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EBSS VCE Biology 2014

Term 1
Week

Key Concepts

Work Program (Biozone)

Extension

Assessment

Unit 3 - AOS 1: Molecules of Life


1
27 Jan
2
3 Feb

* synthesis of biomacromolecules
* structure and function of organic compounds

3
10 Feb
4
17 Feb
5
24 Feb

* role of membranes and organelles in the


packaging
and transport of biomolecules
* biochemical processes:

enzymes, factors affecting rates of reactions,

3 Mar

energy requirements, catabolic and anabolic


reactions

7
10 Mar
8
17 Mar

* energy transformations:
cellular respiration, ATP ADP cycle
* energy transformations:
photosynthesis

* coordination and regulation:

9
24 Mar

homeostasis, stimulus response model,


feedback
mechanisms within the cell, signal
transduction,
steroid & peptide-based signal molecules,
hormonal systems, apoptosis

Biochemistry of the Cell: #1,2 p5


Water: #1,2 p6
Mono- and Disaccharides: #1,2 p8
Polysaccharides: #1 p10
Amino Acids & Condensation/Hydrolysis Reactions:
#1-3,5,6 p12
Proteins: #1-4 p14
Packaging Macromolecules: #1,2,4 p16
Nucleic Acids: #1-5 p18
Lipids: #1-6 pp19-20
Plant and Animal Cell Organelles: #1,2 p22
Review of Cell Ultrastructure: #table pp23-24
The Role of Membranes in Cells: #1-5 pp26-27
Enzymes: #1-3 p28
Enzyme Action: #1-3 p29
Enzyme Reaction Rates: #1-4 p30
Enzyme Cofactors and Inhibitors: #1,6 pp31-2
Metabolic Efficiency: #1-3 p33
ATP and Metabolism: #1-3 p38
The Role of ATP in Cells: #1-6 p39
ATP Production in Cells: #1 p40
Biochemistry of Respiration: #3-5 p42
Chloroplasts: #1-4 p47
Photosynthesis: #1,2 p48
Pigments and Light Absorption: #1,2 p49
Factors Affecting Photosynthesis: #1-4 p52
Detecting Changing States: #1,2 p57
Negative
Feedback: #1,2 p58
**Positive Feedback: #1 p59
**Types of Signalling: #2,3 p60
Signals and Signal Cascades: #1,2 p61
Apoptosis:
#1-3 p62
Signal Transduction: #1-7 pp63-4
Effect of Blocking Signals: #1-4 pp65-6
Cancer:
#1-3 p67
Pheromones: #1-3 p68
Hormonal Regulation: #13 p69
#1 p70

AOS 1. blog videos (yt)

AOS 1. blog videos (yt)


* Chemistry of Life Test

AOS 1. blog videos (yt)


* Student Design:
The Effect of Light
Wavelengths on
Photosynthesis

* Cells Test

AOS 2. blog videos (yt)

SAC 1: Membrane
Damage

SAC 2: The
Activity of an
Enzyme

10
31 Mar

Nervous System: #2 p73


Neurotransmitters: #1-3
p74
**Transmission of Nerve Impulses: #1-5 p75-6
Neurohormones: #1-5 p77
Chemical Synapses:
#1-6 p78
Signal Transduction in Sense Organs: #2,4b p79

nervous system

SAC 3:
Investigating
Photosynthesis

EBSS VCE Biology 2014


Term 2
Key Concepts

Week

Work Program (Biozone)

Extension

Assessment

Unit 3 AOS 2: Detecting and Responding


1
22 Apr

2
29 Apr

3
5 May
4
12 May
5
19 May
6
26 May

* plant growth regulators

* pathogens and disease

* physical and chemical barriers to infection


* lymphatic system; roles of components of the
second line of defence, e.g. phagocytes, NK
cells,
inflammation
* specific (adaptive) immune response:
role and action of B cells (humoral immunity)
and
T cells (cell-mediated immunity)
* disorders of the human immune response:
allergic responses, autoimmune diseases
* acquired immunity:

7
2 Jun

natural, artificial, active and passive


immunity;
vaccines

Plant Hormones as Signal Molecules: #1a,2,3 p82


Auxins, Gibberellins and ABA: #1-3 p83
Signals for Daylength in Plants: #1 p84
Infection and Disease: #1,2 p98
Bacterial
Diseases: #1,2 p99
Cholera: #1-4 p100
Malaria: #1-4 p101
Viral Diseases: #1,2 p102
HIV and AIDS: #1,2
p103
Replication in HIV: #1-3 p104
Prion Diseases: #16 p105
Antibiotics: #1-3 p106
Chemical Defences in Animals: #1,2 p108
Targets for Defence: #1-3 p109
Blood Group Antigens: #1,2 p110
The Bodys Defences: #1-5 pp111-2
The Action of Phagocytes: #1-3 p113
Inflammation: #1-4 p114
Fever: #1,2 p115
Lymphatic System: #1-3 p116
Immune System: #1,2 p117
Clonal Selection: #1-4 p118
Antibodies: #1-5 p120
Acquired Immunity: #1-5 pp121-2
Vaccines and Vaccination: #1-4 pp123-4
Autoimmune Diseases: #1-3 p127
Allergies and Hypersensitivity: #1-3 p128
Antigenic Variability in Pathogens: #1,2 p285
Plant Defences: #1,2 p129

