution work on a small scale?
- Speciation: What is a species and how do new ones evolve?
- Macroevolution: How does evolution work on a large scale?
- Big Issues: What are the interesting questions about evolution that are currently being investigated?
This series from UC Berkeley includes these four topics: http://evolution.berkeley.edu/
What is evolution and how does it work?
Detailed explanations of the mechanisms of evolution and the history of life on Earth.
Includes these topics: Examples of evolution, Genetics, History of life on Earth, Macroevolution, Microevolution, Natural selection, Speciation ...
What is the evidence for evolution?
Multiple lines of scientific evidence relating to evolution, includes: Homology and analogy ...
What is the history of evolutionary theory?
The history of ideas, research, and contributors in the study of evolution
(5) Evolutionary Theories: Synthetic Theory of Evolution
From Palomar Community College in San Marcos, CA, this is an introduction to modern evolutionary concepts and theories, stating that "natural selection is just one of a number of processes that can lead to evolution." The "Synthetic Theory of Evolution" is "a combination of Charles Darwin's concept of natural selection, Gregor Mendel's basic understanding of genetic inheritance, along with evolutionary theories developed since the early 20th century by population geneticists and more recently by molecular biologists."
Happy 200th Birthday, Charles Darwin!
February 12, 2009 marked the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin's birth,
and everyone was invited to the party!
The Darwin Day Celebration (DDC) at www.darwinday.org continues to promote public education about science and encourages the celebration of Science and Humanity throughout the global community. DDC is administered by the Institute for Humanist Studies (IHS).
Contributions of Links are Welcome!
Anyone who knows of useful links and other resources for microbiology, molecular biology, biotechnology and related sciences and bio-education is welcome to forward them to us at our main CityLab at UCLA e-mail address. You may also send a copy to the webmaster. Please indicate why you recommend them or what you have used them for. Thank you.
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