Edible and poisonous fungi: Syllabus 3.14 (page 29) Knowledge, methods of distinction and examples.
Background information brochure (Publisher / PDF). This can be printed and folded 3 ways and includes a suggested classroom activity. There is also a crossword (Word / PDF) to be completed based on information in the brochure.
Growth Curves: Syllabus H3.1.10 (page 30) Batch and continuous flow food processing.
Background information sheet on bioprocessing including growth curves of micro-organisms in batch and continuous cultures. A worksheet accompanies the newsletter with questions on the graph and also includes a crossword and word search for student activities (Publisher / PDF).
Vascular Tissue: Syllabus 3.2.1 (page 31) Xylem as an example of a vascular tissue – its structure and function.
Newsletter with background information (Publisher / PDF) (was also distributed at in-service March 2004).
Carbon dioxide: a controlling factor in gaseous exchange: Syllabus H.3.4.7 (page 36) Carbon dioxide level as a controlling factor in stomatal opening.
Background information sheet (Publisher / PDF) and a student activity on how to use microscope to look at stomata (Word / PDF)
Responses in the Flowering Plant: Syllabus 3.5.2 (page 37) Regulatory system: definition of a ‘growth regulator’, transport through the vascular system, combined effect, growth promoter and growth inhibitor. Use of plant regulators: any two examples
Background information sheet (Publisher / PDF) including graph showing the effect of auxin concentration on growth responses of roots and shoots. Student activity sheet with puzzles (Word / PDF).
Responses in the Human: Syllabus 3.5.3 Hormone Supplements: (page 38) Contemporary Issues and Technology): Two examples of their use
Background information sheet with examples and includes a suggestion for student activity and a revision worksheet on the endocrine glands (Word / PDF)
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