* Homeostasis Test

AOS 2. blog videos (yt)


* Fellow Travellers (not
point 2) (WoL) p89
* Life on the Inside (one
example from A & B)
(WoL) p92
SAC 4: Hormonal
Regulation of
Blood Glucose
AOS 2. blog videos (yt)

* Disease Test

9 Jun
9
16 Jun

Year 10 & 11 Exams

SAC 5: Defence
Against Disease

Unit 4 - AOS 1: Heredity

Cell Reproduction:

10
23 Jun

* nature and structure of DNA, genes,


chromosomes
* binary fission, DNA replication, mitosis,
cytokinesis
* meiosis

Genomes: #1-4 p132


Prokaryotic Chromosomes: #1-3 p133
Plasmid
DNA: #1-3 p134
Eukaryotic Chromosomes: #1,2 p136
Karyotypes: #1-6 pp137-8
DNA Molecules: #1,2 p142
RNA Molecules: #1,2
p147
DNA Replication: #1-6 p159
Enzyme Control of DNA Replication: #1-4 p160
Review of DNA Replication: #1-3 p161
Binary Fission: #1-5 p166
Mitosis & the Cell Cycle: #1-3 p167
Regulation of the Cell Cycle: #1,2 p169
Stem Cells and Cell Differentiation: #1-4 p170
Meiosis & Crossing Over: #1-6 p171-2
Mitosis vs. Meiosis: #1-3 p176
Effect of Environment on Phenotype: #1-6 p228
Mendels Peas: #1-3 p237
Mendels Laws of
Inheritance: #1-3 p238
Describing Alleles: #1-4 p239

* Unit 3 Trial Exam (not


VCAA assessed)
AOS 1. blog videos (yt)
* Human Karyotype
Exercise pp139-41
* Creating a DNA Model
pp143-45
* Cut & Paste Meiosis
Activity

EBSS VCE Biology 2014


Term 3
Wee
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Key Concepts

Work Program (Biozone)

Extension

Assessment

AOS 1: Heredity ctd.


1
14 Jul

Molecular Genetics:
* nature of genomes, genes and the genetic
code

2
21 Jul

* gene expression:
transcription, RNA processing, translation
* gene regulation

Inheritance:
* genotype, phenotype
3

* causes of phenotypic variation: mutations;

28 Jul

recombination; polygenes; environmental


forces
* crosses

* pedigrees

Genetic Code: #1-3 p149


Transcription: #1-4 p150
Gene Expression in
Prokaryotes: #1-3 p151
Transcription in Eukaryotes: #1-3 p152
Post Transcriptional Modification: #1-3 p153
Translation: #1,2 p154 Summary of Protein
Synthesis: #1-3 p155
Cellular Differentiation: #1-4 p214
Homeotic Genes and Development: #1-3 p216
Gene Control in Prokaryotes (Lac operon): #1,2
p220
Gene Control in Eukaryotes: #1,2 p221
Defective Gene Regulation in Cancer: #1-3 p222
Mutations and Development: #1-3 p218
Gene Mutations: #1-3 p229
Sickle Cell Anaemia: #1-3 p230
Cystic Fibrosis: #1-7 p231
Chromosomal Mutations: #1 p232
NonDisjunction: #1-3 p234
Aneuploidy in Humans: #1-7 pp235-6
Gene-Environment Interactions: #1-6 p228
Genetic Crosses: #all questions pp240-48
Linkage & Recombination: #all questions pp249-53
Sex Linkage: #1-6 pp257-8
Polygenes: #1-4 pp260-1
Non-Nuclear Inheritance: #1,2 p254
Pedigrees: # 2-5 p263

AOS 1. blog videos (yt)

SAC 1: The Things


That Divide Us Mitosis and
Meiosis
(on the Friday)

* Pedigree worksheet
* Genetics test

DNA tools and techniques:


* gel electrophoresis, PCR, DNA sequencing,
DNA
4 Aug

profiling, recombinant plasmids, bacterial


transformations, gene delivery systems,
gene
cloning

What is Genetic Modification?: #1,2 p180


Making Recombinant DNA: #1-6 pp182-3
Gel Electrophoresis: #1-3 p184
Interpreting Gels:
#1-3 p185
Taq Polymerase: #1,2 p186
PCR: #1-6 pp187-8
DNA Profiling: #1-4 p190 #1-4 p191
Genome Projects: #1-4 p193
Automated DNA Sequencing: information on pp194-5
Human Genome Project: #1,4,5 p197
Gene Cloning & Reverse Transcriptase: #1-3 p198
#1-7 p200
Vectors Used in GMOs: #1-7 p218
Gene Delivery Systems: #1,2,3b-5 p382

SAC 2: Barley
Seeds preparation

AOS 2: Change Over Time

5
11
Aug

6
18
Aug

Changing Allele Frequencies in a


Population:
* genetic drift; natural and artificial selection

Evidence for Evolution:


