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Hello! Welcome to my shop. Please take a moment to browse. You’ll find high quality biology resources that are fun, engaging and pupil-led. As a teacher I've implemented the things I've always wanted in my lessons, into my resources. That is, resources of excellent quality that truly impact learning. As we know, efficiency is paramount therefore my full-lessons incorporate mark-schemes too, all ready to go! Leaving you with more time to focus on being present for your students.

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Hello! Welcome to my shop. Please take a moment to browse. You’ll find high quality biology resources that are fun, engaging and pupil-led. As a teacher I've implemented the things I've always wanted in my lessons, into my resources. That is, resources of excellent quality that truly impact learning. As we know, efficiency is paramount therefore my full-lessons incorporate mark-schemes too, all ready to go! Leaving you with more time to focus on being present for your students.
13.4 DNA and the genome GCSE (Grade 1-9) Biology
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13.4 DNA and the genome GCSE (Grade 1-9) Biology

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This resource is designed for the new AQA GCSE (Grade 1-9) Biology specification. Everything you need is within the powerpoint - just print the worksheets from there, but I’ve also included the activities as pdf files in case you prefer to print from individual files. It includes several different activities to cover the following learning objectives: Recall that DNA is the material of inheritance (Grade 4) Describe what a genome is (Grade 6) Explain applications for genetics (Grade 8) There are extension activities included and all activities come with a mark scheme/crib sheet or marking guidance for self or peer assessment.
Ten KS3 biology practicals that make learning fun and engaging
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Ten KS3 biology practicals that make learning fun and engaging

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Are you looking for some fun practicals to do with your Year 7 and Year 8 science classes? This set of ten KS3 biology practicals will keep them entertained for weeks! Some of the practicals are more suited to a bottom set and others require the students to design their own investigation before carrying it out. The diffusion practical (among others) can be extended to GCSE students by simply introducing surface area:volume calculations/rates of diffusion estimations. All practicals have a place within the KS3 biology curriculum and will support student learning going into the GCSE biology science courses. Most practicals require easily accessible equipment that is not outside of the normal requisition list that you might give your science technicians. Phenolphthalein, cambomba (or elodea) and woodlice are probably the most exotic of materials to source and will have to be ordered in advance. Collection of some materials (e.g. plastic bottles to make spirometers) can be outsourced to your students who I am sure wouldn’t mind bringing in their own from home! Have fun with it!
Cloning and biotechnology NEW A-Level biology spec: Natural & artificial cloning, Biotech, Culturing
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Cloning and biotechnology NEW A-Level biology spec: Natural & artificial cloning, Biotech, Culturing

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This is an entire lesson series for the Chapter: Cloning and Biotechnology for the NEW OCR A-level specification which has vast overlap with the AQA spec. There are a total of 124 PowerPoint presentation slides partitioned into individual lessons with identifiable lesson objectives. The scheme of work has been developed to engage your students through an array of different learning activities and will form the basis for the entire lesson series. It comes complete with answers to activities and practice exam questions so you don’t need to spend the time hunting for answers. It includes accurate and high quality information slides interspersed with pupil activities for the following sub-topics within the Chapter Cloning and Biotechnology: Natural clones: vegetative propagation Clones in plants: tissue culture, micropropagation, artificial cloning Artificial clones in animals: reproductive cloning, embryo splitting, somatic cell nuclear transfer, non-reproductive cloning Biotechnology: today and yesterday, advantages of using microorganisms Using biotechnology to make food: yoghurt, cheese, baking, alcohol, single-cell protein Other processes involving biotechnology, antibiotic and insulin production, bioremediation, asepsis Microorganism cultures: aseptic technique, practical (in pictures) using dye to streak agar Population growth: serial dilution practical, growth curve data to plot, phases of growth Immobilised enzymes: Advantages of use, methods for immobilisation, Industrial uses of immobilised enzymes, practical using alginate beads
13.5 DNA structure and protein synthesis GCSE Grade 1-9 triple biology content
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13.5 DNA structure and protein synthesis GCSE Grade 1-9 triple biology content

