Biology 11 September 2010 - February2011
The text is Biology 11, by Nelson. Spend time each day reviewing classwork and reading the text that supports the lesson. Concept maps and other graphic organizers are good ways to summarize classwork, text readings or whole chapters. Page 614 in Appendix A shows various ways to organize your work.
Citing References: DRHS uses the MLA system of citing references. This is shown in the format below (book, more than one author). A good website for helping you set up your references for any format is: http://citationmachine.net/
Ritter, Dr. Bob, Christine Adam-Carr, and Douglas Fraser. Biology 11. 1st Edition. Toronto: Nelson Thomson Learning, 2002.
Ritter, Bob, Richard Coombs, Dr. R. Bruce Drysdale, Dr. Grant A. Gardner, and Dave T. Lunn. Nelson Biology. 2nd Edition. Scarborough, Ont. Canada, Thomson Canada Ltd. , 1996
Nelson Biology Web Site
Access Excellence Website
Bioetchenology Timeline PowerPoint,
Biology 11 and 12, Lab Investigation Evaluation Rubric
Test Policy: If you miss a test, quiz, or lab, it must be for a very important reason (illness, doctor/dental appointment). On the first day back to school, you must provide a note from a parent/guardian with the dates(s) of your absence, the legitimate reason stated and a signature. The test will be written after school at my convenience. If you do not follow this procedure, a zero will be assigned for the test/quiz/lab.
Chapter 1 Development of the Cell Theory Chapter 1 Study Guide.
The Cell Theory (PowerPoint)
The Virtual Cell Web Page, http://www.ibiblio.org/virtualcell/, is an excellent way to view cell animations and explanations about the cell, cell organelles and the cell membrane. Take the Virtual Cell Tour and then complete Worksheet #1. This will be considered a bonus activity. Students passing this in will be given extra credit toward the first test!
Try these links: Cell Structure Cell Parts Eukaryotic Cell Structures
A Window on the Invisible World: The Microscope
The microscope is the tool of the biologist. The invention of the microscope in the 1600s changed the way people understood and explained the universe. Today, the scanning tunneling electron microscope allows scientists to view images at the level of the atom. To see some scanning electron microscope images, go to Cells Alive. The microscopes in the DRHS labs are called compound microscopes. You will need to know the names of the parts and how to the use the microscope properly.
Transmission Electron Microscope
How to Prepare Wet Mount Slide
Biological Drawing Evaluation Rubric
The Cell Membrane
Membrane Transport Animations : Use these animations to go along with your text readings on passive and active transport. Animation #1 Animation #2 Animation #3 Animation #4
Notes for Membrane Transport PowerPoint
Abiogenesis - Spontaneous Generation, the "norm" for 2000 years!
ON TOP OF THE MEMBRANE - Membrane song
Cell Membrane Transport web site
The Energy is in the Bond, ATP
Species at Risk Presentation
On Oct. 11, 2006 Brennan Caverhill visited our classroom to give a presentation on Species at Risk. Read Brennan's Mission Statement: SOUTHWEST NOVA BIOSPHERE RESERVE
It was a fascinating presentation. The students plan to visit Keji to follow up with Brennan and see some of the Blanding's Turtle work first hand.
He also left us lots of information and a question sheet to help us focus on Species at Risk in Nova Scotia. SPECIES AT RISK & BLANDING’S TURTLES
Field Trip to Keji
Nov. 7, 2006 - the Bio. 11 class visited Keji to get a first hand look at the work being done to learn about Blanding's Turtles and other Species at Risk. Brennan Caverhill and Duncan Smith were the trip leaders. They took the class to Meadow Beach and into the protected area to observe the techniques being used to protect turtle's nests and trap and release them to radio track their movements.
Photos by Magi Ross
Unit 2 Chapter 2, Energy in the Cell
Study Guide for Energy Within the Cell Pages 58-68
Explain how ATP is formed and provide examples of its uses in living systems (ATP handout).
Explain the difference between heterotrophs and autotrophs.
Define endergonic and exergonic reactions and draw an energy diagram to show both.
Explain the importance of photosynthesis. Write the balanced equation for photosynthesis.
Explain the role of chlorophyll and describe where it is produced.
Define cellular respiration and write the balanced equation for the overall reaction of respiration.
Compare photosynthesis and respiration by comparing how energy flows between photosynthesis and respiration and between plants and animals;
Compare the two types of respiration (aerobic vs. anaerobic).
Photosynthesis and Respiration - must see!
Photosynthesis and Energy
Chapters 4 and 6, Organ Systems and Circulatory System
Study Guide: Chapter 6, pages 204-207, Organ Systems. After studying the material in this unit, you should be able to:
Chapter 7, Circulatory System. After studying the material in this unit, you should be able to:
Bonus for the test: Page 278, 1-4. A unit concept map will be due two days before the test.
Heart Sounds; Heart Sounds 2
These three web sites go with the "Affairs of the Heart" activity.
Heart Anatomy (thanks Sydnee!)
Circulatory System Overview
Organs of Digestion
Canada's Food Guide Web Quest
Canada's Food Guide
Interactive Food Label
My Food Guide
Blood and Immunity
Components of Blood #1 Components of Blood #2, Blood the River of Life
How Lymphocytes produce Antibody
Critical Thinking and the Immune System Response
Classification and Diversity, Chapters 9 and 11.
Designing a Dichotomous Key- Evaluation Rubric.
Biology 11 Classification and Diversity Study Guide
Taxonomy, binomial nomenclature, species, taxa, phylogeny, dichotomous key.
Test Bonus: Page 361, #21.
Very Hot Bacteria
Center for Disease Control
Helpful Bacteria; More Helpful Bacteria; Even MORE helpful bacteria!
Bacteria Basics and Binary Fission
Images of Phytoplankton
Bloom in the Bay of Fundy
Alexandrium concentrations in the Bay of Fundy
Harmful Algal Blooms