5.1 Biology


Friday 20/9/19: TO DO: Correct homework practical activity questions 1-7 page 90. Continue with the topic of carbohydrates. DONE: Completed the topic of carbohydrates and students started chapter questions. Homework: complete chapter questions 1-15.

Thursday 19/9/19: TO DO: Practical activity: to view plants cells further. DONE: Students did the above and emailed photos – see attached. Homework: practical activity questions 1-7 page 90.

Tuesday 17/9/19: TO DO: Recap on experiments done recently. Get students to do the practical activity questions. Continue with chapter 3: carbohydrates section. DONE: Discussed practical activities. Gave short informal test on the elements present in food. Started carbohydrates. Homework: learn off the elements present in food as well as the three types of carbs.

Monday 16/9/19: TO DO: Practical activities to become familiar with the light microscope and to prepare plant cells and view them using the light microscope. DONE: Did the above. Homework: complete the write-ups up until the end of the method.


Friday 13/9/19: TO DO: Recap and correct the homework questions. Start Chapter 3: nutrition. DONE: Did the above. Covered the beginning of chapter 3: nutrition and the elements present in food. Homework: study for a short test on Monday.

Thursday 12/9/19: TO DO: Recap and correct homework questions. DONE: Did the above. Homework: answer questions 6-10 page 13.

Tuesday 10/9/19: TO DO: Recap. Correct homework questions. Start the characteristics of life. DONE: Did the above. Only got the first characteristic of life done. Homework: complete questions 1-5 page 13.

Monday 9/9/19: TO DO: Practical activities to test for protein and lipids. DONE: Students completed both practical activities and had started writing them up. Homework: complete practical activity questions 1-7 on p21 and practical activity questions 1-6 on p24.


Friday 6/9/19: Away working with the SEC.

Thursday 5/9/19: Due to be away working with the SEC. Worksheets left.

Tuesday 3/9/19: TO DO: Correct homework questions and check on write-ups. Cover the limitations of the scientific method. DONE: Did the above. Covered the limitations of the scientific method. Homework: complete sample exam questions 1 and 2 page 9.

Monday 2/9/19: TO DO: Practical activities to test for reducing sugar and starch. DONE: Students conducted the above practicals and wrote them up. Homework: complete the write-ups if not already done and complete the practical activity questions for both experiments (pages 17 and 19)


Friday 30/8/19: TO DO: Correct homework and cover theory, principle/law and the principles of experimentation. DONE: Did all of the above. Homework: complete questions 1-3 on the worksheet and complete questions 5-13 on page 8 of the textbook.

Thursday 29/8/19: TO DO: Practical activity to determine which beaker contains 7Up and which beaker contains 7Up free. Also, students are to receive the lab safety booklet. DONE: Students completed the above practical and started writing up the activity. Homework: complete the write up and get the book and lab notebook, if not already gotten.

Tuesday 27/8/19: TO DO: Discuss year plan and start Chapter 1: scientific method. DONE: Did the above. Covered the definition of life, three areas of study in biology and the outline of the scientific method. Homework: complete questions 1-4 on page 8 of the textbook. If you don’t have the textbook, get it asap. Also, get an A4 lab nature study copy and the other relevant exercise copies for classwork.