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Heinemann Biology 3rd Edition Preliminary – weblinks

http://www.biology.ualberta.ca/facilities/multimedia/uploads/alberta/Ecosystem.swf
Interactive simulation for the analysis of an ecosystem.
Textbook page/s: 6
http://www.streamwatch.org.au/cms/about_streamwatch/
Streamwatch, a water monitoring program for NSW water.
Textbook page/s: 8
Australian Bureau of Meteorology
http://www.bom.gov.au/
Textbook page/s: 8
http://www.bom.gov.au/weather/satellite/
Satellite images of Australia.
Textbook page/s: 8
Weather zone
http://www.weatherzone.com.au/satellite.jsp
Textbook page/s: 8
http://www.smh.com.au/news/science/lifes-a-delicacy-for-ibis-on-the-fly/2007/08/12/1186857348370.html
An article discussing the issues with the ibis population in Centennial parklands.
Textbook page/s: 9
http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/surveys/AnimalAndPlantSurveys.htm
The New South Wales Department of Environment Climate Change and Water has examples of recent and ongoing surveys.
Textbook page/s: 9
http://www.environment.gov.au/
Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts.
Textbook page/s: 10
http://australianmuseum.net.au/Conservation-Status-what-does-it-mean
Parks, Conservation and Lands
Textbook page/s: 15
http://www.daff.gov.au/animal-plant-health/locusts/about/history
Locust plagues.
Textbook page/s: 25
http://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0012/110217/early-detection-of-mouse-plagues.pdf
Mouse plagues.
Textbook page/s: 25
Trophic interactions: Predation and Parasitism
http://www.globalchange.umich.edu/globalchange1/current/lectures/predation/predation.html
Textbook page/s: 29
http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/content/animals/kidscorner/games/foodchaingame.htm
A food chain game, highlight the roles of producers, consumers and decomposers.
Textbook page/s: 31
http://www.ecokids.ca/pub/eco_info/topics/frogs/chain_reaction/play_chainreaction.cfm
Build the food chain! Interactive tutorial and game on food chains.
Textbook page/s: 33
http://www.gould.edu.au/foodwebs/kids_web.htm
Test your understanding of foodwebs.
Textbook page/s: 33
Animal adaptations
http://www.ecokids.ca/pub/eco_info/topics/climate/adaptations/index.cfm
An interactive quiz and tutorial about animal adaptations.
Textbook page/s: 36
Competition
http://www.biotopics.co.uk/newgcse/Competition.html
Read about a variety of competitive interactions between different animal and plant species.
Textbook page/s: 39
Murray-Darling Basin Authority
http://www.mdba.gov.au/
Textbook page/s: 41
Issues in Science
http://www.environment.gov.au/index.html
Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts.
Textbook page/s: 41
http://www.frogwatch.org.au/index.cfm
Toadbusters Conserving our biodiversity, how we are controlling the cane toad population.
Textbook page/s: 42
Carbon Neutral
http://www.carbonneutral.com.au/
Textbook page/s: 42
World Wildlife Fund
http://www.wwf.org.au/ourwork/species/flagship-species
Flagship species.
Textbook page/s: 43
Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts
http://www.environment.gov.au/biodiversity/threatened/
Textbook page/s: 43
New South Wales Department of Primary Industry
http://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/fisheries/species-protection/species-conservation/what-current
Textbook page/s: 43
New South Wales Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water
http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au
Textbook page/s: 43
http://www.environment.gov.au/biodiversity/threatened/publications/index.html
An outline of forest types by the Australian Government Department of the Environment and Heritage.
Textbook page/s: 44
Waterwatch Australia
http://www.waterwatch.org.au/
Use the library to investigate a range of water testing programs and techniques, or check out the Waterwatch data section.
Textbook page/s: 44
http://www.streamwatch.org.au/
Streamwatch is a dynamic environmental action network educating and empowering communities to work together for healthy catchment. Check out the Electronic Library for measuring techniques and reference guides.
