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SS1: BIOLOGY - 1ST TERM

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  1. Introduction to Biology | Week 1
    6 Topics
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    1 Quiz
  2. Recognizing Living Things | Week 2
    3 Topics
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    1 Quiz
  3. Organisation of Life | Week 3
    3 Topics
  4. Classification of Living Organisms | Week 4
    7 Topics
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    1 Quiz
  5. Kingdom Prokaryotae / Monera & Kingdom Protista | Week 5
    3 Topics
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    3 Quizzes
  6. Kingdom Fungi & Kingdom Plantae | Week 6
    9 Topics
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    2 Quizzes
  7. Kingdom Animalia I | Week 7
    6 Topics
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    1 Quiz
  8. Kingdom Animalia II | Week 8
    5 Topics
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    1 Quiz
  9. The Cell | Week 9
    3 Topics
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    1 Quiz
  10. The Cell Structure and Functions | Week 10
    4 Topics
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    1 Quiz
  11. The Cell and its Environment | Week 11
    4 Topics
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    1 Quiz
  12. Nutrition in Plants | Week 12
    4 Topics
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    1 Quiz



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Biologists used a standard system to name living organisms different from the common names such as cow, goat etc. that we are familiar with.  In the 18th century, Swedish naturalist, Carolus Linnaeus, developed the modern scientific system of giving two names to living things.

The first name is the Genus or Generic name; it starts with a capital letter and is, underlined when written, or printed in italics, while the second name is the Species or Specific name, it is written last, underlined when written separately, or printed in italics, and starts with a small letter. The scientific name for man is Homo sapiens or written in this form Homo sapiens.

Other examples are

Organism:Scientific Name:
MaizeZea mays
African ElephantLoxodonta africana
Red neck LizardAgama agama
HouseflyMusca domestica
Elephant grassPennisetum purpureum
RatRattus rattus
CatFelis catus
LionPanthera leo
DogCanis domestica

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