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Transcript
HANDSWORTH
BIOLOGY 11 COURSE OUTLINE
You are about to embark on a fascinating journey about the discovery of life. What exactly is life? Where
did living things come from? Are you anything like a chicken? Or bacteria?
By the end of this course, you will have a strong understanding of biology and see how you fit into the big
picture of LIFE!
The Biology 11 Program is developed around three (3) large themes or big ideas:
1. Unity and diversity
2. Evolutionary relationships
3. Ecological relationships
It encompasses many theories and topics – from the atoms and molecules that make up and direct cellular
processes, to individual organisms that make up populations, communities, ecosystem and ultimately the entire
biosphere. Communication and language are key. This course introduces specific biological terminology and
classification systems used world-wide to talk about the levels of organization within our biological world.
All three themes link and overlap. One cannot be discussed without discussing the other two. Unity and
diversity is about comparing and contrasting, finding similarities and differences, within and between all
levels of organization in the biological world. Evolutionary relationships will be explored and is similar to an
exploration of your own family tree. Instead of looking at your family’s history, and looking at how your uncle
is related to, similar and/or different to your aunt, we will explore biology’s history. How did/have the 6
kingdoms evolved to what we know about them today? And finally, the ecological relationships explore the
interconnected-ness, the affect/effect of the organisms on one another - within and in between all levels of
organization (kingdoms, phylum, class, order, family, genus and species).
The learning outcomes have been categorized into 5 major units of study. Intertwined within these units, we
will examine the processes of science and analyse the functional inter-relationships of organisms within an
ecosystem.
UNIT 1 – CELLS
Part A – THE CELL & MICROSOPE WORK
Cell theory and microscopes
cell organelles
prokaryotes and eukaryotes
plant, animal cells
cell energy – photosynthesis & cellular respiration
Part B – INSIDE THE NUCLEUS
DNA - structure & Replication (making copies of DNA)
Protein Synthesis
Cell Cycle - mitosis & meiosis
UNIT 2 - EVOLUTION & CLASSIFICATION
Part C – ADAPTATION & EVOLUTION
Evidence of Evolution
Natural Selection
Speciation
Models of evolution
Adaptations of chordate animals
Part D – CLASSIFICATION & TAXONOMY
Levels of organization
Binomial naming system (scientific name)
Kingdoms of Life & Timeline
UNIT 3 – PLANTS
Part E – Algae, Bryophyta (moss), Tracheophyta (ferns)
Part F - Gymnosperms
Part G - Angiosperms (flowering plants)
UNIT 4 – MICROBIOLOGY
Part H - Viruses
Part I - Monera (Bacteria)
Part J - Immunity (Immune System)
UNIT 5 – ANIMALS
Introduction to Animal Kingdom Trends
Focus on invertebrate phyla (sponges to echinoderms and vertebrates, fish, reptiles,
amphibians, birds and mammals)
 Porifera & Cnidaria

Platyhelminthes & Nematoda

Annelida, Arthropoda, Molluska

Echinodermata & Chordata
PROCESSES of SCIENCE include
Collecting, displaying and interpreting data
Devising an experiment using the Scientific Method
Demonstrating the correct use of the compound microscope
Demonstrating the correct use of the dissecting microscope
Demonstrating safe and correct dissection techniques
ASSESSMENT GUIDE:
For FORMATIVE WORK
4.0
Extending
Exceeds
expectations
A
3.0
Proficient
Meets expectations
B
100
95
90
You’ve got it!
85
C+
80
75
70
Pretty darn good,
something’s missing
2.0
Developing
Minimally meets
expectations
C / C60
65
55 50
Kick it up a notch!
1.0
Beginning
Does not meet
expectations
I/F
30
40
20
Better get moving
WORK HABIT MARK will be based on behavior in class and in labs, completed homework and
assignments, essential science work habits (see separate handout) and attendance
For SUMMATIVE WORK
Approximate Weighting
Term Mark:
Class work, Homework, Labs, Assignments and Projects:
Interactive Science Notebook (ISN)
Tests and Quizzes
TOTAL (for 3 terms)
30%
6%
64%
100%
Final Grade:
Term Mark
80%
Midterm covering the first term, written in January and
10%
Final Exam
10%
covering material from the midterm to the end of the year, written in June
TOTAL (school mark)
100%