This section contains information, facts, and worksheets on Biology.
Biology is the wonderfully diverse study of all life on Earth. From ancient times through to modern, biologists have worked to examine the physical structure, chemical composition, function, development and evolution of organisms in order to better understand them.
Through study and technological advancements, we’ve grown from embellished stories of animals from new lands – with many 17th- and 18th-century descriptions of creatures resulting in crazy interpretations – to identifying the components of individual plant and animal cells and even decoding the building blocks of life, DNA.
Because biology encompasses all aspects of life, from genes and cells, to systems, organisms and ecosystems, there’s a lot to be learned about our impact on the world and the world’s impact on us. Over hundreds of years, we’ve given microbes a bad reputation – being the sources of illness, infection and decay – but today, we’re only just starting to scratch the surface of how important microbes are to being healthy. Similarly, understanding viruses is opening up a whole new field of medicine.
As we continue to explore the natural world and the web of life, we’re learning just how interconnected everything is. Symbiosis is more than barnacles hitching a ride on whales; no one a hundred years ago could have imagined that wolves that they considered dangerous pests, in fact, have the ability to affect the path of a river and the health of an entire eco-system in Yellowstone National Park, and yet through the field of biology, we now see this.
In this category, you’re able to explore the vast world of biology from plant and animal cells to photosynthesis, the human body, nutrition, biomes and ecosystems, the food chain, viruses, bacteria and so much more. Put on your lab coat, grab your magnifying glasses and enquiring minds, and let’s get learning about life!