Ecology

Fair enough ecology might not sound like the most interesting topic off the bat, but if we take a closer look it’s vital in knowing so much about the animals and plants around us and the environment in which we … Read More

Plant reproduction

Asexual reproduction involves only one parent so there is no genetic variation and all offspring are clones of each other and the parent. This method of reproduction is much quicker than sexual reproduction and is very beneficial in environments which … Read More

Human reproduction

In this section we’re going to talk about human reproduction. It’s a pretty big topic so it’s been broken down into: sexual reproduction, female reproduction, male reproduction, fertilisation and DNA. All living things reproduce by either asexual reproduction which is … Read More

Control of blood glucose

Controlling blood glucose (how much sugar is in the blood) is very important in the body. If our blood sugar levels get out of control this can lead to serious short term problems such as hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), hyperglycemia … Read More

Human endocrine system

In case you weren’t already sure the human endocrine system is the collection of glands that produce hormones that regulate a number of factors within the body including metabolism, growth, reproduction, sleep and mood among others! There are six major … Read More

The human nervous system

The human nervous system is extremely complex, yet we rely on it every day to help us stay safe and healthy. The nervous system is the body’s inner communication system and is made up of the body’s many nerve cells. … Read More

Bioenergetics

Bioenergetics focuses on how energy is able to transform in living organisms. In plants the sun provides the cells with energy through the process of photosynthesis. The pigment that absorbs light energy for photosynthesis is called the chlorophyll. This green … Read More

Infection and response

Unfortunately we all get ill from time to time but thankfully our bodies work very hard to ensure we don’t keep catching the same illness over and over again. Different cells have different molecules presented on their surface to help … Read More

Plant tissues

Just like us, plants are multicellular organisms which contain differentiated cells, tissues and organs. Tissues are vital in the functioning of a plant and provide some really crucial functions to keep the plant alive. First of all we are going … Read More

Cancer

It is now estimated that one in two people will get diagnosed with some form of cancer in their lifetime – but what actually causes cancerous cells and how can they be treated. Cancer is caused by uncontrolled cell division, … Read More