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This resource is designed for the new AQA GCSE (Grade 1-9) TRIPLE Biology ONLY* specification. Everything you need is within the PowerPoint - just print the activities from there, but I have also included the exam questions as a separate file in case you prefer to print from individual files. The complete lesson includes multiple lesson activities, mini-plenaries and exam practice built into high quality PowerPoint slides. The following learning objectives are covered within this lesson: Recall the base paired structure of DNA (Grade 4) - video, recap questions Explain steps in the process of protein synthesis (Grade 6) - information slides, summary, practice exam questions Link the mutations in the DNA code to the proteins made (Grade 8) - information slides, practice exam question (longer answer - 5 marker). Both the slides and the word document contain the mark scheme and can be used for peer/self-assessment. I have now included the mini-plenary task as a separate file so that you can print straight from pdf rather than printing slides from the PowerPoint. *Biology ONLY content is the triple GCSE award in science
6.3 Gas exchange in fish and insects A-Level (Year 12) biology
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6.3 Gas exchange in fish and insects A-Level (Year 12) biology

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This resource includes a 38-slide PowerPoint that will take up to two full lessons to complete. The presentation alternates between high-quality information slides and student-focused activities and includes mini-plenaries throughout. It covers the following learning objectives for the OCR A-level specification (-with significant overlap for AQA) detailed below. Alongside each objective I have detailed the options for activities that are included in the resource. You will find every activity to have a corresponding mark scheme that is integrated into the PowerPoint to aid easy peer/self-assessment. Describe the mechanism of ventilation and gas exchange in bony fish and insects (Grade C): Starter: fishy jokes; information slides on Fick’s Law, the structure of fish gills; mini-plenary to discuss how gill structure is related to function - link to video to support less able students; Gas exchange in bony fish worksheet; Mini-plenary to create a table on Ventilation Structures and Functions; Summary Qs and mark scheme. Explain the countercurrent flow mechanism (Grade B): Countercurrent flow information slides; countercurrent flow - link to online animation; Becoming a gas exchange surface role play activity; Gas exchange in bony fish worksheet; Summary Qs and mark scheme. Examine the gaseous exchange system of a bony fish and insect trachea (Grade A): Dissection of a bony fish - link to online method; homework task for students to write their own method; Gaseous exchange in insects information slides; Stucture and Function of the Tracheal System worksheet and mark scheme; Ventilation and one-way flow in insects information slides; Ventilation Feature and Effects mini-plenary; Quality of Written Communication Exam Question and mark scheme. Hope it helps you save time in your planning! Any feedback is much appreciated.
7.6 Blood vessels, tissue fluid and lymph A-level (Year 12) biology
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7.6 Blood vessels, tissue fluid and lymph A-level (Year 12) biology

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This resource has been created for the NEW OCR A-level biology specification but has much overlap with the AQA specification. The PowerPoint contains 22 high quality slides that alternate between teacher-led information slides and student-focused activities. There are options for making the content more student-led by printing the information slides for students to read and discuss in pairs and then attempt the activity that follows. I have provided the activities in separate files for those of you who prefer to print these from .pdf files. Every activity has a mark scheme integrated into the PowerPoint (and incorporated into the pdf) so that students can easily peer or self-assess. The content may take up to two lessons to deliver and should follow the Need for Transport Systems in Animals and the different types of circulatory systems (open vs closed, single vs double). The following topics are covered within this resource: Blood vessels: arteries, arterioles, veins, venules - structure and function The composition and role of blood, plasma, tissue fluid and lymph Capillary permeability and the formation of tissue fluid The lymphatic system and formation of lymph Hydrostatic and oncotic pressures This lesson should then be followed by The Structure of The Heart. Your feedback is very much appreciated.
11.10 Using Plant Hormones GCSE (Grade 1-9) Biology only TRIPLE SCIENCE
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11.10 Using Plant Hormones GCSE (Grade 1-9) Biology only TRIPLE SCIENCE

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11.10 Using Plant Hormones GCSE (Grade 1-9) Biology only TRIPLE SCIENCE Plant hormones is a biology only topic for your triple science group. A complete lesson with a variety of pupil-led activities to achieve the following learning objectives: Describe different commercial uses of auxins (grade 4) Explain how auxins / gibberellins cause these effects in that use (grade 6) Analyse the effect of plant hormones on plant growth data (grade 8)
Ecosystems NEW AlevelTransfer of biomass; Manipulating transfer; Recycling in ecosystems; Succession
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Ecosystems NEW AlevelTransfer of biomass; Manipulating transfer; Recycling in ecosystems; Succession

