Mr. Barlow

VCE Biology

Mr. Barlow discusses the VCE Biology course content.
VCE Biology

Description

Link: vcebiology.blogspot.com/

Episodes

Ep39 - Altering Evolution (Unit 4)

Feb 23, 2012

Description:

VCE Biology podcast episode 39 covers part of Unit 4, Area of Study 2. This episode covers the way that humans are intervening in evolution including some of the technologies that are used to alter natural evolution and reproduction.

Ep38 - Hominin history (Unit 4)

Feb 23, 2012

Description:

VCE Biology podcast episode 38 covers part of Unit 4, Area of Study 2. This episode is about the evolution of Homo sapiens.

Ep37 - Evolution (Unit 4)

Feb 23, 2012

Description:

VCE Biology podcast episode 37 covers part of Unit 4, Area of Study 2. This episode is about evolution. It covers the evidence that supports evolutionary theory as well as the various patterns of evolution.

Ep36 - Population Genetics (Unit 4)

Feb 23, 2012

Description:

VCE Biology podcast episode 36 covers part of Unit 4, Area of Study 2. This episode covers population genetics including the variations seen in populations of organisms as well as why the genetic makeup of a species can change over time.

Ep35 - Genetic Technologies (Unit 4)

Feb 23, 2012

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VCE Biology podcast episode 35 covers part of Unit 4, Area of Study 1. This episode covers some of the tools geneticists use in their work as well as the uses of some DNA technologies.

Ep34 - Gene Function (Unit 4)

Feb 23, 2012

Description:

VCE Biology podcast episode 34 covers part of Unit 4, Area of Study 1. This episode covers the way that genes work including their transcription and translation, as well as the way that some genes can be regulated.

Ep33 - DNA Structure (Unit 4)

Feb 23, 2012

Description:

VCE Biology podcast episode 33 covers part of Unit 4, Area of Study 1. This episode covers the structure of DNA and the genetic code it contains, as well as information on genes and genomics.

Ep32 - Alleles and Inheritance (Unit 4)

Feb 23, 2012

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VCE Biology podcast episode 32 covers part of Unit 4, Area of Study 1. This episode covers genes, chromosomes, alleles, genotypes, genetic inheritance, and pedigrees.

Ep31 - Immunology (Unit 3)

Feb 23, 2012

Description:

VCE Biology podcast episode 31 covers part of Unit 3, Area of Study 2. This episode covers immunity and the way the immune system works in both specific and non-specific immunity.

Ep30 - Pathogens and Disease (Unit 3)

Feb 23, 2012

Description:

VCE Biology podcast episode 30 covers part of Unit 3, Area of Study 2. This episode covers pathogens and the way that they can cause infection and disease within the body.

Ep29 - The Nervous System (Unit 3)

Feb 22, 2012

Description:

VCE Biology podcast episode 29 covers part of Unit 3, Area of Study 2. This episode covers the way the nervous system helps coordinate and regulate organisms.

Ep28 - The Endocrine System (Unit 3)

Feb 22, 2012

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VCE Biology podcast episode 28 covers part of Unit 3, Area of Study 2. This episode covers the endocrine system and how this system helps organisms coordinate and regulate the way they function by using hormones.

Ep27 - Uses of Molecular Biology (Unit 3)

Feb 21, 2012

Description:

VCE Biology podcast episode 27 covers part of Unit 3, Area of Study 1. This episode explains some of the ways that molecular biology is used in medicine. In particular, things like prenatal diagnosis, gene therapy and vaccine design are discussed.

Ep26 - Biochemical reactions (Unit 3)

Feb 21, 2012

Description:

VCE Biology podcast episode 26 covers part of Unit 3, Area of Study 1. This episode explains some of the biochemical processes in cells. In particular, the action of enzymes and two key biochemical reactions, photosynthesis and cellular respiration.

Ep25 - Cell Structure (Unit 3)

Feb 21, 2012

Description:

VCE Biology podcast episode 25 covers part of Unit 3, Area of Study 1. This episode covers cell structure. In particular, the structure and function of the plasma membrane and various organelles.

Ep24 - Biomolecules (Unit 3)

Feb 21, 2012

Description:

VCE Biology podcast episode 24 covers part of Unit 3, Area of Study 1. This episode covers biomolecules such as carbohydrates, lipids, proteins and nucleic acids; as well as the chemical substance that is essential for the survival of life - water.

Ep23 - Ecosystems can change (Unit 2)

Feb 21, 2012

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VCE Biology podcast episode 23 covers part of Unit 2, Area of Study 2. This episode covers the way ecosystems change over time.

Ep22 - Population change (Unit 2)

Feb 20, 2012

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VCE Biology podcast episode 22 covers part of Unit 2, Area of Study 2. This episode covers population dynamics.

