This course covers the things you'll need to know and be able to do for Achievement Standard 90948 Demonstrate understanding of biological ideas relating to genetic variation. This includes:
- Why do I look like my parents?
- What is DNA and genes and how do they work?
- How can a species change over time?
- What effect does environment have on genes?
How you'll learn
People learn in different ways. Here are some of the ways you can use this study guide.
Self-paced learning – the material 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.
Practice activities – throughout this course there are short activities. These activities are for you to complete. These activities give you a great chance to practise what you've learned and compare your answer to the model feedback. Look at the feedback carefully to see if you have missed out any aspects from your answer.
Submitting photos – sometimes people find it easier to scribble down a diagram or show their working with pen and paper. No problem! You can still store all your working and diagrams with the activity. That way you'll be able to refer back to your answers when you're revising. Simply take a photo of your work and upload it with the relevant activity.