Category Archives: Biology

Organization of Cells

Why be organized? It can be said organization leads to efficiency. And in you, cells are organized into tissues, which are organized into organs, which are organized into organ systems, which form you. And it can be said that the … Continue reading

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Cytoplasm and Cytoskeletons

Does a cell have, or even need, a “skeleton”? What do you get if you take some tubing, and make the tubes smaller and smaller and smaller? You get very small tubes, or micro tubes. Very small tubes, or microtubules, … Continue reading

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Common Parts Of The Cell

What’s the same between a bacterial cell and one of your cells? There are many different types of cells, but they all have certain parts in common. As this image of human blood shows, cells come in different shapes and … Continue reading

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Acids And Bases in Biology

Acids and bases. Why are these important in biology? It comes back to a number of biological processes. For example, enzymes work best at specific levels of acids or bases. Take your stomach, a very acidic environment. The enzymes that … Continue reading

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Water And Life

Dihydrogen oxide or dihydrogen monoxide. Does this chemical sound dangerous? Another name for this compound is…water. Water can create some absolutely beautiful sights. Iguassu Falls is the largest series of waterfalls on the planet, located in Brazil, Argentina, and Paraguay. … Continue reading

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Energy And Biochemical Reactions

What is energy? Where does your energy come from? Can energy be recycled? This team of ants is breaking down a dead tree. A classic example of teamwork. And all that work takes energy. In fact, each chemical reaction – … Continue reading

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