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Osmosis and Diffusion Chemical element that plants turn into oxygen. A substance that is dissolved. H2O. Process of oxygen moving from one surface to another. Homogeneous mixture consisting of a solute and a solvent. Big
Protein Synthesis Each codon will represent one of these to build polypeptide chains.. Part of mRNa that gets 'spliced out' by SNURPS and spliceosomes.. Part of the central dogma that involves building the protein based on codons of mRNA. Type of bond formed between amino acids. The 'start codon'. Hard
Cells, Cell Division and the Cell Cycle Using terms that we have learned so far in our Biology unit, fill in the crossword puzzle below. This structure separates the inside of the cell from the external environment.. This organelle is the powerhouse of the cell. It produces energy the cell can use. . Cells divide because there is a ____________ to how big they can grow. . The first step in the cell division stage of the cell cycle that has 4 phases. . Cell division sometimes occurs to ____________ injured or damaged cells. . Hard
The Human Genome Project Working together with others to create something. Describing the specific location of genes on a chromosome. Building blocks of DNA (hint: A-T, G-C). Molecule with unique genetic information of an organism. Worldwide. Older Children
Abiotic and Biotic the living organisms in an ecosystem. a Biotic organism that can be found in lakes and rivers. an Abiotic factor that can be found everywhere on earth . a Biotic organism that can be found in every habitat on earth. a Biotic organism that is formed by spores absorbing water. Older Children
Biology Membrane around the cell. A stack of sacs that prepare molecules for use eleswhere. Single membrane organelle containing enzymes. A network of filaments in the cell. Organelle responsible for photosynthesis. Hard
Noah's Ark Completely covered with water during the flood. Represents God promise to never again flood the earth. Man God chose to build the ark. Days and night of rain on the whole earth. Sent out 3 times to check for land. Young Kids
Biodiversity Law designed to protect species in danger of extinction; passed by U.S. Congress in 1973. occurs when natural habitats are no longer able to support the species present. Transition from one biotic community to another after a disturbance. the process during which a large expanse of habitat is transformed into a number of smaller patches. Areas of high species diversity that are most at risk. Hard
Biology Crossroad A large naturally occurring community. Large group of organisms. an individual animal, plant, or single-celled life form. A group living in the same place. Any of the almost spherical concentric regions or matter that make up the earth. Big
Biology Cells a type of endocytosis in which the cell engulfs large particles. the layer of phoso-lipids surrounding the inner parts of the cell. disease-causing strands of DNA or RNA that are surrounded by protein coats. release of substance out of a cell by the fusion of a vesicles with the membrane. allows molecules that cannot directly cross the phospholipid bolster to diffuse through transport proteins in the membrane. Hard
Biology the variety of life on Earth.. the number of organisms of the same species that live in a particular geographic area . the parts of an experiment that don't change. the process in which organisms become better adapted to their environment in order to survive. a well-substantiated explanation of an aspect of the natural world. Hard
Genetics of Living Systems when a section of one chromosome breaks off and joins another. programmed cell death. mutation leading to the incorporation of an incorrect amino acid . a group of genes which all contain a homeobox. the preferred respiratory substrate for E.coli. Hard
Biology a type of eukaryotic organism kingdom that can be like a plant cell or an animal cell but does not fit in the animal or fungi kingdoms . the thread like structures that come out of fungi cells, they can contain many nucleui . food grown without pesticides or other chemicals . a hole filled with sap in a plant cell . the part of a cell where respiration takes place . Hard
Biology A&P air filled organs located on either side of the chest. a hormones gland that plays a major role in metabolism. produces enzymes that are released to help with digestion. long continuous tube running from the stomach to the anus. converge to form veins. Hard
Microbiology Terminology Any prolonged or persistent invasion of the body by pathogens e.g. Tuberculosis, leprosy, syphilis. Means microbes are present. Are bacteria which are found in or on our bodies on a semi-permanent basis without causing disease. When bacteria grow on body sites exposed to the environment, without causing infection. . An infectious microorganism that is normally a commensal or does not harm its host but can cause disease when the host's resistance is low. Hard
Microorganisms An infective agent that is able to multiply only within the living cells of a host.. A blood protein produced in response to and counteracting a specific antigen. Infections spread by the bite of infected arthropod species, such as mosquitoes, ticks, triatomine bugs, sandflies, and blackflies.. A type of cell within the body capable of engulfing and absorbing bacteria and other small cells and particles.. A bacterium, virus, or other microorganism that can cause disease.. Big
Mitosis and Meiosis Complete the crossword puzzle below Meiosis that occurs in males. Cells that are not dividing leave the cell cycle and remain in this stage. A chromosomal locus that regulates the movement of chromosomes during mitosis and meiosis. Results from the abnormal mitotic cell division. Somatic cell division. Hard