Textbook page/s: 44
http://www.vic.waterwatch.org.au/
Victoria's Waterwatch site includes lots of information and resources. Water sampling techniques are included in the Teachers' section. Go to WaterNet for further resources.
Textbook page/s: 44
http://www.environment.gov.au/biodiversity/
Australian environmental and biodiversity information.
Textbook page/s: 50
NSW Department of Conservation and the Environment
http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/
Textbook page/s: 50
http://www.hsc.csu.edu.au/biology/
Charles Sturt University initiative in collaboration with BOS and DET. This covers the HSC syllabus only in an excellent format with direct links from each syllabus dot point. At preliminary level you can use it to look ahead; to get general exam preparation advice and links to some resources.
Textbook page/s: 54
Board of Studies website
http://www.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au/
Syllabus and support documents. Past papers and marker's reports. Information about the HSC process
Textbook page/s: 54
http://science.uniserve.edu.au/school/curric/stage6/biol/
University of Sydney site with website links for the whole course. There is a topic by topic summary of useful sites for all preliminary (and HSC) topics.
Textbook page/s: 54


Chapter 2

AUNET Scientific Products
http://www.aunet.com.au/slides1.htm
View and purchase prepared microscope slide sets.
Textbook page/s: 59
UTS Microbial Imaging Facility
http://www.science.uts.edu.au/microbial/
Textbook page/s: 65
University of Sydney Electron Microscope Unit
http://www.emu.usyd.edu.au/
Textbook page/s: 65
University of New South Wales Electron Microscope Unit
http://srv.emunit.unsw.edu.au/
Textbook page/s: 65
German Synchrotron
http://zms.desy.de/about_desy/visiting_desy/index_eng.html
Textbook page/s: 65
USA – advanced light source – California
http://www.als.lbl.gov/
Textbook page/s: 67
National Synchrotron Light Source
http://www.nsls.bnl.gov/
Textbook page/s: 67
The cell theory
http://www.bio.miami.edu/~cmallery/150/unity/cell.text.htm
A look at the scientists and their contribution to cell theory
Textbook page/s: 68
Microscope History
http://www.visioneng.com/microscope_history.php
A detailed look at the development of the microscope.
Textbook page/s: 68
Cells Alive
http://www.cellsalive.com/cells/cell_model.htm
Interactive animal and plant cell models.
Textbook page/s: 74
Biology Image Library
http://www.biologyimagelibrary.com/displaySection?sectionID=5015&subjectID=5012
Electronmicrograph images of various organelles.
Textbook page/s: 77
Carbohydrates
http://users.rcn.com/jkimball.ma.ultranet/BiologyPages/C/Carbohydrates.html
Description of monosaccharides, disaccharides and polysaccharides in the cell.
Textbook page/s: 83
Fluid mosaic model
http://www.susanahalpine.com/anim/Life/memb.htm
Textbook page/s: 88
Fluid mosaic interactives
http://www.cccmkc.edu.hk/~sbj-biology/AL%20BIO/The%20Cell/Transport%20across%20the%20cell%20membrane/Transport%20across%20the%20cell%20membrane.htm
Textbook page/s: 88
Photosynthesis
http://bcs.whfreeman.com/thelifewire/content/chp08/0802003.html
Tutorial with animation and interactive quiz.
Textbook page/s: 101
Missouri Botanic Gardens, USA
http://www.mbgnet.net/bioplants/
Choose the link to 'Biology of Plants' for basic plant biology revision, including pollination. The biomes links are NOT useful as they are US based.
Textbook page/s: 107
Functions of the parts of a leaf
http://www.purchon.com/biology/flash/leaf.swf
An interactive flash tutorial on the internal structures of the leaf.
Textbook page/s: 110
Inside a leaf
http://www.botany.uwc.ac.za/ecotree/leaves/insideleaf.htm
An interactive flash tutorial on the internal structures of the leaf.
Textbook page/s: 110
http://kidshealth.org/misc/movie/bodybasics/mouthandteeth.html
Interactive web tutorial about the structure and function of teeth.
