Unit 1

Objectives for Thursday 29/11/2012

First off we’ll take a look at the effects of fibrosis, asthma and emphysema on lung function.

The first activity I’ll ask you to work on is preparing a table to compare the causes and effects of TB, fibrosis, asthma and emphysema.

Here are a couple of web links to help with this:




Can you identify which diseases these images show?

In the second part of the session we’ll look at the structure of the heart. We can use the following PowerPoint as an information source.


The objectives for this part of the session are:

  • The gross structure of the human heart and its associated blood vessels in relation to function.
  • Roles of the sinoatrial node (SAN), atrioventricular node (AVN) and bundle of His.

Please have a look at the powerpoint before the lesson.

Objectives for Tuesday 27/11/2012

Last lesson some of you posted that you would like to go over some of the stuff that we started looking at on thursday 22/11/12 so we’ll continue with those learning objectives, hopefully managing to incorporate a look at some actual lungs, if the butcher has any!

Objectives for Thursday 22/11/2012

Here are the learning objectives for our Year 12 Biology session on Thursday 22 November 2012:

Some resources we might use in the lesson:



Lung Disease

lungs activities

The way I envisage the lesson working is that we might use some of these resources for you to prepare some presentations to the class on a particular topic. Let’s see how it goes!

Powerpoint about gas exchange in mammals for 20/11/12 Human gas exchange1



7 thoughts on “Unit 1

  1. What works well; interactive system, this blog and the iPads, allows easy access to information at any time, home or school. Also allows contact with teacher and group at all times
    What can be improved; not much, the whole thing works quite well, school Internet could be improved, that smooth wall thing, it makes us log in WAY to often, and drops connection a lot.
    Work I need to do from todays objectives; just some more work on the pulmonary volume topic 🙂

    Posted by biologysucks | November 22, 2012, 11:11 am
  2. I think the resources you provided really helped in the lesson however I think we may still need go over the topics in more depth but I rilly enjoyed the lesson.

    Posted by jacobstillyards | November 22, 2012, 11:10 am
  3. Biology…Lovin’ it. The iPads allowed us to see resources that otherwise would have gone to waste. Nice one Winstanners!

    Posted by alicemarlow07 | November 22, 2012, 11:10 am
  4. It was good to get feedback from other students on our work. Also going through our exam questions again and doing the questions that we got wrong helped.

    Posted by thejackwaller | November 22, 2012, 11:10 am
  5. I thought going through the exam at the start with the resources we were given really helped. Going through my weaknesses was a big help.

    The presentation was good, learning from what others have learnt was interesting and to see what they have gathered from their own research can add to your own. Then going through people’s questions and seeing which areas we missed that they thought were important. It helped a lot. I enjoyed this lesson, the biology post with resources helps a lot!

    Cheers DW!
    Peace out.

    Posted by heyguysitsben | November 22, 2012, 11:09 am
  6. It is easy to use, we have hyperlinks to websites with important information getting exam papers back and making corrections.
    Just need to go over notes to remember them

    Posted by blom3rs | November 22, 2012, 11:09 am
  7. I really enjoyed today’s lesson using technology to help us… I just think I need to re read over my notes a couple of times I order to make sure I remember it… Good job DW 🙂

    Posted by ctimmis24 | November 22, 2012, 11:06 am

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