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Biology

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Plant and animal cell identification

Youtube video link

Free web link

This animation shows the function of plant and animal cells including organelles like the nucleus, nucleolus, DNA (chromosomes), ribosomes, mitochondria, etc. 

Free Biology topic specific Revision quizzes

Nucleus Medical Media

Softschools.com

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=URUJD5NEXC8

http://www.softschools.com/quizzes/biology/cell_structure/quiz356.html

Identify a range of plant and animal cell types, outlining the structure and functions of major organelles and the fundamentals of cellular metabolism

Free web link

Youtube video

Detailed Power point presentation outlining the Organelles of the Cell

Introduction to Cells

Beverly Biology

Frank Gregorio

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RKmaq7jPnYM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gFuEo2ccTPA

Explain the functions of a variety of cell types, differentiating between mitosis and meiosis

Youtube video link

Paul Andersen explains mitosis and meiosis and shoes how the cell cycle is used to create new cells.

Bozeman Science

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2aVnN4RePyI

Explain the factors that influence photosynthesis and transpiration

Free web link

Youtube video link

Youtube video link

Photosynthesis – detailed lesson from Khan Academy with in-depth explinations

Photosynthesis Light reaction, Calvin cycle, Electron Transport 3D Animation

Photosynthesis

Transportation in Plants

Khan Academy

Encyclopédie Médicale

Softschools.com

7activestudio

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-rsYk4eCKnA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJDlxp17rY4

http://www.softschools.com/quizzes/science/photosynthesis/quiz388.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bvPM6sfidY4

Outline the life cycle of a bacterium, fungus and virus including examining the structure of each

Free web link

Youtube video link

Youtube video link

Youtube video link

Youtube video link

Free web link

About microbiology

Detailed resource extensively covering a wide range of topics in the area of microbiology

Introduction to bacteria

Bacterial Reproduction & Exchanges of Genetic Material  - Details of Binary Fission, Bacterial Conjugation, Transformation, and Transduction

Introduction to Viruses

Bacteria and Viruses: Science

Introduction to Fungi

What are Fungi

Introduction to the Fungi

Microbiology Society

Craig Savage

Craig Savage

Frank Gregorio

BIGNFLUFFY67

Dovebiology

Harvard Museum of Natural History

berkeley.edu

http://www.microbiologyonline.org.uk/about-microbiology/introducing-microbes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2iysq1kkTSk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7sZ5Nz8_cfc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UEKS4w9bfJg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3xRttWuf3wQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u3okZKylH9Y

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=70LA0mijzCM

http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/fungi/fungi.html

Describe the main pathogenic agent infection pathways

Web Link

Pathogenic microorganisms and Infection transmission

Skwirk on line education

http://www.skwirk.com/p-c_s-4_u-92_t-212_c-711/pathogenic-microorganisms/nsw/pathogenic-microorganisms/small-world-microbiology-/microorganisms-and-the-human-body

Describe the role of micro-organisms in a variety of industrial processes, including citric acid, methane production and cheese production

Web Link

Web Link

Youtube video link

Microbes and food- Friend or foe

Industrial microbiology – Environmental microbiology notes

Introduction To Industrial microbiology part 1 & part 2

Microbiology Society

Department of Environmental Studies. College of Engineering Gandhi Institute of Technology and Management , Visakhapatnam

(Affiliated to Andhra University)

dreaming machine

http://www.microbiologyonline.org.uk/about-microbiology/microbes-and-food

http://www.gitam.edu/eresource/environmental/em_maruthi/industrial.htm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H116nGWrIlI

Explain the basic structure and function of DNA and RNA and the effects of mutation on gene expression and the role of mutation in natural selection and evolution

Web Link

Learn Genetics – Genetic Science Learning Centre –

Extensive range of genic related topics, videos,  notes and questions.

University of Utah Health Science

http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/

Outline the genotypes and phenotypes of the four blood groups and demonstrate the importance of compatibility in blood transfusions

Web link

Blood Group basics

Genetic Dominance: Genotype-Phenotype Relationships

Irish Blood Transfusion service

Scitable by Nature Education

https://www.giveblood.ie/All_About_Blood/Blood_Group_Basics/

http://www.nature.com/scitable/topicpage/genetic-dominance-genotype-phenotype-relationships-489

Describe the role of genetic engineering in the manufacture of a variety of industrial products and in the production of plant varieties resistant to pests and diseases

Newsletter and Web link

Web link

Detailed site containing up to date news and research on the health, environment and economic impacts of GMOs