Textbook page/s: 111
http://www.mydr.com.au/nutrition-weight/animation-carbohydrate-digestion
Interactive tutorial on the process of digestion.
Textbook page/s: 112
http://www.mydr.com.au/nutrition-weight/animation-carbohydrate-digestion
Animation on the digestion of carbohydrates by enzymes.
Textbook page/s: 112
Peristalsis animation
http://animations.3d4medical.com/Peristalsis-animation_AN2441.html
Textbook page/s: 113
http://www.vetmed.wsu.edu/clientED/anatomy/dog_digest.aspx
Fact sheet on the digestive system of a dog.
Textbook page/s: 115
http://science.uniserve.edu.au/school/curric/stage6/biol/honeypos.pdf
Fact sheet on the digestive system of a honey possum.
Textbook page/s: 115
Nutrition Australia
http://www.nutritionaustralia.org/
Nutrition Australia Provides information about nutrition and a healthy lifestyle. Click on a menu item and follow links to specific information. Especially relevant: 'Nutrition For All Ages', 'Food Facts' and 'Frequently Asked Questions'.
Textbook page/s: 117
http://www.healthinsite.gov.au/topics/Vitamins
A range of resources on the benefits and role of vitamins in the diet.
Textbook page/s: 117
Virtual cat dissection
http://library.thinkquest.org/15401/learn_idiagram_dig.html
Includes video clip and quiz as well as downloadable worksheets.
Textbook page/s: 118
http://arbl.cvmbs.colostate.edu/hbooks/pathphys/digestion/
Structure and function of the digestive system are succinctly explained.
Textbook page/s: 118
Respiratory System – Insects
http://www.cals.ncsu.edu/course/ent425/tutorial/respire.html
Textbook page/s: 124
Respiratory System Animation – Fish
http://www.biotopics.co.uk/pot/animals/fishcy.html
Textbook page/s: 124
Respiratory System Animation and tutorial – Mammals
http://biology.clc.uc.edu/Courses/bio105/respirat.htm
Textbook page/s: 125
http://www.jochemnet.de/fiu/BSC1011/BSC1011_9/index.htm
Web presentation on the transport systems in plants.
Textbook page/s: 127
http://www.csiro.au/science/psht.html
A detailed coverage of the components of the plant transport system and their structure and function.
Textbook page/s: 127
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vascular_plant
Overviews the structure and function of phloem in vascular plants.
Textbook page/s: 127
Transpiration animation
http://www.biologymad.com/resources/transpiration.swf
Textbook page/s: 129
Society of Nuclear Medicine site
http://interactive.snm.org
Outlines some interesting facts about nuclear medicine. Considers benefits and safety of nuclear medicine. Lists conditions for which nuclear medicine is used as a diagnostic tool.
Textbook page/s: 136
http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/nuregs/brochures/br0217/
The regulation and use of radioisotopes in today's world.
Textbook page/s: 136
http://www.wadsworthmedia.com/biology/0495119814_starr/big_picture/ch33_bp.swf
Animation and tutorial on open and closed circulatory systems.
Textbook page/s: 138
http://www.quia.com/rr/30450.html
Rags to Riches online game about the circulatory system.
Textbook page/s: 138
Cell theory and mitosis
http://www.dnaftb.org/
Textbook page/s: 149
http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/micro/gallery/mitosis/mitosis.html
Textbook page/s: 149
Animated mitosis
http://www.johnkyrk.com/mitosis.html
Textbook page/s: 149
http://www.biology.arizona.edu/cell_bio/tutorials/cell_cycle/cells3.html
Mitosis animation at bottom of page.
Textbook page/s: 149
http://www.biology.arizona.edu/cell_bio/tutorials/meiosis/page3.html
Meiosis animation at bottom of page.
Textbook page/s: 149
http://www.sci.sdsu.edu/multimedia/mitosis/
Online interactive tutorial in a variety of formats.
