3.7: Resource List - Biology

3.7: Resource List - Biology

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Adapted from Boston Beekeepers Club/Beekeepers of Suffolk County & The Benevolent Bee Created for Organic Bee School 2014 (with some additions)

­­ Places to Get Questions Answered:

­­ Accessible, Informative Resources by Some of Treatment­ Free Beekeeping’s Best:

Beekeeping Books:

Guides to Beekeeping:

The Idiot’s Guide to Beekeeping Dean Stiglitz & Ramona Herboldsheimer (2010)

Natural Beekeeping: Organic Approaches to Modern ­ApicultureRoss Conrad (2007)

The Practical Beekeeper: Beekeeping NaturallyMichael Bush (2011): much of this material is available for free on his website

The Barefoot BeekeeperPhil Chandler: ­guide to Top Bar Hive construction and management (see websitefor lots more from Chandler)

The Thinking Beekeeper: A Guide to Natural Beekeeping in Top Bar Hives(2013) Christy Hemenway

Keeping Bees with a Smile: A Vision and Practice of Natural Apiculture(2013) Fedor Lazutin (Warre hive info)

The Bee­friendly Beekeeper: A Sustainable Approach(2011) David Heaf (good resource for Warre hive tenders)

Observation Hives: How to Set Up, Maintain and Use a Window to the World of Honey Bees(1999) Thomas Webster & Dewey Caron

Traditional Focus:

Beekeeping BasicsMAAREC (course book, purchase a PDF here)

The Beekeeper’s Handbook(a good go-­to manual for pretty much anything, now in 4th ed.)

The Backyard Beekeeper: An Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Keeping Bees in Your Yard or Garden Kim Flottum(2010 revised edition): focus on all­ medium hive bodies

The ABC and XYZ of Bee Culture: An Encyclopedia of BeekeepingA. I. Root Company (look for old versions for more natural management)

Hive Management: A Seasonal Guide for BeekeepersRichard Bonney

Beekeeping: A Practical GuideRichard Bonney

New Complete Guide to BeekeepingRoger Morse

The Beekeeper’s BibleRichard Jones and Sharon Sweeney­-Lynch

Beekeeping for DummiesHowland Blackston

Books That Take a Closer Look at Bees and Beekeeping:


Honeybee Democracy Thomas Seeley (Cornell expert on swarming behavior) 2010

The Buzz About Bees: Biology of a Superorganism (information on bees biology, communication & more)

The Wisdom of the Hive: The Social Physiology of Honey Bee Colonies Thomas Seeley (1995)

Historical Science/Behavior:

The Dancing Bees: An Account of the Life and Senses of the Honey Bee Karl von Frisch (1953) – written by the first person to interpret the meaning of the waggle dance

Langstroth’s Hive and the Honey Bee: The Classic Beekeeper’s Manual L.L. Langstroth (1878) – written by the inventor of the Langstroth hive; more of a chapter book than a go-­to manual

Art/Creative Portrayal of Factual Info:

The Pollinator’s Corridor Aaron Birk – graphic novel on restorative ecology

Other Books:

The Queen Must Die and Other Affairs of Bees and Men William Longgood – an ethnography of the beehive

Robbing the Bees: A Biography of Honey ­The Sweet Liquid Gold That Seduced the World Holley Bishop (2005)

Beeconomy: What Women and Bees Can Teach Us About Local Trade and the Global Market Tammy Horn (2011)

The Beekeepers’ Lament: How One Man and Half a Billion Honey Bees Help Feed America Hannah Nordhaus (2011)

Life of the Honeybee Heiderose & Andreas Fischer-­Nagel – close­up photos, good for kids or educating

On January 26, 2018, the State Board of Education approved the addition of the alternate academic diploma within High School Policy 2.103. In order to meet the 22 credit requirement, students pursuing the alternate academic diploma (AAD) may be enrolled in their courses using the AAD course codes and taught according to the AAD course requirements. The course requirements below are based on the Tennessee Academic Standards and outline the expectations for a student working towards the AAD.

This document has been designed to provide various math assessments that will inform PLEPs (Present Levels of Educational Performance) for the IEP writing process. The PLEP should provide the foundation for the data-based decisions the IEP team is required to make with regard to a student's goals, supports, accommodations, modifications, and services for the next year. The PLEP also provides information for selecting appropriate interventions and supports and services, including LRE.

This document will assist the educator in choosing appropriate assessments to inform each PLEP (i.e., math calculation and math problem solving) and ultimately inform aligned, deficit-based interventions in the area of math.


This document has been designed to provide information on reading assessments at varying depths of information. Its purpose is to assist the educator in choosing appropriate assessments to identify a student’s reading strengths and needs (i.e., e.g., basic reading, reading fluency, and reading comprehension) and ultimately inform aligned instruction and intervention in the big ideas of reading.

Python 3.7.9

Python 3.7.9 was a security release of Python 3.7.

