Welcome to VCE Biology for 2015! Biology is the study of all living organisms and life itself. So, what do all living organisms have in common?
- Living organisms are composed of cells and the products of cells
- Living organisms (usually) require oxygen and nutrients (inputs)
- Living organisms produce wastes (outputs)
- Living organisms respond to stimuli
- Living organisms reproduce
Unit 1: Area of Study 1: Cells in Action (Year 11)
In our first week of Year 11 Biology we will be looking at size and scale, using light microscopes and viewing plant and animal cells. Check out these websites:
Unit 3: Area of Study 1: Molecules of Life (Year 12)
In our first week of Year 12 Biology we the chemical nature of cells. All living matter is made up primarily of carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, phosphoros, sulfur and nitrogen (CHOPSN). These elements are combined into compounds, with the four classes of biological macromolecules being carbohydrates, lipids, proteins and nucleic acids. Which are which in the diagram below?