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Course Outline

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This is what we will aim to cover week by week.  It also shows approximately when summative work is due.  At this stage, it is a guide only.


 

 

Course Content Booklet 2010.doc

 

Term 1

WEEK

KEY IDEAS

 

 

FORMATIVE WORK

SUMMATIVEASSESSMENT

1

M6

M11

Course Orientation – policies & procedures & assessment.

Structure and Function of Polysaccharides and Lipids.

Basic Chemistry for Biology students

 

 

  

Macromolecules

WEEK

KEY IDEAS

 

 

FORMATIVE WORK

 

 

SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT

2

M1 –3 M7

M12

M4

·       DNA, chromosomes & genes

·       Protein synthesis

·        DNA replication

·        Transcription / Translation

Modelling of protein synthesis activity, and explaining the process aloud.

 

 

 

 

3

 

 

M5

 

 

·       Revision

·       Protein structure in relation to function

 

 

Test 1 – Macromolecules

M 1-4, 6-7, 11-12

(ie Polysaccharides, Lipids, Nucleic Acids – Structure and Function)

4

M9

M8

M10

·        Molecular recognition

·        Enzymes

·        Activation energy & enzymes

Enzyme Investigation

 

 

 

5

M13

M14

 

 

·        Universal presence of DNA

·        Evolutionary relationships & similarity of DNA & protein amino acid sequences

Analysis of amino acid sequences between species

Practice essay writing

 

Possible Year 12 Retreat


6

M15

 

 

·        Mutations & change in descendent characteristics

Practice essay writing

 

 

7-8

 

 

M16

M17

·        Human manipulation of DNA

·        Sequencing of DNA

Hand out formative assignment

DIY Genetic manipulation

Practice essay writing

 

Practical 1.

 

 

 

Cells

WEEK

KEY IDEAS

 

 

FORMATIVE WORK

SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT

9-10

 

 

C1

 

 

C2

 

 

C3

 

 

·        Revision

·        Cell as the unit of structure and function

·        Prokaryote & Eukaryote cell structure and function

·        Nature of membranes & the cytoskeleton

Plan of assignment due

Revision of previous years understanding.

Formative work on microscopy.

Test 2  -  Macromolecules.

Sections M8-10, 13-17

 

 

Term 2

1 C4 & 5 Exchange of materials across membranes

Draft of assignment due

Formative work on Microscopy of cells

 

2-3

 

 

C6

C7

 

 

C8

·        Uses of energy

·        Energy transformations in cells

·        Cell evolution

Final formative assignment due

Practical 2 - Cells

 

 

 

4

C9

 

 

·        Regulation of cell division

Microscopy of cells undergoing mitosis using prepared slides

Booklet for summative assignment handed out.

5

C10

C11

 

 

·        Cell division

·        Cell culturing techniques

 

 

Assignment - topic check

6

C12

·        Effects of chemicals on metabolism

·        Revision

 

 

Assignment – plan check

 

 

Organisms

WEEK

KEY IDEAS

 

 

FORMATIVE WORK

SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT

7

O1

 

 

·        Cells, tissues, organs, systems

 

 

Test 3 - Cells

8

O2

 

 

 

 

O3

·        Selective response to sensory input

·        Nervous & hormonal communication compared

·       

 

 

 

 

 

9

O3

 

 

·        Features of organs of exchange

·        Kidney

·        Lungs & villi

 

 

Practical 3 Factors that affect the rate of photosynthesis

 

 

 

10

O4

 

 

 

 

 

 

O5

·        Organisms obtain energy in a variety of ways

·         Photosynthesis

·        Autotrophic vs heterotrophic nutrition.

·        Uses of energy

 

 

Assignment – draft check.

 

11

O6

O7

·        Asexual reproduction

·        Meiosis & sexual reproduction

 

 


 

 

Term 3

WEEK KEY IDEAS   FORMATIVE WORK SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT

1

 

 

O8

O9

·         Results of Sexual reproduction

·         Offspring survival

 

 

Final copy of assignment due

 

 

2

O10

O11

·        Genetic manipulation

·        Lifestyle choice

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ecosystems

WEEK

KEY IDEAS

 

 

FORMATIVE WORK

SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT

3

E1

·        Revision

·        Populations & communities

 

 

Test 4 - Organisms

4

E2

 

 

 

 

E3

·        Role of producers, consumers & decomposers

·        Community characteristics

 

 

 

 

5

E4

 

 

E5

·        Recycling of resources in undisturbed communities

·        Energy flow through a community

 

 

 

 

6

E6

 

 

E7

·        Succession & the importance of biodiversity

·        Reproductive strategies employed by species in communities

 

 

 

 

7

 

 

Trial Exams

 

 

Test 5 - Trial Exam 1

8

E8

 

 

E9

·        Natural selection

 

 

·        Speciation

Natural selection simulation games

 

 

 

 

9-10

E10

 

 

E11

·        Effects of human activity on communities

·        Human population

 

 

Practical 4 - Origami Bird

 

 

Term 4

 

 

Revision

 

 

Test 6 - Trial Exam 2 (Term 3 Holidays) - includes Ecosystems

 

Term 4

1

 

 


 

Revision

 

 

 

See separate hand out for this.

2


 

Revision

 

 

 

 

3  

Final week of revision

 

 

 

4  

Swot-Vac

 

   

5

 

Biology exam (probably on Monday November 11th - check SACE Board website)

   

 

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