Textbook page/s: 149
http://www.sci.sdsu.edu/multimedia/mitosis/anim_samples.html
Mitosis animations in a range of formats.
Textbook page/s: 149
http://www.biology.arizona.edu/cell_bio/tutorials/cell_cycle/cells3.html
Concise description of each stage of mitosis accompanied by clear graphics. Includes animation.
Textbook page/s: 149
http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/micro/gallery/mitosis/mitosis.html
Large, clear photographs of actual chromosomes at different stages of mitosis in cells of an onion root tip. Concise explanations of chromosome behaviour at each stage.
Textbook page/s: 149
Mitosis quiz
http://www.sci.sdsu.edu/multimedia/mitosis/anim_samples.html
Textbook page/s: 149
http://www.hsc.csu.edu.au/biology/
Charles Sturt University initiative in collaboration with BOS and DET. This covers the HSC syllabus only in an excellent format with direct links from each syllabus dot point. At preliminary level you can use it to look ahead; to get general exam preparation advice and links to some resources.
Textbook page/s: 153
Board of Studies website
http://www.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au/
Syllabus and support documents. Past papers and marker's reports. Information about the HSC process
Textbook page/s: 153
http://science.uniserve.edu.au/school/curric/stage6/biol/
University of Sydney site with website links for the whole course. There is a topic by topic summary of useful sites for all preliminary (and HSC) topics.
Textbook page/s: 153


Chapter 3

http://csep10.phys.utk.edu/astr161/lect/meteors/fireball.mpg
Video of a meteor moving across the sky and damage done to a car in the aftermath.
Textbook page/s: 160
Meteorites Australia
http://www.meteorites.com.au/home.html
Textbook page/s: 160
NASA
http://www.nasa.gov
Textbook page/s: 160
http://search.nasa.gov/search/search.jsp?nasaInclude=meteorites
Textbook page/s: 160
Ames research centre
http://www.nasa.gov/centers/ames/home/index.html
Textbook page/s: 160
Mars program
http://marsprogram.jpl.nasa.gov/
Textbook page/s: 160
http://www.ucsd.tv/miller-urey/
Interactive simulation of Urey and Miller's experiment.
Textbook page/s: 162
Australian Centre for Cyanobacteria and Astrobiology
http://neilan.babs.unsw.edu.au/research.php
Textbook page/s: 164
http://www.accessexcellence.org/WN/NM/miller.html
A question and answer session with Dr Stanley L. Miller exploring the origins of life and featuring a summary and animation of the Miller-Urey experiment.
Textbook page/s: 166
Template of a cube
http://intermath.coe.uga.edu/dictnary/html/cube2Template.gif
Textbook page/s: 169
http://www.sharkbay.org/default.aspx?WebPageID=97
Virtual tour of the Stromatolites at Hamelin Pool in Shark Bay, Western Australia
Textbook page/s: 171
http://museumvictoria.com.au/prehistoric/what/fossilage.html
Article comparing absolute and relative dating of fossils from the Museum of Victoria.
Textbook page/s: 170
http://www.geosociety.org/science/timescale/
A detailed geological timescale from the American Geological Society.
Textbook page/s: 178
http://www.talkorigins.org/faqs/faq-intro-to-biology.html
Discussion of the origins of life on Earth and the mechanisms of evolution. Includes links to related sites.
Textbook page/s: 178
Fossil record Monotremata
http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/mammal/monotremefr.html
Textbook page/s: 180
http://www.fossilmuseum.net/Paleobiology/Precambrian-Fossils.htm
Description and images of Precambrian fossils.
Textbook page/s: 183
http://paleobiology.si.edu/
Outlines the significance of the fossils of the Burgess Shale. Click on 'The individual fossil index' for a more detailed look at fossils represented in these deposits. Excellent graphics and descriptions. Includes links to other sites.
Textbook page/s: 183
http://pubs.usgs.gov/gip/fossils/succession.html
Uses diagrams to explain how the fossil record is constructed. Considers complexity of fossils as well as rock strata.
