Science in Action – Reproduction – a 19m video.
All the B8 Revision Notes (in downloadable word format) can be found below (in each sub-section). Here are the key terms and definitions for B8 Reproduction: Key Terms B8
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Here are some past essay questions:
Here are some fantastic animated tutorials about Meiosis from McGraw Hill Education – how Meiosis works, the stages of Meiosis, Meiosis I, Meiosis II, Crossing-over, Independent Assortment & unique features of Meiosis.
Mr. Andersen uses chromosome beads to simulate both Mitosis and Meiosis:
Independent Assortment & Segregation (click to enlarge)
Paul Andersen describes The Reproductive System in 9m.
In Crash Course Biology #34 – The Reproductive System: How Gonads Go, Hank lets us in on the meaning of life, at least from a biological perspective – it’s reproduction.
B8.2 Revision Notes in downloadable word format.
Flower dissection by Mr Exham (Mr Exham.com):
A lesson on Plant Reproduction from Mr Dare:
Some TIMELAPSE videos:
- Dandelion flower to seed in 1m 40s
- Pear flower to fruit in 1m 11s
- Climbing bean germination in 2m 40s
- Mung bean germination in 2m 50s
A 3m 27s vid on Germination from Bitesize Top 20 Demos
The beautiful tricks of flowers – a 14m TED-Ed talk from Jonathan Drori, and here’s The Beauty of Pollination:
IGCSE Biology: Coursebook, chapter 13, pp.182 – 191
Right here, right now by Fatboy Slim and an animation that takes us from conception to just before birth.
B8.3 Revision Notes in downloadable word format.
THE MENSTRUAL CYCLE
Why do women have periods? – a 4m 45s TED-Ed video.
The physics of sperm versus the physics of sperm whales – a fascinating animated vid from TED-Ed (4m 18s).
PREGNANCY & BIRTH
Here are some pregnancy illustrations and birth animations – aimed at expectant mothers.
Learn the differences between breast milk and baby formulas with tips from a registered nurse in this free video on family health.
HIV / AIDS
Hans Rosling unveils new data visuals that untangle the risk factors of HIV. He argues that preventing transmissions – not drug treatments – is the key to ending the epidemic.
IGCSE Biology: Coursebook, chapter 13, pp. 169 – 177