Topic 5.1 Communities and Ecosystems

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Textbook work

Read Chapter 15 pgs. 175-183

Complete Data-based questions: pgs 175,176, 179,180, 181
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Topic 5.2 Carbon Cycle and Greenhouse effect

Read Chapter 16 pgs 185-191

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Topic 5.3 Populations


Read Handout on Populations.
Complete Essential Biology 5.3

Topic 5.4 Evolution

Practical Investigation - Evolution Simulation
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Simulation is located at the following site
This activity is to be typed and must be completed based on Data collection and processing protocol.
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Reading Chapter 17 Evolution

Complete Text Questions pgs 193.194,196,198-199,202
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Complete Topic statement answers in study guide.

Topic 5.5 Classification

Classification (5.5)
Essential Biology

Assessment statement
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Outline the binomial system of nomenclature.

List seven levels in the hierarchy of taxa: kingdom, phylum, class, order, family, genus and species—using an example from two different kingdoms for each level.

Distinguish between the following phyla of plants, using simple external recognition features: bryophyta, filicinophyta, coniferophyta and angiospermophyta.

Distinguish between the following phyla of animals, using simple external recognition features: porifera, cnidaria, platyhelminthes, annelida, mollusca and arthropoda.

Apply and design a key for a group of up to eight organisms.

In all of your write-ups you should be using latin species names, written in accordance with the system of binomial nomenclature.