UNIT 1 Biology: Unity and Diversity
A website made for students by a student this website, The Micoscopic Plant: Cell Analogy, aims to provide students entering or currently completing VCE Biology Unit 1 an extra reference other that their Biology text books. From this resource students will be able to better grasp the concepts of organelle functions due to the descriptive yet accurate information provided for each structure aswell as the creative analogy that accompanies each decription which will better clarify student comprehension.
Area Study 1: Cells in Action
In this unit students examine the cell as the structural and functional unit of the whole organism. Students investigate the needs of individual cells, how specialised structures carry out cellular activities and how the survival of cells depends on their ability to maintain a dynamic balance between their internal and external environments. Whether life forms are unicellular or multicellular, whether they live in the depths of the ocean or in the tissues of another living thing, all are faced with the challenge of obtaining nutrients and water, a source of energy, a means of disposing of their waste products, and a means of reproducing themselves.Though there are many observable differences between living things, they have many fundamental features and biological processes in common. Students explore the diversity of organisms and look for patterns of similarities and differences. They investigate how the structure and functioning of interdependent systems in living things assist in maintaining their internal environment. They relate differences in individual structures and systems to differences in overall function. As students consider the development of ideas and technological advances that have contributed to our knowledge and understanding of life forms and cell biology, they come to understand the dynamic nature of science. Students investigate technological applications and implications of bioscientific knowledge. (VCCA 2012)