BIOL 1005 class resources

General resources for class and lab


(Handouts become available as the relevant material comes up in class)

  • Organic molecules
  • “Digestion man” worksheet
  • Membranes respiration ATP
  • Protein synthesis
  • CFTR protein synthesis worksheet (“protein synthesis man”)
  • DNA replication/binary fission
  • Mitosis with chromosomes
  • Mitosis without chromosomes (for practice)
  • Meiosis with chromosomes
  • Meiosis without chromosomes (for practice)
  • “Inheritance man” worksheet
  • Plant diversity chart
  • Animal diversity chart from lecture
  • Action center handouts
    • Pre-exam 1
    • Post-exam assessment
    • Pre-exam 2
    • Pre_exam 3
    • Pre_final

Review sheets

(New versions become available weekly)

  • Exam 1: reviewexam1
  • Exam 2: reviewexam2
  • Exam 3: reviewexam3
  • Final exam: reviewfinal

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

PRACTICE questions (and answers)

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 each questions is also linked with its answer in the ebook. Don’t peek until you’ve WRITTEN your shot at each answer yourself!

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