B5.2 Transport in Humans

Mr Exham’s site has a fantastic section on Blood and Circulation: videos, animations, quizlets, worksheets – go here now!

For self-assessment questions, with exercises and discussions, just click on the correct topic at Biology GCSE & IGCSE Question Bank. The s-cool revision site lets you revise the topic, summarizes the topic & tests you on it. Skoool gives you a lesson, including progress questions, for each Biology topic but you’ll need sound on for it. GCSE Bitesize has revision pages (that take you through the topic), a test and an activity. 

B5.2 Revision notes in downloadable word format and here are the key terms and some definitions: Key Terms B5.2.


GCSE Bitesize – Blood Circulation covers how the heart circulates blood & the composition of blood (6m 35s).

Other videos include The Virtual Body – Circulation, Respiration & Breathing (19m), Science in Focus – Life Blood (19m 15s) & BBC Short Circuit Blood & Circulation (19m).

Various animations about heart & circulation problems can be found here.


Blood video (a 3m 44s lesson) & Blood music video by Peter Weatherall – 3m 3s and very catchy! And here is a day in the life of a Red Blood Cell (a one minute cartoon) & here a white blood cell chases a bacterium (20s).


Science Bank 22 (Body Parts): you just need Part 2 – the Heart (from 5m 20s to 10m 15s):


The Immune System is covered in the video The Virtual Body – the Immune System (19m), The Edward Jenner Story (a 2m 38s cartoon) & in this short video from The Virtual School:


IGCSE Biology: Coursebook, chapter 8, pp. 84 – 97

Infographic from Compound InterestChemistry-of-Blood-Colours-v2.3

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