Bio 11 All

Continue studying for final exam. Be sure to answer the drosophila questions based on the data from all classes (handed out in class). These will be collected on the day of the exam, and the material will be on the exam.


Final Exams schedule

Please see the updated June calendar for the exam schedule during the week of 12 June.

Textbooks will be collected on the day of the exam. Please remember to bring them to class.

Grade 9s – one 8.5″ X 11″ double sided notes page is permitted. Must be hand-written or hand-printed, not photocopied or machine printed.

Science 9 – exam will cover chemistry and electricity, safety and scientific method, with smaller sections on reproduction and space. Chapters 1- 3 and 7-9, safety and scientific method, will make up most of the exam, with smaller sections on chapters 4-6 and 10-11.

Science 10 – exam will cover chemistry and physics, as well as safety and scientific method, with a smaller section on energy transfer in natural systems. Chapters 4-9 will make up the majority of the test, with smaller sections on chapters 10-12.

Biology 11 – exam will cover material since the mid-year exam, plus evolution, safety and scientific method. Chapters 26-30, and parts of 31-33 and 36 will be covered, as well as a small section on plants, evolution, safety and scientific method. The fruit fly work we did will be on the exam, too.

Biology 11 29 May 2017

Continue sketching plant anatomy and making observations.   Read the section on plants in the textbook.

Be sure you can answer all 8 questions that we covered in class (jigsaw activity):

  1. When/where on Earth did multicellular plants evolve? What was the Earth like then? What was the atmosphere like?
  2. By what process do plants obtain food? Be able to explain the process briefly.
  3. What green (usually) compound is required for the process in #2 to occur?
  4. What waste(s) are given off by plants as a byproduct of the process in #2?
  5. List examples of organs of reproduction in plants.
  6. What conditions affect land plants that are not encountered by aquatic plants?
  7. What is the function of roots?
  8. What is the function of leaves?

Biology 11 15, 16 May 2017

Read textbook sections 31-2, 32-1 to 32-3 and pay special attention to the amphibians in preparation for the frog lab. Read the frog lab handout as well.

Be sure that the recent assignments have been submitted (perch lab, respiration investigation, chordate questions and parasitic worms chart).

Mini Science 10 16 May 2017

Research biogeochemical cycles:

  1. What are biogeochemical cycles?
  2. How do weathering, outgassing, photosynthesis and respiration interact in the cycling of carbon?
  3. Hand-draw a labelled diagram showing the processes influencing the carbon, nitrogen, phosphorus and oxygen cycles.


Biology 11

Please read the textbook sections on Porifera, Cnidaria, Platyhelminthes, Nematoda and Chordata. Work on the crossword and the animals questions (not for handing in).