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Cells

The tail is long and
Which diagram shows a root
can beat rapidly to hair cell?
move the whole cell

Which diagram shows a cell that
does not have a nucleus?

Which diagram shows a cell that
has many chloroplasts and is
found in the upper part of the
leaf?

Which of the following part or
parts are only found in plant
cells: nucleus, cell wall,
chloroplasts, vacuole, cell
membrane and cytoplasm?

Cell wall, chloroplast What part of a cell is selectively
permeable (meaning that only some
and vacuole substances can pass through)?

How is a sperm cell adapted for
Cell membrane its function?

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Interdependence
Both animals and cabbage
In a simple food web of:
caterpillar blackbird kestrel
plants respire but
slug carnivorous ground beetle
only plants What organism would have the
most biomass?
photosynthesise
In a simple food web of:
cabbage caterpillar blackbird kestrel

Cabbage slug carnivorous ground beetle
What consumers would you expect
to be in the greatest numbers?

In a simple food web of:
cabbage caterpillar blackbird kestrel

Caterpillar and slug slug carnivorous ground beetle
Which organisms are both
predator and prey

Carnivorous ground Kyle says ‘A plant photosynthesises
in the day and respires at night.’
beetle and blackbird What is wrong with his statement?

Plants respire all
the time (all A cow is both a herbivore and a ……
whereas a lion is a carnivore,
organisms respire predator and a ……
at all times)
Kyle says ‘Animals respire but
Consumer plants photosynthesise.’ This
(for both spaces) statement is misleading. How
could you improve the statement?

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Particles

Which diagram best represents
the particles in a liquid?

Which diagram best represents
the particles in solid gold?

Which diagram best represents
the particles in a gas such as
oxygen?

Which diagram best represents
a solid compound such as table
salt (sodium chloride)?

Which diagram best represents
air?

Which diagram best represents
a mixture of iron filings with
copper pieces?

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Forces
Jas throws a ball through the
air. Which is the correct drawing
time that shows the direction of forces
acting on the ball when it has just
left Jas’s hand?

Jas kicks a ball. Which is the
correct drawing that shows the direction
of forces acting on the
ball the moment that the boot
touches the ball?

Two teams are having a tug of war.
One team (team ‘A’) pulls harder for
a second. Then team ‘A’ pulls the
other at a steady speed. Are the
forces now balanced or unbalanced.

George says that the weight
Balanced. (If both teams move at
and mass of an object are the
a steady speed then the forces
same thing. Is George right or
must be balanced.)
is he wrong?

A sky diver opens her parachute and
Wrong. (Weight is the result of slows down on her way to the ground.
the effect of gravity but mass is Georgina says that when the parachute
a measure of how much substance has just opened the upward force of
there is in the object.) air resistance is greater than the pull
of gravity. Is Georgina right or wrong?

Right. (The force upwards must
Speed is measured by dividing
be greater than the downward
the distance travelled by
force because the sky diver is
the …… taken to travel
slowing down.)

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Energy
Energy cannot be made, it
Some people use corn oil as a
can only be transferred.
fuel for their cars. What
The total amount of energy
energy transfers take place in a
is always the same ( it is moving car that uses corn oil?
said to be ‘conserved’).

Stored (chemical) energy in the Some people use corn oil as a
fuel (kinetic) energy of the fuel for their cars. Where has
moving car energy in the the energy stored in
surroundings (mostly transferred the maize come from?
by heating)

The Sun is the ultimate source
The Sun
of energy for these fuels.

Which of the following are
Coal, gas and oil renewable energy resources:
coal, wind, gas and oil?

In this food chain
grass sheep human
energy is transferred in the
Wind
direction of the arrows but at each
stage some energy is
transferred … …… ………

Randolph says that batteries
make the energy for his
to the surroundings
CD player. What is wrong with
his statement?

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Scientific enquiry
Des investigates how things warm up

Time in minutes
Des did an investigation on the bench in his laboratory.
He put some ice in a plastic cup and the same amount of
ice in another plastic cup.
Cup 1 was not insulated but cup 2 had a thick cloth around it
which also covered the top.
Des measured the temperature every minute, collected his
results and then plotted the graph above.

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Scientific enquiry
The same size, type and
thickness of cup, put the Why did the lines for both cups
cups in a similar position on join and become horizontal at
the bench, stirring the ‘A’?
contents of both cups

The water in the cups
What was happening in both
had reached room
cups in the first 5 minutes?
temperature

Des correctly said that the
temperature of the water in
The ice was melting
cup 2 started to rise quickly
after about ………

Des said that the graph shows
that his prediction was correct.
8 minutes
What do you think his
prediction was?

That the ice would take What does Des have to do
longer to melt in the to make sure his prediction
insulated cup was correct?

Des says that he did a fair test
He must repeat the by putting the same amount of ice
experiment in each cup. What else would he
have to do to make the test fair?

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