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This is a lesson series for the Chapter: Ecosystems for the NEW OCR A-level specification which has vast overlap with the AQA spec. There are a total of 87 PowerPoint presentation slides partitioned into five individual lessons with identifiable lesson objectives. The scheme of work has been developed to engage your students through an array of different learning activities and will form the basis for the lesson series. It comes complete with answers to activities and practice exam questions so you don’t need to spend the time hunting for answers. It includes accurate and high quality information slides interspersed with pupil activities for the following topics within the chapter on Ecosystems: Ecosystems: matching the feeding relationships; naming ecosystems; biotic and abiotic factors; dynamic changes in an ecosystem; practise exam question Transfer of biomass: starter - what’s the question; energy flow through ecosystems - covering terminology; draw an energy flow diagram - example included; food webs and trophic levels activities; how energy is lost; efficiency of energy transfer; comparison of pyramid of numbers versus biomass; calculating efficiency Manipulating transfer of biomass: starter - compare terms; what is productivity; maximising productivity - link methods to their explanation task; broiler chicken video; ways to maximise secondary productivity; summary questions and answers included Recycling within ecosystems: starter - name the compound; the importance of root nodules; activitiy: inserting formulas for each compound in the nitrogen cycle; activity: gap fill of the nitrogen cycle and applying a key to identify stages of the cycle; practise exam question - with answers; carbon cycle gap fill Succession: primary succession; examples of pioneer species; secondary succession; climax communities; sand dunes; deflected succession; practise exam questions - with answers
Cardiac cycle A-Level worksheet, exam qs & answers
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Cardiac cycle A-Level worksheet, exam qs & answers

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This revision resource is designed for OCR A-level Biology but is equally suitable for other boards. This resource contains: a worksheet for the topic on Transport in Animals: The Cardiac Cycle model answers for the worksheet information card exam questions mark scheme. This resource is easily differentiated by students choosing to use the information card or completing the worksheet independently. The model answer sheet/key is included for either peer/self assessment. Students that finish early can be looking to extend their understanding by completing the exam questions with mark schemes. The worksheet and information slides are very detailed therefore it is recommended that they be printed in A3 for use. I have included pdf versions in addition to the powerpoint files as powerpoint, opened in different versions, can cause some formatting issues. The powerpoint files are there so that you can edit the resources, if you wish to do so. Topics include: Cardiac muscle; Atrial Systole; Ventricular Systole; Diastole; The importance of Valves; Pressure changes in the heart; Electrical Conduction; Components of an ECG trace. Other individual worksheets and exam questions are available to complete this series of lessons on Mass Transport. There is also a Bundle that includes all 5 worksheets with corresponding information sheets and exam questions. Please leave a review if you find my resources helpful. Leave three reviews and I will send you a fourth resource of similar value free via email. If you have any issues please contact me at MEstEstEst@gmail.com. Thank you.
8.1 Genes and the genetic code NEW Year 12 Biology specification
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8.1 Genes and the genetic code NEW Year 12 Biology specification

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Content is for the NEW AQA A-level biology specification. This lesson plan and PowerPoint presentation includes all the activities (all in one file!) to achieve the following learning objectives: 1) Describe the nature of a gene 2) Explain how genes code for polypeptides 3) Explain the degenerate, non-overlapping nature of the genetic code The contents of the file contains a variety of student focused learning activities including: labelling task; verbal tasks; hunt the answers; exam questions.
Populations & sustainability: Balancing the conflict between conservation & human needs A-level bio
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Populations & sustainability: Balancing the conflict between conservation & human needs A-level bio

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This section of the A-level biology course lends itself to student led activities as it is focuses on three case studies: The Terai region, Maasai Mara and Peat bogs. This Powerpoint presentation provides everything you need to run a student led lesson of research and class presentations complete with information cards for printing and laminating and also a question sheet to complete. There are a set of cards included to provide each student with a specified role within their working group so that all students contribute equally to the task. The lesson is structured towards the following graded lesson objectives: Describe using examples effective conservation programs Explain the effects of human activities on environmental resources Explain how management of an ecosystem can provide resources in a sustainable way The students are then able to use these to reflect on their learning at the end of the lesson. This resource is sold as a single lesson and provides an example of the content and quality of my resources for GCSE and A-level biology, many of which are sold as a series of lessons. Your feedback is much appreciated.
Populations and sustainability: Controlling the effects of human activities A-level biology
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Populations and sustainability: Controlling the effects of human activities A-level biology

