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SBI3U Biology – GRADE 11

PREREQUISITE : Grade 10 Science, Academic

GRADE : 11 (University)


SBI3U online at Profectus furthers students’ 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. SBI3U online focuses on the theoretical aspects of the topics under study, and helps students refine skills related to scientific investigation.

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 :

Diversity of Living Things (16hrs)

Students will be able to:

  • Analyse the effects of various human activities on the diversity of living things.
  • Investigate, through laboratory and/or field activities or through simulations, the principles of scientific classification, using appropriate sampling and classification techniques.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the diversity of living organisms in terms of the principles of taxonomy and phylogeny.

UNIT 3 :

Geometry Evolution (16hrs)

Students will be able to:

  • Analyse the economic and environmental advantages and disadvantages of an artificial selection technology, and evaluate the impact of environmental changes on natural selection and endangered species.
  • Investigate evolutionary processes, and analyse scientific evidence that supports the theory of evolution.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the theory of evolution, the evidence that supports it, and some of the mechanisms by which it occurs.

UNIT 4 :

Genetic Processes (16hrs)

Students will be able to:

  • Evaluate the importance of some recent contributions to our knowledge of genetic processes, and analyse social and ethical implications of genetic and genomic research.
  • Investigate genetic processes, including those that occur during meiosis, and analyse data to solve basic genetics problems involving monohybrid and dihybrid crosses.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of concepts, processes, and technologies related to the transmission of hereditary characteristics.

UNIT 5 :

Animals: Structure and Function (16hrs)

Students will be able to:

  • Analyse the relationships between changing societal needs, technological advances, and our understanding of internal systems of humans.
  • Investigate, through laboratory inquiry or computer simulation, the functional responses of the respiratory and circulatory systems of animals, and the relationships between their respiratory, circulatory, and digestive systems.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of animal anatomy and physiology, and describe disorders of the respiratory, circulatory, and digestive systems.

UNIT 6 :

Plants: Anatomy, Growth and Function (16hrs)

Students will be able to:

  • Evaluate the importance of sustainable use of plants to Canadian society and other cultures.
  • Investigate the structures and functions of plant tissues, and factors affecting plant growth.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the diversity of vascular plants, including their structures, internal transport systems, and their role in maintaining biodiversity.


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.