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Mr.  Michael  Richard  Kinney
AP Biology, Biology I, Human A & P, Dual Credit - Principles of Biology I
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Cellular Energy
Cellular Energy and Metabolism

A link on cellular respiration and photosynthesis.


Explores photosynthesis, from the organisms that carry it out to the biochemical reactions.


Shows catalysts speeding up reactions.

Atoms and compounds

All matter in the observable universe-from a single blade of grass to a planet in a faraway galaxy-is made up of atoms, molecules, and compounds. This program introduces these minuscule building blocks in five sections: The Nucleus (protons and neutrons, energy shells, binding energy, fission and fusion); The Electrons (quantum numbers, spdf orbitals); The Elements (periodic table, valence electrons, ions and ionization energy, electronegativity, covalent and ionic bonds); The Energy of Atoms (exothermic and endothermic reactions, spontaneous reactions, Gibbs free energy, activation energy, catalysts); and Common Compounds (properties of sodium chloride and water, polarity). A viewable/printable instructor's guide is available online. A Films for the Humanities & Sciences Production. A part of the series Essential Chemistry.

Scientific Method
Scientific Method

Explains the steps of the scientific method and how they are applied in the real world.

When things go wrong in lab

There are many hazards in all laboratories. And despite the best precautions, accidents will occasionally occur. Students need to be aware of school emergency procedures. In this segment we'll explore common emergency procedures, including knowing where the emergency exits are, and knowing how to operate the labs emergency equipment.

Fluorescent Fruit Flies Shed New Light

Syracuse University biologists are now able to study previously unobservable events tied to sexual selection. That's because they were able to genetically alter fruit flies so that the heads of their sperm were fluorescent green or red. With funding from the National Science Foundation, Scott Pitnick and his colleagues have acquired new information about just what happens between insemination and fertilization; observations which Pitnick says are opening a new door for the fields of reproductive biology, sexual selection, and speciation. And, a lot of long-held beliefs about what goes on in the female reproductive tract have gone out the window with these new images.