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Grade 11 Biology

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Grade 11 Biology: University Preparation

Dr. Burt

email:  jwburt@gmail.com


Welcome to Grade 11 Biology! This course will help you gain a deeper understanding of the processes that occur in biological systems.  Students will study theory and conduct investigations in the areas of biodiversity; evolution; genetic processes; the structure and function of animals; and the anatomy, growth, and function of plants. The course focuses on the theoretical aspects of the topics under study and there is a strong emphasis placed on developing those skills related to scientific investigation.



Important Information

  • May 15, 2014: The final exam for Grade 11 University Biology is on June 18th, 2014 at 9:30am.  The review sheet below contains the topics covered on this exam as well as example review problems.
  • May 15, 2014: There will be a quest on the circulatory system on  May 19th.  It will cover most of chapter 10 and everything we dis cussed in class through May 16th.
    • Lecture notes are in the process of being uploaded.  As usual, the lecture notes will contain example questions.
  • March 15, 2014: There will be a quest on digestion on  March 20th.  It will cover all of chapter 9.
    • All the lecture notes have been posted below.  In addition to what you need to know, they also contain example questions of things I have focused on.
    • It is highly recommended that you read over the review questions on page 430 and 431.  At the very least, make sure that you are able to answer questions 16-28.
  • March  13, 2014:  The write up for the amylase lab is due March 24th.
    • The make up date for those who missed the lab will be during lunch on March 18th.
  • February 6, 2014: The unit test covering all of "Genetic Processes" will be Monday, February 17th.  It will cover chapters 4-6 in the text book. 
  • December 30, 2013: There will be a quiz on Friday, January 3rd.  It will cover all of Chapter 5 in the book except pages 204-209.
    • Review questions: Page 214, #4.  Page 222-223, #42, 49, 54.
  • December 26, 2013: We had an in-class computer activity today.
    • Instructions for logging into the website:  How to log into Gizmo.pptx
    • When using the "Gizmo" follow the instructions and answer all questions on the "Student Information Sheet"
    • After completing the sheet, undertake the Assessment questions below the Gizmo.
    • This assignment is due Friday for everyone who was here and on Monday for all those who were absent.
  • December 5, 2013: There will be a quest on Thursday, December 12th.  It will cover mitosis, meiosis and everything we've covered through Friday, December 6.
  • November 14, 2013: The lab report for the "Sprouting Peas" lab will be due Monday, November 18. You may turn it in during class or email it to me by 11:59pm.
  • October 21, 2013: The unit test covering all of "Diversity of Life" will be Thursday, November 7th.  It will cover chapters 1-3 in the textbook.
  • October 14, 2013: There will be a quiz on Monday, October 21.  It will cover prokaryotes, viruses, and protists.
  • October 7, 2013:  All the lab safety contracts are in!
  • September 30, 2013:  There will be a quiz on Friday, October 4th.  It will cover classification, taxonomy and the characteristics of the 6 kingdoms.
  • September 29, 2013:  Taxonomy posters are due October 7th by 11:59pm.  Hard copies can be turned in during class or electronic copies emailed. 
  • September 29, 2013: APA referencing.  Websites that will help with your citations.
  • September 5, 2013:  Lab safety contracts are due at the latest on Thursday, September 12th.  If you do not have a signed copy by then, you will not be able to participate in the lab activity.
  • September 5, 2013: Student Information Sheets need to be signed by you and your parent/guardian AND placed in the front of your binder or notebook.


Lecture Slides




Homework Assignments

  • May 15, 2014: Fetal pig lab report is due May 22nd.  I know that is right in the middle of trips, retreats, and blocks so if you are unable to come to class that day, you still have to get the report to me.  It can either be placed in my mail box, emailed, or given to another student to turn in.
  • February 6, 2014: Genetic disorders project.
    • Genetic Disorders Assignment.docx  
    • Completed assignments and presentations will be Thursday, February 20th.
      • Note that there is a due date change! 
    •  Since they were absent, Sarah and Eden will be partnered and have Familial dysautonomia as their disorder. 
  • January 16, 2014: Blood Typing Lab.  Completed questions due  January 23, 2014.
  • December 19, 2013: Page 193, #8-10. Due Friday, December 20th.
  • December 6, 2013: Due December 9th.
  • October 24, 2013: The following questions are due tomorrow:
    • 1)  What part of the complex life cycle of kelp is responsible for generating genetic diversity in kelp?
    • 2)  Read "Symbiotic Relationships in Ecosystems" on pages 83-84 and summarize the 3 symbiotic relationships (make sure to properly name them) that occur with the leaf-cutter ant. 
  • October 14, 2013: Page 59, #2, 7, 8.  Page 67, #2, 4, 9.  Not to be turned in but will be included on the quiz on October 21!
  • October 10, 2013: Page 53, #s 6-10. Due Monday, October 14.
  • September 9, 2013: Finish your dichotomous key for Thursday
  • September 2, 2013: 01 - Classifying Objects Homework.docx


Reading Assignments

  • January 13, 2014: Mutations. Page 234-239 (Everything except Microarray Technology).  Practice problems Page 239 #3-4.
  • January 13, 2014: Intro to DNA. Page 228-233.  Practice problems Page 233, #2-4.
  • December 30, 2013: Advanced Genetics. Page 194-203 and Pages 210-214.  Lots of good example problems you could and probably should work out before the quiz.
    • Good example problems: Page 212, #1, Page 214, #3, Page 199, #2, Page 201, #3-4. 
  • December 19, 2013: Simple Mendelian Genetics. Page 184-192. Make sure you know and understand the sample problems in this section. 
  • December 11, 2013: Mitosis and Meiosis. Page 138-163. You are responsible for everything except the section on animal cloning.
  • October 14, 2013: Protists. Page 60-66.
  • October 12, 2013: Viruses. Page 54-59.  Make sure you pay particular attention to Figure 5 on page 56.
  • October 10, 2013: Prokarytotes. Page 44-53.  Tables on pages 48 and 53 are particularly important.
  • September 30, 2013:  Kingdoms. Page 26- 29.  Make sure you take particular note of the table on page 27.  All the information found on the table is fair game for your quiz.

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