Textbook page/s: 183
Cells alive
http://www.cellsalive.com/cells/bactcell.htm
Cells Alive, interactive procaryotic cell structure, with description of all organelles.
Textbook page/s: 189
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y3GF3PFNx8Y
Documentary clip on extremophile hunters.
Textbook page/s: 190
Extremophiles
http://science.uniserve.edu.au/school/quests/hydroventhunt.html
Textbook page/s: 190
http://www.ratanews.ru/user_images/file2320.jpg
Wynogradsky column image – an amazing specimen.
Textbook page/s: 192
Science Daily
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/04/090414110818.htm
News article on nitrogen-fixing bacteria.
Textbook page/s: 194
Kimberley Australia Travel guide
http://www.kimberleyaustralia.com/bungle-bungles-ranges.html
Textbook page/s: 194
http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/archaea/archaea.html
A simple introduction to Archaea.
Textbook page/s: 195
http://www.biology.arizona.edu/cell_bio/tutorials/pev/main.html
Introduction to procaryotes. Includes phylogenetic tree of different groups of bacteria. Follow the link to the 'Major groups of procaryotes' for more details about each group.
Textbook page/s: 195
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/abyss/life/extremes.html
General discussion of the extreme conditions (deep-sea hydrothermal vents) in which certain kinds of bacteria are able to survive and how they sustain themselves.
Textbook page/s: 195
http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/exhibits/historyoflife.php
Learn about the history and diversity of life—everything from whales to bacteria over 3.5 billion years of life's history—by browsing the extensive exhibit on the phylogeny of life on Earth.
Textbook page/s: 195
http://www.jamstec.go.jp/jamstec-e/bio/detal/MPR1.html
Exploring the deep sea for microbial life and diversity.
Textbook page/s: 196
Australia's Virtual Herbarium
http://www.anbg.gov.au/avh/
Textbook page/s: 201
The Atlas of Living Australia
http://www.ala.org.au/
Textbook page/s: 201
The Encyclopedia of Life
http://www.eol.org/
Textbook page/s: 201
Classification activity on the animal kingdom
http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/content/animals/kidscorner/games/animalclassgame.htm
Textbook page/s: 201
Australian Genome Research Facility
http://www.agrf.org.au/index.php?id=1
Textbook page/s: 203
Genome News Network
http://www.genomenewsnetwork.org
Textbook page/s: 203
International Barcode of life
http://www.ibolproject.org
Textbook page/s: 208
http://www.hsc.csu.edu.au/biology/
Charles Sturt University initiative in collaboration with BOS and DET. This covers the HSC syllabus only in an excellent format with direct links from each syllabus dot point. At preliminary level you can use it to look ahead; to get general exam preparation advice and links to some resources.
Textbook page/s: 216
Board of Studies website
http://www.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au/
Syllabus and support documents. Past papers and marker's reports. Information about the HSC process
Textbook page/s: 216
University of Sydney website
http://science.uniserve.edu.au/school/curric/stage6/biol/
University of Sydney site with website links for the whole course. There is a topic by topic summary of useful sites for all preliminary (and HSC) topics.
Textbook page/s: 216


Chapter 4

http://kartoweb.itc.nl/gondwana/index.html
An interactive animation of the separation of Gondwana.
Textbook page/s: 224
Map of World Distribution of Mid-Oceanic Ridges
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:World_Distribution_of_Mid-Oceanic_Ridges.gif
Textbook page/s: 224
Google Earth
http://earth.google.com/
Explore the ocean floor.
Textbook page/s: 226
http://www.hartrao.ac.za/geodesy/tectonics.html
An outline of continents drifting apart.
Textbook page/s: 229
Google Earth
http://earth.google.com/
Explore the ocean floor.
Textbook page/s: 229
http://www.sciencealert.com.au/features/20092406-19339.html
Man vs. Mother Nature – who killed the megafauna?
