Essays in the Exam
Posted 13 May 2005 - 04:35 PM
Posted 13 May 2005 - 05:01 PM
Posted 13 May 2005 - 05:46 PM
Just remember to answer the question, and don't go off in a tangent!
Definitely wouldn't be happy doing a essay on meiosis or Protein synthesis!
Posted 13 May 2005 - 09:37 PM
Meiosis was in the essays last year so it shouldn't come up again this year, although you never know!
Protein synthesis isn't too bad surely?
If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you
But make allowance for their doubting too,
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or being lied about, don't deal in lies,
Or being hated, don't give way to hating,
And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise:
Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,
And--which is more--you'll be a Man, my son!
Posted 14 May 2005 - 09:56 AM
1. Aerobic respiration and comparing anaerobic and aerobic in animals (EDIT: Should say 'Aerobic respiration and compare anaerobic respiration in plants and animals)
2. Photosynthesis - photolyis, carbon fixation, structure of chloroplasts
4. Plants and how they are able to defend themselves
5. Water balance in kangaroo rat and fish
6. Protein synthesis
7. Homesasis - blood ugar, ADH etc
8. Role of IAA in plant growth, differntiantion of meristem tisue to xylem and phloem
9. The effects of chmical on growth - i.e minerals, vit D, calcium, etc
10. Finding food in animals - optimal foraging, territorial behaviour, cooperative hunting.
Please note that the above possibilities do not necessarily mean anything and the fact is, anything can come up in the course. However, the above is an 'educated guess' from my teacher who found some of the above topics not coming up recently. So, please, the above is just possibility
Posted 14 May 2005 - 10:08 AM
I think we had to do our own notes on that.
What would you write on the the 1st question?
Posted 14 May 2005 - 03:36 PM
For the first question:
a) chemistry of aerobic repiration - glycolysis, Krebs cycle, Cytochrome system
b) Differences in anaerobic resp. in plants and animals: plants -> ethanol and carbon dioxide produced. In animals -> lactic acid produced. You could also talk about anaerobic resp. in general. E.g only glycolysis takes place, therefore only gain of 2 ATP
Even I had to learn IAA and the whole hormone topic:
IAA is an auxin which are hormones whcih promote the growth of plants (i.e. cell division, elongation, differentiation)
Stimulates shoots (shoots -> up -> i.e stimulated growth)
Inhibits roots (roots -> down -> i.e inhibited growth)
Inhibits lateral buds
Stimulates fruit growth
promotes leaf fall
(Note. Inhibits does not mean that the plants will become smaller, but that it will not grow as much as the control plant)
Cork screw, did you try to use the Torrance book to try and revise it? I generally find this book difficult to revise with and that is why it is a course book. The problem is, it's written in paragraphs which maker harder to take things in. The chemcord book is GREAT. It condenses everything without compromising course coverage.
Posted 14 May 2005 - 04:58 PM
Yes, that big heavy plonker of a book - torrence!
Most of the info in that is completely unasked for!! I spent ages poring over every page - found to my dismay that the book goes over the requirements!!
Too late now...i'm going to have to have to go in cold turley.
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