Most living organisms are pretty complicated. That's where we come in! The Standard Deviants help break Biology down with an easy-to-understand, entertaining format. Learn about amino acids, DNA, RNA, cell structures, mito... more »sis, meiosis, photosynthesis and much more!« less
"This video is very funny, yet covers the major subjects in biology very well. It is a must for anyone having a hard time with the subject. The cast and crew make an attempt to repeat the important concepts over and over again and in many different ways...including some cheesy songs and weird skits, but it all works together to help the student remember what is being taught."
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Winifred | NY, USA | 08/24/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is a MUST for anyone who is struggling to pass a Bio test. I can tell you it was a deciding factor allowing me to pass my Bio Clep test last month. It is supremely entertaining and covers key areas. I found that its focus on DNA and RNA were particularly key for questions I later encountered on the test. I would also recommend Jack Rudman's Biology review, REA's Problem Solvers book in Biology, and the Online Biology Book athttp://www.emc.maricopa.edu/faculty/farabee/BIOBK/BioBookTOC.html
Voila! That is my formula - along with prayers - for passing the Bio test. Study hard."
Wonderful DVD, helpful for AP biology
Belinda C. | 09/01/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is a fun way to learn some topics in biology. The visual technique is excellent for helping me to memorize important topics into my brain. It's a good reference for AP Biology. However, I would not only use this as the primary source. I also used Biology by Raven's and for great test-like questions, I used The Ultimate Study Guide for Biology: Key Review Questions and Answers with Explanations Volume 1 isbn; 1933023007 Volume 2 isbn: 1933023015 Volume 3 isbn: 1933023023 These three study guides had similar questions to the AP exam. Raven' Biology is also needed because this helped me to build my foundation of knowledge in biology for the AP Biology Exam."
booklover | New York USA | 08/29/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is a great intro to cells and cell structure. However, if you are using this for CLEP, be mindful that this tape covers only a relatively small portion of what is covered on the CLEP biology test."
I passed Bio because of this DVD!
K. A. Morrison | Brooklyn, NY | 06/22/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Admittedly, this is not the most entertaining movie out there, but if you're watching a DVD called "Learn Biology", entertainment is not primarily what you're after, right?
I watched this movie as the base of my studying to pass a Biology placement test for my return to college. I was not looking for entertainment...I was looking for a video that would CRAM a semester's worth of general biology into my head in two weeks.
And that it did! I passed the placement test with apparently the highest score they've seen in a long time and am now heading to Anatomy & Physiology next semester. I was actually asked, "Are you already in the health or science fields? No? Then how did you get such a high score?" ***grin*** I didn't share my secret with them, but I am sharing it with you.
I watched the DVD, paused it constantly and took notes. Then I watched it again. And again. No, not the most exciting thing, but I achieved my goal of testing out of General Bio, and that was what I needed this DVD for.
I must admit that a better title for this DVD may be "Learn CELLULAR Biology" as that is all it focuses on. There is no discussion of the other aspects of Bio, like Evolution, Ecology, etc. But it does give a very thorough explanation of pretty much all facets of Cell Biology.
It's a great addition to anyone's efforts to learn biology, and I highly recommend it for its educational value!"