Water

August 04, 2020

Water is essential for survival of all living beings. Although sea water is the largest natural source of water, it is unfit for domestic use and drinking. Decantation, filtration, chlorination and boiling are some of the steps that convert non potable water into potable water.

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Air

August 02, 2020

Air is a mixture of different gases. It contains oxygen, Nitrogen, Argon, Carbon dioxide and traces of some inert gases. It also contains water vapour.

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Heredity

July 31, 2020

Features passed down from one generation to the other is Heredity or Inheritance. Genes control heredity. Differences in features of individuals of the same species is variation.

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Reproduction

July 29, 2020

Giving rise to offspring of one’s own kind is called Reproduction. Reproduction is a means for continuance of species. It is a characteristic of all living beings.

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Control and Coordination

July 27, 2020

Nervous system (NS) and endocrine system together ensure that all the parts of the body work in a controlled and coordinated manner. NS includes brain, spinal cord, sense organs and nerves.

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Excretion

July 25, 2020

Excretion is the removal of harmful wastes like urea by kidneys, sweat from skin and CO2 by lungs.

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Transportation (Blood Circulation)

July 23, 2020

Blood transports food and oxygen to all the cells of the body. It is made of fluid plasma and cells. Plasma which transports glucose, enzymes and hormones to cells, carries waste material from liver to kidneys for removal.

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Respiration

July 21, 2020

Respiration provides O2 to cells for energy production and removes CO2 from cells.

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Food and Nutrition

July 19, 2020

Food is an essential requirement for obtaining energy needed for performing vital activities. Food also helps in growth, maintenance, repair and protection from various diseases.

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Life Processes

July 17, 2020

Life Processes such as Nutrition, Respiration, Circulation and Excretion are necessary for the survival of living beings. Energy is needed for running life processes.

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Cells and Tissues

July 15, 2020

Cell is the structural and functional unit of life. A typical cell includes a cell membrane, cytoplasm and genetic material either within the nucleus or in the cytoplasm. The cytoplasm contains cell organelles such as mitochondria, endoplasmic reticulum lysosomes, vacuoles, ribosomes, golgi bodies.

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History of Life on Earth

July 12, 2020

The Earth is the only planet in the solar system which sustains life. But earth was not the same as it is today. It was a ball of gases when it was first formed about 4.5 billion years ago.

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