End of Term 2

Term 3
We are learning to...
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Homework/Extra Reading
Term 3
Week 1
Monday 15 July
  • understand how adaptations in organisms change as a result of the environment they live in.

  • understand the structure and function of components that make up an ecosystems.
1. Discuss habitats explored in investigation.
Animal Adaptations
2.Who am I - Activity - Look at your animal. Pose two answers about this animal witout using its name. Answer one needs to beabout its physical appearance and how it uses these to adapt to its environment. Answer 2 needs to be about its behaviour and how it adapts to its environment. Discusswith others.
3. Notes.
Note taking Template
Submit Holiday homework

Unit 2 Glossary

Text Book Reading
Read Chapter 13.1 to 13.3
Answer Questions 1-7 pp243-251. Complete by Friday.
Wednesday 17 July

1. Answer questions from ppt
2. Video on Life in a Tree. Answer questions that help try and make you think about adaptations.
3. Write down structural, physiological and behavioural examples.on worksheets.
Animal Adaptations p 266-267
Adaptations of Aquatic Insects p268
Adaptations for Diving p229
Friday 19 July
I am learning to:
  • understand how structural adaptations in leaf structure (angiosperms) can vary depending on availability of water.
Go over Classification homework
Structural Adaptations in Angiosperms
1. In group 3 complete practical activity and submit final into Drop box.
2. Use Glogster to communicate your findings to a general audience.

Find worksheets and othe information at Plant Adaptations. Click on Structural Adaptations.
Review Leaf Structure p 91 ( mesophyte)
Transport in Plants p 142
Stems and Roots p 143-144
Xylem and Phloem p146

New material

Hydrophyte - p 305
Xerophyte - p 303
Halophyte - p304
Term 3
Week 2
Monday 22 July
I am learning to:
  • understand how desert animals conserve water
  • give examples on physiological adaptatopns in animals
Complete Plant Adaptations

Case Study - Camels

Handout provided for video. See me for a hard copy only

23 July

Complete Camel adaptations. - Video
Biozone Reading
Managing fluid balance on land. Page 277-278
25 July
I am learning to:* understand behavioural adaptations in animals and classify them in terms of function
  • Know what rhythmicactivities, feeding behaviours, communication, social and territorialbehaviours are and give examples
Behavioural Adaptations in animals1. Lecture - Classifying behaviour in terms of stumuli - Innate and Learned behaviour
2. Behaviour classification in terms of function

Work requirement- Understanding how behavioural adaptations can be organised in term of learned and functional categories
Click here to find resources.
TextRead Chapter 17 pp. 318-325 Q1-10

Term 3
Week 3
Monday 29 july

If you have not done the pre survey quiz on research can you click here and complete for me.

1. Choose an animal species.
2. Conduct Information Research on Behavioural Adaptations.

SAC 1-Information Research

Work regruirement - Text Book Reading

Read Chapter 17 pp. 318-335 Q1-21
Wednesday 31 July
Nerve control in complex
multicellular organisms. Major sense organs and pathways
of transmission of nerve impulses.

Hormonal control in complex multicellular organisms.

maintaining equilibrium and responding to changes in environmental conditions.
Work on research Assignment.

Booked Library

Click here to access a link to help you conduct useful research.

Needs to be finished by Monday where you will be tested upon it.

You have one week to complete research on your species and discuss its behaviour. You will be tested on this next Thursday.

Chapter 17 should also be done this weekend as it will help with assessment task.
Friday 2 August
I am learning to
  • Understand that animals respond to changes in their external and internal environment
  • Understand how animals maintain equilibrium and respond to changes in environmental conditions(homeostasis)
  • Give examples of some factors that are under homeostatic control.
Regulatory Mechanisms in Animals - Homeostasis

1.Complete Biozone pages not done on ectotherms and endotherms.
  • Ectotherms and Endotherms p271

Heinemann Text book
Chapter 16
Term 3
Week 4
Monday 5 August
  • Control of body temperature p273-274
  • Hypothermia p 275

Water Balance
  • Managing Fluid balance on land page 277
  • Water balance in desert animal. Page 280
  • Water budgets in humans p281

Oxygen Concentration
  • The Effects of High Altitude p 276
Heinemann Text book
Chapter 16
Tuesday 6 August
  • Understand function of endocrine system
    • Give examples of animal hormones and their function
  • Understanding of function of nervous system
  • review structure of nueron
  • Understand the role of the synapse
  • Understand the role of the action potential
Negative Feed back Systems
  • PowerPoint
  • Compare and contrast two different negative feedback mechanisms of your choice. The attributes for comparison you may want to look at are- type of mechanism (hormonal or nervous system controlled), receptors involved (What are they, where are they found), What happens in a normal responce,What is the response in negative feedback.

Nervous System
Heinemann Text book
Chapter 15.1 page 278 Q 1 and 2
8 August
Assessment Task - Poster Test on Animal Behaviour

Behavioural test om your animal. Be prepared with graphics.

