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SNC - BIOLOGY (9 - 12) - Progression Grid

Domain Homeostasis

Standard Y: The long-term learning goals and understanding for a particular lesson, chapter or the whole course.



Grade 9

Grade 10

Grade 11

Grade 12

Benchmark I: An intermediate-term learning goal and understanding the child must achieve for promotion to Learning Level 11-12

Benchmark I: An intermediate-term learning goal and understanding which the student must achieve for progression toward completion of high school.

Student Learning Outcomes

Introduction to Biology

  • study the Introduction to Biology with reference to branches and related disciplines with representative career scope.

Homeostasis

  • understand the importance of homeostasis.




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  • study the verses of the Holy Quran and the contributions of Muslim Biologists to this science.


  • understand the homeostasis osmotic adjustment in plants

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[SLO 3]After reading this topic, the student will be able to:

  • study levels of the biological organization with an elaborated study of tissues and organs.

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  • recognize major organs involved in homeostasis; they also be able to explain the role of skin in regulating the body temperature.


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[SLO 4] After reading this topic, the students will be able to:

  • study cellular organization with the division of labour and biological methods with examples.






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  • recognize different parts of the urinary system. They will also be able to explain the structure and function of a nephron. The student will explain the kidney disorders and treatment.


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Unit 2: Biodiversity

[SLO 1] After reading this topic the student will be able to:

  • study the Introduction, Classification, basis of organisms with classification systems.


Coordination and control

  • differentiate and explain between hormonal and nervous control.


[Example: SLO 3 starts at Grade 11]


[SLO 3...]

(SLO 2) After reading this topic the student will be able to:

  • study the Classification and taxonomy of Viruses with examples.

  • explain the different parts of the nervous system. And they will also be able to explain the function of different parts of the nervous system



(SLO 3) After reading this topic the student will be able to:

  • study the Classification System, Namings with examples.

  • understand the structure and function of the neuron, its types and function.



(SLO 4) After reading this topic the student will be able to:

  • study the Human impact on biodiversity and awareness roles.

  • explain reflex action and exemplify the different reflex actions in daily life.



(SLO 5) After reading this topic the student will be able to:

  • study the Conservation of Biodiversity.

  • explain the structure of the human eye and its defects.



  • explain the different endocrine glands in the body and their function.



  • understand some nervous disorders.



Unit # 3: Cells and Tissues

(SLO 1)After reading this topic the student will be able to:

  • study Light and Electron Microscopy.

Support and movement

  • explain the importance of skeleton and differentiate between bone and cartilage.




(SLO 2) After reading this topic the student will be able to:

  • study the Cell Theory, Prokaryotes and eukaryotes, Functions of the main components of the cell.



  • identify the different parts of the human skeleton.



(SLO 3) After reading this topic the student will be able to:

  • study the Tissues and Comparison of Animal And Plant Tissues.



  • explain the types, location of cartilage and bones



  • understand the antagonistic arrangement of muscles and skeleton disorders.



Unit # 4: Enzymes.

(SLO 1) After reading this topic the student will be able to:

  • study, define and justify enzymes' role with general characteristics and activation energy.

Cell cycle

  • explain the cell cycle.




(SLO 2) After reading this topic the student will be able to:

  • study the activity/working of enzymes, model enzyme action with enzyme specificity.

  • explain the different phases of mitosis and meiosis.

  • differentiate between mitosis and meiosis.




Unit # 5: Bioenergetics

(SLO 1) After reading this topic the student will be able to:

  • study the Introduction to Bioenergetics with energy cycle, oxidation and reduction reactions.



  • explain the importance of mitosis and meiosis.



(SLO 2) After reading this topic the student will be able to:

  • study Photosynthesis with the structure of the leaf and chloroplast.

  • explain and differentiate between apoptosis and necrosis.



(SLO 3) After reading this topic the student will be able to:

  • study respiration, mechanism, events, comparisons.




Unit # 06: Nutrition

(SLO 1) After reading this topic, the student will be able to:

  • study the introduction, micro and macronutrients, the importance of Nitrogen, Magnesium and fertilizers.

Reproduction

  • understand different methods of asexual reproduction in plants, advantages and disadvantages of vegetative propagation.



(SLO 2) After reading this topic the student will be able to:

  • study the comparison between carbohydrates, protein and fats with food sources and vitamins and a balanced diet.

  • understand sexual reproduction in plants and ways of pollination.



(SLO 3) After reading this topic the student will be able to:

  • study the problems, PEM, MDD and OIN, malnutrition and diseases.

  • explain the structure, germination and conditions essential for germination.




(SLO 4) After reading this topic the student will be able to:

  • study the Steps of Nutrition, Alimentary Canal, Enzyme Action.

  • explain sexual reproduction in animals by giving the example of a rabbit.



(SLO 5) Disorders of Gut

  • understand the STD and control.




Inheritance

  • explain the Watson and Crick model of DNA.




  • explain Mendels laws of inheritance by making checkerboards.




  • explain the incomplete, complete and codominance and be able to solve different problems related to these concepts by making different processes.




  • explain to differentiate between continuous and discontinuous variations




  • explain evolution and mechanism of evolution by giving different examples.




Man and his environment

  • understand the concept of components of an ecosystem. They will also be able to explain the flow of energy in an ecosystem with reference to food chains and ecological pyramids.




  • explain the biogeochemical cycles( carbon and nitrogen).




  • explain interaction in the ecosystem by giving examples from daily life.




  • explain the human impact on the ecosystem in the form of global warming, acid rain, deforestation, overpopulation, urbanization and pollution.




Biotechnology

  • explain biotechnology, its scope and importance.





  • explain different types of fermentation and their application in daily life. They will also be able to explain the types of fermenters and the advantages and use of fermenters.




  • explain the aims and objectives of genetic engineering, mechanism and achievements in daily life.




  • explain single cell protein and its uses.




Abuses of drugs

  • differentiate between medicinal drugs and addictive drugs.





  • explain the medicinal drugs and usage of important drugs.




  • explain different types of addictive drugs and the problems associated with drug addiction.




  • explain bactericidal and bacteriostatic antibiotics.




  • explain the types of major antibiotic resistance.




  • explain vaccines and their mode of action.