What Are the SPO Virtual Classrooms?
Virtual Biology Classroom
Biology for Health Careers
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- Cells - song by They Might Be Giants
This biology class is a prerequisite for Intro Human Anatomy & Physiology, and, as such, focuses mainly on the subtopics of chemistry, cell biology and anatomy, rather than other biology subtopics, such as ecology or evolution. New resources are regularly added to the Virtual Biology Classroom. Like us on Facebook or Follow us on Twitter @ ScienceProfSPO for updates.
Virtual Biology Classroom Lecture Topics
Class #1 - Introduction to Biology
- V.A.R.K. Learning Styles Website: One of the things that students do during our first class meeting is explore their own learning preferences through V.A.R.K. (visual, aural, read/write, kinesthetic). Students complete and discuss the V.A.R.K questionnaire, which provides them with a profile of their learning preferences, the ways that they best take-in and present information. The V.A.R.K. Help Sheet can help you understand what this questionnaire reveals about how you learn.
The Virtual Classrooms are organized by lecture into several topics, each lecture topic typically includes free:
- practice test and review questions
SPO offers free PowerPoint lectures, sample test
questions, review questions and assignments on many different science topics.
Below are links to those that relate to chemistry:
The VBC offers
based on Radiolab podcasts.
- "Henrietta's Tumor"
- "Yellow Fluff"
"Sit down before fact as a little child, be prepared to give up every conceived notion, follow humbly wherever and whatever abysses nature leads, or you will learn nothing."
- Thomas Huxley (1825-95)
The Virtual Biology Classroom - Health Careers is one of our newest virtual classroom, so does not have all materials developed yet. Below are links to the VBC's PowerPoint lectures.
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Class #7 - Acids, Bases, pH & Buffers
Class #8 - Organic Chemistry Basics
Class #9 - Macromolecules & Nutrition
Class #10 - Enzymes
Class #11 - Biological Cells & Microscope Use
Class #12 - Biological Cell Structure & Function
Class #13 - Cell Membrane Structure & Transport
Class #14 - Genetics Basics
Class #15 - Cell Cycle & Mitosis
Class #16 - Human Anatomy: Tissues
Class #17 - Human Anatomy: Organ Systems
Class #18 - Human Anatomy: Skeletal System
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Class #5 - Chemical Bonds, Reactions & Notation + a Botany Break!
- Botany Lecture PPT Show "What Are The Plants Up To?" [Printable Lecture & Editable PPT] This botany lecture is a very low-tech "bonus lecture" designed to give students a brief break from chemistry to talk about the biology of flowering plants, a topic that may seem more accessible to some students.
Class #6 - Ionic and Covalent Compounds & Solutions
Class #4 - Atomic Theory & Periodic Table
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Get your phyto-nerd on! Check out our biology lecture on the crazy strategies plants use to compete with each other.
Class #2 - Scientific Method & Metric System
Class #3 - Matter & Energy