There are now newer security releases of Python 3.7 that supersede 3.7.9 and Python 3.9 is now the latest feature release of Python 3. Get the latest releases of 3.7.x and 3.9.x here. Python 3.7.8 was the last bugfix release of Python 3.7 before 3.7 entered the security-fix phase of its life cycle. We plan to provide security fixes until mid 2023, five years after its initial release. Note that there are updated binary installers available for 3.7.9.

Binary installers are normally not provided for security fix releases. However, since 3.7.8 was the last 3.7.x bugfix release and there are security fixes published in 3.7.9 that apply to users of some of the binary installers provided with 3.7.8, we have made an exception for 3.7.9 and are also updating the Windows and macOS binary installers. We do not plan to provide further binary updates for future 3.7.x security releases.

Please see the Full Changelog link for more information about the contents of this release and see What’s New In Python 3.7 for more information about 3.7 features.

What's the Format of the AP Biology Exam?

The AP Biology exam is a long test — three hours long to be exact. Starting in 2020, the Bio test underwent some key structural changes in terms of questions and format, so it's important that you know what to expect and exactly how the test is structured.

Like other AP tests, AP Biology has two parts: a multiple-choice section and a free-response section, each of which is worth 50% of your overall score. These sections are then divided further into different types of questions.

The multiple-choice section is the first section. It consists of 60 multiple-choice questions and is one hour and 30 minutes long. Each question contains four answer choices. (From 2013 to 2019, this section of the AP Bio test had 63 multiple-choice questions and six grid-in questions.)

Although you have one minute for each question, I would recommend keeping your pace at under a minute per question on your first pass through the section. This way you'll have some extra time at the end to go back and answer any tricky questions you skipped or guessed on.

There's no guessing penalty on the test, so you should answer every question, even if you have no idea which choice is correct (after you've tried to figure it out of course!).

The free-response section, which also lasts an hour and 30 minutes, is made up of six questions: four short-answer questions and two long questions. The short-answer questions are worth 4 points each, whereas the long questions are worth 8-10 points each. (From 2013 to 2019, this Bio section had two long questions and six short-answer questions.)

You'll need to pace yourself wisely on this section. Divided up evenly, this would mean you'd get 15 minutes per question. However, try to spend no more than 10 minutes on each short answer. I recommend doing the short answers first to get yourself warmed up.

Then, if you manage your time well, you should have at least 20-25 minutes for each long free-response questions.

Here's a chart showing the current format of the AP Biology exam:

Multiple-Choice Section Free-Response Section
Time 90 minutes 90 minutes
# of Questions 60 multiple-choice questions 4 short-answer questions, 2 long questions
Percentage of Total Score 50% 50%

And just to make things clear, here's what the test used to look like from 2013 to 2019:

Multiple-Choice Section Free-Response Section
Time 90 minutes 90 minutes
# of Questions 63 multiple-choice questions, 6 grid-in questions 6 short-answer questions, 2 long questions
Percentage of Total Score 50% 50%

The AP Biology exam is a marathon, not a sprint. If it helps, during the test you can think about how lucky you are to be taking a test and not running an actual marathon.

A level

*****NEW***** have now added some checklists for the Edexcel specification.

These worksheets and notes relate to the new AQA Biology specification.

If a textbook is referred to it is the OUP Nelson Thornes Toole and Toole book.

Checklists – these are copy and pasted from the specification. The columns with the smily faces are for students to indicate how confident they feel about the statements. The page numbers in the final column refer to the above textbook.

Notes – these are more frameworks for notes than a complete text and as such have lots of gaps to fill in from lessons or textbook. I have updated most for the new specification (AQA).

Triominoes – these are a matching exercise made with a very useful free program called Tarsia

To use triominoes cut out (and laminate) the main file – the idea is to put them together into a shape by matching questions and answers. There should be a solution file for each one too.

A Level Edexcel Notes

A Level Biology revision notes made for the Edexcel exam boards. This covers all the topics and modules for all specifications including 8BN0, 9BN0, 8BI01, 9BI01, 8BI0, 9BI0.

Topics that are covered include: Topic 1 – Lifestyle, Health and Risk Topic 2 – Genes and Health Topic 3 – Voice of the Genome Topic 4 – Biodiversity and Natural Resources Topic 5 – On the Wild Side Topic 6 – Immunity, Infection and Forensics Topic 7 – Run for your Life Topic 8 – Grey Matter AS Practical Skills and A2 Practical Skills.

Topic 1 – Lifestyle, Health and Risk Revision Notes:

Topic 2 – Genes and Health Revision Notes:

Topic 3 – Voice of the Genome Revision Notes:

Topic 4 – Biodiversity and Natural Resources Revision Notes:

Topic 5 – On the Wild Side Revision Notes:

Topic 6 – Immunity, Infection and Forensics Revision Notes:

Watch the video: Competition (June 2022).