Mitosis What is the important event that happens in the middle of Mitosis. What is development of a protein formation of Prometaphase called. Main purpose of Interphase. Which point are the Sister Chromatids attached. The operation when a single cell divides into 2 identical daughter cells. Very Difficult
Biology Fermentation without oxygen. The supportive tissue of an epthelial organ, tumor, gonad, etc. Organisms that obrain food by consuming other living things. The first set of reactions in photosynthesis. The sequence of reactions by which most living cells generate energy during the process of aerobic respiration. Hard
Genetics codes for proteins . A pair of chromosomes that have the exact same gene. 4 squares that show the outcome of a trait . these include adenine thymine guanine and cytosine. a pair of genes where one is recessive and one is dominant . Hard
DNA and Genetics Michelle Tychalski A segment of a DNA or RNA molecule containing into coding for a protein . a fibrous substance consisting of polysaccharides and forming the major constituent in the exoskeleton of arthropods and the cell walls of fungi.. contain the complete set of necessary chromosomes. DNA replication is the process by which a double-stranded DNA molecule is copied to produce two identical DNA molecules. A gene locus when its cells contain 2 different alleles of a gene. Hard
Heredity and Evolution Branch of biology deals with heredity and variations. Speciation due to reproductive isolation. Law of independent assortment is based on. Father of genetics. New species arise from the pre-existing species. Hard
Genetics Segment containing info for coding. 2 of every kind of chromosome. Science of how traits are Inherited. a fibrous substance. Only in rna, a base pair. Hard
DNA A cell that has two of every type of chromosome. A long chain of materials with glucose found in the natural world with it. A compound consisting a phosphate group. The passing of genes from parent to offspring. The physical feature on a creature . Hard
Microbiology objective disease characteristics that can be observed by someone else examining the patient. a disturbance in the host which impairs normal host function. a microbial parasite that does harm to the host. a form of symbiosis in which two organisms of different species live in a relationship that benefits both of them. disease with fairly rapid onset and rapid recovery. Big
Physiology Lines the interior of the fibrous pericardium. Directed towards the left hip and rests on the diaphragm, approximately at the level of the fifth intercostal space. . A heart attack. a region of dead, deteriorating tissue resulting from a lack of oxygen. The upper venae cavae which drains oxygen poor blood from the veins into the right side of the heart. Hard
Biology a conjugated protein, consisting of haem and the protein globin, that gives red blood cells their characteristic colour. It combines reversibly with oxygen and is thus very important in the transportation of oxygen to tissues. he system by which ingested food is acted upon by physical and chemical means to provide the body with absorbable nutrients and to excrete waste products. an air cell of the lungs, formed by the terminal dilation of tiny air passageways.. either of the two main branches of the trachea.. the act of exhaling.. Big
Virus and Bacteria prokaryotic, in the genetics material in their cells is not contained in a nucleus. . chemical factories where proteins are produced . an organism that provides a source of energy for a virus or another organism.. Is substance introduced in the body to help produce chemicals that destroy specific viruses.. a long whip like structure that helps a cell to move. . Hard
Internal Anatomy of the Earthworm term meaning job, task, or purpose. where digestion and absorption of food takes place. refers to the inside. part of digestive system, secretes enzymes. located between the body wall and the digestive tract. Very Difficult
Biomass Energy Fill in the cross word puzzel _______ gas can be maid from biomass. _______ can be produced from biomass. bimass is any _______ material. biomass has ____. biomass can be converted to ___________. Hard
The Building Blocks of Life Hydrophobic biological molecule composed mostly of carbon and hydrogen. Protein that speeds up a biological reaction by lowering the activation energy needed to start the reaction. Smallest particle of matter. Is a pure substance formed when two or more different atoms combine. Large molecule formed from smaller repeating of identicle, compounds linked by convalent bonds. Big
What is Biology? The study of living organisms.. The study of genes, genetic variation of organisms.. The grouping of similar cells which complete similar tasks.. The leading founder of the Theory of Evolution. He discovered his finding when journeying through South America and the Galapagos Islands.. The smallest organisms and the building blocks for complex organisms.. Older Children
Biology This is what pathogens produce that make us feel ill.. This a another name for a white blood cell. . A weakened form of of a pathogen that is injected into people. . DNA strands are held together by ....... Microorganisms that cause disease.. Older Children
Biology Systems What system is made up of the autonomic nervous system, spinal nerves and cranial nerves?. A chemical messenger that is secreted from glands and diffused throughout the body in the blood to stimulate changes within the body.. One or more bundles of axons creating part of the system where impulses are sent between the brain, spinal cord and other parts of the body. . The internal environment of an animal's body has many factors that have to be kept at a steady set level (e.g. temperature and blood glucose level). The maintenance of these steady set state conditions in the body is called?. What is the word given to the system that is going on in the body but an animal is not conscious of it?. Big
