Biology - living systems

Challenge reference: 3973

Notional learning hours  30
Level 1
Subject area
Preparing for Adulthood pathway
Learning aim

The learner will be able to identify cells and know about some of their functions, identify different ecosystems and how species must adapt to survive and identify the role of genes in inheritance.

Learning context

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Learning outcomes

What the learner needs to know, understand or be able to do

The learner will:

  1. Be able to identify cells, their functions, and the role of the systems in the human body.

  2. Be able to identify ecosystems on planet Earth, the effect of humans on these ecosystems and how adaptations of living organisms are required for survival.

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Assessment criteria

What the learner need to demonstrate in order to meet the learning outcome

The learner can:

    • Identify the structure of a plant and animal cell
    • Describe the functions of a least five different cells (Red Blood Cell, White Blood Cell, Sperm Cell, Egg Cell and Nerve Cell)
    • Write a definition of homeostasis and describe both the nervous system and endocrine system
    • Describe two contrasting ecosystems eg a desert ecosystem and the Artic ecosystem, include a labelled food web for each ecosystem
    • Identify the adaptions within each ecosystem that living organisms must make to survive
    • Describe the effect that humans have on each ecosystem eg how deforestation, desertification, global warming causes negative outcomes
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