Plant anatomy and physiology links
Animations for photosynthesis
(can also be found using Google keywords animation photosynthesis)
Photosynthesis Animation by Net Learning
Shows sequence of events in light dependent reactions but without text or
Has both audio and video of light dependent reactions of photosynthesis
illustrating both cyclic and noncyclic pathways. The two animations
available, “Cyclic and Noncyclic Photophosphorylation” and
“Photosynthetic Electron Transport and ATP Synthesis” are good and both
should be observed although some of the information given will be
Authorware Photosynthesis Tutorial Taylor University
This site is somewhat slow and requires several steps to get to the videos. Once accessed, the animations require click-by-click steps to walk through the process. However, text, video and some audio is presented. It is the only site I found that shows a good animation of the Calvin cycle even if it is referred to as the “Dark reaction.”
The entire site is excellent, but the flashcards provide an extensive set of review questions on the topic of choice.
Go to the Plantae Taxon (or is it Taxa?) with any questions.
The pictures are excellent, the explanations are brief and there are extensive links to morphology, systematics and ecology for each phyla – if the students wishes to do further exploration.
Methods in Plant Biology Web Sites
An online journal. Is there an article that you want the students to read?
Leads you to numerous sites on methods and techniques
Introductory lesson on Ethnobotany. The Classification of Plants section probably gives a student the basics of ethnobotany in a single page. Additional details are not required for USA Biology Olympiad.
Provided by http://teacher.sanjuan.edu/webpages/dkaragianes/resources.cfm?subpage=95524