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JSS 1 Basic Science (1st, 2nd & 3rd Term) Basic Science

NUTRITION

Nutrition is the process of taking in food to get energy and maintain life. It is also called feeding in living organisms. FOOD Food is any substance which when eaten is used to maintain life and growth. Importance of Food To give energy To maintain life It makes us grow To make one stay healthy […]

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Basic Science (Primary Classes) Basic Science

NUTRITION

Nutrition is how food affects the health of the body. Food is essential—it provides vital nutrients for survival, and helps the body function and stay healthy. The process of taking in food and using it for growth, metabolism, and repair.   CLASSES OF FOOD There are seven major classes of nutrients: Carbohydrates. Fats. Minerals. Proteins. […]

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Characteristics of living things

There are seven activities which make organisms different from non-living things. These are the seven characteristics of living organisms. 1. Nutrition Living things take in materials from their surroundings that they use for growth or to provide energy. Nutrition is the process by which organisms obtain energy and raw materials from nutrients such as proteins, […]

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Biology

NUTRITION IN ANIMALS – HETEROTROPHISM

NUTRITION IN ANIMALS – HETEROTROPHISM Meaning and Types of Heterotrophism This is a mode of nutrition whereby organisms feed on complex organic matter from other plants or animals All animals are heterotrophs Their mode of feeding is also said to be holozoic to distinguish it from other special types of heterotrophic nutrition namely: Saprophytism Parasitism […]

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Biology

CHARACTERISTICS OF LIVING THINGS

CHARACTERISTICS OF LIVING THINGS Life defined through observations of activities carried out by living things;   Nutrition Nutrition is the processes by which food/nutrients are acquired/made and utilized by living organisms. Green plants and certain bacteria make their own food. All other organisms feed on complex organic materials.   Respiration This is the breakdown of […]

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Agricultural Science (All Classes)

LIVESTOCK NUTRITION – SUPERB EXPLAINATION

Introduction Livestock nutrition: Livestocks are fed for the purpose of production and body maintenance. The edible material given to animals is called food. It is digested, absorbed and utilized in the body. Nutrients are organic and inorganic substances contained in the food materials Components of Food material Water, protein, Carbohydrates, Fats and oils, Vitamins Mineral […]

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Biology

MODE OF NUTRITION AND PLANT NUTRITION

MODE OF NUTRITION AND PLANT NUTRITION AUTOTROPHIC NUTRITION    Plants are referred to as autotrophs, i.e. being able to manufacture their food (Organic compound from inorganic materials such as water, carbon dioxide) Autotrophs generally have two modes of nutrition which are chemosynthesis and photosynthesis (holophytic).   HETEROTROPHIC NUTRITION This is a type of nutrition in which […]

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NUTRITION

What is nutrition disorders? Nutritional disorders are caused by insufficient or excess intake of a given nutrient(s). Some of the nutritional disorders are:- Kwashiorkor Marasmus Scurvy Goitre Rickets Osteomalacia There are other nutritional disorders associated with lifestyles. These include:- Gout Obesity Anorexia nervosa   FOOD Definition of Terms Food: This is any substance, liquid or solid […]

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