Textbook page/s: 230
http://australianmuseum.net.au/Australias-extinct-animals
Australia's Lost Kingdoms – Megafauna images and descriptions.
Textbook page/s: 231
The Australian Centre for Ancient DNA
http://www.adelaide.edu.au/acad/
Textbook page/s: 231
The Wollemi pine official site
http://www.wollemipine.com/index.php
Textbook page/s: 232
Wollemi pine school kit
http://www.wollemipine.com/schoolskit.php
Textbook page/s: 232
Making Connections
http://www.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au/plant_info/wollemi_pine
Botanic Gardens Trust.
Textbook page/s: 232
Gardening Australia Fact Sheet
http://www.abc.net.au/gardening/stories/s1471653.htm
Textbook page/s: 232
http://australianmuseum.net.au/Australias-extinct-animals-illustrations
Australia's Lost Kingdoms – Megafauna images.
Textbook page/s: 232
Lungfish – The Australian Museum
http://australianmuseum.net.au/Australian-Lungfish-Neoceratodus-forsteri-Krefft-1870
Textbook page/s: 232
Save the Mary River
http://www.savethemaryriver.com/
Textbook page/s: 232
http://www.abc.net.au/am/content/2004/s1227058.htm
Genetic make up of the platypus.
Textbook page/s: 233
http://www.esd.ornl.gov/projects/qen/nercAUSTRALASIA.html
Overviews changes in climate experienced by the Australasian region over the last 150 000 years. Examines accompanying changes in vegetation, including pollen analysis data from Australian localities.
Textbook page/s: 233
http://museumvictoria.com.au/prehistoric/what/eras.html
An outline of the geological eras and periods, and the plants and animals in each.
Textbook page/s: 233
http://www.australianwildlife.com.au/riversleigh.htm
Describes changes in the Riversleigh ecology (climate, flora and fauna) over millions of years.
Textbook page/s: 233
Local Environmental Issues NSW Department of Planning
http://www.planning.nsw.gov.au/
Textbook page/s: 240
The separation of Gondwana
http://www.apstas.com/gondwanatimeline.htm
Textbook page/s: 241
http://www.esd.ornl.gov/projects/qen/nercAUSTRALASIA.html
Overviews changes in climate experienced by the Australasian region over the last 150 000 years. Examines accompanying changes in vegetation, including pollen analysis data from Australian localities.
Textbook page/s: 241
http://museumvictoria.com.au/prehistoric/what/eras.html
An outline of the geological eras and periods, and the plants and animals in each.
Textbook page/s: 241
http://www.australianwildlife.com.au/riversleigh.htm
Describes changes in the Riversleigh ecology (climate, flora and fauna) over millions of years.
Textbook page/s: 241
The Australian National Botanic Gardens
http://www.anbg.gov.au/acacia/
Textbook page/s: 246
http://www.abc.net.au/science/ozfossil/megafauna/fossils/default.htm
A site with a number of links for the study of Australian fossils.
Textbook page/s: 247
http://www.esd.ornl.gov/projects/qen/nercAUSTRALASIA.html
Overviews changes in climate experienced by the Australasian region over the last 150 000 years. Examines accompanying changes in vegetation, including pollen analysis data from Australian localities.
Textbook page/s: 247
http://arts.monash.edu.au/ges/research/cpp/annrep98.php
Pollen analysis from Daylesford, Victoria. Indicates cyclical change in vegetation and climate during Pliocene and Quaternary.
Textbook page/s: 247
http://blogs.flinders.edu.au/flinders-news/2009/06/23/climate-change-did-not-cause-giant-kangaroos-extinction/
Climate change did not cause giant kangaroos extinction.
Textbook page/s: 250
http://www.sciencealert.com.au/features/20092406-19339.html
Man vs. Mother Nature – who killed the megafauna?
