Characteristics of living things
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Living or non-living
Find out more about the seven vital functions by clicking on the website below.
Use the website below to help you when naming animal and plant cells. Compare and contrast both animal and plant cells. Try to label these out!
Please note that in an animal cell there are also the mitochondria which are those which give energy to the cell.
Test your knowledge on cellular structures with this fun quiz!
Label both animal and plant cells by clicking on the button above.
From cells to systems
Still having some difficulties? Click on the website below to find out more about how cells make up tissues which in turn make up organs and finally organ systems.
Diffusion, Osmosis or Active transport?
How do cells transport substances across the cell membrane? Click on the button below to find out more about the means of transport in cells.
Play the video above to understand what happens in diffusion and osmosis.
Turgid or flaccid?
What about plasmolysis?
Watch diffusion, osmosis and active transport in action in the website below.
Take another look at active transport!
Different forms of life
Confused about how to find surface area and volume? Here is a short video to refresh your memory!
Why are cells so small?
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Unicellular vs Multicellular
Around us we find many living things. In order to make things easier and clearer scientists decided to sort these into groups according to their characteristics. Watch the video below to help you understand how scientists sort living things into groups and how they recognize one organism from the other.
Keys are used by scientists world wide to identify living organisms quickly and easily. Take a look at the example below to understand how a key works! Please note that the one below is an example of a numbered key.
Who said learning can't be fun? Try the game below to find out how a branching key works!
The 5 kingdoms
All living organisms are sorted into groups according to their characteristics. These are the 5 kingdoms. Click on the website below to find out more!
Take a look at the following website to find out more about classification and the Kingdoms of life. Please note that there is certain information on higher ties and evolutionary trees which is extra. You do not need to know this at this stage.
Click on the website below for an 'live' explanation of the five kingdoms.
Kingdom Monera (bacteria - prokaryotes)
Use the website below to build either a prokaryotic cell or a eukaryotic cell. Please note that in this website the flagella and pili are missing from the prokaryotic cell. Do not forget these since they are important when it comes to movement. Also note that slime capsule here is referred to as cell wall.
Prokaryotic vs Eukaryotic
Click on the link below to get a clearer explanation of the difference between prokaryotic and eukaryotic.
How will a plant react if it is subject to an external stimulus?
Any further information?
The Chemicals of Life
Please find the power point presentations used in class below:
Find out more about enzymes from the power point presentation below: