Biology 30

Overview


South Alberta High School is an online learning platform that is a great option for those students who want the flexibility to learn at their own pace and complete the requirements necessary to achieve their credit in the course.

Biology 30 is divided into the following 4 units of equal weighting:

  • Unit A: Nervous & Endocrine Systems
  • Unit B: Reproduction & Development
  • Unit C: Genetics
  • Unit D: Population & Community Dynamics

An approximate allocation of time per unit can be seen below:

Topic of Instruction

Nervous & Endocrine Systems

This unit builds on the following:

  • Grade 8 Science, Unit B: Cells and Systems
  • Science 10, Unit C: Cycling of Matter in Living Systems
  • Biology 20, Unit D: Human Systems

Approximate Time

25%

Reproduction & Development

This unit builds on the following:

  • Grade 8 Science, Unit B: Cells and Systems
  • Science 10, Unit C: Cycling of Matter in Living Systems
  • Biology 20, Unit D: Human Systems

20%

Cell Division, Genetics & Molecular Biology

This unit builds on the following:

  • Grade 9 Science Unit A: Biological Diversity

40%

Population & Community Dynamics

This unit builds on the following:

  • Grade 9 Science, Unit A: Biological Diversity
  • Biology 20, Unit A: Energy and Matter Exchange in the Biosphere and Unit B: Ecosystems and Population Change

15%

Assessment


  • Assignments, Labs, Quizzes & Mid-Unit Tests worth 50%
  • (4) Unit tests worth 40%
  • Class Final worth 10%

Formative assessment is an evaluation tool to determine areas of strengths and weaknesses in the understanding of the content delivered. This form of evaluation, called “assessment FOR learning” will not be utilized in their final grade. Formative practice questions are assigned at the end of each concept, where students are asked to keep their work in their notebook.

Summative assessment is an evaluation practice which allows the students to identify their understanding of the learning. We call this “assessment OF learning.” All efforts are made in this course to enable the students to succeed, thus, these assignments are given opportunities for their comprehension of the material. There are summative quizzes throughout the course (minor assessments), a unit exam at the end of each unit.

Once the diploma exam is written, the total school award mark will be weighed as 80% of the final mark, and the diploma exam will be weighed as 20% of the final mark.

Required Materials


Students will need access to the following: •

  • Calculator
  • Biology 30 Data Booklet.

Readings and practice questions come from this textbook, so either a hard copy or electronic copy is necessary. Please ensure you are set up for Alberta Education MYPASS. This is where you will be able to register to write your diploma, order high school transcripts and view your final mark stored on your detailed academic report with Alberta Education upon completion of the course.

Required Materials


Online Sessions – Your daily lessons and assignments will be available on our Google Classroom Portal. Student/Teacher Communication – Teachers at Prairie Rose will grade your work.

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