Life Processes

Can you remember 7 life processes?

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MRS GREN

Mrs Gren is a way of remembering the 7 life processes

Movement

Respiration

Sensitivity

Growth

Reproduction

Excretion

Nutrition

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MRS GREN

Mrs Gren is a way of remembering the 7 life processes

Movement

Respiration

Sensitivity

Growth

Reproduction

Excretion

Nutrition

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M is for MOVEMENT

Movement is when animals... Move. All living things can move without something else moving it. Sand that is moved isn't alive because what is actually moving it is the wind. A human walking from one place to another is alive because it can do the other life processes and it isnt being moved by something else.

Animals have a system of bones, joints and muscles. In your arm the top muscle is your bicep and the bottom one is your tricep. When your bicep contacts your tricep relaxes which moves your forearm upwards. When your tricep contracts and your bicep relaxes it makes your arm straight. 

Plants move but not as quickly as us. They move their leaves ever so slightly so they can get more light.

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R is for Respiration

Respiration and breathing are often confused. Respiration is aboout getting the energy from food. Respiration is a chemical process that needs oxygen. Everytime you breath in oxygen is diffuseed in to the blood which gets carried in the blood stream which is taken to all of the cells in the body. All cells need energy so to get it they have a structure called a mitochondria inside their cytoplasm. Chemical reations between oxygen and food take place there. There are two wast products. Carbon dioxide and water. The CO2 is carried in the bood and diffused into the alveoli ready to be exhaled.

Respiration is about getting energy from the food. Breathing is just taking in air and breathing it out. Get the difference? Ok lets move on then to our next life process.

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M is for MOVEMENT

Movement is when animals... Move. All living things can move without something else moving it. Sand that is moved isn't alive because what is actually moving it is the wind. A human walking from one place to another is alive because it can do the other life processes and it isnt being moved by something else.

Animals have a system of bones, joints and muscles. In your arm the top muscle is your bicep and the bottom one is your tricep. When your bicep contacts your tricep relaxes which moves your forearm upwards. When your tricep contracts and your bicep relaxes it makes your arm straight. 

Plants move but not as quickly as us. They move their leaves ever so slightly so they can get more light.

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MRS GREN

Mrs Gren is a way of remembering the 7 life processes

Movement

Respiration

Sensitivity

Growth

Reproduction

Excretion

Nutrition

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M is for MOVEMENT

Movement is when animals... Move. All living things can move without something else moving it. Sand that is moved isn't alive because what is actually moving it is the wind. A human walking from one place to another is alive because it can do the other life processes and it isnt being moved by something else.

Animals have a system of bones, joints and muscles. In your arm the top muscle is your bicep and the bottom one is your tricep. When your bicep contacts your tricep relaxes which moves your forearm upwards. When your tricep contracts and your bicep relaxes it makes your arm straight. 

Plants move but not as quickly as us. They move their leaves ever so slightly so they can get more light.

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R is for Respiration

Respiration and breathing are often confused. Respiration is aboout getting the energy from food. Respiration is a chemical process that needs oxygen. Everytime you breath in oxygen is diffuseed in to the blood which gets carried in the blood stream which is taken to all of the cells in the body. All cells need energy so to get it they have a structure called a mitochondria inside their cytoplasm. Chemical reations between oxygen and food take place there. There are two wast products. Carbon dioxide and water. The CO2 is carried in the bood and diffused into the alveoli ready to be exhaled.

Respiration is about getting energy from the food. Breathing is just taking in air and breathing it out. Get the difference? Ok lets move on then to our next life process.

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R is for Respiration

Respiration and breathing are often confused. Respiration is aboout getting the energy from food. Respiration is a chemical process that needs oxygen. Everytime you breath in oxygen is diffuseed in to the blood which gets carried in the blood stream which is taken to all of the cells in the body. All cells need energy so to get it they have a structure called a mitochondria inside their cytoplasm. Chemical reations between oxygen and food take place there. There are two wast products. Carbon dioxide and water. The CO2 is carried in the bood and diffused into the alveoli ready to be exhaled.

Respiration is about getting energy from the food. Breathing is just taking in air and breathing it out. Get the difference? Ok lets move on then to our next life process.

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G is for growth

All things that are alive grow. Not very quickly though. Over a period of time a oak tree seed will grow into a towering oak tree. If it stayed tiny it wouldn't get much light as its leaves would be very small. It wouldn't be able to spead its seeds as easily too.

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G is for growth

All things that are alive grow. Not very quickly though. Over a period of time a oak tree seed will grow into a towering oak tree. If it stayed tiny it wouldn't get much light as its leaves would be very small. It wouldn't be able to spead its seeds as easily too.

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G is for growth

All things that are alive grow. Not very quickly though. Over a period of time a oak tree seed will grow into a towering oak tree. If it stayed tiny it wouldn't get much light as its leaves would be very small. It wouldn't be able to spead its seeds as easily too.

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