Biology 30

Program of Studies

Resources by Program of Studies


Use this resource to locate magazine articles, science experiments, science encyclopedia articles, images, audio & video clips, illustrations, graphs & web links related to a wide range of science study: earth science, science history, life science, space, physics, math, chemistry, biology, natural science, environmental science, biotechnology & more. 

Biology 30 from LearnAlberta Biology 30 contains learning resources that address topics from the senior high school biology curriculum: Systems Regulating Change in Human Organisms; Reproduction and Development; Cells, Chromosomes and DNA; and Change in Populations and Communities. The resource includes a virtual microscope, image collection, and several interactive Gizmos licensed from ExploreLearning.

Inquiry Into Biology This links to the McGraw-Hill Ryerson web resources for their new Biology text for 2007. You will find a Student Resource Centre and Teacher Resources. 

Alberta Biology 30 Student Centre for Thomson Nelson with web links, interactive quizzes and review questions.

BiologiX Video Series 

The Biology Corner The Biology Corner is a resource site for biology and science teachers. It has a Lesson Plans section which contains classroom activities, labs and worksheets and webquests.

HippoCampus Biology

The Biology Corner - a variety of lessons, quizzes, labs, web quests, and information on science topics.

smallnew.gifBioInteractive - free resources for science teachers and students, animations, videos, interactive and virtual labs.

Medical Animation Library - animations on human anatomy, disease, childcare, etc. 

Unit A: Nervous and Endocrine Systems

BiologiX The Thyroid Gland: Waging the Battle for Metabolism This video includes a dramatic portrayal of the function and structure of the thyroid gland and the role of thyroxine in regulating metabolic rate. The program also explores thyroid disorders, such as goiter, hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism, and describes techniques for treating these conditions. 

General Adaptation Syndrome Study the series of responses that prepare the body for extraordinary stress. 
Use Your Brain! Research a neurological disorder in order to create a presentation and handout defining what you have discovered. 

Unit B: Reproduction and Development

Preventable Birth Defects Students research the effects of a known teratogen on fetal development. They create a pamphlet to inform women about prevention and treatment of various birth defects. 

Animal Reproduction Outstanding tutorials and diagrams of the human reproductive system. Shockwave animations, activities and quizzes.

BiologiX Embryonic Development and Differentiation: From Single Cell to Complex Organism This video uses prepared slides and models to describe the events following fertilization of the ovum and explain the different stages of embryonic development. The program also presents theories on the various mechanisms that trigger cell differentiation.

Reproduction Ethics - Students look at reproduction ethics involving two case studies and respond with varying viewpoints.

Unit C: Cell Division, Genetics and Molecular Biology

BiologiX The Human Genome Project Its parameters and potential impacts are described in this video via models that demonstrate the complexity of gene mapping and the process for isolating genes. Video 

Genetics Web Lab Directory This is a completely interactive web site that features 15 different labs relating to genetics.

Biotech Inc. Students will complete a webquest and produce a PowerPoint about a biotech company and a genetic disorder..

The Human Genome Project A multimedia educational kit for high school students and the interested public. 

Genetic Science Learning Center This site has some great info on DNA replication, transcription, translation and good animations. Stem Cells are also well explained.

DNA Replication Fork
Protein Synthesis
Steps in Cloning a Gene
Polymerase Chain Reaction
Restriction Endonucleases
Early Genetic Engineering Experiment
Restriction Fragment Length Polymorphisms (RFLPs) 
Hershey and Chase Experiment
Meselson and Stahl Experiment
Bidirectional Replication of DNA
How Spliceosomes Process RNA
Bacterial Conjugation Plasmid
How Tumor Suppressor Genes Block Cell Division 
Combination of Switches: the Lac Operon
The Tryptophan 
Transcription Complex and Enhancers
Control of Gene Expression in Eukaryotes 
Processing of Gene Information: Prokaryotes vs. Eukaryotes 
How Spliceosomes Process RNA
Gene School 

Punnett Squares Shockwave animations of Punnett squares. Make your own examples, see some real squares and test yourself. 

Cells Alive - Cell Biology, Microbiology, Immunology

The Cell - a freely accessible, easy-to-search, public repository of reviewed and annotated images, videos, and animations of cells

Unit D: Population and Community Dynamics

The Hardy-Weinburg Equation - Use your knowledge of the Hardy-Weinberg equation to solve the three problems