90928 Life processes and environmental factors

90928 Life processes and environmental factors

  • $14.95

This course covers the things you may need to know and be able to do for Achievement Standards 90949 and 90928. In it there are modules on:

  1. The human musculo-skeletal system and movement.
  2. The human respiratory system and the process of respiration.
  3. The human excretory system and the process of excretion.
  4. The human reproductory system and the process of reproduction.
  5. Plant nutrition.
  6. The life cycle of flowering plants.

Note: For AS90949 you need to select two of these to investigate. For AS90928, Module 5 (Plant nutrition) and Module 6 (The life cycle of flowering plants) are what's relevant.

What you’ll learn

This course covers the things you’ll need to know and be able to do for Achievement Standard 90949 (Science 1.10) ‘Investigate life processes and environmental factors that affect them’ through examining the following:

Achievement Standard 90949

  • Structural features of the organism such as its organ system or tissues as appropriate to the organism.
  • Functioning of the components of any organ system or tissues.
  • Identify the biological processes carried out by the organ system or tissues – support and movement, reproduction, sensitivity, growth, excretion, nutrition, and gas exchange (at least two of these processes must be selected).
  • Environmental factors that affect the life processes may be internal or external factors and may include: temperature, pH, light intensity, photoperiod, moisture levels, concentration of gases, hormone levels, and nutrient supplies.

Because one of the life processes included in the course is the life cycle of flowering plants, it also covers the things you’ll need to know and be able to do for Achievement Standard 90928 (Biology 1.4) Demonstrate understanding of biological ideas relating to the life cycle of flowering plants’ through examining the following:

  • Asexual and sexual reproduction of flowering plants (including dispersal).
  • Germination and growth (including development such as flowering, primary and secondary growth and photosynthesis).
  • Biological ideas relating to the life cycle of flowering plants selected from: structural components involved with the plant processes, the functioning of the structural components, the overall functioning of the plant processes, products or outcomes of the plant processes (including raw materials and requirements) and the effect of environmental factors, such as light intensity, temperature, wind, moisture and oxygen, on the selected plant processes.

Note: If you’re using this course to prepare for AS90928 only, then you will only need to look at Modules 5 and 6 and you will need to learn all of the above topics.

Preparing for your assessments

Just like any achievement standard, there are different requirements for you to pass with Merit or Excellence.

For Achievement Standard 90949:

Achievement

Achievement with Merit

Achievement with Excellence

Investigate life processes and environmental factors that affect them

Investigate, in depth, life processes and environmental factors that affect them

Investigate, comprehensively, life processes and environmental factors that affect them

You can read more about Achievement Standard 90949 and what’s expected in these explanatory notes.

For Achievement Standard 90928:

Achievement

Achievement with Merit

Achievement with Excellence

Demonstrate understanding of biological ideas relating to the life cycle of flowering plants

Demonstrate in-depth understanding of biological ideas relating to the life cycle of flowering plants

Demonstrate comprehensive understanding of biological ideas relating to the life cycle of flowering plants

You can read more about Achievement Standard 90928 and what’s expected in these explanatory notes.

How you’ll learn

People learn in different ways. Here are some of the ways you can learn and interact with the materials in this course.

Self-paced learning – This online course is set up so you can learn at your own pace. So, although there are ‘suggested’ times for each page, they’re just a guideline. Plan your learning to suit you.

Diagrams, videos and interactions – Some people prefer to learn by reading, some by watching and listening, and some by doing. We’ve used diagrams, videos and interactions alongside the text, so that there’s something for everyone!

Practice activities – Throughout this course there are lots of short activities. These activities are for you to check your own understanding, not for someone to mark them.

These activities give you a great chance to practise what you’ve learnt and compare your answer to the model feedback without having to be assessed. That said, they’re also an excellent way to prepare for any final assessment for these achievement standards!

Glossary – We’ll be using some technical words and phrases in this course to do with various life processes. It’s important that while you’re learning about the different concepts, you’re also growing your own vocab around the topic – to help you with this, the course includes an online glossary.

When you see a word or phrase you’re not sure about faintly underlined in the text, move your cursor over it and a definition will pop up – easy!

Discussions – Sharing with others can also be a great way to learn. Talk with your classmates and teacher at school about the ideas you come across in this online course.

Even chat to your family at the dinner table about the things you’re learning – if you can explain the ideas to others, you can really be confident in your own understanding.

So, let’s get started!