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This section of the A-level biology course lends itself to student led activities as it focuses on four case studies: The Galapagos Islands, The Antarctic, The Lake District and Snowdonia National Park. This Powerpoint presentation provides everything you need to run a student led activity where student hunt the answers to worksheet questions from a set of prepared information cards distributed around the room. The mark scheme for the worksheet is included for peer or self-assessment. The lesson is structured towards the following graded lesson objectives: Describe with examples the effects of human activities on the animal and plant populations in the Galapagos Islands Explain how the management of an ecosystem can provide resources in a sustainable way Evaluate the effectiveness of strategies used for conservation Students are then able to use the the graded lesson objectives provided to reflect on their learning at the end of the lesson. This resource is sold as a single lesson and provides an example of the content and quality of my resources for GCSE and A Level biology, many of which are sold as a much larger series of lessons. Your feedback is much appreciated.
13.3 The Best of Both Worlds GCSE (Grade 1-9) Biology (Pros & cons of Sexual & Asexual Reproduction)
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13.3 The Best of Both Worlds GCSE (Grade 1-9) Biology (Pros & cons of Sexual & Asexual Reproduction)

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Content is for the NEW AQA GCSE (Grade 1-9) Biology specification. This GCSE Biology lesson plan/PowerPoint presentation contains all the activities and resources (in one file!) to achieve the following learning objectives: Recall how organisms adapt to changing circumstances (Grade 4) -information slides; summary questions and answers Describe the advantages and disadvantages of both forms of reproduction (Grade 6) - starter activity: pupils given statements which they must identify as being an advantage or disadvantage of sexual or asexual reproduction; summary questions and answers; practise exam questions and mark scheme Explain how organisms can reproduce both sexually and asexually (Grade 8) - Video link with corresponding questions on plasmodium parasite lifecycle; puzzle to cut and sort together to depict the lifecycle of the malarial parasite All activities include the answers for peer or self-assessment.
Sexual and asexual reproduction, mitosis, meiosis, DNA and the genome, DNA structure and protein synthesis GCSE Biology
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Sexual and asexual reproduction, mitosis, meiosis, DNA and the genome, DNA structure and protein synthesis GCSE Biology

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GCSE biology (Grade 1-9) resources for the following lessons: Types of Reproduction (sexual and asexual) Production of gametes by Meiosis The advantages of sexual and asexual reproduction DNA and the genome DNA structure and protein synthesis All student activities and corresponding mark schemes are embedded into the PowerPoints but can be easily exported to pdf format for printing (or just print directly from the PowerPoint). Some of this material is for the biology only* award (*triple science course) and some of this material is for the combined science award (double award otherwise known as the trilogy course).
5.3 and 5.4 Growing bacteria in the lab &  preventing bacterial growth GCSE (Grade 1-9) Biology
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5.3 and 5.4 Growing bacteria in the lab & preventing bacterial growth GCSE (Grade 1-9) Biology

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Twenty five slides (two complete lessons) of fun and engaging activities with integrated answers compiled for the NEW GCSE Biology specification. Prepared with differentiated activities to achieve the following learning objectives: Bacteria multiply by simple cell division - starter video of bacterial division and discussion; video on different microorganisms - identify as many as you can! How to grow (at lower temperatures) and use uncontaminated cultures of bacteria - sterile technique (aseptic technique) information slides; extended writing task to describe the process using the diagrams and video information - scaffolding with identified key words/terms to include; storage of plates information and brief writing task; linking activity on culture mediums; ordering task of the steps involved in growing microorganisms in the lab. Calculate the number of bacteria in a population - enumeration of bacteria information slide and worked example to try followed by differentiated questions to calculate bacterial populations with fully integrated answers. The effect of disinfectants and antibiotics on bacterial growth - the great microbiology quiz activity; plenary linking terms to their roles in preventing bacterial growth.
Module 6 - Genetics and Ecosystems: Cellular Control; Cloning and Biotech; Manipulating Genomes; Patterns of Inheritance; Populations and Sustainability; Recycling -Nitrogen and Carbon Cycles
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Module 6 - Genetics and Ecosystems: Cellular Control; Cloning and Biotech; Manipulating Genomes; Patterns of Inheritance; Populations and Sustainability; Recycling -Nitrogen and Carbon Cycles

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This bundle contains all the lessons for Module 6 (OCR exam board) - Genetics, Evolution and Ecosystems. Student activities, worksheets and practice exam questions with answers/crib sheets are included. This is your year planned! This bundle will provide you with everything you need to deliver high quality lessons to your Year 13 classes. Each chapter is partitioned into individual lessons with identifiable learning objectives. Each PowerPoint presentation is equivalent to 1-2 lessons and contains a series of different learning activities interspersed with high quality information slides that can be printed for students to add their own notes. Why don’t you visit my shop to have a look at some of my resources sold singularly to have an idea of the quality and content of my bundled resources.
Animal Transport: A-level Revision worksheets on Haemoglobin; Structure of the heart; Cardiac cycle; Transport of oxygen and carbon dioxide; Tissue fluid and lymph.
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Animal Transport: A-level Revision worksheets on Haemoglobin; Structure of the heart; Cardiac cycle; Transport of oxygen and carbon dioxide; Tissue fluid and lymph.

