Nutrition in Plants and Animals

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Topic Objectives

By the end of the topic, the learner should be able to:

  • Define nutrition and state its importance in living organisms
  • Differentiate various modes of feeding
  • Describe photosynthesis and show its importance in nature
  • Explain how the leaf is adapted to photosynthesis
  • Explain the factors affecting photosynthesis
  • Distinguish between carbohydrates proteins and lipids
  • State the importance of various chemical compounds in plants and animals
  • Explain the properties and functions of enzymes
  • Relate various types of teeth in mammals to their feeding habits
  • Differentiate between omnivorous, carnivorous and herbivorous modes of feeding
  • Relate the structures of the mammalian (human) alimentary canal to their functions
  • Explain the role of enzymes in digestion in a mammal (human)
  • Explain the factors that determine energy requirements in humans.
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Unit Includes

  • 10 Lessons
  • 1 Quiz
  • Unit Certificate
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