An attractive and inspiring book, written specifically for the CSEC syllabus in Biology by experts in the region, this book offers students and their teachers a comprehensive resource to prepare for the CSEC examination. Clearly written by practising teachers, and with full-colour illustrations throughout, the book covers everything that students need to know, and in addition contains invaluable guidance on preparing for and conducting the School-Based Assessment component of the syllabus. Considerable help and guidance is given on the practical as well as the theoretical aspects of the syllabus, and students whose time in the laboratory is limited will find many experiments and procedures clearly explained and illustrated.
Clear explanation of the practical work required by the syllabus, to aid schools where laboratory time is limitedExplicit guidance on preparing for the School-Based Assessment to help busy teachersExpert author team with significant experience of teaching in Caribbean schoolsCD-ROM accompanying printed text, to maximise learning opportunities and support students' revision
Table of Contents:
1 Introduction to Biology2 Life and living: living organisms in the environment3 Cells: basic units of living organisms4 Moving substances: movement into and out of cells5 Biological molecules: building blocks of life6 Photosynthesis: how plants make food7 Heterotrophic nutrition: how animals obtain and use food8 Cellular respiration: how cells get energy9 Gas exchange and breathing: moving gases in plants and animals10 Transport in animals: blood and the circulatory system11 Transport in plants: moving substances around plants12 Food storage: dealing with excess food13 Excretion: getting rid of metabolic wastes14 Regulation and control: maintaining an internal balance15 Sensitivity and coordination: responding to the environment16 Support and movement: keeping upright and moving around17 Growth and development: getting bigger and more complex18 Asexual reproduction: reproducing without sex19 Sexual reproduction: offspring from male and female20 Continuity and variation: how characteristics are passed on and changed21 Selection: choosing characteristics for survival22 Health and disease: transmission and control of diseases23 Drugs and disease: social and economic impacts of disease and drug abuse24 Life and the environment: what organisms need to survive25 Humans and the environment: human activity and its impact on the environmentExam-type questions
About the Author(s):
Joanna Johnson and Lisa Greenstein, with Kaylene Kellman-Holder
Joanna George-Johnson and Lisa Greenstein, with Kaylene Kellman-Holder