This guide sheet provides a rough timetable for Unit 1. The link will take you to resources/class notes specific to the chapter we are studying.
  1. Class notes

  2. How to revise for biology and some useful revision links

  3. use Quizlet and Diffen

  4. Link to the Biology "Google" Classroom

  5. Link to the biology folder

WEEK
Week
DATE
CHAPTER
THEME
Possible PRAC/ACTIVITIES
Questions to be checked
Tm 4
8
23
Nov
Intro
& 1
Course outlines & requirements


Microscopes - History and types of microscopes and their advantages




Prepare a glossary of terms for chapter 1Ques 13, 14


30
Nov
1
Sizes of cells: Class notes



  • Prac #1: (This links to the MGSC Google Drive)
  • Investigating Cells-Scientific Method and Writing Practical Reports and using your 'Log Book'
  • Making slides and comparing cell types
  • Memory games 1. types
Ques 6, 9
10
Dec
1
Structure and function of membranes
Class notes
*
Ques 12,
Ques 1,2,8,9
RESEARCH TASK DUE
Tm 1
1

1 FEB
1


Movement through Membranes==Structure of the cell membrane==


How things cross the plasma membrane

How do things cross the plasma membrane


A comparison of active passive and facilitated transport




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2
8 Feb


2
Ultra structure of cells; Cell Organelles
Structures inside cells




  • Listen to some podcasts about
organelles
cellular processes

try this memory game
animal cells parts work sheet
plant cells parts work sheet
bacterial cells
mitosis
also try
1aca. Animal cells, plant cells, and organelles which will be sent out by your teacher
  • Prac #3: SA: Vol
Pg 81-82: 3, 5, 7,



3
15 Feb
3
Energy transformations
Photosynthesis, anaerobic and aerobic cellular respiration


  • Energy needed for life
    • Prac #4: Photosynthesis
Pg 120:3, 5, 6




4
22 Feb
3
Energy Transformations-- ctd

Pg 120: 11, 12, 13, 14
5
29 Feb


OUTCOME 3 Student designed expt Factors affecting photosynthesis




OUTCOME 3 Student designed expt Factors affecting photosynthesis
Pg 189:
2, 5
6
7 Mar
4
Staying alive : systems in action (Functioning systems)Kidneys -(Tissues and organisation)(Enzymes)http://interactivehuman.blogspot.com.au/2008/06/animation-kidney-parts-of-nephron.html
    • Prac #9: Kidney dissection
    • Walk the Nephron
  • PLant dissection and comparison of histology

  • (Break it Down)


7

14 Mar
4
Staying alive : systems in actionThe Excretory systemVascular plants and their specialised cells(Cell Replication - Mitosis)
Pg 190: , 7, 9, 12
8



21 Mar
5
Adaptations for survivalObtaining Nutrients & Energy
  • DISTRIBUTE OBTAINING AND NUTRIENTS FOR LIFE RESEARCH
Pg 236 -: 2,5
9


5

Adaptations for survival
  • Prac #7: Rat dissection review of Kidney, pancreas and circulatory systems and how they are modify for survival - linked to ideas of homeostasis.
Pg 236: 6, 7, 8


Tm 2
1
11Apr
6

Survival through regulation
homeostasis
  • View Stomata --
*
Pg 276: 5, 6, 11
2


18 Apr


3
25 Apr
6
Excretion
*
Pg 276: 7, 10


4
2 May
7
biodiversity and its organisationClassification

    • Prac #10: Constructing a Dichotomous Key (Fruits)
Pg 324: 2,3,8,and 9


5
9 May
7
Reproduction
  • DISTRIBUTE REPRODUCTIVE TECHNOLOGIES RESEARCH
As above Pg 324: 2, 3, 8 and 9


6
16 May
8
Relationships between organisms within an ecosystem


  • Class activities
Pg 384-: 4, 13


7
23 May
8
Relationshipsbetween organisms within an ecosystem



*
Pg 384 – 386:
8, 9, 10
8
30 May

Revision of Unit 1 for Exams


9
5 June

UNIT 1 EXAMS