Units 1 & 2
Unit 1: How do organisms regulate their functions?
Area of study 1: How do cells function?
Chapter 1: Cell structure and function
Chapter 2: The cell cycle and cell growth, death and differentiation
Area of study 2: How do plant and animal systems function?
Chapter 3: Functioning systems
Chapter 4: Regulation of systems
Area of study 3: How do scientific investigations develop understanding of how organisms regulate their functions?
Chapter 5: Scientific investigation
Unit 2: How does inheritance impact on diversity?
Area of study 1: How is inheritance explained?
Chapter 6: From chromosomes to genomes
Chapter 7: Inheritance
Area of study 2: How do inherited adaptations impact on diversity?
Chapter 8: Reproductive strategies
Chapter 9: Adaptations and diversity
Area of study 3: How do humans use science to explore and communicate contemporary bioethical issues?
Chapter 10: Exploring and communicating a bioethical issue
Key knowledge is fully developed through accessible language and in-depth explanations of concepts
Key concept boxes summarise the content, and concept questions provide students the opportunity to continually review and revise content
VCAA exam questions enable students to practice answering exam questions specifically related to the content that they have been studying
Key Science skills are developed and reinforced through short activities and detailed investigations throughout each chapter.