Intermediate 1 Biology Success Guide by


Intermediate 1 Biology Success Guide by

This title delivers a highly visual approach to revision which will appeal to a variety of learning styles. Clear, accessible notes cover key information across the three course units: Health & Technology; Biotechnological Industries; Growing Plants. In addition, extensive colour illustrations, photographs and diagrams help students to grasp important content and to improve subject recall. Top Tips and Quick Tests accompany all topic areas. Contents Unit 1: Health and Technology * The meaning of health * Physiological measurements * The heart and blood vessels * Pulse rate * Blood pressure * Blood * The lungs and breathing * Physiological measurements of the lungs * A healthy diet * Measuring body mass and fat content * Body temperature and health * Muscles and reaction time * Effects of alcohol on the body Unit 2: Biotechnological Industries * Dairy industries: milk; yoghurt; cheese * Yeast-based industries: bread; beer; fermented milk drinks; flavouring and food colouring * Detergent industries * Environmental impact of the detergent industries * Pharmaceutical industries - antibiotics and antifungals * Industrial production of antibiotics Unit 3: Growing Plants * Growing plants from seeds * Investigating germination * Methods of sowing seeds * Sowing seeds * Vegetative propagation * Artificial propagation - cuttings * Artificial propagation - layering * Conditions for plant growth - composts * Conditions for plant growth - fertilisers * Watering plants 1 and 2 * Controlling environmental conditions - temperature * Controlling environmental conditions - humidity * Plant maintenance * Methods of maintaining plants * Methods of controlling pests and diseases * Protected cultivation Exam skills and support

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* George Milne, PT Biology (retired), Webster's High School, Kirriemuir, Angus

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108 pages


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Publication date

1st September 2006



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