Developed from the Nelson Balanced Science series, Nelson Science is ideal for the separate Triple Award syllabuses at GCSE. Each book provides you with the additional content required by the separate Science syllabuses.
This title features clear, easy-to-read text, with attractive full-colour photographs and illustrations to engage your students. It places Science in an everyday context to make it easy for students to grasp the applications. It includes well-thought-out practical activities to bring Science alive. It includes lots of extensions and case studies to add interest and stretch higher ability level students. It also contains questions to test students' understanding and help assess progress.
Part 1 Some basic principles: how scientists work; studying biology; the characteristics of living things; cells, the bricks of the body; tissues, organs and systems; the chemistry of life. Part 2 Living things and the environment: identifying, naming and classifying; who's who in the world of living things; the wheel of life; the air around us; air pollution; feeding relationships; food chains and humans; decay; habitats and communities; the environment and survival; finding out where organisms live; populations; changing populations; soil; making the land fertile; controlling pests; management and conservation; food spoilage and safety; microbes and disease; controlling disease; a useful insect - the honey bee; three insect pests. Part 3 Maintaining life: food and diet; food and microbes; food, the fuel of life; how we get energy from food; respiring without oxygen; how we breathe; smoking and health; how fish breathe; how we digest our food; teeth; how other animals feed; the heart and circulation; blood, the living fluid; exercise and fitness; how plants feed; controlling photosynthesis; the leaf, organ of photosynthesis; to and from the leaf; adjustment and control; more about temperature control; how we get rid of unwanted substances. Part 4 Response and coordination: the nervous system; drugs and the brain; hormones; the eye; the ear and hearing; how we move; how other animals move. Part 5 Reproduction, growth and development: from egg and sperm to embryo; pregnancy and birth; sexual development; the menstrual cycle; controlling human reproduction; sexually transmitted infections; flowers, fruit and seeds; reproduction without sex; how living things grow; how growth is controlled. Part 6 Heredity, genes and evolution: introducing heredity; more about heredity; human heredity; chromosomes and cell division; the genetic code; selective breeding; genetic engineering; genetic engineering and society; variation; evolution and the history of life; the mechanism of evolution.
Nelson Science: Biology by M. B. V. Roberts
M. B. V. Roberts
Used - Very Good
Oxford University Press
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