Use the below links to supplement your text and classroom experience. They were complied using the web site of a very successful and generous AP Biology Teacher, Kim Folglia. Thanks
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Welcome! Here is a wide variety of resources to help you learn biology. These items may be Web links or books or magazine articles. Please alert me ASAP if any of these links have expired

Essentials* AP Curriculum Calculator
  • A resource for teachers developing their curriculum. This is an Excel spreadsheet. Input the total number of teaching days that you have in your school year and the spreadsheet will automatically calculate how many days you can devote to each unit, roughly based on the percentages recommended in the College Board's AP Biology Course Description "Acorn" book.
  • Document as a ZIP file (may improve download)* Campbell Biology
  • Web site supporting our Campbell Biology 5 textbook.
  • At the PHSchool Web site, click on "Student Registration" & then choose "New User" & use the following "Access Code":
  • Student:
  • Be sure to choose a login name & password you will be able to remember all school year.* The Biology Place
  • This is an early version of Prentice Hall Biology resource to support their textbooks. It still has good info & practice questions on it. Access is free.* The Value of Taking AP Biology
  • Why take a course as hard as AP Biology? For many reasons! But just one is that it is good training for your brain and your future academice career. Research shows that students who take AP classes are far more successful in college, no matter what grade they receive in the course or on the AP exam. The challenge of the course and the emphasis on critical thinking, study skills and increased content knowledge prepares a student for college work. AP is a predictor of college success...read the report...
Scientific Method* LabWrite
Chemistry & Biochemistry* Diffusion animation
  • A cool animation -- molecule movies -- illustrating the process of diffusion. It's rather mezmerizing.* Properties of Water animation
  • An exceptional series of animations -- molecule movies -- illustrating the properties of water.* pH animation
  • An exceptional series of animations -- molecule movies -- illustrating the concept of pH.* Protein Structure animation
  • An exceptional series of animations -- molecule movies -- illustrating protein structure----
Cells* Studying Cells Tutorial
  • A short walk through the study of cells* Apoptosis
  • An overview of the process of programmed cell death.* Anton van Leeuwenhoek
  • A brief biography of the man who started the study of cells.* Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2003: Peter Agre & Roderick MacKinnon
  • These 2 scientists won the Nobel Prize for "discoveries concerning channels in cell membranes". Agre for "for the discovery of water channels" and MacKinnon "for structural and mechanistic studies of ion channels". The "Information for the Public" is a must read. But see if you can find the biological error in the 2nd paragraph (this was written by a science writer, not one of the Nobel laureates.)
  • Cell Membrane animation
    An exceptional series of animations -- molecule movies -- illustrating the properties of the bilipid cell membrane.
  • Cell Anatomy animation
    An exceptional series of animations -- molecule movies -- illustrating the anatomy of the cell. Be sure to click on each organelle to learn more.
  • Transport Across a Membrane animations
    Narrated animations on transport of material across a membrane: contransport, active transport, endocytosis & exocytosis
  • Lysosome animation
    Narrated animation on structure & function of lysosomes
  • Cell Division animations
    Narrated animations depicting mitosis, cytokinesis & DNA replication
  • DNA Replication animations
    Narrated animations depicting DNA replication, the Hershey & Chase experiment, and the Meselson & Stahl Experiment----
Enzymes & Metabolism* Free Energy animation
  • Simple animation illustrating the free energy changes & activation energy needed in a reaction.* Conformational Change animation
  • Simple animation illustrating the conformational changes in an enzyme-mediated reaction.* Enzyme animation
  • Simple animation illustrating how an enzyme speeds up biochemical reactions.* Allosteric Inhibition animation
  • Simple animation illustrating allosteric control of an enzyme.
  • Biochemical Pathway animation
    Simple animation illustrating a biochemical pathway with the enzyme-directed transformation of pyruvate to ethanol.
  • Biochemical Pathway animations
    Good narrated animations on the concept of biochemical pathways & feedback inhibition of enzymes.
  • Enzyme animations
    Simple animations showing enzyme function & factors that affect enzyme function.
  • Enzyme animations
    Clear, simple animations showing enzyme function & factors that affect enzyme function.
  • Enzyme animations
    Interactive animations showing enzyme function & factors that affect enzyme function. Good interactive graphs illustrating factors affecting rate of enzyme function
  • Glycolysis animation
    An exceptional series of animations -- molecule movies -- illustrating the process of glycolysis.
  • Kreb's Cycle animation
    An exceptional series of animations -- molecule movies -- illustrating the Citric Acid Cycle.
  • Electron Transport Chain animation
    An exceptional series of animations -- molecule movies -- illustrating the mitochondrial membrane and electron transport.
  • Photosynthesis Light Reactions animation
    An exceptional series of animations -- molecule movies -- illustrating the photosynthesis light reactions.
  • Photosynthesis Dark Reactions animation
    An exceptional series of animations -- molecule movies -- illustrating the photosynthesis dark reactions.----
Genetics* Gene animations
  • Narrated animations depicting various aspects of gene expression & protein synthesis* Control of Gene Expression animations
  • Narrated animations depicting various aspects of gene expression, including lac operon & tryptophan repressor* Meiosis animations
  • Narrated animations depicting various aspects of meiosis, including a comparison of mitosis vs. meiosis----
Biotechnology* Biotechnology animations
  • A broad array of narrated animations depicting various aspects of biotechnology, including restriction enzymes, RFLPs, PCR, Southern blots & micorarrays----
Classification & Taxonomy* Bacteria
Evolution* Evolution
  • The Scopes Monkey Trial, 80 Years Later
    In July 1925, the small town of Dayton, Tenn., became the site of the clash of religion, evolution and public school education. NPR looks back at the Scopes monkey trial and examines where the battle over evolution stands today.
  • New Scientist's Special report on Evolution
    Eighty years after the Scopes trial drew battle lines over evolution and creationism, Darwin's theory is under renewed attack, this time from "intelligent design". A great collection of resoucres fostering the teaching of evolution.----
Plants* Photosynthesis Light Reactions animation
  • An exceptional series of animations -- molecule movies -- illustrating the photosynthesis light reactions.* Photosynthesis Dark Reactions animation
  • An exceptional series of animations -- molecule movies -- illustrating the photosynthesis dark reactions.----
Animal Systems*
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Animal Behavior* Behavior of the Beautiful Betta splendens
Ecology*