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Preliminary Biology

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Module 1 | A local ecosystem

Focus 1: The distribution, diversity and numbers of plants and animals found in ecosystems are determined by biotic and abiotic factors

Lesson 1 | Ecosystems

  • Identify the factors determining the distribution and abundance of a species in each environment

Lesson 2 | Abiotic factors

  • Compare the abiotic characteristics of aquatic and terrestrial environments

Lesson 3 | Distribution and abundance

  • Identify the factors determining the distribution and abundance of a species in each environment

Lesson 4 | Sampling techniques

  • Process and analyse information from a variety of sampling studies to justify the use of different sampling techniques to make population estimates when total counts cannot be performed

Lesson 5 | Photosynthesis and respiration

  • Describe the roles of photosynthesis and respiration in ecosystems

  • Identify uses of energy by organisms

  • Identify the general equation for aerobic cellular respiration and outline this as a summary of a chain of biochemical reactions

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