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CHECKLIST FOR BIOLOGY
B7.1 Living organisms are interdependent.

1. understand that all organisms are ultimately dependent on energy from

the Sun;

2. recall that plants absorb a small percentage of this energy for the

process of photosynthesis;

3. recall that this energy is stored in the chemicals which make up…

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B7.2 Photosynthesis.

1. recall the equation for photosynthesis:

light energy

carbon dioxide + water Æ glucose + oxygen

2. recall the main stages of photosynthesis:

a. light energy absorbed by the green chemical chlorophyll;

b. energy used to rearrange the atoms of carbon dioxide and water to

produce glucose…

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a. temperature;

b. carbon dioxide;

c. light intensity;

9. interpret data on limiting factors;

10. understand the limitations of data measuring rate of photosynthesis

(IaS1.1, 1.2, 1.3);

11. understand that most scientists agree that human activity is causing an

increased level of atmospheric carbon dioxide.

B7.3 Heterotrophic nutrition

1. recognise…

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1. recall the structure of bacteria, limited to:

a. cell wall;

b. cell membrane;

c. circular DNA chromosome;

d. DNA plasmid;

2. recall that bacteria and fungi can be grown on a large scale

(fermentation) to include:

a. production of antibiotics;

b. production of single-cell protein;

c. enzymes for food…

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3. recall the equation for aerobic respiration:

glucose + oxygen Æ carbon dioxide + water (+ energy released)

4. understand that energy released during respiration is used to

synthesise a chemical called ATP;

5. understand that ATP can be referred to as the "energy currency" of

living things;

6. recall…

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1. recall the components of blood and their functions:

a. red blood cells ­ transporting oxygen;

b. white blood cells ­ fighting infection;

c. platelets ­ blood clotting at injury sites;

2. recall that the ABO blood type system describes:

a. antigens on the surface of red blood cells;

b.…

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3. understand that muscles can only move bones at a joint by contraction,

and thus operate in antagonistic pairs;

4. recall the outline structure of a joint to include:

a. smooth layer of cartilage to prevent the bones rubbing together;

b. synovial fluid which is oily and helps joint movement;…

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account the accuracy of the monitoring technique and the reliability

of the data obtained;

15. recall two examples of reasons for modifying a programme before it has

been completed;

16. recall common injuries that can be caused by excessive exercise, to

include sprains, dislocations, torn ligaments or tendons;

17. recall…

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