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SBI4U – Biology – University Preparation

$479

Course Title: Biology, Grade 12, University Preparation (SBI4U)
Course Name: Biology
Course Code: SBI4U
Grade: 12
Course Type: University Preparation
Credit Value: 1.0
Prerequisite: SBI3U, Biology, Grade 11, University Preparation
Curriculum Policy Document: Science, The Ontario Curriculum, Grades 11 and 12, 2008 (Revised)
Course Developer: 24H Education
Department: Science
Department Head: Timothy Irvine, B.Sc.(Hon), B.Ed., OCT
Development Date: 2006
Most Recent Revision Date: 2013
Tuition Fee (CAD): $479

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Description

Biology – SBI4U course provides students with the opportunity for in depth study of the concepts and processes that occur in biological systems. Students willstudy theory and conduct investigations in the areas of biochemistry, metabolicprocesses, molecular genetics, homeostasis, and population dynamics. Emphasis willbe placed on the achievement of detailed knowledge and the refinement of skillsneeded for further study in various branches of the life sciences and related fields.

 

Unit Course Content and Overall Curriculum Expectations Time
1 BIOCHEMISTRY
By the end of this unit, students will:

  1. analyse technological applications of enzymes in some industrial processes, and evaluate technological advances in the field of cellular biology;
  2. investigate the chemical structures, functions, and chemical properties of biological molecules involved in some common cellular processes and biochemical reactions
  3. demonstrate an understanding of the structures and functions of biologicalmolecules, and the biochemical reactions required to maintain normal cellularfunction, the factors that
    affect the growth of various populations of species
20 hours
2 METABOLIC PROCESSES
By the end of this unit, students will:

  1. 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;
  2. investigate the products of metabolic processes such as cellular respiration and photosynthesis;
  3. demonstrate an understanding of the chemical changes and energy conversions that occur in metabolic processes.
16 hours
3 MOLECULAR GENETICS
By the end of this unit, students will:

  1. analyse some of the social, ethical, and legal issues associated with genetic research and biotechnology;
  2. investigate, through laboratory activities, the structures of cell components and their roles in processes that occur within the cell;
  3. demonstrate an understanding of concepts related to molecular genetics, and how genetic modification is applied in industry and agriculture
20 hours
4 MHOMEOSTASIS
By the end of this unit, students will:

  1. evaluate the impact on the human body of selected chemical substances and of environmental factors related to human activity
  2. investigate the feedback mechanisms that maintain homeostasis in living organisms
  3. demonstrate an understanding of the anatomy and physiology of human body systems, and explain the mechanisms that enable the body to maintain homeostasis
22 hours
5 POPULATION DYNAMICS
By the end of this unit, students will:

  1. 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;
  2. investigate the characteristics of population growth, and use models to calculate the growth of populations within an ecosystem;
  3. demonstrate an understanding of concepts related to population growth, and explain the factors that affect the growth of various populations of species.
10 hours
6 Mid-Term Culminating Assignment 7 hours
7 Independent Study Unit 3 hours
8 Final Exam 3 hours
Total 110 hours