How to Learn Biology: Use All Your Senses

What can you learn about a bird if you only hear its song? Possibly quite a bit. For one thing, you can usually make good guesses about a bird’s lifestyle and environment just by hearing a few seconds of birdsong. Continue reading How to Learn Biology: Use All Your Senses

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

Test your knowledge of photosynthesis and respiration

This science learning game is a quick and easy review if you want to have a general outline of the chemical processes inside of respiration and photosynthesis. The game is based on one of those old school numerical order sliding Continue reading Test your knowledge of photosynthesis and respiration

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?