* geological time scale, comparative
morphology,
molecular homology, biogeography, fossils,
fossil
dating techniques

Sources of Variation: #1-6 pp225-6


Biological Concept of Species: #1-5 p308
**Modern Theory of Evolution: worth the read: p266
Adaptations and Fitness: #1,2 p267
Darwins
Theory: #1 p268
Gene Pools: #1-4 p272 #1,2 p287
Natural Selection: #1,2 p274 #1-5 p276
Darwins Finches: #1,2 p278
Disruptive Selection: #1-3 p279 Directional
Selection: #1-4 p280
Heterozygous Advantage: #1 p282
Evolution of Antibiotic Resistance: #1-3 p283
Insecticide Resistance: #1-3 p284
Artificial Selection: #1-5 pp370-1
#1-9 pp372-3
#1,2 p374
Genetic Drift: #1-4 p286 #1-3 p287 #1-3 p288
Allopatric Speciation: #1-8 pp313-4
**Sympatric Speciation: #1-3 p315
Speciation in Australia: #1-6 p316
Patterns of Evolution: #1,2a p318
Adaptive Radiation in Ratites: #1-8 p320
Adaptive Radiation in Mammals: #1-8 pp321-2
Convergent Evolution: #1-4 pp323-4
Speciation and Dispersal of Camelidae: #1-5 p325
Rate of Evolutionary Change: #1-3 p326
Extinction: #1-3 p327

AOS 2. blog videos (yt)


* Some People Dont
Like Broad Beans (B2)
* Gene Pool exercise
p283

SAC 2: Barley
Seeds

Evidence for Evolution

7
25
Aug

Evolutionary Relationships:
* comparing DNA sequences, genomics,
phylogeny

Hominin Evolution:
8
1 Sep

* primates, hominoids and hominins


* major changes from Australopithecus to
Homo
* cultural evolution and rise of technologies

9
8 Sep

Human Intervention in Evolutionary


Processes:
* application of gene technologies
* selective breeding affecting and limiting
the gene pool

Eukaryotic Evolution: #3 p291


Homologous DNA Sequences / DNA Hybridisation:
#1-4 p292
Homologous Proteins: #1-3 p294
Homologous Structures: #1,2 p295
Evolution of Horses: #1,2 p296
Oceanic Island Colonisers: #1-4 p298
Continental Drift: #1,5-8 pp299-301
Relative Dating and the Fossil Record: #1,3-8
pp303-4
Dating Fossils: #1-3 p305
Primate Classification: #1-3 p331
Primate Characteristics: #1,2 p333
Human Characteristics: labels p334
Dating a Fossil Site: #2-4 pp335-6
Analysing Ancient DNA: #1-3 pp337-8
Changes in Dentition: #1,2 p339
Hominin Evolution: #1-4b,6-9 pp340-1
The Changing Environment: #1,2 p342
Hominin Adaptive Radiations: #1-3 p344
Origin of Modern Humans: #1-5 pp346-7
Ardi: #1-4 p349
Bipedalism: #1 p350
#1-5 p351-2
Controversy in Human Evolution: #1 p354
The Development of Intelligence: #1-7 pp355-6
Cultural Evolution: #1-3 pp357-8
Palaeolithic Tool Cultures: #1-6 p360
Art and Spirituality: #1-5 pp363-4
Neolithic Culture: #1-4 p367
Examples of Gene Technology
Applications of GMOs: #1 p181
Using Recombinant Bacteria - Chymosin: #1-6 p202
Insulin Production: #1-5 p204
GM Food Plants: #1-5 p206
Food for the Masses: #1-7 p208
Gene Therapy: #1-7 pp379-81
Therapeutic Cloning: #1-3 p383
Ethics of GMO Technology: #1-8 pp209-10

* GTAC visit (4, 5, 8


Sept)
* Relationships
Between Fossils (WoL)
* Gondwana Activity
p315

SAC 3: Natural
Selection and
Evolutionary
Relationships

* Evidence for Evolution


Crossword p320

SAC 4: DNA
Manipulation
(Modelling)
AOS 2. blog videos (yt)

VCE 401
Tues 2 September
2.30 3.30 pm

AOS 1/2. blog videos


(yt)
*Mix and Match Gene
Tech terms: p225
* Natural Selection /
Evolution Test

SAC 4: DNA
Manipulation
(GTAC practical)
Doherty Lab
Tues 9 September/
Wed 10 September
1.40 3.40 pm
SAC 5: An Issue
Arising from the
Application of a
Gene Technology

10
15
Sep

Year 12 Practice Exams

EBSS VCE Biology 2014


Term 4
Wee
k

Key Concepts

Work Program

Extension

Assessment

* Unit 3/4 Revision

* Mr Macs Genetics &


Evolution Quiz

SAC 4: DNA
Manipulation

* Unit 3/4 Revision

* Unit 4 Trial Exam (not


VCAA assessed)

AOS 2: Change Over Time ctd.


1
6 Oct
2
13
Oct