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Webster City Schools - Biology

Biology is the study of life, and this course examines all aspects of life. Throughout the semester, students will study cell structure and function, how energy is obtained, cell reproduction and ecology, DNA and genetics.Students will also learn about the nature of science by formulating hypotheses, designing and conducting experiments, and relating science and technology to societal issues.

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DNA 11.2 - Complex Inheritance

This podcast shows how certain traits are controlled by the multiple alleles and genes and sex linked traits. Discusses environmental influences over genetics.


10 Feb 2012

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DNA 10.1 - Meiosis

This podcast will show you how the chromosome number is reduced to half during the formation of gametes.


18 Jan 2012

Rank #2

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DNA 10.0 - DNA Preview

This podcast will provide a quick overview of DNA


12 Jan 2012

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Cell 8.0 - Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration

This podcast will look at the function of ATP. It will also look at how plant cells use photosynthesis in the production of sugar and how the mitochondria use the sugar to produce ATP for the cell.


13 Dec 2011

Rank #4

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Cell 7.4 - Cell Transport

Review of Osmosis and Diffusion. Explains the process of active, passive transport and facilitated diffusion in a cell.


13 Dec 2011

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Cell 7.2 - Cell Plasma Membrane

Function and structure of the plasma membrane. Movement of material by diffusion and osmosis across the plasma membrane


2 Dec 2011

Rank #6

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Cell 9.0 - Mitosis Overview

Mitosis overview


21 Nov 2011

Rank #7

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Cell 9.0 - Cellular Reproduction

Podcast discusses the three parts of the cell cycle, interphase, mitosis, and cytokinesis. Also covers the four stages of mitosis.


21 Nov 2011

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Ecology 5.0 - Biodiversity

Podcast covers biodiversity. Why it is important and how are humans threatening the biodiversity of the planet?


13 Oct 2011

Rank #9

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Ecology 4.2 - Human Population

Podcast covers the trends in human population growth and the usage of age structure graphs to show the different types of population growth.


29 Sep 2011

Rank #10