Ep21 - Energy and Matter (Unit 2)

Feb 18, 2012

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VCE Biology podcast episode 21 covers part of Unit 2, Area of Study 2. This episode covers the way that energy and matter move within an ecosystem.

Ep20 - Feeding relationships (Unit 2)

Feb 17, 2012

Description:

VCE Biology podcast episode 20 covers part of Unit 2, Area of Study 2. This episode is about the way organisms interact with each other and includes information on food chains and food webs.

Ep19 - Ecosystems (Unit 2)

Feb 14, 2012

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VCE Biology podcast episode 19 covers part of Unit 2, Area of Study 2. This episode is about the way a community of organisms and their environment together form an ecosystem.

Ep18 - Reproductive strategies (Unit 2)

Feb 13, 2012

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VCE Biology podcast episode 18 covers part of Unit 2, Area of Study 1. This episode covers the reproductive strategies animals use to ensure their ongoing survival.

Ep17 - Animal Behaviour (Unit 2)

Feb 9, 2012

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VCE Biology podcast episode 17 covers part of Unit 2, Area of Study 1. This episode covers animal behaviour.

Ep16 - Thermoregulation and Osmoregulation (Unit 2)

Feb 7, 2012

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VCE Biology podcast episode 16 covers part of Unit 2, Area of Study 1. This episode explains how temperature regulation and water balance are controlled in animals.

Ep15 - Endocrine and Nervous systems (Unit 2)

Feb 3, 2012

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VCE Biology podcast episode 15 covers part of Unit 2, Area of Study 1. This episode explains hormones and the endocrine system, and neurons and the nervous system in animals.

Ep14 - Plant tropisms (Unit 2)

Feb 2, 2012

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VCE Biology podcast episode 14 covers part of Unit 2, Area of Study 1. This episode covers plant tropisms and the way that hormones control the growth of plants.

Ep13 - Adaptations (Unit 2)

Feb 1, 2012

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VCE Biology podcast episode 13 covers part of Unit 2, Area of Study 1. This episode covers adaptations and how they help a species survive in the environment they live.

Ep12 - Classification (Unit 1)

Feb 1, 2012

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VCE Biology podcast episode 12 covers part of Unit 1, Area of Study 2. This episode covers the classification of living things.

Ep11 - Reproduction (Unit 1)

Jan 31, 2012

Description:

VCE Biology podcast episode 11 covers part of Unit 1, Area of Study 2. In particular I'll be talking about asexual and sexual reproduction, meiosis, and aspects of human reproduction.

Ep10 - Wastes (Unit 1)

Jan 29, 2012

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VCE Biology podcast episode 10 covers part of Unit 1, Area of Study 2. In particular I'll be talking about waste materials and the way that wastes are excreted in animals.

Ep9 - Transport systems (Unit 1)

Jan 29, 2012

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VCE Biology podcast episode 9 covers part of Unit 1, Area of Study 2. In particular I’ll be talking about the internal transport systems of animals and how materials are distributed around an organism.

Ep8 - Exchanging gases (Unit 1)

Jan 28, 2012

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VCE Biology podcast episode 8 covers part of Unit 1, Area of Study 2. In particular the way that organisms exchange gases with their environment is discussed.

Ep7 - Digestion (Unit 1)

Jan 28, 2012

Description:

VCE Biology podcast episode 7 covers part of Unit 1, Area of Study 2. In particular the nutritional requirements of heterotrophs, digestion and digestive systems are discussed.

Ep6 - Autotrophs (Unit 1)

Jan 26, 2012

Description:

VCE Biology podcast episode 6 covers part of Unit 1, Area of Study 2. In particular autotrophs and important biological processes like photosynthesis and nitrogen fixation are discussed.

Ep5 - The cell cycle (Unit 1)

Jan 25, 2012

Description:

VCE Biology podcast episode 5 covers part of Unit 1, Area of Study 1. In particular the cell cycle including cell replication or mitosis is discussed.

Ep4 - Cell membranes (Unit 1)

Jan 21, 2012

Description:

VCE Biology podcast episode 4 covers part of Unit 1, Area of Study 1. In particular cell membranes and the way molecules move across cell membranes is discussed.

Ep3 - Cellular processes (Unit 1)

Jan 21, 2012

Description:

VCE Biology podcast episode 3 covers part of Unit 1, Area of Study 1. In particular enzymes, cellular respiration, photosynthesis and organic molecules are discussed.

Ep2 - Cells (Unit 1)

Jan 21, 2012

Description:

VCE Biology podcast episode 2 covers part of Unit 1, Area of Study 1. In particular cell structure, prokaryotes and eukaryotes, organelles and microscopes are discussed.

Ep1 - Basic Biology (Unit 1)

Jan 21, 2012

Description:

VCE Biology podcast episode 1 covers part of Unit 1, Area of Study 1. In particular the scientific method, organic and inorganic molecules and a few general principles of biology are discussed.