Yr 11 biology orientation 2011

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  • Yr 11 biology orientation 2011

    1. 2. What is Biology?
    2. 3. Activity: Syllabus <ul><li>Read through the syllabus. </li></ul><ul><li>Identify terms you are not familiar with (highlight or underline). </li></ul><ul><li>Write a list of these words down. </li></ul>
    3. 4. Biology Unit 1 Organisms & Their Environment <ul><li>Two Area of Studies (AOS): </li></ul><ul><ul><li>AOS1: Adaptations of Organisms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>AOS2: Dynamic Ecosystems </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Two SAC’s for each AOS </li></ul>
    4. 5. Assessment <ul><li>SAC’s for every Outcome </li></ul><ul><li>OTHER Work Requirements (Assignments/Projects; Practical Reports; Biozone Pages; Topic Summaries; Glossary Words) </li></ul><ul><li>Mid – Year Exam </li></ul>
    5. 6. About the Exam <ul><li>Each Area of Study (AOS) has approximately equal weighting in terms of questions </li></ul><ul><li>Questions that address key knowledge and science skills have approximately equal weighting </li></ul>
    6. 7. <ul><li>PART A: 25 Multiple - Choice Questions worth 1 mark each. Select correct response from four alternatives. </li></ul><ul><li>PART B: Short Answer Questions worth 50 marks in total. </li></ul><ul><li>Examples used in the exam will be unfamiliar – this is normal! You will be expected to apply knowledge of the concepts to unfamiliar settings. </li></ul>
    7. 8. Biozone and Nelson Biology <ul><li>Bizone can be purchased at the start of the year from the office (approx $30) </li></ul><ul><li>Biozone should be brought to every class and will be checked regularly as a work requirement. </li></ul><ul><li>Nelson should remain at home and be used as a reference for study or summary notes. </li></ul>
    8. 9. What makes a good VCE student?
    9. 10. What research says: <ul><li>Use study techniques to make their learning time more productive. </li></ul><ul><li>Eliminate procrastination. </li></ul><ul><li>Determine and focus upon what you want to achieve in VCE and beyond. </li></ul><ul><li>Lay out small, achievable steps to achieve your VCE goals. </li></ul><ul><li>Prioritise work and goals into small easily achievable chunks and complete them in that order. </li></ul><ul><li>Achieve a balance across all areas of life to minimise stress and maximise performance. </li></ul><ul><li>Continuously learn from their mistakes and refine their skills to improve their performance. </li></ul>
    10. 11. How to be a good VCE student: What research says: <ul><li>Use study techniques to make their learning time more productive. </li></ul><ul><li>Eliminate procrastination. </li></ul><ul><li>Determine and focus upon what you want to achieve in VCE and beyond. </li></ul><ul><li>Lay out small, achievable steps to achieve your VCE goals. </li></ul><ul><li>Prioritise work and goals into small easily achievable chunks and complete them in that order. </li></ul><ul><li>Achieve a balance across all areas of life to minimise stress and maximise performance. </li></ul><ul><li>Continuously learn from their mistakes and refine their skills to improve their performance. </li></ul>
    11. 13. Science Skills <ul><li>Investigate & Inquire Scientifically: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Formulate questions & construct hypotheses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Experimental design </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Evaluate result </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Present & record data </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Analyse data </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Draw conclusions consistent with data </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Act responsibly & maintain safe practices </li></ul></ul>
    12. 14. Science Skills <ul><li>Apply biological understandings: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Apply your understanding to a new context, make connections between concepts & solve problems </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Analyse issues relating to technological developments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Analyse & evaluate the reliability of information </li></ul></ul>
    13. 15. Science Skills <ul><li>Communicate biological information & understandings: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Interpret & communicate information effectively </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Apply information to new situations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use scientific terms & conventions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Apply appropriate communication techniques to different audiences & purposes. </li></ul></ul>
    14. 18. Killer Whale Seal
    15. 20. Introduction: Activity <ul><li>Examine each of the images on the following slides. </li></ul><ul><li>Describe the climate (whether its hot or cold, wet or dry) </li></ul><ul><li>Describe the vegetation: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Are there tall trees, shrubs, grass etc? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Is the vegetation sparse or dense? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Draw a table like the one below in your book </li></ul><ul><li>Note: you will need enough space for 7 different images) </li></ul>Image/Name Description of climate (Hot/Cold, Wet/Dry) Description of vegetation (Plant life) 1
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    23. 28. Definitions of a Biome “ A living community characterized by distinctive plants, animals and climate conditions of a particular region ” “ A biome is a large geographical area of distinctive plant and animal groups, which are adapted to that particular environment. The climate and geography of a region determines what type of biome can exist in that region” Your Task: In your note write your own definition of a biome
    24. 30. Shrubland Biomes of the World
    25. 31. 7 Main Biomes <ul><li>While biomes can be further classified, we will only focus on 7 distinct types: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Coniferous Forest </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Temperate Deciduous Forest </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Desert </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Grassland </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rainforest </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Shrubland </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tundra </li></ul></ul>Tundra in the Summer Desert Stop! Lets go back and rename our images
    26. 33. To understand a world biome, you need to know: <ul><li>What the climate of the region is like. </li></ul><ul><li>Where each biome is found and what its geography is like. </li></ul><ul><li>The special adaptations of the vegetation . </li></ul><ul><li>The types of animals found in the biome and their physical and behavioural adaptations to their environment. </li></ul>

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