Category Archives: Y9 Biology 9A to 9D

9C Plants & Photosynthesis

A nice short introduction to Photosynthesis (from Twig World)

Appalling song but over 1.7 million hits!

Here’s a 6m 22s video on Photosynthesis from Wan2TlkScience? 

Also, Science in Action: Photosynthesis (19m); Scientific Eye: Photosynthesis (19m) and Green Plants (19m); Short Circuit: Photosynthesis (18m 17s).

Life in the Greenhouse (Science in Focus) a 19m video.

For tutorials & tests on this topic from ‘skoool’ go here and scroll down to 49 onwards.

KS3 Bitesize foundation level – Green Plants as Organismsa video covering Photosynthesis & Respiration, Plant Nutrition, structure & function of Roots and Reproduction & KS3 Bitesize higher level – Life Processesa video covering the details of Photosynthesis, the Structure & Function of the Leaf and the details of Respiration.

9B Fit & Healthy

Scientific Eye – Fitness & Sport (19m 30s):



BBC Curriculum Bites: Breathing & Smoking (2m); BBC Short Circuit: Fatal Addiction – a 19m video about Smoking from 1994.

A Balanced Diet:

The Human Body – Bones & Movement (10m); Scientific Eye – Movement:

The Human Body – Heart & Circulation (4m 25s).

Scientific Eye – Drugs & Health:

BBC Short Circuit Message in a Bottle – a 19m video about Alcohol.

KS3 Bitesize foundation level – Humans as Organisms part 2 – a video covering Circulation, Reproduction, Health – the Effects of Tobacco, Alcohol & other Drugs and the effects of Bacteria & viruses.

Rainbow was a children’s programme that ran in the UK during the 1970s and 80s. In this episode (Fit and Healthy) Zippy is very naughty. Also check out the song from Rod, Jane and Freddy. And no, this has no educational value whatsoever. Unless you are under four. The episode can be found here or here.

9A Inheritance & Selection


Scientific Eye – Reproduction & Genetics (a 19m video) and here is a 15m 25s video covering Variation, Selective Breeding & Classification from KS3 Bitesize:

What is Selective Breeding? – a 2m 30s video:

Super Cow Creatorsthese gigantic cows resemble bovine body-builders. See how breeders have achieved such amazing results (4m 44s).

BBC Short Circuit Genetics – a 19m video – and Genetic Engineering (Science in Focus) – another 19m video.