By Regina Bailey, About.com Guide
Learning how to "speak the language" is one helpful hint for understanding basic biology concepts. The following resources provide information on understanding biology terminology, identifying the characteristics of living organisms, and the classification of living organisms.
Biomes are the world's major habitats. These habitats are identified by the vegetation and animals that populate them. The following resources provide information on the land and aquatic biomes of the world.
One of the most popular topics in biology is the anatomy of the human body. Learning how the body works can be fascinating and fun. These resources provide basic information on several organs and body systems.
The cell is the basic unit of life. What goes on inside our cells? What are our cells made of? The following resources help you to learn about the ins and outs of a eukaryotic cell.
Cellular processes are the activities that go on inside a cell that help an organism to survive. Some of these processes include food metabolism(cellular respiration), protein production, and even cellular destruction.
- 10 Steps of Glycolysis
- Cellular Respiration
- Diffusion, Passive Transport, and Osmosis
- DNA Transcription
- Programmed Cell Death
Genetics is the study of heredity or inheritance. Genetics helps to explain how traits are passed from parents to their young. Understanding certain genetic concepts can be difficult for beginners. Here are some good resources for understanding basic genetics principles.
- Law of Independent Assortment
- Chromosomes and Sex
- Asexual Reproduction
- Sexual Reproduction
- Sexual Reproduction: Fertilization
- Sex Chromosome Abnormalities
Microbes are extremely small organisms that cannot be see without a microscope. Microbes are all around us. They can survive under some of the most extreme conditions, they are sometimes harmful to us, and they are essential to our survival. The following resources will help you to learn more about these unseen organisms.
Plants are important to all life on earth. They are capable of producing their own food and they provide food for other living organisms. The following resources include information on plant cells, photosynthesis, and even some animal eating plants.