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This set of resources provides an in depth revision activity for AS biology students studying Animal Transport. It is suitable for the OCR exam board but has vast overlap with AQA. The contents are differentiated to include 5 worksheets with compatible information cards (to support students). Each worksheet has a corresponding mark scheme. And each topic comes with a selection of exam questions and mark schemes. If you find these resources useful please leave a review. If you leave three reviews I will send you a resource of the same price for free via email. Any questions please contact me at Mestestest@gmail.com.
Populations and sustainability: What determines population size; Interactions between populations; Conservation and preservation; Sustainable management; Balancing the conflict between conservation and human needs; Controlling the effects of human activities
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Populations and sustainability: What determines population size; Interactions between populations; Conservation and preservation; Sustainable management; Balancing the conflict between conservation and human needs; Controlling the effects of human activities

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This is an entire lesson series for the Chapter: Populations and Sustainability for the NEW OCR A-level specification. There are a total of 111 PowerPoint presentation slides partitioned into individual lessons with identifiable lesson objectives. This scheme of work has been developed to engage your students through an array of different learning activities and will form the basis for the entire lesson series. It comes complete with answers to activities and questions so you don’t need to spend the time hunting for answers. It includes accurate and high quality information slides interspersed with pupil activities for the following topics within the Chapter Populations and Sustainability: What determines population size? Interactions between populations Conservation and preservation Sustainable management Balancing the conflict between conservation and human needs Controlling the effects of human activities
Primary & Secondary Non-specific Immune Responses, defence mechanisms. A-Level biology (OCR & AQA)
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Primary & Secondary Non-specific Immune Responses, defence mechanisms. A-Level biology (OCR & AQA)

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This resource contains all the material you need to deliver the following two lessons: 5.1 Animal defences against disease (primary non-specific defence) 5.2 Phagocytosis (secondary non-specific defence) Provided is a variety of activities, designed for either the OCR or AQA A-level specifications, to achieve the following learning objectives: Recall the main defence mechanisms of the body (Grade C) Describe how neutrophils phagocytose pathogens (Grade B) Evaluate how antigenic variation affects the body’s response to infection (Grade A) All the answers/mark shemes are integrated within the PowerPoint but in addition I have provided some of the activities (and mark schemes) as separate files for ease of printing if you prefer to print from .pdf files rather than .ppt files. I am sure it will save you loads of time (because it took me a crazy amount of time to create it) and I welcome your feedback on this resource!
Tissue fluid, lymph A-level worksheet, exam qs & answers
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Tissue fluid, lymph A-level worksheet, exam qs & answers

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This revision resource is designed for OCR A-level Biology but is equally suitable for other boards. This resource contains: a worksheet for the topic on Transport in Animals: Tissue fluid, Lymph and Exchange at the capillaries model answers for the worksheet information card exam questions mark scheme. This resource is easily differentiated by students choosing to use the information card or completing the worksheet independently. The model answer sheet/key is included for either peer/self assessment. Students that finish early can be looking to extend their understanding by completing the exam questions with mark schemes. The worksheet and information slides are very detailed therefore it is recommended that they be printed in A3 for use. I have included pdf versions in addition to the powerpoint files as powerpoint, opened in different versions, can cause some formatting issues. The powerpoint files are there so that you can edit the resources, if you wish to do so. Topics include: Arterioles and venules; The Formation of Tissue Fluid; The Formation of Lymph; The lymphatic system; Reabsorption of tissue fluid. Other individual worksheets and exam questions are available to complete this series of lessons on Mass Transport. There is also a Bundle that includes all 5 worksheets with corresponding information sheets and exam questions. Please leave a review if you find my resources helpful. Leave three reviews and I will send you a fourth resource of similar value free via email. If you have any issues please contact me at MEstEstEst@gmail.com Thank you.