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Unit 1: Living in God’s World

Chapter 1: The Living Creation

Chapter 2: The Chemistry of Living Things

  • Brownian Motion—video of Brownian motion
  • Jmol—an open-source modeling program for 3D chemical structures
  • Cone Snail in Action—A National Geographic video of a cone snail hunting prey.
  • Carbon-14 Dating—An Answers in Genesis webpage that discusses carbon-14 dating and its limitations.

Chapter 3: Ecology

  • Tardigrades in Space—an example of life in space
  • Puffins in Motion—an educational page with some nice video footage of puffins
  • Build a Biome—connect each biome with the correct biotic and abiotic factors
  • Biomimicry—how can man copy God's designs in nature to make better structures and tools?
  • Birds of Paradise—a stunning video of these extraordinary birds; contains an evolutionary worldview

Chapter 4: Interacting with the Biosphere

Unit 2: The Pattern of Life

Chapter 5: Cytology

  • Scale of the Cell—shows the size of a cell to scale with other small objects, both living and nonliving
  • Scale of the Universe—shows the proportion of objects from those smaller a cell to those larger than the Milky Way
  • HudsonAlpha iCell—an interactive digital model of the cell also available for download as an app
  • Bone Pore Size—a scientific paper covering the importance of pore size in engineering tissue scaffolds
  • Invasion—a helpful animation of how a virus uses cells to replicate itself

Chapter 6: Energy and Information in the Cell

Chapter 7: Cell processes

  • Photosynthesis—a description of photosynthesis, including the difference between C3, C4, and CAM plants Caution: Presented from an evolutionary worldview.
  • ATP Synthase—a discussion of ATP synthase from
  • ATP Synthase Animation—animation of ATP Synthase from the Discovery Institute
  • C4 Rice Project—official website of the C4 Rice Project
  • Visualizing Metabolism— animations showing the function of mitochondria in the cell

Chapter 8: Basic Genetics

  • Genetic Disease Locations—maps of which gene loci mutations correspond with genetic diseases
  • Myths of Genetics—some common examples of Mendelian traits that are not examples of Mendelian inheritance at all

Chapter 9: Advanced Genetics

  • The Quagga Project—home page of The Quagga project
  • Gene Therapy 1—article from American Society of Gene & Cell Therapy
  • Gene Therapy 2—Link to the e-zine of the Salk Institute. Do a keyword search for genes and cancer.
  • WEMA—website of Water Efficient Maize for Africa
  • Junk DNA—article “Hidden Treasures in Junk DNA” at Scientific American

Chapter 10: When Worldviews Collide

  • Feathered Dinosaurs?—a Creationist review of claims of feathered dinosaurs
  • Literally Genesis—reasons why the Genesis creation account should be taken literally
  • Fighting Hippos—two hippos fight for control of a section of river
  • Age of the Earth—“The Biblical Minimum and Maximum Age of the Earth” by Chris Hardy and Robert Carter, Journal of Creation 23(2) 2014 pp. 8996
  • Baraminology Techniques—Dr. Jean Lightner's lecture on the process of determining the created kinds on the Ark
  • Mammalian Ark Kinds—article from Answers in Genesis

Unit 3: Microorganisms and Plants

Chapter 11: Classifying Life

Chapter 12: Energy and Information in the Cell

Chapter 13: Protists and Fungi

Chapter 14: Plant Classification and Structure

Chapter 15: Plant Processes

Unit 4: Animals

Chapter 16: Invertebrates

Chapter 17: Arthropods

Chapter 18: Ectothermic Vertebrates

Chapter 19: Endothermic Vertebrates

Unit 5: The Human Body

Chapter 20: Protection

Chapter 21: Support and Movement

Chapter 23: Energy

Chapter 24: Communication

  • Neuron Interactions—a beautifully animated look at neurons communicating with each other
  • Action Potentials—a beautiful animation of action potentials
  • Your Brain Map—interactive site with helpful information on the roles that each section of the cerebrum performs
  • Synapse—simple animation of what happens at a synapse
  • Anatomy of the Eye—interactive dissection of the human eye showing details of each part
  • Sex Hormone Feedback—animation of an example of positive and negative feedback mechanisms in hormones
  • ADA Diabetes Information—many articles, links, and information on diabetes mellitus

Chapter 25: Reproduction, Growth, and Health

  • Kyle's Story—video about the Rackley family and their stillborn son, Kyle, who had trisomy 18
  • Brittany's Story—video about Brittany Maynard's decision to end her own life

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