Classification of Reptiles

There are more than 8,200 living species of reptiles, with the majority being snakes or lizards. They are commonly placed in four different orders. Order Characteristics Crocodilia: crocodiles, alligators, caimans, gharials They have four sprawling legs that can be used to gallop; they replace their teeth throughout life; they have strong jaws and a powerful bite; they have […]

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Inquiry Training Model

It was developed by Richard Schumann to teach students a process for investigating and explaining unusual phenomena. His mode takes students through miniature versions of the kinds of procedures that scholars use to organize knowledge and generate principles. Based on a conception of scientific method, it attempts to teach students some of the skills and […]

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Lesson Planning

Proper planning of the lessons in key to effective teaching. A daily lesson planning consists of teaching points, specification to be achieved, organization of an orderly sequence of learning activities, actual test items to which pupils are to be exposed Lesson Planning is essential because, effective learning takes place only if content in presented in […]

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Types of Phylum: Characteristics with examples

Here is a list of important phylum: Phylum Characters Examples Protozoa Single celled animals Unicellular Animals like Amoeba, Paramoecium, Monogystis and Malaria parasite Porifera Pore bearers sponges Cnidaria Hydra, Jelly-Fishes, Sea-Anemones and Corals Coelenterata Common body cavity and digestive cavity Platyhelminthes Flatworms flatworms, tapeworms, flukes Nematoda Thread-like worms roundworms Annelida Metamerically segmented animal earthworms, leeches, […]

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Power of our senses

According to researchers Dr. L.D. Rosenblum, Dr. Harold Stolovitch and Dr Erica Keeps, here’s how much information each of our senses processes at the same time as compared to our other senses. 83.0% – Sight11.0% – Hearing03.5% – Smell01.5% – Touch01.0% – Taste

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Glands: Hormones, Function & Disease

Glands Hormones Functions Disease Pituitary anterior lobe Growth hormone (GH) Promotes growth of body tissues Gigantism (hypersecretion) Dwarfism (hyposecretion)   ACTH (adrenocoticotrophic hormone) Stimulates hormone release by adrenal cortex     TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone) Stimulates thyroid hormone release from thyroid     Follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) Stimulates gamete production in gonads   Luteinizing hormone (LH) Stimulates […]

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Symbols in Chemical Equations

Fundamental aspects of any chemical equation: The substances undergoing reaction are called reactants, and their formulas are placed on the left side of the equation. The substances generated by the reaction are called products, and their formulas are placed on the right sight of the equation. Plus signs (+) separate individual reactant and product formulas, and an […]

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Quiz: Digestive system and vitamins

Your digestive system, one of the largest organ systems in your body, proves essential for survival. Your digestive organs help you derive energy from food, allow your body to absorb essential nutrients and help eliminate waste products that would otherwise harm your health. Once you take your vitamin and it’s broken down in your stomach, and then sent […]

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Important Salts and their use

Many salts are commonly found and used in the home. Name Formula Use Sodium Chloride NaCl Table salt, or sodium chloride, is the ionic product of the combination of lye, or sodium hydroxide, and hydrochloric acid Sodium hydroxide NaOH Used for making soap and detergents Sodium Bicarbonate ( Baking soda ) NaHCO3 Sodium bicarbonate is […]

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