SS2 Biology 1st Term


SS2 Biology 1st Term Lesson Note and Scheme of Work by Week

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Week 1: 18-09-2023


Sub Topics:
Day 1
Definition of Growth
Differences between plant and animal growth
Basis of growth
Day 2
Types of cell division: Mitosis and Meiosis
Stages of mitosis
Importance or role of mitosis
Day 3
Stages of meiosis
Factors affecting growth: Internal and External factors

Week 2: 25-09-2023

Cell Reactions to its Environment

Sub Topics:
Day 1
Irritability as basic characteristics of protoplasm
Types of responses
Day 2
Taxis or Tactic movements
Day 3
Nastism or Nastic movement.
Tropism or Trophic movement

Week 3: 02-10-2023

Cell Reactions to its Environment

Sub Topics:
Day 1
Environmental factors that evoke response.
Role of auxins in growth movement
Day 2
How light brings about trophic movement in stem and root of a flowering plant
Day 3
Meaning of movement
Organelles for movement

Week 4: 09-10-2023


Sub Topics:
Day 1
Definition of Reproduction
Types of reproduction: Asexual and Sexual
Differences between sexual and asexual reproduction
Types of sexual reproduction in animals
Day 2
General forms of asexual reproduction
Day 3
Types of vegetative propagation

Week 5: 16-10-2023


Sub Topics:
Day 1
Artificial vegetative reproduction
Day 2
Sexual reproduction and types
Day 3
Meaning of fusion of gametes (fertilization)
Advantages of sexual reproduction

Week 6: 23-10-2023

Tissues and Supporting Systems

Sub Topics:
Day 1
The Forms and components of skeletal materials
Day 2
Types of cartilages
The vitamin and mineral element necessary for healthy bone development
Differences between bones and cartilages
Day 3
Types of skeleton

Week 7: 30-10-2023

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1. Transportation of water in the xylem tissue involves the following except —2010 Q23


2. Which of the following pH values is the best for the action of the enzymes – renin and pepsin in the stomach? 2010 Q29


3. Which of the following is an example of variation? 2010 Q44


4. Mr. Andrew, his wife and child belong to blood group A, B and O respectively. The genotypes of both parents are —2010 Q54


5. The excretory system in mammals consists of the following parts except —2010 Q15


6. The importance of courtship in animals includes the following except —2010 Q57


7. Which of the following processes involves diffusion? 2010 Q7


8. Which of the following animals exhibits territoriality? 2010 Q60


9. In evolution, analogous structures are significant because they show —2010 Q58


10. A man suffering from obesity must avoid meals containing —2010 Q26


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Week 8: 06-11-2023

Tissues and Supporting Systems

Sub Topics:
Day 1
Features of a typical vertebra
Cervical vertebra
Day 2
Thoracic vertebrae
Lumbar vertebrae
Day 3
Sacral vertebrae
Caudal vertebrae

Week 9: 13-11-2023

Tissues and Supporting Systems

Sub Topics:
Day 1
The Appendicular skeleton:
The pectoral girdles
The pelvic girdle
The limbs
The ribs
Day 2
Definition of joint
Types of joints
Functions of skeleton in man
Day 3
Supporting tissues in plants
Mechanism of support in plants

Week 10: 20-11-2023

Tissues and Supporting Systems

Sub Topics:
Day 1
Types of skeleton
Bones of the mammalian skeleton
Day 2
Axial skeleton
The skull
Functions of the skull
Day 3
The vertebral column
Distribution of vertebrae in man, rabbit and rat

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