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Biology transition work

Welcome to the Biology transition work.  Your teacher is Mrs Hashim.  If you have any questions please email me: 

n.hashiml@harrischaffordhundred.org.uk 

Biology boost your knowledge in life and living organisms and gain a fascinating insight into Evolution, Gene expression and biological molecules 

Biology is a pre-requisite subject for many degrees in Biological Science and Medical related fields of study. 

There is 12 weeks’ worth of activities attached.  If you want to explore further please see the extension material below. 

Log on to the following websites:

http://biologymad.com/master.html?http://biologymad.com/ASBiology.htm

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/z2svr82

https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science/as-and-a-level/biology-7401-7402

 

Task 1:

Make notes with diagrams on the following topics:

  • Biological molecules- Carbohydrates, Proteins, Lipids
  • Nucleic Acid
  • Transport across cell membrane

Each topic should have minimum of 1000 words plus diagrams.

 

Task 2:

  1. Perform some detailed research into the following cell organelles. Include annotated scientific drawings of a plant, animal and bacterial cell:
  • Nucleus
  • Mitochondria
  • Chloroplast
  • Cell membrane
  • Golgi apparatus
  • Ribosome
  • Endoplasmic reticulum
  1. Research the following exchange surfaces. Briefly describe how they are adapted to be efficient exchange surfaces. Draw annotated scientific diagrams of these surfaces:
  • Lungs
  • Liver
  • Small intestine
  1. Research the process of protein synthesis. Create a resource (A3) that details how the process occurs. You should be able to describe what the main characteristics of each stage is.

Task 3:

You will also have to look at the current news and medical articles relating to COVID-19 and link it to one of your A-level topics of -Cell recognition and immune system.

You have to write an essay on-

  1. What is the cause of Corona disease?
  1. How is it transmitted? – Link it with different modes of disease transmission.
  1. How can it be stopped from transmission?
  1. What can be the cure and how does the B-cells and T-cells play a role.

Welcome to the Biology transition work.  Your teacher is Mrs Hashim.  If you have any questions please email me: 

n.hashiml@harrischaffordhundred.org.uk 

Biology boost your knowledge in life and living organisms and gain a fascinating insight into Evolution, Gene expression and biological molecules 

Biology is a pre-requisite subject for many degrees in Biological Science and Medical related fields of study. 

There is 12 weeks’ worth of activities attached.  If you want to explore further please see the extension material below. 

Log on to the following websites:

http://biologymad.com/master.html?http://biologymad.com/ASBiology.htm

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/z2svr82

https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science/as-and-a-level/biology-7401-7402

 

Recommended books for A-Level

 

AQA Biology: A Level Paperback by Glenn Toole

New A-Level Biology: AQA Year 1 & 2 Complete Revision & Practice with Online Edition (Paperback)  

Extension task material

https://www.pharmaceutical-technology.com/special-focus/covid-19/coronavirus-covid-19-outbreak-latest-information-news-and-updates/

https://www.news18.com/newstopics/covid-19-vaccine/news/

https://www.topuniversities.com/courses/biological-sciences/guide

Task

  1. Write a report on ethical issues of using vaccine.
  1. Explain the features of a successful vaccination programme

Recommended reading for A level Biology:

Richard Dawkins – The Selfish Gene

Richard Dawkins – The Extended Phenotype

Richard Dawkins – The Greatest Show on Earth

Nessa Carey – The Epigenetics Revolution

Nessa Carey – Junk DNA

Brian Cox – Forces of Nature

Brian Cox – Human Universe (watch the BBC tv series if you can)

Yuval Noah Harari – Sapiens

Matt Ridley – Genome

Stephen Hawking – The Grand Design