Units 3 & 4
Chapter 1 Unit 4 Area of study 3: Designing and conducting a scientific investigation
Unit 3 How do cells maintain life?
Area of study 1: What is the role of nucleic acids and proteins in maintaining life?
Chapter 2 The relationship between nucleic acids and proteins
Chapter 3 DNA manipulation techniques and applications_
Area of study 2: How are biochemical pathways regulated?
Chapter 4 Enzymes and the regulation of biochemical pathways
Chapter 5 Cellular respiration and photosynthesis
Unit 4 How does life change and respond to challenges?
Area of study: How do organisms respond to pathogens?
Chapter 6 Responding to antigens
Chapter 7 Acquiring immunity
Chapter 8 Disease challenges and strategies
Area of study 2: How are species related over time?
Chapter 9 Genetic changes in a population over time
Chapter 10 Changes in species over time
Chapter 11 Determining the relatedness of species and human change over time
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.