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1 TWGHs Chen Zao Men College S3 Biology Teaching Schedule ( ) Date Period Topics Practical / Activities 2/9 4/9 1 Laboratory safety Note taking skills 7/9 20/10 11 Ch 1 Molecules of life Chemicals of Life - The five food test methods - Detection of food substances in common foodstuff Self Study topic: Food and Humans Humans as heterotrophs Food requirements in Humans - 29/10 26/11 30/11 21/ First Term Test (22/10/ /10/2015) Ch 2 Cellular organisation Discovery of cells The basic structure of a cell Levels of body organization Using a light microscope Prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells Ch 3 Movement across membrane Cell membrane Movement of substances across membranes A. Diffusion B. Osmosis C. Active transport D. Phagocytosis First Term Pronunciation test (7/12 11/12) - Observation with a light microscope - Preparation of temporary mounts of animal cells and tissues - Preparation of temporary mounts of plant cells and tissues - Examination of prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells - Demonstration of osmosis using dialysis tubing - Study of osmosis in living plant tissue - Examination of phagocytosis in Amoeba - Christmas and New Year Holiday (23/12/2015 3/1/2016) First Term Examination (4/1/ /1/2016) 14/1 3/2 6 Ch 4 Enzymes and metabolism Metabolism Properties and actions of enzymes Factors affecting the rate of 1 - Demonstration of the breaking-down action of enzymes - Investigation of the effect of temperature on enzyme activity

2 enzymatic reactions - Investigation of the effect of inhibitors on enzyme activity [Teacher Demonstration] - Investigation of protease activities in fruit juices [Teacher Demonstration] Applications of enzymes Lunar New Year Holiday (8/2/ /2/2016) 17/2 16/3 8 Ch 6 Nutrition in humans The process of human nutrition The human digestive system Ingestion of food Digestion of food - Examination of the mammalian alimentary canal and its associated glands - Investigation of food substances present in common foodstuffs - Investigation of the effect of bile salts on oil Second Term Test (17/3/ /3/2016) Easter Holiday (25/3/2016 4/4/2016) 5/4 29/4 6 Absorption of digested food - Simulation of digestion and absorption in the small intestine using dialysis tubing Assimilation of absorbed food Egestion 3/5 2/6 9 Ch 7 Transport of substances in humans The transport system The blood The blood vessels The heart Blood circulation Exchange of materials between blood and body cells - Examination of a blood smear - Examination of the transverse sections of an artery and a vein - Examination of the capillary flow in a fish s tail fin - Dissection and examination of a pig heart Second Term Pronunciation test (23/5 27/5) Final Examination (3/6/ /6/2014) N.B. - Exercises will be provided each chapter for consolidation. - Short Quizzes (weekly or bi-weekly) will be conducted for assessment learning outcome. 2

3 TWGHs Chen Zao Men College S4 Biology Teaching Schedule ( ) Date Period Topics Practical / Activities 2/9 4/9 7/9 2/10 2 Laboratory safety Note taking skills 14 Revision on the topics taught during S3 ( ) Ch 1 Introduction to Biology Ch 2 Molecules of life Ch 3 Cellular organisation Ch 4 Movement of substances across cell membrane Ch 5 Metabolism and enzymes Ch 6 Food and humans Ch 7 Nutrition in humans Supplementary exercise and revision tests 8/10 20/10 7 Ch 8 Gas exchange in humans 8.1 The human breathing system 8.2 Gas exchange in the air sac 8.3 Transport of respiratory gases 8.4 Mechanism of ventilation 8.1 Examination of the breathing system of a dissected rat 8.2 Examination of the pig lungs 8.3 Comparison of the oxygen content of inhaled air and exhaled air 8.4 Comparison of the carbon dioxide content of inhaled air and exhaled air 8.5 Examination of the mammalian air sacs First Term Test (22/10/ /10/2015) 29/10 13/11 10 Ch 9 Transport of substances in humans 9.1 The transport system 9.2 The blood 9.3 The blood vessels 9.4 The heart 9.5 Blood circulation Examination of a blood smear 9.2 Examination of the transverse sections of an artery and a vein 9.3 Examination of the capillary flow in a fish s tail fin 9.4 Dissection and examination of a pig heart

4 16/11 27/ Exchange of materials between blood and body cells 9.7 Lymphatic system 7 Ch 10 Nutrition and gas exchange in plants 10.1 Investigation of the effects of 10.1 Nutrition in plants different minerals on plant growth 10.2 Examination of the structure of roots related to water absorption 10.3 Design an investigation of the 10.2 Gas exchange in plants distribution of stomata on both sides of a leaf 10.4 Investigation of the effect of light intensity on gas exchange in plants 10.5 Investigation of the effect of light intensity on gas exchange in plants using a data logger 30/11 21/12 12 Ch 11 Transport of substances and support in plants 11.1 Transpiration 11.2 Transport of substances in plants 11.3 Support in plants 11.1 Demonstration of the occurrence of transpiration 11.2 Measurement of the rate of transpiration using a bubble potometer 11.3 Measurement of the amount of water absorbed and lost by a leafy shoot using a weight potometer 11.4 Design an investigation of the effects of environmental factors on the rate of transpiration 11.5 Examination of the vascular tissues of a young dicotyledonous plant 11.6 Investigation of the plant tissue responsible for water transport Christmas and New Year Holiday (23/12/2015 3/1/2016) First Term Examination (4/1/ /1/2016) 14/1 3/2 11 Ch 12 Cell cycle and Cell division 12.1 Chromosomes 12.2 The cell cycle and mitotic cell 12.1 Examination of different stages 4

5 division 12.3 Meiotic cell division 12.4 Comparison between mitotic cell division and meiotic cell divisions of the cell cycle 12.2 Investigation of the relative length of the different stages of the cell cycle 12.3 Examination of meiotic cell division in grasshopper testes Lunar New Year Holiday (8/2/ /2/2016) 17/2 16/3 16 Ch 13 Reproduction in flowering plants 13.1 Types of reproduction 13.2 Asexual reproduction in flowering plants 13.3 Sexual reproduction in flowering plants 13.4 Significance of asexual and sexual reproduction 13.1 Examination of binary fission in bacteria 13.2 Examination and cultivation of a vegetative propagating organ 13.4 Examination of insect-pollinated and wind-pollinated flower Second Term Test (17/3/ /3/2016) Easter Holiday (25/3/2016 4/4/2016) 5/4 6/5 14 Ch 14 Reproduction in humans 14.1 Human reproductive systems 14.2 Ovulation and menstruation 14.3 Fertilization 14.4 Development of the embryo and foetus 14.5 The birth process 14.6 Parental care 14.7 Birth control 14.1 Examination of the male and female reproductive systems of dissected rats 14.2 Examination of sperms and ova in mammals 9/5 20/5 6 Ch 15 Growth and development 15.1 Concepts of growth and development 15.2 Measurement of growth 15.3 Germination of seeds Design an investigation to study the conditions necessary for seed germination

6 23/5 2/ Growth and development in flowering plants 15.5 Growth and development in humans 8 Ch 16 Stimuli, receptors and responses 16.1 Irritability 16.2 Detecting light by the human eye 16.3 Detecting sound by the human ear 16.4 Detecting light by plants 15.2 Study of the root growth of young seedlings 16.1 Dissection and examination of an ox eye 16.2 Investigation of the phototrophic responses of shoots and roots Final Examination (3/6/ /6/2014) 6

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