Science 8 embraces a range of topics including: Life sciences studying cells, organ systems, and ecology. Physical sciences - optics, fluids, electricity, motion, and fundamental chemistry Earth and Space Science - terrestrial and extra-terrestrial Processes of Science - the scientific method, safety, scientific communication, literacy, and technology
In Biology 11, students survey a representative sample of all living things. This nature studies course also introduces laboratory skills, biological process skills and examines the nature of scientific inquiry. Core topics will be covered in about 100 hours.
Sections of the course include:
1. Adaptations and Evolution
2. Microbiology – bacteria & viruses
3. Mycology – Fungi
4. Plant Biology – Algae, Mosses, Ferns
5. Plant Biology – Gymnosperms / Angiosperms
6. Animal Biology – Porifera, Cnidaria
7. Animal Biology – Platyhelminthes, Nematoda, Annelida
8. Animal Biology – Mollusca, Echinodermata
9. Animal Biology – Arthropoda
10. Animal Biology – Chordata, Vertebrata
Biology 12 builds upon the knowledge gained in Biology 11, providing students with a much more detailed understanding of the operation of complex living organisms. To accomplish this, you will study the human body, from the structure and function of DNA and other biological molecules, right through to the structure and function of all major body systems.