NATURE

LIFE ON EARTH
WHAT DO ALL LIVING THINGS HAVE IN COMMON?
CAN LIFE EXIST WITHOUT SUNLIGHT?
HOW DOES THE MOVEMENT OF EARTH AFFECT LIFE ON OUR PLANET?
LIFE CYCLES
CLASSIFICATION
BIOLOGY
WHAT EXACTLY DO BIOLOGISTS STUDY?
DO BIOLOGISTS ONLY STUDY STRUCTURE?
MICROBIOLOGY
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CELLS
ARE THERE DIFFERENT TYPES OF CELLS IN THE SAME ORGANISM?
HOW DO PLANT AND ANIMAL CELLS DIFFER?
GENES
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EVOLUTION
WHAT IS THE EVIDENCE FOR EVOLUTION?
HOW DO NEW SPECIES EVOLVE?
HOW LONG DOES EVOLUTION TAKE?
NATURAL SELECTION
HUMAN EVOLUTION
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FOSSILS
HOW ARE FOSSILS FORMED?
WHAT DO FOSSILS SHOW US?
PALEONTOLOGY
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PREHISTORIC LIFE
WHAT WERE THE FIRST FORMS OF LIFE?
WHAT WERE THE FIRST LIFE FORMS ON LAND?
ICE AGES
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DINOSAURS
WHY WERE MANY DINOSAURS SO BIG?
HOW MANY DIFFERENT TYPES OF DINOSAUR WERE THERE?
HOW WERE DINOSAURS DIFFERENT FROM REPTILES TODAY?
PTEROSAURS
ICHTHYOSAURS
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ECOLOGY
WHAT IS AN ECOSYSTEM?
WHAT IS BIODIVERSITY?
WHY DO ECOSYSTEMS CHANGE?
FOOD CHAIN
NUTRIENT CYCLES
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HABITATS
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A HOME AND A HABITAT?
WHAT IS A MICROHABITAT?
OCEANS
WETLANDS
FORESTS
GRASSLANDS
DESERTS
MOUNTAINS
POLAR HABITATS
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MICROORGANISMS
WHAT IS A PROTIST?
BIOGRAPHY: LOUIS PASTEUR (1822–1895)
VIRUSES
BACTERIA
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FUNGI
HOW DO FUNGI FEED?
HOW DO FUNGI REPRODUCE?
ARE MUSHROOMS AND TOADSTOOLS THE SAME?
FUNGI CLASSIFICATION
MOLDS
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ALGAE
ARE ALGAE AND SEAWEED THE SAME THING?
DO ALGAE LIVE ONLY IN WATER?
ALGAE CLASSIFICATION
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LICHENS
HOW DO FUNGI AND ALGAE LIVE IN LICHENS?
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PLANTS
CAN PLANTS MOVE?
WHICH ARE THE BIGGEST PLANTS?
WHY DO PLANTS HAVE ROOTS?
HOW DO PLANTS DEFEND THEMSELVES?
PLANT CLASSIFICATION
PHOTOSYNTHESIS
TRANSPIRATION
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NON-FLOWERING PLANTS
HOW DO FERNS GROW?
HOW DOES MOSS LIVE WITHOUT ROOTS?
CLASSIFICATION OF NON-FLOWERING PLANTS
SPORES
CONIFERS
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FLOWERING PLANTS
WHAT IS INSIDE A FLOWER?
WHY ARE GRASSES SO IMPORTANT?
CLASSIFICATION: TYPES OF FLOWERING PLANTS
CLASSIFICATION: MONOCOTYLEDONS AND DICOTYLEDONS
POLLINATION
SEEDS
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TREES
WHY ARE TREES SO IMPORTANT?
HOW DO TREES GROW?
WHAT ARE BROAD-LEAVED TREES?
TREE CLASSIFICATION
DECIDUOUS TREES
CANOPY
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ANIMALS
WHICH FEATURES DO ALL ANIMALS HAVE IN COMMON?
WHAT IS THE WORLD’S FASTEST ANIMAL?
WHAT ARE WARM-BLOODED ANIMALS?
HOW BIG DO ANIMALS GROW?
BEHAVIOR
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FEEDING
WHAT IS AN OMNIVORE?
WHAT IS FILTER-FEEDING?
CARNIVORES
HERBIVORES
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SENSES
DO ANIMALS HAVE BETTER SENSES THAN US?
CAN ANIMALS SEE AT NIGHT?
WHICH ANIMALS HAVE EXTRA SENSES?
ECHOLOCATION
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COMMUNICATION
WHEN DO ANIMALS USE VISUAL SIGNALS?
WHY DO ANIMALS COMMUNICATE WITH SOUND?
DO ANIMALS ALWAYS TELL THE TRUTH?
WHY DO ANIMALS USE PHEROMONES?
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REPRODUCTION
HOW DO ANIMALS ATTRACT MATES?
WHY DO SOME ANIMALS GIVE BIRTH RATHER THAN LAY EGGS?
