ANIMAL AND PLANT LIFE

BIO1AP

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

All organisms face challenges if they are to survive. In this subject we will explore how structures that have evolved within animals and within plants function to address key challenges that living organisms face.  You will discover the differences between plants and animals in how they capture and distribute energy and nutrients around their bodies and then utilize them for growth and movement.  Other interactions between an organism and its environment that you will learn are how an immobile plant defends itself from predators and how animals regulate their internal temperature.  You will examine plant structures critical for growth and learn of the role of plant growth regulators.  Animal development and animal adaptations for feeding and moving will be explored.  This subject may involve working with live arthropods. 

SchoolLife Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorPam Hurst

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesLive lectures to deliver theory.  In class laboratory experiments using plants and live arthropods.  In class investigations of prepared and fresh plant and animal material. Online learning modules related to theory and laboratory activities. 

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsBIO1APM

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeYear 10 Science & Mathematics

Learning resources

Campbell Biology: Australian and New Zealand edition

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementPrescribed

AuthorLisa A. Urry, Noel Meyers, Michael L. Cain, Steven A. Wasserman, Peter V. Minorsky, Jane B. Reece

Year2017

Edition/Volume11th

PublisherPearson

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

DISCIPLINE KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Research and Evidence-Based Inquiry
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Adaptability and Self-Management

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Conduct simple scientific experiments that address biological questions and communicate the interpretation of results scientifically.
02. Distinguish and describe plant and animal structures and their functions.
03. Demonstrate ability to reflect on own learning and skill attainment.

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Albury-Wodonga, 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMichael Shackleton

Class requirements

Laboratory ClassWeek: 31 - 43
One 3.00 hours laboratory class every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

LectureWeek: 31 - 43
Two 1.00 hour lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 31 - 42
One 1.00 hour unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 42 and delivered via online.

WorkShopWeek: 31 - 42
One 1.00 hour workshop every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

2hr end-semester exam (2000 word equivalent) 

N/ACentral examIndividualNo50 SILO2

Scientific report x 2 (each approx. 600-word equivalent) 

N/AReportIndividualNo26 SILO1, SILO2

Online quizzes associated with topic lectures/topic online modules (best 4 of 6)  total 250-word equivalent 

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo12 SILO2

Short reflection on each week's practical or workshop learning activity (best 8 of 10) total 250-word equivalent 

N/AOtherIndividualNo12 SILO3

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPam Hurst

Class requirements

Laboratory ClassWeek: 31 - 43
One 3.00 hours laboratory class every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

LectureWeek: 31 - 43
Two 1.00 hour lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 31 - 42
One 1.00 hour unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 42 and delivered via online.

WorkShopWeek: 31 - 42
One 1.00 hour workshop every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

2hr end-semester exam (2000 word equivalent) 

N/ACentral examIndividualNo50 SILO2

Scientific report x 2 (each approx. 600-word equivalent) 

N/AReportIndividualNo26 SILO1, SILO2

Online quizzes associated with topic lectures/topic online modules (best 4 of 6)  total 250-word equivalent 

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo12 SILO2

Short reflection on each week's practical or workshop learning activity (best 8 of 10) total 250-word equivalent 

N/AOtherIndividualNo12 SILO3