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Chapter 8:
Cells, tissues and organs

Cells: building blocks of life
Living things are made of cells. Many of the chemical reactions that keep organisms alive (metabolic functions) take
place in cells.

COMMON FEATURES OF CELLS

All cells (with a few exceptions) have these three things:

Cell membrane: a thin…

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Cells, tissues, organs and organ systems
Multicellular plants and animals contain many different types of cell. Each type of cell is designed for a particular function.
Cells are organized to form tissues, organs, and organ systems. In a healthy organism, all the systems work together.…

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IGCSE Revision guide: Biology




1. The diagram below shows several types of animal and plant cell (not drawn to scale).


Z




cell* __________ cell* __________
sequence ___________ sequence ___________




cell* __________ cell* __________
sequence ___________ sequence ___________




Y
cell* __________
X sequence ___________




(5)

a. Use the key below to…

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b. Three of the cells shown in the diagram are types ii. Name of cell
of human blood cell. Name each of the three cells Function
and describe ONE function of each of the cells. iii. Name of cell
i. Name of cell Function (3)…

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IGCSE Revision guide: Biology




3. The diagram shows a cell from a plant leaf. 4. a. The diagrams below show five types of tissue.
Match each tissue with its correct function. (5)




Absorbs water and
minerals from soil
for the plant


C



Carries oxygen
around the body
of mammals
A…

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REVISION SUMMARY: Fill in the missing words

Use words from this list to complete the following paragraphs. The words may be used
once, more than once or not at all.

PALISADE CELL, EPIDERMIS, TISSUES, EXCRETORY SYSTEM, SPECIALISED, CELLS, BLOOD,
KIDNEY, CHLOROPLASTS, LEAF, RED BLOOD CELL,…

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