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Official AQA Biology Unit 3 14th May 2013 NEW SPEC Watch

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    Explaining features/functions of the lungs
    8.15%
    Ventilation
    11.11%
    Blood flow in heart
    16.30%
    Explain Transport in blood
    5.19%
    Explain Transport in plants
    5.19%
    Evaluate kidney transplants/dialysis
    28.89%
    Explain biogas generator
    31.11%
    Other (please comment with your suggestion)
    12.59%
    The effects of global warming
    8.15%
    Evaluate the use of Artificial blood
    13.33%
    Evaluate the effectiveness of sports drinks
    11.11%

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    (Original post by lolface32)
    You do not need to know
    I quote the spec ,"Knowledge of other parts of the urinary system, thestructure of the kidney and the structure of a nephron is
    not required.". But it would help to know a little I suppose

    Oh okay! Thanks.
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    (Original post by MsFahima)
    CGP GCSE Biology - It doesn't go into THAT much detail, but since I've learnt it....

    What are you using? Maybe it's not necessary. Our teacher taught us, so I know it.
    I know about it but, in class, we never did it. And I'm using the Nelson Thornes guide.

    EDIT: I'm sure you don't need it- it's not on the specification
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    (Original post by MsFahima)
    I'm not sure... Maybe someone else can help you with it. Sorry.
    its alright

    (Original post by lolface32)
    There is nothing on the spec for Negative feedback, never heard of it:confused:
    oh am I glad to hear that .... it was on my human health exam last year and I didn't know it, because I know blood sugar is in this exam I thought it might be in too

    what are we all aiming/ predicting and required UMS scores ?
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    (Original post by Quantaˌ)
    I know about it but, in class, we never did it. And I'm using the Nelson Thornes guide.

    EDIT: I'm sure you don't need it- it's not on the specification

    I have that guide aswell. As the person previously quoted the specification - I don't think it is necessary to know. Back to questions then? Or thats it?
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    (Original post by MsFahima)
    I have that guide aswell. As the person previously quoted the specification - I don't think it is necessary to know. Back to questions then? Or thats it?
    We goin' all the way through the night :cool:

    What problems does deforestation lead to?
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    (Original post by lolface32)
    We goin' all the way through the night :cool:

    What problems does deforestation lead to?
    How many marks is this? Remember to add that. But, all through the night? Well, I'm revising anyway so I might as well. I need to revise french tomorrow so I want to finish biology today.

    Anyway, back to your question, it leads to more carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas, in the atmosphere. Less carbon dioxide is stored in trees- a carbon sink. The increase in carbon dioxide leads to global warming. There is also loss of biodiversity.

    Explain how a dialysis machine works. [4]
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    (Original post by Quantaˌ)
    How many marks is this? Remember to add that. Anyway, it leads to more carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas, in the atmosphere. Less carbon dioxide is stored in trees- a carbon sink. The increase in carbon dioxide leads to global warming. There is also loss of biodiversity.

    Explain how a dialysis machine works. [4]
    I wont add marks because it wont develop memory, it will benefit us more to give all the points we know so that we are prepared in the exam
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    (Original post by lolface32)
    We goin' all the way through the night :cool:

    What problems does deforestation lead to?
    1) CO2 released due to the burning of the trees
    2)More CO2 in the air as the trees cannot take it in.
    3)More methane in the atmosphere due to the rice fields and the cattle.
    4)Less Biodiversity as the trees get rid of the habitats for the different species. And these species can become extinct.

    Be Right Back - going for Dinner.
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    (Original post by Quantaˌ)
    How many marks is this? Remember to add that. Anyway, it leads to more carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas, in the atmosphere. Less carbon dioxide is stored in trees- a carbon sink. The increase in carbon dioxide leads to global warming. There is also loss of biodiversity.

    Explain how a dialysis machine works. [4]
    Dialysis works by having the same concentration of essential mineral ions, water ions as blood, meaning excess ions and water diffuse across the barrier. This also means that Urea will diffuse across the barrier. Big molecules can not diffuse across, proteins and blood cells for example.

    How do stents work?
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    (Original post by lolface32)
    I wont add marks because it wont develop memory, it will benefit us more to give all the points we know so that we are prepared in the exam
    Suppose so, but it helps to know how many points there are so we know if we've covered them all or not. I mean if you add marks but give all the points (e.g. give 6 points if we know them even if it's 4 marks)

    (Original post by lolface32)
    How do stents work?
    You install a stent in surgery. It is a wire mesh that is collasped. It is around a balloon that is inflated when the stent is in position in a blood vessel that is blocked by fat. The balloon is deflated and removed. The stent holds the blood vessel open.

