Category Archives: Biology

Chemicals in Food

All living things need food. Food provides energy, the raw materials necessary for building and repairing the body, and food is also needed to control the chemical reactions in cells (meaning to control the metabolism). Food is made up of … Continue reading

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The Study of an Ecosystem

There are many things needed to do to be able to properly study an ecosystem. There are different parts of the ecosystem that are to be studied. There is the animal part, the plant part, and the abiotic (non-living) part. … Continue reading

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Ecological Relationships in Nature: Populations

A population is a group of individuals of the same species living together in the same habitat at any given time. Many organisms live in populations for the reasons that it is safer when there are more of them, it … Continue reading

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Ecology

Ecology is the study of the interaction between living things and their environment. The environment of an organism includes the living and non-living factors. For example, a frog’s environment would include the living parts: the flies it eats, the plants … Continue reading

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The 7 Characteristics of Life

What is life? This is what scientists have been asking themselves for years. Now, to determine if something is alive or not, characteristics of life have been developed. For something to be considered alive, that something must have all the … Continue reading

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The Eye / L’Oeil / El Ojo

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Biology

What is biology? In one phrase, it is the study of living things (organisms). There are many different parts to biology. It can be divided into 12 sub-categories. Botany: The study of plants. Microbiology: The study of microscopic organisms such as bacteria … Continue reading

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Dissecting a Pig Heart

I used a pig’s heart in this dissection because it is very similar to a human’s in shape and size. I actually had two, so if I messed up I always had a second one. If you want to do … Continue reading

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