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Essential Biology

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Essential Biology is a unique collection of more than 60 interactive topics and experiments suitable for GCSE and KS3 level Biology. Main topic areas:

• Cells and Specialised Cells
• Movement of Substances
• Enzymes in Digestion
• Respiratory System
• Circulatory System
• Reproduction, Variation and Inheritance
• Excretion and the Kidney
• Homeostasis
• Nervous System
• Immune System
• Plants
• Interdependence
• Interactive Activities

Windows software single user licence: £29.95
Windows software site licence: £99.95
Online version 1 year whole school licence: £24.00
Cells and Specialised Cells Comparison of Plant and Animal Cells
  • Animal and Plant cells
  • Specialised cells
  • Red and white blood cells
  • Ciliated epithelial cell
  • Sperm cell, Ovum/egg cell
  • Nerve cell, Muscle cell
  • Root hair cell, Palisade cell
  • Guard cell
Movement of Substances movement of substances: active transport
  • Diffusion
  • Osmosis
  • Active transport
Digestion Digestion: the small intestine
  • Digestive system
  • Mouth
  • Stomach
  • Small intestine
  • Large intestine
Enzymes in Digestion Fats / lipid digestion
  • Carbohydrate digestion
  • Protein digestion
  • Fats digestion
The Respiratory System Respiratory system: gas exchange
  • The lungs
  • Breathing
  • Gas exchange
  • Respiration
The Circulatory System Circulatory system: the heart
  • Blood
  • Blood circulation
  • The heart
Reproduction, Variation and Inheritance reproduction cell division: mitosis
  • Reproduction
  • Cell division
  • Variation and inheritance
Excretion and the Kidney Excretion and the kidney: kidney function
  • The kidneys
  • Kidney structure
  • Kidney function
  • Kidney failure
Homeostasis homeostasis: controlling water
  • Controlling body temperature
  • Controlling blood glucose
  • Controlling water
The Nervous System nervous-system-neurones
  • The nervous system
  • Neurones
  • Reflex actions
  • The synapse
The Immune System
  • The immune system
  • Microbes
  • Immune response
  • Immunity
Plants plants: transpiration
  • Photosynthesis
  • Respiration in plants
  • Transpiration
  • Leaf structure
  • Plant growth and hormones
  • Plant growth and minerals
Interdependence Interdependence: food web
  • Interdependence
  • Food chains
  • Energy in food chains
  • Food webs
  • Predator-prey relationships
  • Population size
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