Insect-resistant Crops Through Genetic Engineering

GMO Compass

University of Illinois  & U.S. Department of Agriculture, Washington, D.C

http://www.gmo-compass.org/eng/agri_biotechnology/breeding_aims/148.disease_resistant_crops.html

http://www.aces.uiuc.edu/vista/html_pubs/biotech/insect.htm

Explain the basic structure and function of the antibody molecule

Web link

Detailed resource outlining a range of topics on antibiodies and how they work, - notes and videos -

pdLbiopharma

http://pdl.com/technology-products/how-do-antibodies-work/

Describe a breeding programme used to improve a specific crop and one used to improve a specific animal or animal product

Web link - Word document

Web Link

Agricultural Biotechnology

(Paper primarily drafted by Teagasc)

Research and Innovation programmes

Department of Agriculture and Food

Teagasc

https://www.agriculture.gov.ie/media/migration/.../2020AgriBiotech.doc

http://www.teagasc.ie/crops/potatoes/breeding.asp

Discuss the plants and animals found in a specified habitat using a range of keys.

Web Link

Detailed resource  - A-Z-Animals.com was developed by Millie Bond as a simple resource for animal facts, information and resources.

Millie Bond

http://a-z-animals.com/reference/habitats/

Discuss the effects of common physical hazards on the human body and the appropriate safety precautions necessary to minimise hazards including use of common hazard symbols

Web Link

Book

A detailed resource containing information on all types of Hazards and the HAS is the national statutory body with responsibility for ensuring workers (employed and self-employed) and those affected by work activity are protected from work related injury and ill-health.

Physical Hazard Control: Preventing Injuries in the Workplace

Health and Safety Authority

Frank R. Spellman, Revonna M. Bieber

http://www.hsa.ie/eng/Topics/Hazards/

https://books.google.ie/books?id=MtW6SbppyhsC&printsec=frontcover

Outline the rights and responsibilities of employers and employees under health and safety legislation

Web Link

Workplace Health Regulations and duties of employers and employees

Health and Safety Authority

http://www.hsa.ie/eng/Workplace_Health/

Apply Mendels laws of inheritance to mono and dihybrid crosses

Web Link

Web Link

Overview of Mendelian laws of inheritance are statements about the way certain characteristics are transmitted from one generation to another in an organism

Detailed notes of Mendel's First Law of Genetics (Law of Segregation)

Science Clarified

North Dakota State University

http://www.scienceclarified.com/Ma-Mu/Mendelian-Laws-of-Inheritance.html

https://www.ndsu.edu/pubweb/~mcclean/plsc431/mendel/mendel1.htm

Select tools and techniques to culture, isolate and inoculate micro-organisms, identifying the main pathogenic agent pathways

Web Link

Youtube video link

The Microbiology Laboratory & Cultivation of Bacteria

Introduction to Microbiology Culture Techniques

Penn State University

Nicole Gentile, PhD

http://docx.searchpdf.net/doc/pdf/download/www2__yk__psu__edu--~mph13--Unit%20I.doc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Et1v8EQP10U

Carry out biology experiments or investigations in a scientifically accurate and methodical manner

Youtube video link

Youtube video link

Web link

Web Link

Safe Science - In the Classroom

Top 10 Rules of Science Lab Safety

Biology and the Scientific Method

Extensive resource for Science teachers in Ireland

Edward Norman

Gabrielle Hendel

Biology.ie

The Irish Science Teachers’ Association (ISTA)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NjJz85bQqdM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s6lOQ5_Vlok

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s6lOQ5_Vlok

http://www.ista.ie/news/laboratory-experiments-classroom

Maintain laboratory reports within planned timelines and deadlines on experiments and investigation

Web link

Web Link

Guide for writing Lab Reports &

Scientific Papers

Powerpoint presentation on an approach to writing lab report

Study guides and strategies

Trinity College Dublin

http://www.studygs.net/labreports.htm

https://student-learning.tcd.ie/assets/docs/reports_pg/Writing%20Scientific%20Reports.ppt

 


Useful Organisations:

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Contact Information

Teagasc – Research  and education Agency

The national body providing integrated research, advisory and training services to agriculture and the food industry.

www.teagasc.ie/

The Irish Science Teachers’ Association (ISTA) is the Subject Association for teachers of Science in the Republic of Ireland

http://ista.ie/

Further Education Support Service

http://www.fess.ie/

Trinity College Dublin

https://www.tcd.ie/Education/courses/

MOOCs (Massive Online Open Courses)

Free access to online courses

Intro to Biology & life Science

Cell biology

Biology & genetics

Search regularly for new courses and new start dates

https://www.mooc-list.com/

https://www.mooc-list.com/categories/biology-life-sciences?static...

https://www.mooc-list.com/course/cell-biology-saylororg?static=true

https://www.mooc-list.com/course/dna-biology’s-genetic-code-edx?...