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Describe how cells are organised in a human starting from the smallest

Organ system


What is a tissue?

They are a group of smaller specialized cells that work together to perform a particular function. It can contain more than one type of cell


State 3 examples of tissue and their function

Muscular tissue-which contracts to move wherever its attached to

Glandular tissue-which makes and secretes chemicals like enzymes and hormones

Epithelial tissue-which covers some parts of the body e.g. inside of the gut


What is an organ? Define

An organ is a group of tissues that work together to perform a particular function


State an examples of an organ and their function based on their tissues

Muscular tissue-moves the stomach wall to churn up food

Glandular tissue-Which makes digestive juices to digest food

Epithelial tissue-which covers the outside and inside of the stomach

The stomach


State a organ system and the organs that consist in it and their part in the organ system

The digestive system, which breaks down and absorbs food.

Glands like the pancreas and the salivary glands as they make digestive juices

The stomach and small intestine which digest food

the liver which produces bile

small intestine which absorbs soluble food and molecules

large intestine which absorbs water from undigested food leaving faeces


What is an enzyme?

An enzyme is a biological catalyst.


Why do we have enzymes?

to speed up the rate of useful chemical reactions in the body. As we cant raise the temperature or any other method of speeding the reaction rate


Define what a catalyst is

A catalyst is a substance which increases the speed of a reaction, without being changed or used up in the reaction


What are enzymes made up of?

they are made of large proteins that are made up of chains of amino acids, and are folded up to unique shapes which enzymes need to fulfil their job


Describe simply how enzymes work using the lock and key diagram

Enzymes have active sites that are a specific shape to match a specific substrate

Only the substrate with the right shape will fit the enzyme and catalyse the reaction

once the substrate goes into the active site the enzyme tightens the fit a bit.

When the reaction is complete the substrate will be split or joined


How can temperature affect an enzyme?

The increase of temperature will increase the reaction at first like most reactions, however after a certain point the rate of reaction will decrease. If too cold the enzyme may not work well

the heat breaks the bonds in the enzyme and

the active site changes

the enzyme DENATURES


What do all enzymes have in terms or reaction rate?

They have a optimum temperature and ph where the rate of reaction is the fastest


What happens to an enzyme when its not in the optimum ph?

It will denature and not work as effectively

Most work best at Ph 7 but not all e.g. pepsin which works best at ph 2 in the stomach due to the conditions of it


Describe how you would test the effect that ph has on enzymes?

You would use the enzyme amaylase, and iodine to detect starch the solution will go from browny-orange to blue-black

1 Put a drop of iodine solution into every well of a spotting file

2 get a Bunsen burner on a heat -proof mat and a tripod and gauze over the Bunsen burner. Put a beaker of water on top of the tripod and heat the water until 35 degrees, and use a thermometer to measure this, try and keep the water temp as constant as possible

3 Then use a syringe to add 1cm cubed of amylase solution and 1 cm cubed of a buffer solution with a ph of 5 to a boiling tube. Using a test tube holders put the tube into the beaker of water and wait 5 minutes

4 next use another syringe to add 5cm cubed of starch solution to the boiling tube

5 immidiatley mix the contents of the boiling tube and start a stop clock

6 then sample the solution every 30 seconds using a pipette and put the drop into a well. When the solution eventually stays a browny orange colour stop as no starch is present and record the time

7 Then repeat the whole experiment at different ph's to see how ph effects the time taken to break things down

8 Remember to control variables each time


What is the equation for rate of reaction for the amylase experiment?

-------------------- = rate (s to the -1)


What do carbohydrates provide us with? And what do we need them for?


Cellular respiration and energy for metabolic reactions in your cells


What forms of carbohydrates are there?



How do you test for a starch? and sugars

Iodine test for starch turns blue black when present

Bénédicts solution to test for sugars turns brick red if sugar is present


How do you test for sugars?

prepare food sample ad put 5cm3 in a test tube

prepare a water bath so that its set to 75 Celsius

add 10 drops of benedicts solution to the test tube using a pipette

Place the test tube in the water bath using a test tube holder and leave it there for another 5 minutes make sure the tube is pointing away from you

If the sample contains sugar it will turn from blue-green-yellow-brickred


How do you test for starch?

Make a food sample of 5cm3 and put into a test tube

then add a few drops of iodine solution and gently shake the tube to mix the contents

if solution contains starch the solution should turn from browny-orange to black or blue-black


How do you test for proteins?

Prepare 2cm3 of you sample and put into a test tube

add 2cm3 of biuret solution

mix by gently shaking

if the food sample contains protein the solution will change from blue to pink or purple


What colour does protein go when tested with what?

biuret solution is used to test and makes the solution go from blue to pink or purple

or stay blue if none is present


How can you test for lipids?

Prepare a sample of your food put 5cm3 into a test tube(don't filter)

Use a pipette and add 3cm3 of Sudan III solution into the test tube and gently shake the tube

Sudan III stains lipids so if lipids is in sample the mixture will separate into two layers. The top layer will be bright red, if not present no red layer will be present at the top


what chemical would you use to test for lipids and what would happen if it was present

Sudan III

a red layer will form on the top of the solution


How do you prepare food as a sample?

break it up using a pestle and mortar

put the food into some distilled water and put in a beaker

stir the mixture

Filter the solution using a funnel lined with filter paper to get rid of the solid bits of food


What does the salivary glands do for digestion

produce amylase enzyme in the saliva


What does the gullet do for digestion?

Move food down to the stomach


What does the stomach do for digestion?

pummels food with its muscular walls

produces protease enzyme pepsin

produces hydrochloric acid to kill bacteria and be the right Ph for the protease enzyme


What does the liver do for digestion?

It produces bile which emulsifies fats and neutralises stomach acid


What does the Gall Bladder do for digestion?

It is where bile is stored before its released into the small intestine


What does the pancreas do in digestion?

Produces protease, amylase and lipase enzymes. It releases these into the small intestine


What does the large intestine do for digestion?

Where excess water is absorbed from the food


What does the small intestine do for digestion?

produces lipase, amylase and protease to complete digestion

also absorbs nutrients and puts them into blood


What does the rectum do for digestion?

Where faeces are stored and disposed through the anus