Biology – Grade 12

This course provides students with the opportunity for in-depth study of the concepts and processes that occur in biological systems. Students will study theory and conduct investigations in the areas of biochemistry, metabolic processes, molecular genetics, homeostasis, and population dynamics. Emphasis will be placed on the achievement of detailed knowledge and the refinement of skills needed for further study in various branches of the life sciences and related fields.

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Overall Curriculum Expectations

By the end of this course the student will:

Scientific Investigation Skills and Career Exploration

  • Demonstrate scientific investigation skills (related to both inquiry and research) in the four areas of skills (initiating and planning, performing, and recording, analysing, and interpreting, and communicating);

  • Identify and describe careers related to the fields of science under study, and describe contributions of scientists, including canadians, to those fields.

Biochemistry

  • Analyse technological applications of enzymes in some industrial processes and evaluate technological advances in the field of cellular biology.
  • Investigate the chemical structures, functions, and chemical properties of biological molecules involved in some common cellular processes and biochemical reactions;
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the structures and functions of biological molecules and the biochemical reactions required to maintain normal cellular function.

Metabolic Processes

  • Analyse the role of metabolic processes in the functioning of biotic and abiotic systems and evaluate the importance of an understanding of these processes and related technologies to personal choices made in everyday life.
  • Investigate the products of metabolic processes such as cellular respiration and photosynthesis;
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  • Demonstrate an understanding of the chemical changes and energy conversions that occur in metabolic processes.

Molecular Genetics

  • Analyse some of the social, ethical, and legal issues associated with genetic research and biotechnology;

  • Investigate, through laboratory activities, the structures of cell components and their roles in processes that occur within the cell.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of concepts related to molecular genetics, and how genetic modification is applied in industry and agriculture.

Homeostasis

  • Evaluate the impact on the human body of selected chemical substances and of environmental factors related to human activity.
  • Investigate the feedback mechanisms that maintain homeostasis in living organisms;

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the anatomy and physiology of human body systems and explain the mechanisms that enable the body to maintain homeostasis.

Population Dynamics

  • Analyse the relationships between population growth, personal consumption, technological development, and our ecological footprint, and assess the effectiveness of some canadian initiatives intended to assist expanding populations.
  • Investigate the characteristics of population growth and use models to calculate the growth of populations within an ecosystem.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of concepts related to population growth and explain the factors that affect the growth of various populations of species.

Course Details

Course Code SBI4U
Course Type Academic
Format University Preparation
Prerequisite SBI3U
YOUTuition Fee 650 – 1300
Department Science
Course Title Biology
Grade Grade 12
Credit Value 1.0

Outline of Course Content

Unit Title Time
1 Biochemistry 20 hours
2 Metabolic Processes 22 hours
3 Molecular Genetics 22 hours
4 Homeostasis 22 hours
5 Population Dynamics 22 Hours
  Final Examination (A proctored two-hour exam evaluating all curriculum’s overall expectations worth 30% of the student’s final mark.) 2 hours
  Total 110 hours

Course Details

Course Code SBI3U
Course Type Academic
Format University Preparation
Prerequisite SNC2D
Tuition Fee 650 – 1300
Department Science
Course Title Biology
Grade Grade 11
Credit Value 1.0

Overall Curriculum Expectations

By the end of this course the student will:

Scientific Investigation Skills and Career Exploration

  • Demonstrate scientific investigation skills (related to both inquiry and research) in the four areas of skills (initiating and planning, performing, and recording, analyzing, and interpreting, and communicating)
  • Identify and describe a variety of careers related to the fields of science under study, and identify scientists, including Canadians, who have made contributions to those fields.

Diversity of living Things

  • Analyse the effects of various human activities on the diversity of living things.
  • Investigate, through laboratory and/or field activities or through simulations, the principles of scientific classification, using appropriate sampling and classification techniques.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the diversity of living organisms in terms of the principles of taxonomy and phylogeny.

Evolution

  • Analyse the economic and environmental advantages and disadvantages of an artificial selection technology and evaluate the impact of environmental changes on natural selection and endangered species.
  • Investigate evolutionary processes and analyses scientific evidence that supports the theory of evolution.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the theory of evolution, the evidence that supports it, and some of the mechanisms by which it occurs.

Genetic processes

  • Evaluate the importance of some recent contributions to our knowledge of genetic processes and analyses social and ethical implications of genetic and genomic research.
  • Investigates genetic processes, including those that occur during meiosis, and analyses data to solve basic genetic problems involving monohybrid and dihybrid crosses.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of concepts, processes, and technologies related to the transmission of hereditary characteristics.

Animals: Structure and Function

  • Analyse the relationships between changing societal needs, technological advances, and understanding of internal systems of humans.
  • Investigate, through laboratory inquiry or computer simulation, the functional responses of the respiratory, circulatory, and digestive systems.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of animal anatomy and physiology, and describe disorders of the respiratory, circulatory, and digestive systems.

Plants: Anatomy, Growth, and Function

  • Evaluate the importance of sustainable use of plants to Canadian society and other cultures.
  • Investigate the structures and functions of plant tissues, and factors affecting plants growth.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the diversity of vascular plants, including their structures, internal transport systems, and their role in maintaining biodiversity.

Outline of Course Content

Unit Title Time
1 Diversity of Living Things 22 hours
2 Evolution 22 hours
3 Genetic Processes 22 hours
4 Animals: Structure and Function 21 hours
5 Plants: Anatomy, Growth and Function 21 Hours
  Final Examination 2 hours
  Total 110 hours
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