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Grade 10 Science

Biology

What we do:

Biology is the study of the living world, including microscopic organisms, fungi, plants, and animals. In Biology it is important to attempt to understand life and life processes. This biology course, therefore, is aimed at introducing principles and concepts that apply to life at all levels of organization, no matter how simple or complex they may be. The course begins by examining those general characteristics that are shared by all living things. These include similarities in chemical makeup, energy usage, ability to reproduce and community involvement. Other themes developed as the course progresses include:

  • Relatedness among living things.
  • Adaptation for survival among living things.
  • The interactions of living things with their environment.

How we do it:

Direct Instruction

  • Structured Overview
  • Lecture
  • Compare and Contrast
  • Didactic Questions

Indirect Instruction

  • Reading for Meaning
  • Inquiry
  • Reflective Discussion
  • Writing to Inform
  • Concept Mapping

Experimental Learning

  • Field Trips
  • Conducting Experiments
  • Simulations
  • Games
  • Field Observations
  • Role Playing
  • Model Building

Independent Study

  • Computer-assisted Instruction
  • Research Projects

Instructional Skills

  • Explaining
  • Demonstrating
  • Questioning
  • Questioning Techniques

Other

  • Alternative Assessments
  • Graphic Organizers
  • Science Fair