Textbook page/s: 250
Department of Climate Change
http://www.climatechange.gov.au/
Textbook page/s: 250
Bureau of Meteorology
http://www.bom.gov.au/
Textbook page/s: 250
http://australianmuseum.net.au/Australias-extinct-animals
Australia's Lost Kingdoms – Megafauna images
Textbook page/s: 251
Australian Fossils – Victoria Museum
http://museumvictoria.com.au/prehistoric/what/eras.html
Textbook page/s: 251
http://www.esd.ornl.gov/projects/qen/nercAUSTRALASIA.html
Overviews changes in climate experienced by the Australasian region over the last 150 000 years. Examines accompanying changes in vegetation, including pollen analysis data from Australian localities.
Textbook page/s: 251
http://museumvictoria.com.au/prehistoric/what/eras.html
An outline of the geological eras and periods, and the plants and animals in each.
Textbook page/s: 251
http://www.australianwildlife.com.au/riversleigh.htm
Describes changes in the Riversleigh ecology (climate, flora and fauna) over millions of years.
Textbook page/s: 251
The Huxley-Wilberforce debate
http://users.ox.ac.uk/~jrlucas/legend.html
Textbook page/s: 255
http://www.aboutdarwin.com/timeline/time_01.html
An outline of the life and work of Charles Darwin.
Textbook page/s: 255
PBS series on evolution
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/evolution/
Lots of information plus many links.
Textbook page/s: 255
http://www.sciencealert.com.au/news/20080408-17735.html
Earth's movements could cause diversity (Science Alert).
Textbook page/s: 255
The theory of evolution
http://evolution.berkeley.edu/
Textbook page/s: 255
Soapy Sam and Huxley
http://www.uh.edu/engines/epi1371.htm

Textbook page/s: 255
Wilberforce and Huxley—a legendary encounter
http://users.ox.ac.uk/~jrlucas/legend.html
Textbook page/s: 255
Biography of Thomas Huxley
http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/history/thuxley.html
Textbook page/s: 255
Australian National Botanic Gardens site
http://www.anbg.gov.au/anbg/
Contains detailed information and excellent images of all Australian species.
Textbook page/s: 256
http://www.viridans.com.au/
Extensive databases of Australian plants and animals, and images of them.
Textbook page/s: 256
Animation of meiosis
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D1_-mQS_FZ0
Textbook page/s: 261
http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/begin/traits/karyotype/
Karyotyping activity – what do cytogeneticists do?
Textbook page/s: 263
http://www.diffen.com/difference/Meiosis_vs_Mitosis
Comparison of meiosis and mitosis.
Textbook page/s: 266
http://www.biology.arizona.edu/cell_bio/tutorials/cell_cycle/main.html
This exercise is designed to introduce you to the events that occur in the cell cycle and the process of mitosis that divides the duplicated genetic material, creating two identical daughter cells.
Textbook page/s: 266
http://www.biology.arizona.edu/cell_bio/tutorials/meiosis/page3.html
Overviews meiosis. Each part of the process is clearly and succinctly explained using excellent graphics. Includes animation of meiosis 1 and meiosis 2.
Textbook page/s: 266
http://biology.about.com/od/genetics/a/aa040805a.htm
Compares external and internal forms of fertilisation.
Textbook page/s: 270
http://www.amblesideprimary.com/ambleweb/clickon/imagemagnets/flower/flower.htm
Interactive look at the anatomy of the flower.
Textbook page/s: 271
Botanic Garden Trust
http://www.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au/plant_info/Plant_conservation/titan_arum
Textbook page/s: 277
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lk8kEMaRN3g
A video looking at the rare blooming of the corpse flower.
Textbook page/s: 277
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/marchofthepenguins/game/
Penguin parental care activity.
Textbook page/s: 286
Australian Platypus Conservancy
http://www.platypus.asn.au/matters_of_life_and_death.html
Textbook page/s: 289
Kangaroos
http://www.australianwildlife.com.au/kangaroo.htm#reproduction
Textbook page/s: 289
Kangaroo Culling
http://www.awpc.org.au/awpc.php?australian_wildlife_protection_council=31
Textbook page/s: 289
Amphibian Fact Sheet
http://www.natureserve.org/library/amphibian_fact_sheet.pdf
Textbook page/s: 289
http://www.abc.net.au/science/news/stories/s1302459.htm
Article about cloning the thylacine with Professor Mike Archer.