    What do sport drinks contain and why are they useful?

    Note: I think we should say if the last person missed anything when we answer the next question
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    (Original post by Quantaˌ)
    Suppose so, but it helps to know how many points there are so we know if we've covered them all or not. I mean if you add marks but give all the points (e.g. give 6 points if we know them even if it's 4 marks)
    I suppose what you don't know cant hurt you then Besides, we should tell each other how to improve our answers, if we can.
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    sorry to interrupt but can anyone explain the different types of biogas generators and their advantages/disadvantages please?
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    Why does blood in arteries is under higher pressure?
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    (Original post by lolface32)
    Dialysis works by having the same concentration of essential mineral ions, water ions as blood, meaning excess ions and water diffuse across the barrier. This also means that Urea will diffuse across the barrier. Big molecules can not diffuse across, proteins and blood cells for example.

    How do stents work?
    The stent is put into the blood vessel which is too narrow or has too many fatty deposits. Then a balloon is used to push the stent against the walls to widen the vessel which then stays rigid when the balloon is taken out.

    How can diabetes (type 1) be controlled? [3]
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    (Original post by Quantaˌ)
    Suppose so, but it helps to know how many points there are so we know if we've covered them all or not. I mean if you add marks but give all the points (e.g. give 6 points if we know them even if it's 4 marks)



    You install a stent in surgery. It is a wire mesh that is collasped. It is around a balloon that is inflated when the stent is in position in a blood vessel that is blocked by fat. The balloon is deflated and removed. The stent holds the blood vessel open.

    What do sport drinks contain and why are they useful?

    Note: I think we should say if the last person missed anything when we answer the next question
    Sports Drinks 'supposedly' contain mineral ions which can be used to replace those wasted during exercise. Your answer was perfect

    What is ventilation?
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    (Original post by jonathanparkes)
    The stent is put into the blood vessel which is too narrow or has too many fatty deposits. Then a balloon is used to push the stent against the walls to widen the vessel which then stays rigid when the balloon is taken out.

    How can diabetes (type 1) be controlled? [3]
    It can be controlled through the following steps:

    - Injecting insulin after a high glucose diet
    - Eating a low sugar diet
    - Regular exercise to use up glucose taken in.

    What is transpiration and what causes it?
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    (Original post by Quantaˌ)
    How many marks is this? Remember to add that. But, all through the night? Well, I'm revising anyway so I might as well. I need to revise french tomorrow so I want to finish biology today.Anyway, back to your question, it leads to more carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas, in the atmosphere. Less carbon dioxide is stored in trees- a carbon sink. The increase in carbon dioxide leads to global warming. There is also loss of biodiversity.Explain how a dialysis machine works. [4]
    A dialysis machine acts as an artificial kidney so does the job of a kidney. It is used when people have kidney failure but have not had a transplant. The dialysis machine takes the blood from the body cleans it then puts it back in the body. The dialysis machine contains dialysis fluid which contains no urea so that the urea from the blood is removed, glucose and mineral ions in the solution are the same concentration as in the blood so they do not diffuse out of the blood because they need to be reabsorbed. Am I missing anything? Please do let me know what quality this answer is.
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    sorry to interrupt but can anyone explain the different types of biogas generators and their advantages/disadvantages please?
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    (Original post by veniceswan)
    Why does blood in arteries is under higher pressure?
    Because, it is coming from the heart which pumps it out. The veins go to the heart and are not under pressure.

    (Original post by jonathanparkes)
    How can diabetes (type 1) be controlled? [3]
    They can be controlled by insulin injection after meals, a controlled diet and regular exercise.

    (Original post by lolface32)
    What is transpiration and what causes it?
    Transpiration is water loss by evaporation in the leaves. The water loss from the leaves causes movements of water from the roots.

    What are the differences between positive and negative pressure breathing aids? [3]
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    (Original post by lolface32)
    It can be controlled through the following steps:

    - Injecting insulin after a high glucose diet
    - Eating a low sugar diet
    - Regular exercise to use up glucose taken in.

    What is transpiration and what causes it?
    Your answer is fine, others could be:
    -pancreas transplant
    -pancreas cell transplant
    -embryonic stem cells differenciating into insulin secreting cells

    Transpiration is water loss by evaporation, it occurs faster in hot, dry, windy and bright conditions as the stomata are fully open to let carbon dioxide in for photosynthesis.

    Explain the process of osmosis if an animal cell is surrounded by glucose solution [4]
 
 
 
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