Category Archives: 5.Ecology and Evolution

Classification

There are millions of species of our planet.  In order to make some sense of this huge variety, we classify organisms in a very specific way.  To learn more we’ll use this presentation from Mr Taylor.  Classification And this one from … Continue reading

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Populations

We are going to learn about populations and what affects them.  In particular: How is population size affected by natality, mortality, immigration and emigration? What does a typical population growth curve look like? What are the reasons for the exponential, … Continue reading

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The greenhouse effect

We all know a little about this important topic.  For our syllabus we must be able to answer the following questions: What is the carbon cycle?  What are the main processes involved in it and how are they connected? What … Continue reading

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Chains, Webs, Flows and Cycles

Are we still talking about biology here? You betchya. Why are food chains limited in length? Similarly, why are food pyramids pyramid shaped in the first place? Why not food rhombuses? What is meant by the statement “energy flows, matter … Continue reading

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Ecology 101

We are about to embark on Topic 5 – our last unit for the year!  Here is the syllabus guide for this section: Topic 5 – syllabus guide This useful presentation covers the first part of the syllabus, namely Topic 5.1.  Here’s another … Continue reading

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Handouts

Surface area to volume lab blank table Surface area to volume lab Calculating field diameters and measuring cell size worksheet (2) Topic 2 Notes (Cells)        

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