Mountain boomer at Skiatook Lake, OK. Photo by M. Hoefnagels.

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 Worm mutation video from class 9/28 (click on ep. 2 and start watching at 33:09)Virus video from class 9/29 (click on ep. 2 and watch 7:20-12:36)

Unit 3: Solving radiometric dating problems — How evolution REALLY works — Allele frequency activity — Reading an evolutionary tree videoReading an evolutionary tree activity — Tree of lifeHistory 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 from classLizard video from class

Unit 4: Parasitic Cordyceps fungi on arthropodsEcological succession on HawaiiGlobal climate change graphic from xkcd

Guided reading questions

Tip: Write out the answers to these questions as a way to help you test your understanding as 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