Monthly Archives: January 2015

Innate vs learned behaviour

Can you distinguish between innate and learned behaviour? What are some examples of behaviour in living organisms that are innate or learned? What is taxis and what is kinesis when referring to types of behaviour? You are then going to do a lab (yay!) where you design an experiment to … Continue reading

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How we see, how we hear

We’ll start by looking at the different kinds of receptors that humans have, then focus on the photoreceptors in the eye and mechanoreceptors in the ear.  Useful presentation by Mr Taylor (again!). You need to be able to label a diagram of the … Continue reading

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Stimulus and response

The syllabus guide for this topic: Option E – syllabus guide We are starting option E with a look at the nervous system.  Check out this excellent presentation from Mr Taylor. What are some examples of reflexes that exist in humans?  Are there some … Continue reading

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IVF

We are going to try something a little different to help us learn about the process of IVF, and the ethical considerations that go along with it. Here’s the situation: A couple have been trying to conceive for over 3 … Continue reading

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Human Reproduction

No – it’s not a picture of a sunflower.  Look closely! Here is what we will cover in the core material. Draw and label diagrams of adult male and female reproductive systems. How do hormones control the menstrual cycle? (Link … Continue reading

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