AS Levels Biology | Sudhir

May+June

Introduction (Lesson plan)

  • Overview of Biology in general
  • Overview of topics to be covered
  • Career options
  • Discussion about the scientific process
  • Simulations

Microscopes (Lesson plan)

  • Optical microscopes
  • Confocal microscopes
  • Electron micsoscopes
  • Atomic Force Microscopes (AFMs)
  • Scanning Tunneling Microscopes (STMs)

July

Cells (Lesson plan)

  • Cell structure
  • Common features between plant cells and animal cells
  • Differences between plant and animal cells
  • Differences between prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells
  • Organelles
  • Tissues and organs

August

Transport across the cell membrane

  • lipids, micelles and lipid bilayers
  • Membrane structure
  • Transport mechanisms
  • Pinocytosis

September

Cell division

  • Chromosomes
  • Cell Ploidy
  • Mitosis
  • Meiosis
  • Cancer

October

Transport in plants

  • Why transport?
  • Xylem and phloem
  • Transport of water
  • Transport of minerals
  • Transport of manufactured food.
  • Sieve tubes vs Xylem vessels

November

Transport in Animals

  • mammalian cardiovascular system
  • transport in lower organisms
  • Lymph
  • Blood
  • How all hearts work
  • Mammalian heart
  • Cardiac cycle
  • Heartbeat control
  • Reading an ECG

December

Gas exchange

  • Gas exchange in plants
  • Mechanisms in lower animals
  • Lungs
  • Smoking

January

  • Revision and Pre-board exams

February

  • Exams

March

  • Exams
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