Biology: SBI3C (Grade 11, College Preparation)

Availability
Semester 2
Prerequisite
Science, Grade 10, Academic or Applied
Credit Value
1.0

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.

Units and Activities

Unit 1: Cell Biology

  1. Activity 1: Get Ready, Get Set, Go
  2. Activity 2: Life Begins Here
  3. Activity 3: Move It On In
  4. Activity 4: The Molecules Have It
  5. Activity 5: Reaction Time
  6. Activity 6: Living in a Chemical Environment
  7. Activity 7: It’s All in a Cell’s Life
  8. Activity 8: Check It Out! Summative Evaluation

Unit 2: Microbiology

  1. Activity 1: There’s More Here than Meets the Eye!
  2. Activity 2: What’s Common to…Bread, Cheese, Yoghurt, and Beer?
  3. Activity 3: Some Organisms Just Don’t Get Enough Respect
  4. Activity 4: Body Snatchers
  5. Activity 5: Check It Out! Summative Evaluation

Unit 3: Genetics

  1. Activity 1: And Two Become One
  2. Activity 2: It’s All in The Genes!
  3. Activity 3: The Truth about Superheroes
  4. Activity 4: What’s for Dinner?
  5. Activity 5: Designer Babies?
  6. Activity 6: Check It Out! Summative Evaluation

Unit 4: Anatomy of Mammals

  1. Activity 1: It’s all About You!
  2. Activity 2: Through the Looking Glass
  3. Activity 3: Breathe in…Breathe out
  4. Activity 4: The Circuit of Life
  5. Activity 5: Virtual Pig Dissection
  6. Activity 6: Is There a Doctor in The House?
  7. Activity 7: Check It Out! Summative Evaluation

Unit 5: Plants in the Natural Environment

  1. Activity 1: It’s Lonely Being Green!
  2. Activity 2: How Does Your Garden Grow?
  3. Activity 3: Good Things Grow In Ontario
  4. Activity 4: Can You Dig It?
  5. Activity 5: Check It Out! Summative Evaluation

Unit 6: Culminating Unit

  1. Activity 1: Culminating Project
  2. Activity 2: Final Exam