LC1 BIOLOGY 2020-2021


Mon 26/10/20 – Fri 30/10/20: Midterm break.


Thu 22/10/20: TO DO: Test on all topics covered this term. DONE:

Tue 20/10/20: TO DO: Cover Chapter 15: Protein synthesis. DONE: Covered transcription and translation. Did not get protein folding done. Homework: study for test on Thursday.

Mon 19/10/20: TO DO: Practical activity: to isolate DNA from banana using Cell Explorers kit. DONE:


Thu 15/10/20: TO DO: Cover DNA profiling, genetic screening and RNA. DONE: Did all of the above. Homework: complete all 12 chapter questions at the end of Chapter 14 pages 162 and 163.

Tue 13/10/20: No class due to teacher inservice day.

Mon 12/10/20: TO DO: Continue with Chapter 14: DNA and RNA. Give short exercise on structure of DNA. Cover complementary base pairing, DNA replication and DNA profiling, if time. DONE: Did the above. Only started DNA profiling (didn’t finish). Homework: study for test next week.


Thu 8/10/20: TO DO: Correct homework questions from Monday and recap on the intro to DNA. Cover the structure of DNA. DONE: Covered the detailed structure of DNA. Homework: learn off the structure of DNA.

Tue 6/10/20: TO DO: Correct homework questions and recap on meiosis. Show videos of mitosis and meiosis. Start Chapter 14: DNA and RNA. DONE: Didn’t actually cover the homework questions from Monday – will do these on Thursday. Recapped on mitosis and meiosis and their functions. Did some past paper questions on the cell cycle and started Chapter 14: DNA and RNA. Homework: copy out figure 14.5 – the structure of DNA.

Mon 5/10/20: TO DO: Correct the exam with students and continue with chapter 13. Cover functions of mitosis, cancer and meiosis. DONE: Covered the solutions to the exam. Covered functions of mitosis and cancer and meiosis. Homework: questions 9-11 p152.


Thu 1/10/20: Test on everything covered so far this year (chapters 19, 20, 21, 22 and 23) for the first 30 minutes. DONE: Test given. Covered mitosis chromosome diagrams. Homework: question 6 (c) p152.

Tue 29/9/20: TO DO: View leaf yeast activity results. Finish write up. Continue with mitosis and the four stages. Cover cell division if time. DONE: Did the above. homework: study for test tomorrow.

Monday 28/9/20: No class due to school day off.


Thu 24/9/20: TO DO: Continue with Chapter 13: cell cycle – interphase and mitosis. DONE: Covered interphase in detail and mitosis (only mentioned the four stages of mitosis). Homework: study for test next week.

Tue 22/9/20: TO DO: Correct homework questions and cover Chapter 23: Kingdom Protista and start Chapter 13: Cell cycle if time. DONE: Did all of the above. Started Chapter 13: cell cycle. Only introduced chromosomes and the concept of chromosome pairs. Homework: study for upcoming test.

Mon 21/9/20: TO DO: Practical activity to set up petri dishes to grow leaf yeast. DONE: Did the activity. Homework: complete the write up and practical activity questions.


Thu 17/9/20: TO DO: Cover chapter Fungi again. DONE: Covered the entire chapter quickly as had already been covered by supervising teachers. Homework: complete all chapter questions at the end of chapter 21 over the weekend.

Tue 15/9/20: TO DO: Students to continue with Chapter 21: Fungi in my absence. DONE: Work was given to covering teacher.

Mon 14/9/20: TO DO: Start Chapter 21: Fungi. DONE: Absent. Work was left for covering teacher. Students started Fungi.


Thu 10/9/20: TO DO: Complete the chapter on bacteria. DONE: Did the above. Homework:

Tue 8/9/20: TO DO: Correct homework and continue with endospore formation and bacterial growth curve. DONE: Did the above. Homework:

Mon 7/9/20: TO DO: Correct homework and continue with bacteria – structure and function and reproduction. DONE: did the above. Homework:


Thu 3/9/20: TO DO: Cover Chapter 19: Diversity of life and start Chapter 20 if time. DONE: Did the above. Homework:

Tue 1/9/20: TO DO: Continue with viruses. Cover reproduction and economic importance. DONE: Did the above. Homework:

Mon 31/8/20: TO DO: Intro year plan etc. Start viruses. DONE: Did above. Homework: