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EuroBio is an extensive collection of illustrations for use in biology teaching, produced by Steven Weinberg, John Watson and Cosimo de Benedictis  of the European schools. The images do not have captions; these are in separate text files. Click on the flag below to download in one of the available languages.

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The images come in two sets: basic and advanced to fit with the syllabuses of the European Schools' biology programme.

You may download the Basic images (as PDF files) from this page -- the Advanced set is on an accompanying page.

Please note that the materials remain the copyright of the European Schools (Scholae Europeae), but they can be used freely for non-commercial educational purposes.


Chapter 1. General introduction

Characteristics of living things
Levels of organisation
The cell


Chapter 2. Animal physiology

The chemistry of life
Lipids and proteins
The human digestive system
Digestion and absorption
Basics of respiration
The human breathing system
Experiments on human respiration
The mechanics of breathing
The heart
Blood vessels
Circulatory system
The blood
Lymphatic system and defence against infection
Cardiovascular diseases
Excretory organs
The liver
The skin


Chapter 3. Plant physiology

Experiments on photosynthesis
Respiration and fermentation
Transport in plants


Chapter 4. Ecology

Example of an ecosystem (Coral reef)
Trophic relationships
Food chains and webs
Coral reef food web
The carbon cycle
Air use
Air pollution
Soil use (agriculture)
Other human activities and the soil
Water use
Water pollution


Chapter 5. Nervous and endocrine systems

The human nervous system
Neurones and nerves
Spinal cord and reflexes
The endocrine system


Chapter 6. Reproduction

Functions of mitosis
Chromosomes and genes
DNA structure and replication
The principle of sexual reproduction
Human female reproductive system
Human male reproductive system
Human menstrual cycle
Human male reproductive cycle
Development at puberty
Human sexual intercourse
Prenatal development
Sexually-transmitted disease s


Chapter 7. Genetics

Monohybrid crosses
Dihybrid crosses
Test crosses
Sex-linked (X-linked) characteristics
Family trees
Blood groups 1 (ABO and rhesus)
Blood groups 2 (ABO and transfusions)
Hereditary diseases