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SBI3C Biology – GRADE 11

PREREQUISITE : Grade 10 Science, Academic or Applied

GRADE : 11 (College)


SBI3C online at Profectus focuses on the processes that occur in biological systems. Students will learn concepts and theories as they conduct investigations in the areas of cellular biology, microbiology, genetics, the anatomy of mammals, and the structure of plants and their role in the natural environment. Emphasis will be placed on the practical application of concepts, and on the skills needed for further study in various branches of the life sciences and related fields.

UNIT 1 :

Scientific Investigation Skills and Career Exploration (16hrs)

Students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate scientific investigation skills (related to both inquiry and research) in the four areas of skills (initiating and planning, performing and recording, analysing and interpreting, and communicating).
  • Identify and describe careers related to the fields of science under study, and describe the contributions of scientists, including canadians, to those fields.

UNIT 2 :

Cellular Biology (16hrs)

Students will be able to:

  • Evaluate the impact of environmental factors and medical technologies on certain cellular processes that occur in the human body.
  • Investigate the structures and functions of cells, and the factors that influence cellular activity, using appropriate laboratory equipment and techniques.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the basic processes of cellular biology.

UNIT 3 :

Microbiology (16hrs)

Students will be able to:

  • Assess the effects of microorganisms in the environment, and analyse ethical issues related to their use in biotechnology.
  • Investigate the development and physical characteristics of microorganisms, using appropriate laboratory equipment and techniques.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the diversity of microorganisms and the relationships that exist between them.

UNIT 4 :

Genetics (16hrs)

Students will be able to:

  • Evaluate some social, ethical, and environmental implications of genetic research and related technologies.
  • Investigate the process of meiosis, and analyse data related to the laws of heredity.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the process of meiosis, and explain the role of genes in the transmission of hereditary characteristics.

UNIT 5 :

Anatomy of Mammals (16hrs)

Students will be able to:

  • Analyse the social or economic impact of a technology used to treat systems in the human body, and the impact of lifestyle choices on human health.
  • Investigate, through laboratory inquiry or computer simulation, the anatomy, physiology, and response mechanisms of mammals.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the structure, function, and interactions of the circulatory, digestive, and respiratory systems of mammals.

UNIT 6 :

Plants in the Natural Environment (16hrs)

Students will be able to:

  • Analyse the roles of plants in ecosystems, and assess the impact of human activities on the balance of plants within those ecosystems.
  • Investigate some of the factors that affect plant growth.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the structure and physiology of plants and their role in the natural environment.


Course Culmination (22hrs)

The Culminating Unit incorporates all four strands of the Science Curriculum, and covers the four achievement chart categories. It consists of two parts:

  • Culminating Project worth 15% and a
  • Final Exam worth 15%

Online Course Policies

Listed below are various mandatory policies as you take on this course.

  • Attendance is regularly tracked through student contributions to online discussion boards, assignment completion, and learning logs. Failure to complete allocated activities may challenge the student’s ability to attain the credit.
  • This course will be presented using an asynchronistic model whereby work will be posted on the Google Classroom and it is the student’s responsibility to complete it on their own time.
  • ALL portions of this course are intended to be learned and completed online.
  • Final Exams and Tests will be written on site at Profectus Academy of Toronto. Course instructors will relay this information to students and families.
  • The integrity of student work will be checked on an ongoing basis using Quetext or Turnitin. Plagiarism is not tolerated.

Assessment & Evaluation Policies

The primary purpose of assessment and evaluation is to improve student learning. The Achievement Chart for Science will guide all assessment and evaluation.

Knowledge and Understanding

The final grade will be determined as follows:

  • 70% based on Assessment OF Learning (including conversations, observations and products) conducted throughout the course.
  • 30% based on Culminating Tasks administered at or towards the end of the course.

Assessment and evaluation is divided into two important parts. The grade the student receives on a midterm or final report indicates achievement/ proficiency in Curriculum Expectations. A level of competence (Needs Improvement, Satisfactory, Good or Excellent) will be assessed and reported in the area of Learning Skills and Work Habits: Independent Work, Collaboration, Responsibility, Initiative, Self-Regulation, and Organization.