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Biology 12

 



Credits: 4


Introduction:

Maintaining a modular, learner-centred structure, this course uses multiple resources for students to explore biological systems - from simple life forms, such as cells, to complex organic biology in humans. Biology 12 focuses on human biology, allowing students to develop an interest in and understanding of science, by looking at themselves and seeing how diverse body systems are integrated to preserve and sustain life. To prepare students for exploring human biological functions, the first two modules introduce the biology of basic life forms. Cell structure and function get students thinking about how their bodies are formed on a molecular level.

 

*Within the course, on the right hand side, the learner will find small boxes, some of which may have check marks. These checked boxes appear when the corresponding activity is complete.


Course Layout:

The course is broken down into 15 units of study as follows:

Topic    

Course Learning Activities

(Percent of Learning Activities)

Course Completion

Milestones

Processes of Science and Introduction to Biological Systems

(PLOs: A2, A3, and working towards B1 and C12)

&

Unit 1

Cell Compounds

(PLOs: A1, B2, B3)

 

  • Experiment Design Using the Scientific Method
  • Processes of Science & Biological Systems: Activities and Assignment (5%)


  • Session 1: Interactions and Microscopes Activity (1%)
  • Unit 1 Review Activity (1%)
  • Unit Content and Test 1 (5%)

Unit 1- 12%

Unit 2

Biological Molecules

  • Unit 2 Review Activity (1%)
  • Unit Content and Test 2 (4%)

Unit 2- 5%

Unit 3

Cell Structure

  • Session 2 Interactions: Lab Reports and Lab Vocabulary Quiz (1%)
  • Unit 3 Review Activity (1%)
  • Unit Content and Test 3 (4%)

Unit 3- 6%

Unit 4

Cell Membranes

  • Unit 4 Review Activity (1%)
  • Unit Content and Test 4 (4%)
  • Osmosis Lab Activities (2%)

Unit 4- 7%

Unit 5

DNA

  • Unit 5 Review Activity (1%)
  • Unit Content and Test 5 (3%)
  • DNA Lab Activities (2%)

Unit 5- 6%

Unit 6

Protein Synthesis

  • Unit 6 Review Activity (1%)
  • Unit Content and Test 6 (4%)
  • Unit 6 Protein Syn. Project (2%)

Unit 6- 7%

Unit 7

Enzymes

  • Unit 7 Review Activity (1%)
  • Unit Content and Test 7 & Module 1 Exam (5%)
  • Enzyme Lab Activities (2%)

Unit 7- 8%

Unit 8

The Digestive System

  • Unit 8 Review Activity (1%)
  • Unit Content and Test 8 (4%)
  • Unit 8 Digestion Project (2%)

Unit 8- 7%

Unit 9

The Circulatory System

  • Unit 9 Review Activity (1%)
  • Unit Content and Test 9 (4%)
  • Blood Typing Lab Activities (2%)

Unit 9- 7%

Unit 10

The Heart

  • Unit 10 Review Activity (1%)
  • Unit Content and Test 10 (4%)

Unit 10- 5%

Unit 11

The Respiratory System

  • Unit 11 Review Activity (1%)
  • Unit Content and Test 11 & Module 2 Exam (5%)
  • Unit 11 Respiratory Project (2%)

Unit 11- 8%

Unit 12

The Nervous System

  • Unit 12 Review Activity (1%)
  • Unit Content and Test 12 (4%)

Unit 12- 5%

Unit 13

Divisions of the Nervous System and Brain

  • Unit 13 Review Activity (1%)
  • Unit Content and Test 13 (4%)

Unit 13- 5%

Unit 14

Urinary System

  • Session 3 Interactions: Goals, Objectives and Outcomes › Assessment (1%)
  • Unit 14 Review Activity (1%)
  • Unit Content and Test 14 (4%)

Unit 14- 6%

Unit 15

Reproductive Systems

  • Unit 15 Review Activity (1%)
  • Unit Content and Test 15 & Module 3 Exam (5%)

Unit 15- 6%

 

 

Resources:

There is NO required textbook for this course.

Use the course booklets as a primary resource.


A textbook is no longer necessary for this course as the student notes will provide you with all the information you will need. However, if you require a textbook as an extra resource, Inquiry into Life, Sylvia S. Mader (10th through 13th edition) is fine. If you are not associated with a school, you can obtain this textbook from NCDES. Additional reading is available online.

 

 

Assessment:

Your grade will be calculated as follows: 

 

Unit Activities (reviews/assignments, labs, projects, participation)

 

    40%    

 

Unit Tests, Module Exams, Final Exam (*If required)

 

60%

 

Achievement is assessed as a measure of achievement relative to Ministry prescribed learning outcomes. These can be viewed by clicking the link. 

Curriculum may be viewed within the Ministry of Education Integrated Resource Package.


Delivery and Support:

This course can only be done online. Teacher and leaners work together in Moodle. The course is self-paced. Learners may start any time.


Communication:

Students may use the Moodle messaging system, email, Blackboard Collaborate video-conferencing, Skype or the phone. Learners are encouraged to initiate communication.


Technical Requirements:

Browser: Firefox or Chrome recommended

Internet: Cable or ADSL

 

Additional Software:

Adobe Reader, full Flash and Java support, an office suite, ability to play audio and video files.

For additional information on computer requirements, please refer to the Computer Requirements and Standards section under Resources & Information on our home page, and to the contents of the Introductory Orientation Course.

 

For definitions of some terms please refer to our glossary.