BIO156 Study Aids
Explore these study aids as soon as possible, so that you know what's available to you, and so that you can determine what will be most beneficial to you. If you find that something doesn't help you, then don't waste your time on it. Part of doing well in this course is to use your time efficiently.

How to Perform Well in this Course (While There's Still Time) YOU ARE REQUIRED TO READ THIS.

Lecture Notes
    Introduction: Themes in the Study of Life
    The Chemical Context of Life
    Water and the Fitness of the Environment
    Carbon and the Molecular Diversity of Life
    The Structure and Function of Large Biological Molecules
    A Tour of the Cell
    Membrane Structure and Function
    An Introduction to Metabolism
    Cellular Respiration: Harvesting Chemical Energy
    The Cell Cycle
    The Molecular Basis of Inheritance
    From Gene to Protein
    Meiosis and Sexual Life Cycles
    Mendel and the Gene Idea
    The Chromosomal Basis of Inheritance

An excellent site for chemistry fundamentals

Free Tutoring

Campbell Biology Companion Website

Interactive Periodic Table

Knowing the vocabulary is essential to scoring well on my lecture examinations. The link above will take you to pages of important terms for this course, arranged by topic.

Animations from Life: The Science of Biology

LIFE Companion Website
This website is a free companion website to a different textbook (which, by the bye, is an excellent book), and it does not require a password. It includes animated tutorials, activities and quizzes, among other things.

Though some of these animations are intended for other courses that I teach, many of the animations are pertinent to BIO156. Take a moment and see what's there.
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Biology Project
Click here for cell biology tutorials from U of A.

Cell Animation