Welcome to SBI3C Grade 11 College Level Biology Mrs. Kerr Help me Help you! Name Game Tell me WHY you are taking SBI3C???? SBI 3C First & only biology course at the Senior College Level Mandatory prerequisite for many science programs at the College level What is Science? Albert Einstein The effort to discover, understand, or to better understand how the natural world works. You can think of it as trying to figure out why or how the natural world works. Anytime you ask the question “why” or “how”, you are being a scientist. WHAT IS BIOLOGY?? Biology comes from the Greek word: bios, which means life Ology, which means study. A direct translation: biology is the study of life. Units of Study Unit 1: Cellular Biology Use of a microscope Cell structure & function Basic Chemistry (nutrients) Cell transport systems Photosynthesis/ Cellular respiration Unit 2: Microbiology Taxonomy of the 5 kingdoms Overview of microorganisms viruses, bacteria, fungi, protozoa Uses of microorganisms in biotechnology Units of Study Unit 3: Genetics Mitosis & meiosis Mendelian genetics Heredity Genetic disorders Advances in genetic engineering Unit 4: Anatomy of Mammals Human digestive, respiratory & circulatory systems Factors & disorders affecting these systems Dissection of a fetal pig Units of Study Unit 5: Plants in the Natural Environment Structure & physiology of plants Photosynthesis Plant reproduction Factors that affect plant growth Roles of plants in ecosystems Student Expectations 1. Attendance Students are responsible for any missed work or assignments Students must be prepared to complete any missed test, quiz or lab upon their return to school * 2. Homework Could be assigned daily (time to work in class) Formal lab reports following lab activities specific due dates can be found at: Student Expectations 3. Materials 1” Binder with paper, pen, pencil and textbook is expected to be at every class. 4. Classroom New material is presented orally & through notes Students are encouraged to keep an accurate record of class notes & participate orally in class Notebooks will be checked regularly Student Expectations 5. WASHROOM AND WATER Must wait 45 min. Do not ask before 9:45AM Please wait to leave the classroom until the lesson is over. Also a great idea to go on break. Look at the sign. Sing in and out Student Expectations 6. CELL PHONES When needed I will let you know - we have a clock on the wall : ) Student Expectations 7. FOOD AND DRINKS This is a science lab… Evaluation • • • • major tests lab reports assignments quizzes Summative Exam SAFETY!!! There are two systems to give you safety information. In your home you have the Hazardous Household Product Symbols (HHPS) on anything that might be hazardous in some way. At work, at school, or in a science lab we have the Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS). Very easy to use!