Biology Distinctive fossil used to compare relative ages of fossils. Someone who studies fossils. 2 species evolve in response to changes in each other over time. Formation of new and distinct species. Age of a fossil is determined by finding out absolute age of surrounding rock. Hard
Ecologist Organism that makes its own food for energy.. A series of steps by which energy moves from one type of living thing to another.. All living and nonliving things in an area and their interactions. A consumer that hunts and eats another animal.. Any animal that is hunted by others for food.. Big
Sponges, Cnidarians, and Worms a group of similar cells that perform a specific function. one of about 35 major groups into which biologists classify members of the animal kingdom. an animal that has no backbone. the process by which a single organism produces a new organism identical to itself. an organism that provides food to a parasite that lives on or inside it. Hard
Macromolecules Build membranes.. Store genetic info.; Instructions to make proteins.. Macromolecular biological catalysts.. Building blocks for cells; Control chemical reactions.. A living organism that feeds on organic matter.. Hard
Microbiology Complete the crossword below One celled prokaryotes, some of which can cause disease . The way disease is spread . The ability of bacteria and other microorganism to resist the effects of an antibiotic . A process of reproduction that involves 1 parent and produces a genetically identical offspring . A disease that spreads around the world . Hard
Microbiology Also known as a 'germ' . Viruses are the smallest of all _____ . Fungi cannot move or eat on their own they rely on a ___ to do this. Viruses are not ____ nor are they cellular. Fungi is most beneficial uses of fungi came with the discovery of _____ penicillin. Older Children
Kingdom Protista This is contains the nucleus. Animals and some protists are this. Used to digest food in an animal-like protist. Used to dispose of excess liquid. Protists live in this. Hard
Foundation in Biology the scientific study of life. organism that makes its own food using energy and simple raw materials from the environment. In multi-celled organisms, specialized cells organized in a pattern that allows them to perform a collective function. testable explanation of a natural phenomenon . statement based on a hypothesis. Big
Cell Biology Organelle where photosynthesis occurs. Reducing power molecule produced by plants. cAMP is called a secondary ________. Used to excite the reaction center of photosystem II and I. Electron donor for photosynthesis. Big
Cell Membrane Terms A form of active transport in which cells transport molecules outside of the cell. Contraction of the cell membrane of a plant or animal cell as a result of loss of water from the cell. A state in which opposing forces or influences are balanced with particles still moving in and out of the cell, but at an equal rate. The process of particles, or solutes moving though a solution from an area with more particles to an area with less particles. The movement of materials across the cell membrane without using cellular energy. Hard
Biology Contains cell sap.. Basic unit of life. Unicellular organisms only have one cell. Multicellular organisms have many cells.. What happens to an enzyme in high temperatures and pH's. a type of cell within the body capable of engulfing and absorbing bacteria and other small cells and particles.. Biological catalysts speed up chemical reactions. . Older Children
Cells An organelle that consists of chlorophyll.. A space within the cytoplasm of a cell surrounded by a membrane and usually contains fluid.. A group of specialized cells that hold a similar structure and function.. A cell membrane that lets certain molecules to pass through it. . A term used to describe biotic elements made of one cell. . Hard
Biology the loss or removal of nitrogen or nitrogen compounds; specifically : reduction of nitrates or nitrites commonly by bacteria (as in soil) that usually results in the escape of nitrogen into the air.. resources are environmental conditions that limit the growth, abundance, or distribution of an organism or a population of organisms in an ecosystem. . rainfall made sufficiently acidic by atmospheric pollution that it causes environmental harm, typically to forests and lakes. The main cause is the industrial burning of coal and other fossil fuels, the waste gases from which contain sulfur and nitro. the chemical processes by which atmospheric nitrogen is assimilated into organic compounds, especially by certain microorganisms as part of the nitrogen cycle.. the mass of living biological organisms in a given area or ecosystem at a given time. . Hard
Biology a plastid that contains chlorophyll. a space or vesicle within the cytoplasm of a cell. any of a class of small organelles. cells apart from prokaryotic cells. the central and most important part of an object. Older Children
Plant and Animal Cell Organelles that capture energy from sunlight to produce food for the cell. Sac that stores water, food, waste products, and other materials. Membrane that surrounds the nucleus. Self-replicating organelle that breaks down substances. Where microtubules are made; when divided, the two parts move to opposite sides of the dividing cell . Hard
Basic Biology Find the word that fits! The process in organisms of eliminating waste material. Things that do not breathe, reproduce, move, grow or show sensitivity. The basic unit of all living things. Organisms that grow, reproduce, use energy, breathe, move and excrete. The duration of life of a living organism. Big
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