Textbook page/s: 295
Thylacoleo – Australia's Marsupial Lion
http://www.naturalworlds.org/thylacoleo/index.htm
Textbook page/s: 295
Queensland dinosaur trail
http://www.australiasdinosaurtrail.com/
Textbook page/s: 296
Outback Gondwana Foundation
http://www.ogf.org.au/
Textbook page/s: 296
Australian Fossil Sites
http://www.abc.net.au/science/ausbeasts/sites/
A description of the site and fossils found there.
Textbook page/s: 297
http://www.news.com.au/adelaidenow/story/0,22606,22149350-5006339,00.html
News article about Naracoorte SA.
Textbook page/s: 298
Dinosaur Walk with Museum Victoria
http://museumvictoria.com.au/melbournemuseum/discoverycentre/dinosaur-walk/videos/megafauna/
Textbook page/s: 299
http://www.australianwildlife.com.au/riversleigh.htm
Describes changes in the Riversleigh ecology (climate, flora and fauna) over millions of years.
Textbook page/s: 299
The New South Wales Biodiversity Strategy
http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/biodiversity/nswbiostrategy.htm
Textbook page/s: 303
Convention on Global Biodiversity
http://www.cbd.int/2010-target/
Textbook page/s: 303
Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts
http://www.environment.gov.au/biodiversity/hotspots/index.html
Textbook page/s: 304
Sustainable Agriculture – the a look at Australia
http://www.science.org.au/nova/071/071key.htm
Textbook page/s: 304
http://www.environment.gov.au/biodiversity/
Biodiversity is the variety of all life forms: the different plants, animals and micro-organisms, their genes and the ecosystems of which they are a part of.
Textbook page/s: 306
http://www.cbd.int/countries/?country=au
Reports on Australia's biodiversity and links to further resources.
Textbook page/s: 306
http://www.hsc.csu.edu.au/biology/
Charles Sturt University initiative in collaboration with BOS and DET. This covers the HSC syllabus only in an excellent format with direct links from each syllabus dot point. At preliminary level you can use it to look ahead; to get general exam preparation advice and links to some resources.
Textbook page/s: 309
Board of Studies website
http://www.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au/
Syllabus and support documents. Past papers and marker's reports. Information about the HSC process.
Textbook page/s: 309
University of Sydney site
http://science.uniserve.edu.au/school/curric/stage6/biol/
University of Sydney site with links for the whole course. There is a topic by topic summary of useful sites for all preliminary (and HSC) topics. with website links for the whole course. There is a topic by topic summary of useful sites for all preliminary (and HSC) topics.
Textbook page/s: 309
http://www.quia.com/mc/65726.html
Games to match terminology used in the scientific method with explanations.
Textbook page/s: 315
http://www.aaamath.com/mea.htm
Table followed by games to recognize prefixes and convert units of measurement in the metric system.
Textbook page/s: 319
Web destination
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/biology/
Good for general and basic biology revision. Use this is if you think you are weak in general biology background and want a quick easy refresher course.
Textbook page/s: 357
http://www.hsc.csu.edu.au/biology/
Charles Sturt University initiative in collaboration with BOS and DET. This covers the HSC syllabus only in an excellent format with direct links from each syllabus dot point. At preliminary level you can use it to look ahead; to get general exam preparation advice and links to some resources.
Textbook page/s: 312
Board of Studies website
http://www.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au/
Syllabus and support documents. Past papers and marker's reports. Information about the HSC process.
Textbook page/s: 312
University of Sydney site
http://science.uniserve.edu.au/school/curric/stage6/biol/
University of Sydney site with website links for the whole course. There is a topic by topic summary of useful sites for all preliminary (and HSC) topics.
Textbook page/s: 312