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|Biology, Grade 11, College Preparation (SBI3C)
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|Science, Grade 10, Applied or Academic, SNC2D
|Curriculum Policy Document:
|Science, The Ontario Curriculum,Grades 11 and 12, 2008 (Revised)
|Ladees Al Hafi
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This course focuses on the processes that occur in biological systems. Students will learn concepts and theories as they conduct investigations in the areas of cellular biology, microbiology, genetics, the anatomy of mammals, and the structure of plants and their role in the natural environment. Emphasis will be placed on the practical application of concepts, and on the skills needed for further study in various branches of the life sciences and related fields.
Overall Curriculum Expectations
A1. demonstrate scientific investigation skills (related to both inquiry and research) in the four areas of skills (initiating and planning, performing and recording, analysing and interpreting, and communicating);
B2. identify and describe careers related to the fields of science under study, and describe the contributions of scientists, including Canadians, to those fields.
B1. evaluate the impact of environmental factors and medical technologies on certain cellular processes that occur in the human body;
B2. investigate the structures and functions of cells, and the factors that influence cellular activity, using appropriate laboratory equipment and techniques;
B3. demonstrate an understanding of the basic processes of cellular biology
C1. assess the effects of microorganisms in the environment, and analyse ethical issues related to their use in biotechnology;
C2. investigate the development and physical characteristics of microorganisms, using appropriate laboratory equipment and techniques;
C3. demonstrate an understanding of the diversity of microorganisms and the relationships that exist between them.
D1. evaluate some social, ethical, and environmental implications of genetic research and related technologies;
D2. investigate the process of meiosis, and analyse data related to the laws of heredity;
D3. demonstrate an understanding of the process of meiosis, and explain the role of genes in the transmission of hereditary characteristics.
E1. analyse the social or economic impact of a technology used to treat systems in the human body, and the impact of lifestyle choices on human health;
E2. investigate, through laboratory inquiry or computer simulation, the anatomy, physiology, and response mechanisms of mammals;
E3. demonstrate an understanding of the structure, function, and interactions of the circulatory, digestive, and respiratory systems of mammals.
F1. analyse the roles of plants in ecosystems, and assess the impact of human activities on the balance of plants within those ecosystems;
F2. investigate some of the factors that affect plant growth;
F3. demonstrate an understanding of the structure and physiology of plants and their role in the natural environment.
Outline of Course Content
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Students will learn about life processes determined by the structures and functions of biochemical compounds, cell organelles, and body systems. Technological devices that support cellular functions and processes can be used to improve human health. Substances that are present in our everyday lives can affect cellular functions and processes in positive and negative ways.
Groups of microorganisms have common characteristics, and these characteristics enable them to interact with other organisms in the environment Microorganisms can have both positive and negative effects on the environment. The technological use of microorganisms raises many ethical issues. Students will learn about these concepts.
Students will learn about the genetic research and biotechnology’s social, environmental, and ethical implications. Variability and diversity of living organisms result from the distribution of genetic materials during the process of meiosis.
Anatomy of Mammals
Groups of organs with specific structures and functions work together as systems, which interact with other systems in the body which will be taught throughout. Technologies that are used to maintain human health have social and economic benefits and costs. Environmental factors, including natural factors and those resulting from human activity, can have a wide range of effects on human health.
Plants in the Natural Environment
Students are expected to investigate plants since they have specialized structures with distinct functions that enable them to respond and adapt to their environment. Plants are critical to the survival of ecosystems. Humans affect the sustainability of ecosystems when they alter the balance of plants within those ecosystems. Students will assess the positive and negative impact of human activities on the natural balance of plants.
The final assessment task is a three hour exam worth 30% of the student’s final mark.
It is important that students have opportunities to learn in a variety of ways:
individually and cooperatively;
independently and with teacher direction; through hands-on activities; and
through the study of examples followed by practice;
all of which will be used throughout this course.The expectations in this science course call for an active, experimental approach to learning, and require all students to participate regularly in laboratory activities. Laboratory activities can reinforce the learning of scientific concepts and promote the development of the skills of scientific investigation and communication. Where opportunity allows, students might be required, as part of their laboratory activities, to design and conduct research on a real scientific problem for which the results are unknown. Connections between science and technology and between science and the world beyond the school will be integrated into students’ learning of scientific concepts and skills. Where possible, concepts will be introduced in the context of real-world problems and issues. Students will also be provided with a variety of opportunities to broaden their understanding of scientific investigation. Many activities used in all the units are developing skills necessary for success in the final examination.