Life Sciences 11
Life Sciences 11 Course Overview
Life is a result of interactions at the molecular and cellular levels.
Evolution occurs at the population level.
Organisms are grouped based on common characteristics.
In this course, we focus on the diversity of life. We start by exploring experimental design and then classification of life. We explore ecological interactions and the process of evolution. We look at life on the microscopic scale with prokaryotic and eukaryotic organisms, and then on the macroscopic scale exploring the world of plants and animals. We will learn about evolutionary trends in complexity, while developing an appreciation for the incredible biodiversity on this planet. There are a few virtual labs in this course as well as some “at home” hands on components.
Where does this course fit?
- Pre-requisite: Science 10
- Graduation Status: One of the Grade 11/12 Science options required for graduation
- This course uses the following textbook: Biology by Miller & Levine. This book is not mandatory to succeed in this course as there are online alternatives that also provide adequate information. Those alternatives are listed in the course introduction. The course notes are also adequate although most students find that doing the supplemental readings from this text have a positive impact on their level of understanding
- You may pick up this textbook at the Vancouver Learning Network. There is a $150.00 refundable deposit to borrow a copy of this resource.
1) Experimental Design and taxonomy
4) Viruses and Monera
7) Invertebrate Animals
8) Vertebrate animals
Assessment Percentage Breakdown
Percentage of the Course
Assignments (8 in total, one per module)
Module quizzes (7 in total)
You have up to a year to complete your course.