Bio-Mania! (AP Biology Vocabulary Review)

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What is Bio-Mania?

I built Bio-Mania to help you master the key terms and concepts in the AP Biology curriculum.

To use Bio-Mania, just register and start answering questions. Biomania will test you with 1396 questions, and allow you to track your progress in answering them. If you want to, you can choose specific units and topics, but you’ll learn more if you take the hardest path: questions randomly drawn from the entire curriculum.

Whatever you choose, you’ll be served with 30 “hangman” style, fill-in-the-blanks questions, with each set working like an automated set of flashcards. If you get the answer right, the question comes off the deck. If you get it wrong, or use the “hint” button, the card will go to the back of the deck so you can try it again. When you finish, you get another set.

The strategy behind Bio-Mania comes from the book Make it Stick, by Peter C. Brown, Henry L. Roediger III, Mark A. McDaniel. In a nutshell, it’s effortful learning that establishes long term memory. And effortful learning comes about by mixing up topics, and spacing out memory tasks. My hypothesis is that the more you’re on top of the vocabulary related to AP Biology, the better you’re going to be able to do on the kinds of problem solving questions you’ll face on the AP exam.

Almost all of the concepts in Bio-mania come from the AP Biology Course and Exam Description. In a few cases, I’ve used other sources (such as Wikipedia) to gather the background information to help us put the questions together.

Feedback

If you see errors, or find cards that are unreasonably difficult, off topic, or so easy as to be worthless, please note the card number, and send me an email to let me know. I’ll do my best to incorporate each suggestion into the next version.

6 comments for “Bio-Mania! (AP Biology Vocabulary Review)

  1. Elise
    April 30, 2016 at 2:33 pm

    Thank you so very much for putting all of this together. This has been very helpful for my college gen bio class. I sincerely appreciate you dedicating your time to help students understand science!

    • Mr. W
      April 30, 2016 at 9:42 pm

      Thank, Elise. I really appreciate your comment. Please share Bio-Mania with your friends and teachers!
      Mr. W

  2. Nick
    May 2, 2016 at 2:12 pm

    Hey whats up from puerto rico! I’m having a hard time with my biology class! I read your videos and like it. Im trying to understand the best study tips for this class.

    • Mr. W
      May 2, 2016 at 2:35 pm

      Hi Nick! I hope my flashcards, quizzes, and tutorials are helping!
      Good luck!
      Mr. W

  3. Paul
    May 8, 2016 at 12:40 pm

    These bio-mania questions are pretty good review for the AP which for me is tomorrow. Your videos are super helpful as well. I like how the songs are both informative and catchy. P.S. I was the one who posted a comment on youtube about the nun-chuck blooper on the immune system blooper.

    • Mr. W
      May 8, 2016 at 3:05 pm

      Thanks for your comment, Paul. Good luck on the AP exam tomorrow!
      Mr. W

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