Experimental method reading: Koning, R.E. 1994. The Scientific Method. Plant Physiology Information Website. Scientific Method: A nice brief introduction to the scientific method. There are some minor discrepancies between this and how I teach it, but good reinforcement for the core concepts.
FYI: I prefer the term "experimental method" to "scientific method" since there are many methods in science (See the reading "other methods in science" in the blackboard web readings folder), but the since the experimental method is the most important and powerful of them they are often used as synonyms.
Classical and operant conditioning: Download the powerpoint and run the show – if videos do not show, click on the black box that appears. Nice extra help with behaviorism, but a little heavy on reinforcing memorization of terms rather than concepts.
A concept map, showing connections between different science concepts. Click on the concept and it will take you to a secondary concept map – Keep clicking on concepts until you get to a brief description. See the guide below to especially relevant information, but don't be afraid to explore.
Basic mechanics: Click on mechanics and follow the topic of interest: Acceleration; Equilibrium; Newton's laws; Velocity
Waves: Important base concept for energy transport and sensory systems lectures. Click on periodic motion – look at: simple harmonic motion; amplitude and period; Travelling waves; The Standing waves
Simple machines: Click on mechanics, then on Work, energy and power, then on work concepts. I suggest you spend some working through the links on this page (but don't worry about equations except the first one on the left hand side), then click on simple machines, and on each type for details.
Energy transfer (i.e. convection, conduction and radiation): click on Heat and thermodynamics, then follow energy transfer. FYI, some very nice information on the greenhouse effect and global climate change is also included here.
Sensory systems: Light and Vision: Sound and Hearing
Plate tectonics & Biogeochemical cycles: Click on Geophysics (on the right hand side of the page, not in the main concept map) and then on: Plate tectonics; Rock cycle and types of rocks; Explore the left side of the concept map.
Chemistry: Click on Chemistry (on the right hand side of the page, not in the main concept map) and then on: Atoms and elements (this is all the detail on atomic structure needed for this class, but feel free to click on the atomic structure link for more information); Chemical Bonds: Explore ionic and covalent bonds as well.
1) Kimball's biology is an open textbook, it can be easily searched for any topic (including review topics). For your convenience, I have also included some specific relevant bookmarks to topics below: