Course Syllabus:

Orconectes longidigitus, Long-pinchered Crayfish from NW Arkansas


Miller, Kenneth R. and Joseph Levine. 2008. Biology. Pearson Prentice Hall, Boston, MA.

Pearson SuccessNet - Student Login - An independent web site created by your authors Ken Miller and Joe Levine for users of our "Dragonfly" book. Just click on “Full Table of Contents” located on the left menu bar then you can navigate by chapter.


What is Biology? (Chapter 1)
The Scientific Method (Chapter 1)
Evolution/Natural Selection; Unity and Diversity of Life (Chapter 15)
Evolution; What it is and What it is Not by QualiaSoup
Evolution 101 - University of California Museum of Paleontology with support provided by the National Science Foundation and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.
Some Common Misconceptions About Evolution. The University of California Museum of Paleontology

How did organelles originate in eukaryote cells?
Systematics and Biological Classification, Binomial Nomenclature (Chapter 18)
The Three Domains - BozemanBiology with Mr. Anderson
Classification - An Introduction to Classification of Life by BozemanBiology
Cladograms - BozemanBiology
Biological evolution poster using the Great Tree of Life - An interactive tree of life.

The Chemical Basis of Life (Chapter 2)
More About ACIDS and BASES (for the advanced student) YouTube Video by
The Organic Molecules of Life (Chapter 2)

Inside the Cell (Chapter 7)
The Virtual Cell- A collection of animations demonstrating important cell functions.
Cells Alive- Photo Gallery of Cells
The Inner Life of Cells - Harvard's Animation of the Inner Workings of a Cell
Protein Synthesis - Animation of Protein Synthesis
Tour of a Plant Cell

Cellular Respiration and ATP
Cellular Respiration and Mitochondria
Osmosis and Diffusion
Osmosis Video Animation
Solubility and Solutions Chemistry
Disassociation of an Ionic Compound in Water (NaCl)
Red Blood Cells (RBCs) in Hypertonic Solution RBCs in Isotonic Solution RBCs in Hypotonic Solution
Protein Synthesis
Protein Synthesis Video Animation- Real Time
Transcription, Translation, and Protein Synthesis: Video Animation- Slowed Down
DNA Transcription and Base Pairing- "codons"
The Photosynthetic Process- John Whitmarsh and Govindjee In: "Concepts in Photobiology: Photosynthesis and Photomorphogenesis", Edited by GS Singhal, G Renger, SK Sopory, K-D Irrgang and Govindjee, Narosa Publishers/New Delhi; and Kluwer Academic/Dordrecht, pp. 11-51.
The Process of Cell Division
Mitosis Video Animation
Meiosis and Gamete Production
Meiosis Podcast
Meiosis, Sexual Reproduction, and Introductory Genetics (Chapter 11)
Basic Genetics - by Mr. Anderson of BozemanBiology
Non-Mendelian Genetics - BozemanBiology

Viruses and Bacteria
Diversity of Land Plants
The Fungi


UCSD Environment, Health, and Safety- To Be Safe
Experimenting With Danger- Case Study
How to Read a Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) by Robert Kilner, Boise State University
Instructions for Scientific Illustrations

Video Using Differential Interference Contrast Microscopy Showing Mitosis- Mitosis in Lung Cells
Onion Root Tip and Whitefish Blastula- Color Photos at Various Magnifications

Meiosis Video Animation

Corn Genetics Lab- Data from Fall 2010

Websites and Links:

Carl Sagan, Cosmos- The Cosmic Calendar Video- Geologic Time, Evolution
Oklahoma State University's General Biology Website tutorials, animations, podcasts, and other study aids.
On-line Biology Book and Glossary (Biology Dictionary)
Crosswhite's Favorites List- My Website Bookmarks on This is an easy to use searchable database of links to a variety of mostly science related websites. A useful tool for homework, test review, and preparing research papers.

Exam Reviews:

Mader Chapter Outlines
Digital Study Tools for Essentials of Biology, 2nd Edition Companion Website Organized by Chapter
Documents- Test Taking Help, Latin and Greek Combining Forms, and other resources.

Biology Library Research Project/Literature Review:

Research Project Guidelines
Scientific Writing- Helpful Hints and Guidelines for Scientific Writing
Bibliographies- References by Subject
Proceedings of the Oklahoma Academy of Science 1921-2007- A Peer Reviewed Journal of the Oklahoma Academy of Science

Biosciences- Virtual Library