Welcome to the Study of Life

Hi everyone! Aaron here. It has occurred to me that, no matter how many times I close my eyes and wish really, really hard, I cannot teleport, be in several places at once, fly on command, or shoot lasers out of my eyes. With the realization that I am, unfortunately, a mortal, I see now that I cannot help all of you at any time of the day. However, fear not! For I have found the solution (ish), and you’re looking right at it. This website will be a depository for many things. Practice tests and their answer keys, useful and informative images, explanations of things seen in class, links to the latest Biology News, a message board to contact me, and possibly even video responses/explanations. To those who cannot make the SI meetings, for whatever reason, I certainly hope this helps, and if you do make them, I hope this acts as a fair supplement…to the supplement. Life on this planet is wondrous, stretching billions of years in time and adopting lifestyles and forms so spectacular that they don’t cease to amaze even after they are long gone. And even then, something new and astounding arises; a new protein, a new body form, and sometimes, a brand new world. It is something that makes this little rock in a vast cosmos unique, and adds a complex layer of existence which, in my own opinion, is inherently special in this universe. My hope is that you eventually, if you haven’t already, find a love for the study of Life, or at the least, an appreciation and understanding of it.

There is grandeur in this view of life, with its several powers, having been originally breathed into a few forms or into one; and that, whilst this planet has gone cycling on according to the fixed law of gravity, from so simple a beginning endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful have been, and are being, evolved.

-Charles Darwin,

Final Paragraph of  On the Origin of Species


This little blog is here to help out the Napa Valley College Bio 120 and 240 students to help improve or maintain their performance in the subject. If you happen to stumble across this page and find it helpful as a Biology Student (no matter what your institution of learning), or even just someone who’s curious, feel free to use the practice tests, diagrams, images, or other information I put up here. In addition to the obvious, I will also showcase a new organism every few days (Every day if I can manage), or biological process, just to keep everyone sharp. I will also link recent news relating to biology on the Recent Discoveries page. Be sure to use the Quick Search buttons on the left side of the page to quickly find any post you’re looking for! To all using this: Best of luck! I’m rooting for you!


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