WHY LOOK AFTER YOUNG?
METAMORPHOSIS
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INVERTEBRATES
INVERTEBRATE GROUPS
ECHINODERMS
CNIDARIANS
SPONGES
INSECTS
MOLLUSKS
ANNELID WORMS
HOW DO ANIMALS SURVIVE WITHOUT BONES?
DO INVERTEBRATES’ EXOSKELETONS GROW?
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VERTEBRATES
VERTEBRATE GROUPS
REPTILES
BIRDS
MAMMALS
AMPHIBIANS
FISH
WHAT DOES THE SKELETON DO?
HOW MANY LIMBS DO VERTEBRATES HAVE?
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CNIDARIANS
HOW DO JELLYFISH MOVE THROUGH THE WATER?
HOW DO SEA ANEMONES FEED?
CNIDARIAN CLASSIFICATION
CORAL
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ECHINODERMS
HOW DO STARFISH FEED?
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN A STARFISH LOSES A LIMB?
ECHINODERM CLASSIFICATION
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SPONGES
HOW DO SPONGES FEED?
SPONGE CLASSIFICATION
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WORMS
WHERE DO WORMS LIVE?
HOW DO WORMS SENSE THEIR SURROUNDINGS?
WORM CLASSIFICATION
PARASITES
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MOLLUSKS
WHAT FEATURES DO MOLLUSKS HAVE IN COMMON?
HOW DO MOLLUSKS FEED?
HOW DO MOLLUSKS REPRODUCE?
MOLLUSK CLASSIFICATION
SHELLS
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ARTHROPODS
WHAT FEATURES DO ARTHROPODS SHARE?
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A CENTIPEDE AND A MILLIPEDE?
DO ALL CENTIPEDES HAVE ONE HUNDRED LEGS?
ARTHROPOD CLASSIFICATION
EXOSKELETON
ARACHNIDS
HOW DO SPIDERS SPIN SILK?
HOW DO SCORPIONS KILL THEIR PREY?
ARACHNID CLASSIFICATION
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CRUSTACEANS
WHERE DO CRUSTACEANS LIVE?
WHAT DO CRUSTACEANS EAT?
ARE BABY CRUSTACEANS LIKE THE ADULTS?
CRUSTACEAN CLASSIFICATION
KRILL
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INSECTS
WHY ARE INSECTS SO SUCCESSFUL?
HOW DO INSECTS DEFEND THEMSELVES?
WHAT DO INSECTS EAT?
WHERE DO INSECTS GO IN WINTER?
HOW DO INSECTS AFFECT HUMANS?
INSECT CLASSIFICATION
ANTENNAE
COLONIES
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FISH
WHERE DO FISH LIVE?
HOW DO SHARKS HUNT?
ARE THERE ANY PARASITIC FISH?
FISH CLASSIFICATION
GILLS
BIOLUMINESCENCE
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AMPHIBIANS
CAN AMPHIBIANS BREATHE THROUGH THEIR SKIN?
HOW DO AMPHIBIANS DEFEND THEMSELVES AGAINST PREDATORS?
WHAT IS A CAECILIAN?
WHAT DO AMPHIBIANS EAT?
WHY DO MOST AMPHIBIANS LIVE NEAR WATER?
HOW IS COLOR IMPORTANT TO AMPHIBIANS?
AMPHIBIAN CLASSIFICATION
TADPOLES
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REPTILES
WHAT DO REPTILES EAT?
HOW DO REPTILES ESCAPE FROM DANGER?
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A TURTLE AND A TORTOISE?
HOW DO REPTILES REPRODUCE
HOW DO CROCODILES HUNT?
REPTILE CLASSIFICATION
VENOM
REGENERATION
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BIRDS
HOW ARE BIRDS’ BODIES DESIGNED FOR FLIGHT?
HOW DO FEATHERS HELP BIRDS FLY?
CAN ALL BIRDS FLY?
WHAT DO BIRDS EAT?
FOOT SHAPES
BIRD CLASSIFICATION
NESTS
MIGRATION
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MAMMALS
WHAT FEATURES DO ALL MAMMALS SHARE?
WHAT DO MAMMALS EAT?
HOW DO MAMMALS REPRODUCE?
WHY IS BEING WARM-BLOODED USEFUL?
MAMMAL CLASSIFICATION
GESTATION
HIBERNATION
PRIMATES
RODENTS
MARSUPIALS
MONOTREMES
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ENDANGERED SPECIES
WHAT IS THE WORST PROBLEM FACING WILDLIFE?
WHY ARE ISLAND SPECIES ESPECIALLY AT RISK?
EXTINCTION
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CONSERVATION
WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO SAVE WILDLIFE?
HOW DO CAPTIVE BREEDING PROGRAMS WORK?
HOW CAN ORDINARY PEOPLE HELP CONSERVATION?
HAS CONSERVATION SAVED WILDLIFE IN THE PAST?
WHAT ACTION CAN BE TAKEN TO SAVE SPECIES ON THE BRINK OF EXTINCTION?
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