June 20-21

Wrap Up...

- Hand back your textbooks
- Take home your portfolios & other work
- Clean up

- Hand in your Report Card Reflections **
- Grade Meetings for students who wrote the Optional Final Exam (Supplemental) **

June 13-17th

Biology 12

Bioethics Round Table Presentations - MONDAY, June 13th

Report Card Reflections


Optional Final Exam (Supplementary) - June 15th or June 17th P6/P7

Biology 12 Honours

Inquiry Project Round Table Presentations - Tuesday, June 14th

Report Card Reflections

Optional Final Exam (Supplementary) - June 16th P2 only

June 6 - 10

GRADE Meetings - sign up to see me this week...

Biology 12

Bioethics Assignment

Bioethics Presentation Due - June 13th ONLY

Biology 12 Honours

Inquiry Assignment (Presentation - June 14th ONLY)

May 30 - June 3rd

Biology 12

Conception & Pregnancy

Reproduction Practice Quiz & Review

Reproduction Test - ONLY June 3rd (you are welcome to write it early if needed on June 2nd)

Optional Final Exam - June 15th or 17th ONLY

Textbooks due starting June 3rd...

Biology 12 Honours

Inquiry Project

Exploration Options:
  • Investigate a new case study 
  • Design and run an experiment
  • Conduct research and write a report, build a model or create an art piece
  • Plan and conduct a fetal pig or frog dissection
  • Investigate a new ethical question 
Your chosen topic and/or question must be approved before you start your investigation.

You will NOT be handing in anything, but you are expected to present individually or in groups of 2-3 what you learned from your investigation (every member needs to share). You will be assessed at the presentation. You are welcome to bring in evidence to show and pass around, but there will be no projector or computer available (low tech presentation).

Reporting Out: You will be expected to reflect on your process and what you learned from your inquiry project. This will be part of the Final Report Card that is sent home in June

  • Incomplete - your overall mark in the course will drop
  • Complete, but not your usual quality - your overall mark in the course may be impacted negatively
  • Complete & your usual quality - your overall mark in the course will remain the same
  • Complete and well above the usual quality that you submit - your overall mark in the course may be impacted positively

Inquiry Presentation - June 14th - PERIOD 2

Optional Final Exam - June 16th ONLY

Textbooks due starting May 31st...

May 23-27

No School on MONDAY, May 23rd - Victoria Day!!

Biology 12

The Female Reproductive System & the Menstrual Cycle

Biology 12 Honours

Mini Mutations Unit

Cloning Video

May 16-20

FRIDAY, May 20th is a Professional Development Day!

Biology 12

Monday - Circulation/Respiration Test (must be written no later than lunch time on Wednesday)

Wednesday - Starting Reproduction Unit (last one) Topic: The Male Reproductive System

  • Inquiry Lab is DUE on Wednesday, May 18th
Reproduction Videos:

Biology 12 Honours

Tuesday, May 17th - Bioethics Round-table Presentations

  • Hand in your group answers to Qu #1-3,5 from the Bioethics Outline
  • Hand in your your individual written answers to question #6
  • Come prepared to talk about your question, answer and justification (1-2 minute no tech, no poster presentation)

Thursday, May 19th - Last day to write the DNA, PS, Gen Test (in class)

  • Start a mini mutations unit

May 9-13

FRIDAY the 13th is a Professional Development Day!

Biology 12 (Tues/Thurs) - due to numerous field trips...

1. Conduct your Inquiry Lab Experiments
2. Practice Quiz
3. Complete Journal Work

Test - May 16th

Lab due - May 18th

Biology 12 Honours

May 9th - Bioethics Project time

DNA, Protein Synthesis & Genetics Test - May 11th to May 19th - This test will be ALL individual. There is no group portion...

Don't forget to bring your completed journal entries to the test (including the GATTACA handout)

Approved Ethical Questions
  1. Should we be allowed to clone dead people? Sunny/Seham
  2. Should parents genetically screen their offspring to enhance the offspring's capabilities? - Krishniel, Erik, Pheodor
  3. Should people be able to silence the extra chromosome of their Down Syndrome child? - Maria, Inaara
  4. Should embryos be allowed to remain outside the womb beyond 14 days (point of survival) to allow for embryonic stem cell research that could lead to the discovery of new medical treatments? - Kobe, Jared, Armaan
  5. Should cloning cattle be permitted to increase beef production? Amanda, Sam
  6. Should we produce lab generated foods? Nick, Juno, Pranav
  7. Should people have the option to choose euthanasia if they find out they have Huntingtons disease? Nikita, Naveena, Emma
  8. Should we hire people based on genetics? Charlotte, Eeziah
  9. Should one be allowed to abort a child when one finds out about a congenital disorder? Sukham, Maliha
  10. Should we recreate extinct animals using their DNA? Ingrid, Herleen
  11. Autism? Freshta
  12. Should people have the option to choose euthanasia if they do early testing for genetic disorders such as Alzheimers that will affect their cognitive abilities?