Complete Work sheet on Nervous System if finished.
Complete nervous System Worksheet for Homework.
Term 3
Week 5
Monday 12 August

Complete Nervous System
Taste receptors
PTC Tasting
Touch receptors

Video on Action Potential
Heinemann Text book
Chapter 15.3 Q 7-15

Neurone Structure and Function - page 282
Response and regulation p283-284
Reflexes p285

Extra Work (are you looking for more to do?)
Biozone 286-290
14 August

1. Revision Biozone
p202 Male Reproductive System
p203 Female Reproductive Systems
2. Animal Hormones and the Endocrine System

Heinemann Text book
Chapter 15.2 pp279-284 Q 3-6

The Menstrual Cycle p204

Extension(includes example of negative feedback)
Control of the Menstrual Cycle p205
16 August

Go over Chapter 15 questions on Nervous System
PowerPoint for this sesion can be found at Ecosystems link. Will look at factors that effect abiotic systems

Term 3Week 6
Monday 19 August

PowerPoint for this sesion can be found at Ecosystems link. Will look at data logging equipment for testing abiotic factors in freshwater cosystems.Look at:
  • Temperature
  • Dissolved oxygen
  • tubidity
  • pH

Tuesday 20 August

Year 11 Reflection Day

22 August

Today you will begin to do some initial information research about the Organ Pipes National Park which is the ecosystem we will be investigating.Resources to help you start the research can be found on the OrganPipesEcosystem link.
I have printed out a data grid to help you collect initial information research. You will complete the research this class and write up an introduction on the weekend. If you would like feedback on the introduction you need to submit this to me on Monday. Remember thre introduction is not an aim but background information done prior to the scientific report. I will want to see at least completed grid on Monday (grid will be submitted in appendix of final report.)
I will talk more about the excursion on Monday. Please email me any queries.

Term 3Week 7
Monday 26 August

Discussed Excursion

Discussed AT which can be found at Organ Pipes Link

27th August


28 August

In your group you need to analyse Results. This will include identifying organisms and working out turbidity and pH. You also need to start writing Aim, Material and Method which can be done as a group. Please fill in so I know who has completed what activity.

Use the Template found at OrganPipesEcosystem ( also in drop box) to record biological data. Change file name to your GroupNo and add to drop box when complted. . We can use the files to collate class data.

30 August

Complete collecting all biotic and biotic data.
Write up Aim and Material and Method.

Term 3Week 8
Monday 2 September

1. Discussion on abiotic data.
2. Biotic data class results
3. Food chains and webs. (Use a digital tool to create this)

Types of Fedding relationships
Feeding relationships
Foodchains and Food webs
Energy Flow
Text Book Reading
Chapter 20
Answer all questions

Feeding Relationships
  • Mutualism Page 332
  • Predator-prey Interactions Page 339
  • Predator-prey Strategies – page 340

Food Chains and Food webs
  • Food chains Page 319
  • Constructing a Food Web Page 321-322
Cave Food Webs Page 325
Dingo Food Webs page 323-324
Tuesday 3 September

Energy Flow

Create your own Food web
Ecological Pyramids page 330
Biomagnification page 320

Energy Flpw page 326
5 September

Work on Assignment

Term 3Week 8
Monday 9 September

1. Bioaccumulation/Biomagnification
2. Last lesson to work on report. Start discussion
Email me what you have done.

Chapter 20 should be complete for next lesson.
11 September
  • To undersatnd the dynamic nature of ecosystems and be able to identify factors that effect the flow of ecosystem
1. Please bring prac test questions
2. Answers to Chapter 20
3. Factors that effect Ecosystems.
P242 Ecological Niche
P243 Dingo Habitats (Collect)
P333 Niche diffentiation
P338 Intraspecific Competition
P 339. Predator-Prey Interactions
P340. Predator-Prey Strategies

PP. 371-372. Ecosystem Stability.
13 September
  • Limiting factors and ecosystems:
1. Factors that effect ecosystem Limiting Factors
Ecosystems in the dark
2.Keystone species
PP. 371-372. Ecosystem Stability.

3. Cycles
Break in groups of 4 and get them to do a talk on each of the following.
Need to include
• Diagram
• Description of the cycle
• Organisms involved
• How it effects the ecosystem
Use Glogster to do this

Matter is recycled in different ways through the following processes
• Water Cycle
• Carbon cycle
• Nitrogen cycle
• Phosphorus Cycle

Create a Glog using Glogster. Click here for link and add my educator code 7617C4. Student work
PP311 Nutrient Cycles Pp 312 The Hydrologic Cycle(water) PP 313 The Carbon Cycle. PP 314The Nitrogen Cycle.

Chapter 21 pp414-421
Term 3Week 9
Monday 16 September

Complete cycles work.
Assessment Task On Ecosystem due today

Chapter 21 Text book
Read and complete
17 September

Populations* Define
  • Characteristics of populations
  • Population Growth
  • Factors affecticting density and distribution
  • Growth graphs
  • What populations are at risk and why?
343. Features of Populations.
356 Population growth
348 Population regulation
19 September

Complete all work so up to date
Construct revision material
Practice Exam