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Module 1 Life Science: Cells and Systems

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 Non-Living Things
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 habitat

Pond Life Identification Kit
A simple guide to small and microscopic pond life with diagrams and links with more details.

Pond Life
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 clips.


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.

Go to this website to see the differences between a virus and a bacterium;

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