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Note: The references below have been obtained from the official site of Curriculum Services Canada, CSC, ( According to CSC the URLs for the websites have been verified by the writers prior to publication. Given the frequency with which these designations change, teachers should always verify the websites prior to assigning them for student use.

Unit 2: Homeostasis
A collection of biology cartoons that illustrates some of the basic principles of biology, including homeostasis.
An overview of the role of the kidney in urine formation and homeostasis, including the role of hormones and the use of dialysis.
An overview of the role of the kidney in homeostasis.
A summary chart of the products of the major endocrine glands.
An interactive quiz site about the endocrine system.

Unit 3: Structure and Function of DNA and RNA
A summary of the basic genetic information, with links to other topics, such as genetic engineering and the Human Genome Project.
A summary of the central dogma of DNA.
A summary of the basic genetic information, including some good graphics.
One of many websites available which gives instructions for the extraction of DNA.
A timeline of genetic discoveries, to 1998.
A timeline of biotechnology, to 2001.
A collection of resources for biology teachers, including lesson plans, and background information.

Unit 4:Evolution
link to sites on evolution basics, evidence, mechanisms and other resources.
information on Charles Darwin and his contributions.
online course for teachers teaching evolution – great links to evolution sites for students as well.
link to tracing the historical development of evolution.
fossil evidence of human evolution in China.
creation vs. evolution commentary.
human evolution information and evidence.

Unit 5: Population Dynamics
population interactions background information and examples in terms of co-evolution.'s_Stuff/PopEcol_Lect06.html
interactions classified and analysed in graphic form.
predator-prey online simulation.
predator-prey in class activity.
predator-prey models.
Malthus: notes on population growth.
Canadian statistics on population growth.
National Wildlife Federation page on population impacts.
link to information on human populations – fundamentals and growth.

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