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Cells and Cell Functions | Humans As Organisms 
Green Plants as Organisms | Living Things in The Environment 
 
1. Organisation in Living Things
Learn what forms tissues and organs and know some examples.

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2. Cell Structure and Function
Learn the names and functions of some of the structures found in plant and animal cells.

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3. Plant Cells
Learn the names and functions of structures found in plant cells.

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4. Specialised Plant and Animal Cells
Understand how different cells are adapted for their functions.

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5. Specialised Cells in the Breathing System
Understand how different cells are adapted for their functions.

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6. Cell Fertilisation
Learn that fertilisation in humans and flowering plants is the fusion of a male and a female cell.

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7. Organ Systems
Understand that different organs work together in an organ system, and learn the functions of different organ systems in the human body.

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8. Preparing Slides of Plant Cells
Learn how to prepare a slide of onion cells.

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9. Preparing Slides of Animal Cells
Learn how to prepare a slide of human cheek cells.

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10. Using a Microscope
Learn how to use a microscope correctly.

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Cells and Cell Functions | Humans as Organisms
Green Plants as Organisms | Living Things in the Environment 
 
11. A Balanced Diet
Learn the names and sources of food types needed in a balanced diet and the different uses of food in the body.

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12. Malnutrition
Learn about malnutrition and give some examples of diseases caused by malnutrition.

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13. Food Tests
Learn how to carry out chemical tests to identify starch, sugar, protein and fat in food samples.

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14. Digestion Experiments 1
Learn that enzymes digest foods so that they can be absorbed into the blood.

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15. Digestion Experiments 2
Understand that enzymes work best at a specific pH.

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16. Enzymes and Digestion
Learn the properties of enzymes and know that some enzymes are involved in the digestion of foods.

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17. Egestion
Learn that water is reabsorbed from undigested food in the large intestine before it forms waste faeces that are egested.

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18. The Female Reproductive System
Learn the structure and function of the female reproductive organs.

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19. The Male Reproductive System
Learn the structure and function of the male reproductive organs.

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20. Puberty
Learn that changes in hormone concentrations result in the development of secondary sexual characteristics at puberty.

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21. The Menstrual Cycle
Learn about the changes that occur in a woman's body during the menstrual cycle.

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22. Sexual Intercourse
Learn what happens during sexual intercourse.

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23. Human Fertilisation
Learn that fertilisation is the fusion of the egg and sperm nuclei, and know what happens to the egg after fertilisation.

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24. Pregnancy
Understand the functions of the placenta and amniotic fluid during pregnancy.

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25. Birth
Learn what happens during the birth of a baby.

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26. Respiration
Learn that aerobic respiration is a chemical reaction that occurs in cells to release energy from glucose. Learn the word equation that represents it.

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27. Comparing Respiration and Burning
Understand the differences between aerobic respiration and burning.

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28. Adaptations of the Alveoli
Understand how the lungs are adapted for efficient gas exchange.

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29. The Respiratory System
Learn the structure and function of the respiratory system.

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30. Mucous Membrane
Learn how the mucous membrane lining the respiratory system helps to prevent infection.

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31. Gas Exchange
Learn that gas exchange is the absorption of oxygen from the air into the blood and the removal of carbon dioxide from the blood.

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32. Experiments to Compare Inhaled Air and Exhaled Air
Learn how to compare inhaled and exhaled air.

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33. Differences between Inhaled and Exhaled Air
Understand the differences between inhaled and exhaled air.

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34. Breathing
Learn how the lungs are ventilated by breathing.

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35. Chemicals in Cigarette Smoke
Learn some effects that the different chemicals in cigarette smoke can have on the body.

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36. Effects of Smoking on the Lungs
Learn how smoking cigarettes can damage the breathing system.

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37. The Circulatory System
Learn the names of the different types of blood vessels, and that substances are exchanged between the blood and cells at capillary walls.

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38. The Heart as a Double Pump
Learn and understand that the heart is a double pump.

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39. Temperature and Enzymes
Understand how temperature affects enzyme activity.

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40. pH and Enzymes
Understand how pH affects enzyme activity.

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41. Structure of the Heart
Learn the basic structure of the heart.

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42. Composition of the Blood
Learn the components of blood and understand that many substances are transported dissolved in the plasma.

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43. Defence Against Disease
Understand how microbes can enter the body and how the body tries to prevent this from happening.

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44. Micro-Organisms
Learn the different types of microbes that can cause disease.

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45. White Blood Cells
Learn how the white blood cells defend the body against disease.

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46. Blood Plasma
Learn about some of the substances transported in the plasma.

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47. Transport of Gases
Learn how oxygen and carbon dioxide are transported around the body.

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48. Vaccines
Learn that immunisations and medicines can be used to help the body fight infections.

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Cells and Cell Functions | Humans as Organisms
Green Plants as Organisms | Living Things in the Environment
 
49. Photosynthesis
Learn that plants make food by photosynthesis and the word equation that represents it.

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50. The Role of the Leaf in Photosynthesis
Learn that the leaf is the organ where photosynthesis occurs and understand how it is adapted for its function.
 
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51. Rate of Photosynthesis
Learn how to measure the rate of photosynthesis and understand what factors affect it.

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52. Testing a Leaf for Starch
Learn how to test a leaf for starch.

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53. Experiments to see if Chlorophyll and Light are Needed to Make Starch
Learn that chlorophyll and light are needed for a plant to make starch.

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54. The Uses of Glucose
Learn that the glucose made during photosynthesis can be respired or changed into a variety of chemicals by combining with other elements.

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55. Plant Mineral Requirements
Understand that nitrogen and other elements, in addition to carbon, oxygen and hydrogen, are required for plant growth.

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56. Water and Mineral Salt Uptake
Learn that root hair cells absorb water and mineral salts from the soil, and understand how they are adapted for this function.

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57. Differences Between Photosynthesis and Respiration
Learn the differences between photosynthesis and respiration.

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58. Plant Organs
Learn the names and functions of some plant organs.

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59. Organ Systems at Work
Understand that different organ systems work together in a healthy organism.

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60. Interdependence
Learn how different organisms within a community depend on each other for their survival.

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61. Habitats
Learn how different habitats have different features which determine the organisms that can live there.

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62. Studying Habitats
Understand the observations and measurements that need to be made when studying a habitat.

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63. Adaptations and Survival
Learn how different organisms are adapted to survive in their habitat.

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64. Seasonal Changes in Population Size
Understand how some organisms are adapted to survive seasonal changes in their habitats.

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65. Competition for Resources
Understand that plants and animals will compete with each other if resources are limited.

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66. Population Size
Understand that the size of a population depends on the resources and space available, predators and disease.

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67. Sampling Technique
Learn different methods of collecting animals in the wild.

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68. Using a Quadrat
Learn how to use a quadrat to estimate a plant population size.

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