Biology 11

Welcome to Biology 11!

The theme of gr.11 biology revolves around the big picture of wellness and homeostasis in our human bodies. The course will investigate and dive into the various systems of the body and look at the microscopic details that keep our bodies in balance.

The course is taught with a disease centred inquiry approach. This means that instead of the course being broken down into its explicit topics, diseases related to the topics are presented prior to learning the content, and the content is then learned through the understanding of the disease. This approach provides relevance, and a deeper understanding of how the various parts of the body are related.

How to be successful? 

Search deeper. Ask questions. Relate various areas of the body together. Be on task.

Daily / Weekly necessary forms

Assessment Rubric:

Lab Outline: The lab component of the course includes dissections as well as a variety of lab activities that will tie into the material being covered in class. Labs consist of 10% of the term work mark and will play a major role in the mid-term assessment. Major lab activities will include, but are not limited to:

  1. Sheep Pluck Dissection
  2. Rat Dissection
  3. Many different nutrient tests, blood labs, urinary labs, etc.

The units found in gr.11 biology are as follows:

  1. Wellness and Homeostasis – Includes cell membrane, osmosis, cellular transport, and basic cell organelle review
  2. Digestive system – Overview of the organs from macroscopic to microscopic views of digestion.
  3. Cardiovascular & Blood – Blood type and the circulatory system (blood vessels to heart)
  4. Respiratory system – Overview of the organs involved in respiration
  5. Excretion – Kidneys and urinary system
  6. Immune system & Nervous system-
  7. Reproductive system

A typical rubric is as follows:

30% for Final Exam

70% for in class work

  • 40% / 70% is on quizzes and tests
  • 20% / 70% is on assignments/projects
  • 10% / 70% is on lab work/homework

 

 

Unit 1: Homeostasis & Wellness:

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Unit 2: Digestive System & Nutrition

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Unit 3: Blood & Circulation

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Unit 4: Respiration

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Unit 5: Excretory System

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Unit 6: Nervous System

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Unit 7: Immune System

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