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Textbook Questions Pg 246 Q4 & Pg 260 Q 2&3 Textbook Questions
Prepare for an In class assessed E.R on Genetic Control
HW due March 13th(data handling Q6, pink booklet Q1-5)part1
HW due March 13th(data handling Q6, pink booklet Q1-5part 2)
Give an account of protein synthesis under the following headings: transcription, translation.
As different classes are currently working on different content, this week’s home learning is data handling and revision of work from previous units. More content-based homework will follow next week.
Classes have been on a staggered start so this week the extended response questionsa re different for different classes. Everyone will be completing the Data Handling in the attachment.
due March 6th
Mr Woof’s and Miss Scott’s classes:
Discuss the influence of IAA on plant growth under the following headings:
(a) Effects on cells and organs (5)
(b) Practical applications (5)
Mrs McDougall Welch/Mirs Smith’s class will do the following ER:
Give an account of the Jakob-Monod hypothesis of Lactose Metabolism in E. coli; and the part played by Genes in the condition of PKU (10)
ALL classes need to prepare for an in-class assessed ER on Wed March 6th on the role of meristems in higher plants.
The higher classes are doing different practicals this week so homework is a mixture of revision from Unit 1, catch up of MC from Unit 2 and some challenging data handling.
1. Multiple Choice Tests Chapter 25 and 26 plus 2 data handling questions from past papers;
Feb 19 hw
2. Extended Response
Write an essay on the function and variety of proteins.
1. Textbook question – p.227 Q2, 5; p.234 Q4.
2. MC Questions Chapter 27 and 28
MC test 27 and 28
3. Data handling tasks 1 and 2
Tasks 1 and 2
4. Extended response – ‘Discuss plant growth under the following headings: (a) the activity of apical meristems (5); (b)secondary thickening of a woody stem (5).
It is essential that you practice Extended Response type questions before your exam. It not only prepares you for this type of question but it brings together all of your learning!
Attached is a powerpoint with advice on how to tackle these questions:
Extended Response – How to
The SQA website can be used to access past papers and the marking instructions for these papers. Marking Instructions go back as far as 2004 and each paper has 4 ERs on it so you have plenty to work from!
The document attached has a list of ERs you can try.
Extended Responses – List!
The document attached contains some more challenging extended response questions:
Higher Extended Response Questions – taking it further
This website is very useful – particularly for practice of multiple choice questions!
One from Mrs Layhe – this website has lots of short questions of various topics in Biology:
The following powerpoint will give you some ideas on how to organise your revision and some top tips on revising!
Revision – Standard Grade Biology Guide
This is not homework but may be helpful for your revision for the Unit 2 assessment and NAB:- unit 2 data handling
Tasks 19 and 20
Remember to revise thoroughly and use past papers to practise exam style questions. Also ask for help if there is anything you do not understand before the assessment.
The link below takes you to the Homework tasks for the Biotechnology topic. Your teacher will tell you which tasks to complete each week. It is even more important now to complete these tasks to the best of your ability as we get nearer to the exams. You will learn a lot from doing these and really boost your understanding before May.