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Biology is a science. It is the study of living things in their environment. The word Biology is derived from two Greek words: Bios which means life and logos which means knowledge. People who study Biology are called Biologists.

All around us we notice the existence of trees, grass, insects, birds, wild animals, rocks, soil, water and many other things.

This make part of our environment from which we derive existence. All these things can be put into two categories

Living things and non-living things. You learnt about these
things in Primary science.



    Background Information

All around us we notice the existence of trees, grass, insects, birds, wild animals, rocks, soil, water and many other things.
This make part of our environment from which we derive existence. All these things can be put into two categories:

  1. Living things and 
  2. Non-living things

You learnt about these things in Primary science. In Biology we study living things



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    Background Information

All around us we notice the existence of trees, grass, insects, birds, wild animals, rocks, soil, water and many other things.
This make part of our environment from which we derive existence. All these things can be put into two categories:

  1. Living things and 
  2. Non-living things

You learnt about these things in Primary science. In Biology we study living things


    Background Information

All around us we notice the existence of trees, grass, insects, birds, wild animals, rocks, soil, water and many other things.
This make part of our environment from which we derive existence. All these things can be put into two categories:

  1. Living things and 
  2. Non-living things

You learnt about these things in Primary science. In Biology we study living things


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    Background Information

All around us we notice the existence of trees, grass, insects, birds, wild animals, rocks, soil, water and many other things.
This make part of our environment from which we derive existence. All these things can be put into two categories:

  1. Living things and 
  2. Non-living things

You learnt about these things in Primary science. In Biology we study living things. All around us we notice the existence of trees, grass, insects, birds, wild animals, rocks, soil, water and many other things. This make part of our environment from which we derive existence.





































    Background Information

All around us we notice the existence of trees, grass, insects, birds, wild animals, rocks, soil, water and many other things.
This make part of our environment from which we derive existence. All these things can be put into two categories:

  1. Living things and 
  2. Non-living things

You learnt about these things in Primary science. In Biology we study living things


    In this session you will learn about:

   Branches of Biology,

  • Characteristics of living things,
  • Classification of living things,
  • Cells and their structure,
  • The microscope and how to use and care for it,
  • Cell Physiology,
  • Nutrition in plants and animals. 

    Branches of Biology

Biology can be divided into various branches. Such branches are named according to which organisms are involved:

1. Botany - the study of plants e.g. Maize.
2. Zoology - the study of animals e.g. Leopard
3. Microbiology - the study of micro-organisms e.g. Bacteria
4. Mycology - the study of fungi e.g. Mushrooms



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    Lesson Objectives

By the end of the lesson you should be able to:




    Lesson Objectives

By the end of the lesson you should be able to:

    Background Information

All around us we notice the existence of trees, grass, insects, birds, wild animals, rocks, soil, water and many other things.
This make part of our environment from which we derive existence. All these things can be put into two categories:

  1. Living things and 
  2. Non-living things

You learnt about these things in Primary science. In Biology we study living things



Animation

Video

    Background Information

All around us we notice the existence of trees, grass, insects, birds, wild animals, rocks, soil, water and many other things.
This make part of our environment from which we derive existence. All these things can be put into two categories:

  1. Living things and 
  2. Non-living things

You learnt about these things in Primary science. In Biology we study living things

    Lesson Objectives

By the end of the lesson you should be able to:


  • List at least five branches of Biology.
  • Explain ways in which Biology is important in our every day life.
  • State the characteristics of living things.
  • State the main observable differences between plants and animals.

    In this session you will learn about:

   Branches of Biology,

  • Characteristics of living things,
  • Classification of living things,
  • Cells and their structure,
  • The microscope and how to use and care for it,
  • Cell Physiology,
  • Nutrition in plants and animals. 

    Branches of Biology

Biology can be divided into various branches. Such branches are named according to which organisms are involved:

1. Botany - the study of plants e.g. Maize.
2. Zoology - the study of animals e.g. Leopard
3. Microbiology - the study of micro-organisms e.g. Bacteria
4. Mycology - the study of fungi e.g. Mushrooms


    Background Information

All around us we notice the existence of trees, grass, insects, birds, wild animals, rocks, soil, water and many other things.
This make part of our environment from which we derive existence. All these things can be put into two categories:

  1. Living things and 

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