Living Organisms 1

  • Created by: Laura
  • Created on: 14-05-13 10:17
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  • Living Organisms
    • Fungi
      • Types of Fungi
        • Multicellular
          • Mushrooms, Toadstools, Moulds
          • Made up of a  mecelium
            • a tangled network of the thread-like structures called hyphea
        • Unicellular
      • Secrete enzymes
        • Digest food outside the cells
          • Then absorb the digested products
            • This is Saprophytic Nutrition
      • Cell wall made out of chitin
        • Whereas, plant's cell wall is made out of celluose
      • Saprophytes or Parasites
        • Feed off other organisms
      • Many act as decomposers
    • Animals
      • Eat other organisms to get energy
        • Carbohydrate stored is glycogen
      • Types of Animals
        • Vertebrates
          • Have a backbone (vertebral column)
          • Sponges, Molluscs, Worms, Starfish, Insects, Crustaceans
        • Invertebrates
          • Do not have a backbone (vertebral column)
    • Plants
      • Multicellular
      • Carry out photosynthesis
        • CO  + H O  sugar + O
        • Capture energy form the sun
          • Using chlorophyll in their chloroplast
      • Types of plants
        • Flowering
          • Cereals, Grasses, Sunflowers, Peas
        • Non-Flowering
          • Mosses, Ferns
  • Invertebrates
    • Do not have a backbone (vertebral column)




This mind map is well organised and makes good use of colour to separate the kingdoms. There is  second mind map that covers the remaining Kingdoms and viruses that should be reviewed alongside this one. Adding some sample images after download would help make it more memorable. This would be useful for any GCSE student needing to learn biological classification.

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