Biology: Life Sciences 11
Rhiannon Cockayne & Chloe Faught
It is recommended that students complete Science 10 or equivalent.
Biology: Life Sciences 11 (previously Biology 11) is an online, media-rich course designed to meet the new BC Life Sciences 11 Curriculum (2018). The course offers interactive lessons, a variety of guided activities, assignments and labs, and rubric-based assessment. There are learning guides to assist in note taking throughout the course.
This course consists of seven units that incorporate the Big Ideas of Life, Evolution and Organisms. Students taking this course can complete most of the components at home, with the exception of 2 supervised unit tests.
- Unit One- Introduction & Evolution
- Unit Two- Viruses & Bacteria
- Unit Three- Protists & Fungi
- Unit Four- Seedless Plants
- Unit Five- Seed Plants
- Unit Six- Animals I (Porifera, Cnidaria, Platyhelminthes, Nematoda, Annelida)
- Unit Seven- Animals II (Mollusca, Echinodermata, Arthropoda, Chordata)
Biology: Life Sciences 11is a self-paced course and students can begin throughout the year. Students are expected to finish their course within a one-year period.
Students in the Greater Victoria area will write their unit tests at the SIDES Royal Oak campus located at 4575 Wilkinson Road.
Long distance students are responsible for arranging a test supervisor at a school, or academic institution (ex. college, university, or library). Tests supervisors will need to be approved by SIDES administration. Students should actively be arranging a test supervisor while completing the first unit of the course. Students will be required to schedule tests at times that are convenient for the test supervisor.
Orientation Course 8%
Unit 1 Evolution Test 5%
Unit 2 Viral Replication Graph Assignment 4%
Unit 2 Inquiry Question 2%
Unit 3 Protista Biological Drawings 4%
Unit 3 Bread Mold Formal Lab Report 5%
Unit 2 & 3 Supervised Test 15%
Unit 4 Seedless Plants Biological Drawing
Unit 4 Seedless Plants Unit Test 8.5%
Unit 5 Flower Dissection Lab 1%
Unit 5 Plant Dichotomous Key Assignment 3%
Unit 5 Seed Plants Unit Test 8.5%
Unit 6 Earthworm Dissection Activity 2%
Unit 7 Squid Virtual Dissection 5%
Unit 7 Frog Virtual Dissection 5%
Unit 6 & 7 Supervised Test 15%
Biology 11 Final Inquiry Reflection 5%
- Basic Technical Requirements
- Reliable high-speed Internet
- Up-to-date computer and software
- Student must have their own email address
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