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Biology in Focus HSC Course 1 Year Access Card - Glenda Chidrawi

Biology in Focus HSC Course 1 Year Access Card

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ISBN: 9780170226714

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Biology in Focus is the premier series for the New South Wales Stage 6 Biology syllabus.

Written by experienced authors, this text covers the core modules using the unique dot point approach that will help your students navigate the syllabus more easily and provide them with a reassuring checklist.

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To the student and acknowledgements List of Board of Studies verbs Prescribed Focus Areas'an introduction Biology Skills'an introduction Domain: Knowledge'an introduction Timeline: A short history of biology


Chapter 1 Temperature regulation 2 Most organisms are active in a limited temperature range 1.1 Enzymes and metabolism 1.2 What is pH? First-hand investigation: Investigating enzyme activity 1.3 Homeostasis and feedback mechanisms'maintaining a balance 1.4 The importance of a constant internal environment 1.5 Negative feedback'the mechanism of homeostasis 1.6 Temperature regulation and the nervous system Secondary source investigation: Model of a feedback system 1.7 Temperature limits of living organisms 1.8 Temperature regulation in ectothermic and endothermic organisms Secondary source investigation: Adaptations and responses of Australian organisms for temperature regulation 1.9 Temperature changes and responses in plants Revision questions

Chapter 2 Transport'dissolved nutrients and gases Plants and animals transport dissolved nutrients and gases in a fluid medium 2.1 Blood as a medium of transport First-hand investigation: Estimating the size of red and white blood cells 2.2 Chemical substances and how they are transported in blood 2.3 The adaptive advantage of haemoglobin 2.4 Oxygen, carbon dioxide and cell functioning First-hand investigation: The effect of carbon dioxide on the pH of water Secondary source investigation: Technology'measuring blood gases 2.5 Structure and functioning of the circulatory system 2.6 Changes in chemical composition in blood during circulation 2.7 Blood replacement technologies'donated blood and artificial blood Secondary source investigation: Donated blood and its products Secondary source investigation: Artificial blood and its importance 2.8 Transport of nutrients in plants First-hand investigation: Investigating xylem and phloem tissue in plants (using a light microscope) Revision questions

Chapter 3 Excretion'wastes, water and salt balance Plants and animals regulate the concentration of gases, water and waste products of metabolism in cells and in interstitial fluid 3.1 The importance of excretion (and water and salt balance) in humans and other animals 3.2 The role of the kidney in excretion and osmoregulation 3.3 Active and passive transport (diffusion and osmosis) in kidney functioning 3.4 Why osmosis and diffusion may be inadequate for waste removal First-hand investigation: Investigating the structure of a mammalian kidney 3.5 Microscopic structure and the functioning of the mammalian kidney 3.6 Hormonal regulation of kidney functioning 3.7 Technology related to kidney functioning Secondary source investigation: Technology 1'renal dialysis replaces lost kidney functioning Secondary source investigation: Technology 2'aldosterone and hormone replacement therapy 3.8 Excretion of nitrogenous wastes and osmoregulation in animals Secondary source investigation: Urine concentration and water balance in animal excretion (mammals, marine and freshwater fish) Secondary source investigation: Nitrogenous wastes and water conservation in animals (Australian insects and terrestrial mammals) 3.9 Enantiostasis and estuarine organisms Secondary source investigation: Salt balance in plants 3.10 Water conservation in plants'adaptations in Australian plants to minimise water loss First-hand investigation: Structures in plants that assist the conservation of water Revision questions


Chapter 1 Evolution Evidence of evolution suggests that the mechanisms of inheritance, accompanied by selection, allow change over many generations 1.1 Evolution'selection, inheritance and change 1.2 Environmental changes First-hand investigation: Modelling natural selection Secondary source investigation: A modern example of 'natural' selection Secondary source investigation: Case study'environmental change leads to changes in a species 1.3 The

ISBN: 9780170226714
ISBN-10: 0170226719
Audience: Primary / High School
Format: Card or Card Deck
Language: English
Published: 2nd November 2012
Publisher: Cengage Learning Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 17.5 x 11.5  x 0.1
Weight (kg): 0.03
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: New edition

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