Module 1 Life Science: Cells and Systems
Section 1 All About Cells
1.1A Characteristics of Living Things and Cell Theory
The Open Door Website – Living and
A site created by teachers for students on all topics related
to science; Lots of interesting activities and information.
Characteristics of Life
A summary of the characteristics of life from Cool School.
Pond Life Activity
Virtual Pond Dip
This virtual pond dip introduces some of the commoner types
and hopefully encourages an exploration of the incredible 'world within
a world' of a real pond.
Virtual Pond Dip: Canterbury Environmental Education Centre
A resource that allows pupils to explore the animals living in a pond
Pond Life Identification Kit
A simple guide to small and microscopic pond life with diagrams and links
with more details.
Requires RealPlayer to see videos. Freshwater ponds provide a home for
a wide variety of aquatic and semi-aquatic plants, insects, and animals.
In this collection of digital movies, observe the activities of microscopic
organisms as they pursue their lives: locomoting, eating, trying not
to be eaten, excreting and reproducing.
The Smallest Page on the Web: Drops of pond water
These pages portray some of the most common microscopic organisms that
live in fresh water with diagrams and links to video clips.
Micscape Article: Paramecium
Paramecium is a small unicellular organism that is plentiful in freshwater
ponds. It swims, rotating slowly, and often changing its direction. This
site has lots of info on the Paramecium including diagrams and video
Section 1.3 – The Defence Systems
1.3A Pathogens and Antigens
WHO (World Health Organization) has information about HIV worldwide
including statistics and recent research.
The BC Health Guide provides helpful and easy to read information.