A biology experiment you can do at home

If you want to do a fun and easy lab at home, check this out: I designed this lab for the Ron Paul Curriculum. I don’t agree with all their political views, but it’s the best K-12 educational program I’ve Continue reading A biology experiment you can do at home

Biology Tutor Video: Fermentation

Every biology tutor loves fermentation. However, teaching this important concept can be a challenge. I’m starting from the premise that a student already knows how aerobic respiration works. If a biology tutor can help a student understand aerobic respiration, then Continue reading Biology Tutor Video: Fermentation

AP Biology: Some historical context for genetics

The one big problem with AP biology (although it’s getting better) is that it often discourages critical thinking. The problem is information overload. I think I have the solution. Schema. There’s a concept that your brain develops an “outline” for Continue reading AP Biology: Some historical context for genetics

Biology Answers: How do enzymes work?

Post your biology questions and biology answers here. That’s what this site is for. Someone asked me how it is possible specifically for enzymes to lower the activation energy of a chemical reaction. It came up with digestive enzymes that Continue reading Biology Answers: How do enzymes work?

Science Tutor Video on Chemical Bonds

This week’s science tutor video is a foundation for understanding the chemistry of inorganic matter, along with its implications for biology. I cover three types of chemical bonds, but I also get into the Van der Waals interaction because it Continue reading Science Tutor Video on Chemical Bonds