Do you understand the role of stem cells?
Stem Cells and Differentiation
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Use some of the following words to fill in the blanks. You can use each word more than once.
Growth, division, mass, weight, size, number
Complete the statements:
- Organisms get larger through the process of . Organisms grow by increasing the and of their cells.
- The of cells an organism has increases through cell .
What kind of chart do we use to measure human babies’ growth over time?CorrectIncorrect
As organisms grow, their cells need to become more specialised. This is so these new cells can perform their new roles. Which of the following is the process of making cells more specialised?CorrectIncorrect
The image shows a chart used to monitor a human baby’s growth over time.
As a baby grows, we measure their and at regular intervals. We can then plot the results on a chart like the one above. The curved lines represent , these can tell us how the baby’s growth compares to the rest of the . For example, if the measurements of a baby are below the 25th line, it means their growth is in the 25% of the population.
Use some of the following words to fill in the blanks:
Population, percentiles, weight, length, mass, bars, top, bottom
What does it mean to be in the 75th percentile? For example, you could be in the 75th percentile for your ability at a board game like chess.CorrectIncorrect
During the process of cell differentiation, which of the following may happen?CorrectIncorrect
Complete the sentence: Groups of cells in rapidly growing parts of plants, such as the roots and shoots have a special ability to turn into any kind of cell. These groups of cells are called .
Use one of the following words:
Animal, plant, bacteria, early, late
Complete the following statement:
Most types of cell differentiate at an stage, whereas, many types of cells retain the ability to differentiate throughout life.
Plants grow by doing which two processes?CorrectIncorrect
What are stem cells?CorrectIncorrect
There are two broad types of stem cells. Which of the following is the correct statement?CorrectIncorrect
Choose the statement which accurately describes the abilities of plant stem cells.CorrectIncorrect
Malaria, paralysis, diabetes, cholera
Treatment with stem cells may be able to help conditions where we have damaged cells, e.g. and .
There are some risks to using stem cells for treating human disease. Which of the following issues can arise during stem cell therapy?CorrectIncorrect