NCEA – Biology

Resources to help you find out about biology.

Library resources

Science and scientists
A guide to science resources from Christchurch City Libraries.
Science in Context
Curriculum-related science content for high school and university students, teachers and researchers. Merges reference content with journal articles and media reports.
Access this with your library card number and password / PIN, or at our libraries.
Science Reference Center
This database contains full text for nearly 640 science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, etc. Topics covered include: biology, chemistry, earth & space science, environmental science, health & medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science & society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology and wildlife.
Access this with your library card number and password / PIN, or at our libraries.

Biology web resources

Study It - for NCEA biology students
Your one stop site for achieving in NCEA. Find what you need to know, contact subject teachers, and get encouragement from other students.
BBC - Science
Great site but particularly useful re human body & biology info.
Science Learning Hub: Pokapū Akoranga Pūtaiao
The Science Learning Hub – Pokapū Akoranga Pūtaiao links New Zealand scientists with school students, teachers and community audiences..
CELLS Alive!
A graphic presentation that covers both plant and animal cells.
DNA from the Beginning
Genetics, molecules of genetics and genetic organisation and control. Every possible topic and subtopic of DNA and related subjects is included. The site makes use of animation, photographs, video and audio, as well as providing links to other web pages. Relevant for high school science students of all ages and abilities.
Genes to Cognition online
Neuroscience - how the brain works and learns. Topics such as Language, learning and memory, disorders, a 3D brain and more.
Human body - Science Learning Hub
Articles and activities that investigate the processes of the human body.
Khan Academy
With particular strength in Math and Science, Khan Academy offers thousands of videos with related exercises to let you learn online at your own pace.
Virtual tour of the brain, skeleton, heart and digestive tract.
NeuroScience for Kids
Neuroscientists answer to questions from students. Great site showing just how the brain and the nervous system control our bodies.
No Brain Too Small
NCEA levels 1 - 3 & Junior science revision.
Pass Biology Learning Hub
Summaries of biology topics covered in NCEA, study tips and interactive resources to help you learn.
SparkNotes Study Guide Biology
From evolution, cells, micro organisms, DNA to plants and animal behaviour. May require you to join but membership is free.

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