Bio-Mania! (AP Biology Vocabulary Review)

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[h]Fill-in-the-blanks (“Hangman” style) AP Biology Review




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.


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.

31 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

      • December 20, 2016 at 10:43 am

        Thank you Sir you are the great, tomorrow is my science exam and because of your video of cell i am going to bring full marks and I would mention that you are great singer
        I am really happy 😊
        THANK YOU
        GOD BLESS YoU
        THANK YoU Sir Thank you
        And please share more videos for our education and I would like to mention thanks for having time for us and making videos

        • December 20, 2016 at 10:45 am

          Ah sorry 😐I forgot to mention that I post this comment on this because I don’t know 🤔 how to do there sorry 😐

        • Mr. W
          December 20, 2016 at 10:59 am

          Thanks so much, Aleena! Comments like this make my day and inspire me to keep on creating!
          Good luck with your exam. Please tell your friends and teachers about!
          Mr. W

          • December 20, 2016 at 11:19 am

            I would tell them and thank you so much thank you thank you 😊 I will definitely take full marks thank you do u know what I was just hearing your song of cells

  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

  4. Pulak Sarkar
    May 30, 2016 at 8:14 am

    Thank you sir,i am a medical aspirants.And your videos helps me a lot to understand some complex concepts like ETS system,Krebs cycle etc.

    • Mr. W
      May 30, 2016 at 9:56 pm

      That’s great Pulak. Thanks for your comment!
      Mr. W

  5. Kate
    June 5, 2016 at 5:47 pm

    You’re my hero! Thank you for all your help.

  6. Marney
    June 19, 2016 at 12:35 pm

    This is a very helpful tool! Thank you! Will you keep expanding it with additional questions?

    • Mr. W
      June 23, 2016 at 8:19 am

      Hi Marney. I’m working on a MAJOR expansion. An entire AP Biology curriculum, with YouTube lectures, supported by interactivity on this website. Starting this fall (I’m in the planning stages right now). Please spread the word about sciencemusicvideos, and please consider buying my songs or donating to my channel!

      Mr. W

  7. Jay
    June 25, 2016 at 10:59 am

    By doing all of this n putting ur efforts together you are helping the teens in a better way n making its easy for us. Thank you

  8. anup singh
    June 28, 2016 at 1:58 pm

    It’ too amazing.., It extremely helps in understanding basics..

    • Mr. W
      June 29, 2016 at 9:38 am

      Great to hear that, Anup! Good luck learning biology!
      Mr. W

  9. Lara
    July 1, 2016 at 10:55 pm

    Truly very useful. THANKYOU fromINDIA,!!

  10. Indrani Kailas
    July 31, 2016 at 3:41 pm

    Mr W
    I have been teaching high school Biology for last twenty eight years.
    I simply love your videos and songs and so do my students
    thank you

  11. Angle
    November 5, 2016 at 6:46 pm

    You are very good 😂😂😂😂😂😂

  12. akeera
    December 6, 2016 at 7:43 pm

    how to get registered?

    • Mr. W
      December 6, 2016 at 7:57 pm

      Hi Akeera,
      From the Biomania page, just click on register…and you fill out the information.
      Let me know if you have any problems.
      Mr. W

  13. Katie Doupe
    April 16, 2017 at 4:26 pm

    You’ve been such a help to me, through both your songs and this amazing game. Thank you!

    • Mr. W
      April 16, 2017 at 9:23 pm

      Hi Katie. Thanks so much for your comment. If you had a minute to share this link to biomania on social media to your friends, peers, and teachers, I’d really appreciate it!
      Enjoy learning biology!
      Mr. W

  14. Leila Bove
    October 29, 2017 at 6:40 pm

    I’m so happy I found this resource!! 🙂 THANK-YOU FOR BEING AWESOME!! 😉

  15. Siwar
    November 11, 2017 at 1:31 pm

    Thank you so much for these incredible ressources. It has been very helpful for my college biology class. Best regards from Switzerland

  16. Linda Chen
    December 2, 2017 at 3:32 pm

    Thank you so much for making these songs. I personally find that memorizing songs easier than memorizing information from the textbook, so it will help me soo much in science. I can’t believe I didn’t find out earlier! Best regards from Canada.

    • Mr. W
      December 2, 2017 at 3:54 pm

      Thanks so much, Linda! Please spread the word about sciencemusicvideos to your friends and teachers. And,if you can, please consider making a donation to help me continue this work!
      Mr. W

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