BIOL 1005 class resources

General resources for class and lab


Review sheets

(New versions become available weekly)

Useful Videos and activities

Getting help: What to expect at UC Action tutoringSuffering from FMOOWMP?

Unit 1: What is life? (Kurzgesagt)Characteristics of lifeQuick chemistry drag-and-drop  — What are you? (Kurzgesagt)Reading an evolutionary tree videoReading an evolutionary tree activity — The Inner Life of a CellCell size and scale activityOrganize-It (drag and drop)

Unit 2: (DNA replication, transcription, and translation) The Animated Genome —  Epigenetics of identical twins Viral replication video from class

Unit 3: Solving radiometric dating problemsRadiometric dating activityHow evolution REALLY works — Allele frequency activity — Natural and sexual selection in birdsReading an evolutionary tree videoReading an evolutionary tree activity — Tree of lifeHow did you get here? (ASAP Science)History of the world in 18 minutes (TED talk)How life came to land (TED-Ed)Human origins (Kurzgesagt)Pollination and fruit development [read the subtitles]

Rock pocket mouse video — I didn’t show this in class, but it does a great job connecting mutations to natural selection. Highly recommended.

Lizard video from class

Unit 4: Parasitic Cordyceps fungi on arthropodsEcological succession on HawaiiThe Story of StuffGlobal climate change graphic from xkcd


Tip: Write out the answers to these questions from the textbook as a way to help you practice while you study.

Answers to multiple-choice questions are in Appendix A of the book, and a link to the answer keys for open-ended questions appears below the list of guided reading questions.

Old exams and exam keys
Exam 1
Exam 2
Exam 3
Final exam