"You care for the land and water it; you enrich it abundantly. The streams of God are filled with water to provide the people with grain, for so you have ordained it. You drench its furrows and level its ridges; you soften it with showers and bless its crops. You crown the year with your bounty, and your carts overflow with abundance. The grasslands of the desert overflow; the hills are clothed with gladness. The meadows are covered with flocks and the valleys are mantled with grain; they shout for joy and sing." (Psalm 65:9-13)
Through the topic study these are some of the Science objectives to consider.
That the student-
|Number of Credits|
||Integrate biological knowledge to develop an informed response to a socio-scientific issue||This achievement standard involves writing a research on a socio-scientific issue that has both biological and social implications.||Internal||3|
|AS 91603||Demonstrate understanding of the responses of plants and
animals to their external environment
|This achievement standard involves the animal behaviour and plant responses in relation to environmental factors
|AS 91604||Demonstrate understanding of how an animal maintains a
stable internal environment
|This achievement standard involves biological ideas related to the control system that maintains the homeostatic system of an organism.
|AS 91605||Demonstrate understanding of evolutionary processes
leading to speciation.
|This achievement standard involves using biological ideas/scientific evidence to describe evolutionary processes leading to speciation.||External||4|
|AS 91607||Demonstrate understanding of human manipulations of genetic transfer
and its biological implications
|This achievement standard involves using biological ideas to describe human manipulations of genetic transfer and its biological implications.||Internal||3|
Achievement Standard 91603-Demonstrate understanding of the responses of plants and
animals to their external environment. The topics we are doing are Environmental Factors, Animal Behaviour/Relationships and Plant Responses/Relationships and Hormones.
Achievement Standard 91605-Demonstrate understanding of evolutionary processes
leading to speciation.The topics we are doing are Evolution, Natural Selection,Isolating Mechanisms and Patterns of Evolution.
Students grow their own potted plants(beans, peas, chickpea and radish) to monitor the plant response to the various abiotic factors.
Our school backyard is full of Bio- surprises. There are plenty of plant/tree specimens that we got to see on our small tour of the school.
|AS||Title||Content||Assessment||No. of Credits|
||Analyse the biological validity of information presented to the public||This achievement standard involves writing a research on Meningococcal Vaccination- is it the best thing for our families.||Internal||3|
||Demonstrate understanding of adaptation of plants and animals to their way of life.||This achievement standard involves writing a research on the adaptation of plants and animals to their way of life.||Internal||3|
||Demonstrate understanding of genetic variation and change.||This achievement standard involves demonstrating understanding of genetic variation and change.||Internal||4|
||Investigate a pattern in an ecological community with supervision.||This achievement standard involves a practical investigation into the interrelationship or pattern in an ecological population or community.||External||4|
||Demonstrate understanding of gene expression.||This achievement standard involves demonstrating understanding of gene expression||External||4|
Achievement Standard 91157-Demonstrate understanding of Genetic variation and change.The topics we are doing are Genetic Biodiversity,Meiosis Cell Division,Mendelian Genetics- Dihybrid Cross,Mendelian Inheritance and Genetic Change.
Achievement Standard 91159-Demonstrate understanding of Gene Expression. The topics we are doing are Protein Synthesis,Mutagens, Mutations and Phenotype.
The Year 12 Biology students’ enjoyed their zoo trip. I had arranged with the Zoo Educator to deliver an informative talk on the Native birds especially the Kereru, which is the topic of study for their Internal Assessment. And here are some of the student’s comments.
“I thought the trip was a good way to research away from the computer screen. We got to witness for ourselves what we were actually studying. I found the zoo trip renewed my enthusiasm for the topic and motivated me to finish the report. The lecture was interesting”.
“The zoo trip was great and the talk was very informative and I used some of the information in my research internal assessment”.
Zoo Trip-2015 batch
Zoo Trip-2014 batch
Zoo Trip-2013 batch