SS3 Biology 2nd Term

SS3 Biology 2nd Term Lesson Note

2023/2024 Academic Session Secondary School Resumption Dates: Mon 18-09-2023 for 1st Term Mon 08-01-2024 for 2nd Term Mon 29-04-2024 for 3rd Term

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Week 1:  

Variation in Population

SUB TOPICS:
A. Definition of variation
B. Types of Variation
C. Advantages of variation
D. Causes of variation
E. Applications of variation

LEARNING OBJECTIVES: At the end of the lesson, learners should be able to:
1 Define Variation.
2 Outline types of Variation.
3 ETC

Week 2:  

Adaptation for Survival

SUB TOPICS:
A. Definition of adaptation
B. Competition
C. Relationship between competition and succession.
D. Structural adaptation
E. Adaptive coloration
F. Social animals

LEARNING OBJECTIVES: At the end of the lesson, learners should be able to:
1 Define adaptation.
2 Discuss the progressive change in anatomy of organisms from water to land.
3 ETC

Week 3:  

Biology of Heredity (Genetics)

SUB TOPICS:
A. Meaning of genetics and heredity
B. Transmission and expression
C. Terms used in genetics
D. Mendel’s work in genetics

LEARNING OBJECTIVES: At the end of the lesson, learners should be able to:
1 Identify the dominators that receive characteristics.
2 Infer that dominant characters masks the contribution of the recessive characters for the first generation.
3 ETC

Week 4:  

Biology of Heredity (CONT'D)

SUB TOPICS:
A. Back cross and test cross
B. Principles of incomplete dominance
C. Determination of sex in Human Beings
D. Chromosome the basis of heredity
E. Probability in genetics
F. Sex linkages in human beings
G. Application of the principle of heredity

LEARNING OBJECTIVES: At the end of the lesson, learners should be able to:
1 Identify chromosomes in permanently prepared sliced of cells.
2 Note that chromosomes carries genes which are responsible for inherited characters.
3 ETC

Week 5:  

Evolution

SUB TOPICS:
A. Definition of organic evolution
B. Evidence of evolution
C. Theories of evolution
D. Differences between Darwinism and Lamarckism
E. Modern evolutionary theory
F. Evolutionary trends in organism

LEARNING OBJECTIVES: At the end of the lesson, learners should be able to:
1 Define Evolution.
2 State the law of use and disuse according to Jean Baptist De Lamar.
3 ETC

Week 6:  

Biology of Heredity (CONT'D)

Learning objectives: By the end of this lesson, students should be able to:
1. Explain briefly the following term: independent assortment of genes (Source: Ref WAEC 2020, Q4a)
2. Give reasons why blood group O in humans can only exist in homozygous form while blood groups A and B can exist both in homozygous and heterozygous forms (Source: Ref WAEC 2020, Q4a)
3. State three reasons why genetic variation is important to plants (Source: Ref WAEC 2019, Q3d)
4. Explain briefly the reasons why a Rhesus negative woman married to a Rhesus positive man might lose her second pregnancy (Source: Ref WAEC 2019, Q9b)

Week 7:  

Mid Term Revision and Test for SS3 Biology 2nd Term

Week 8:  

Revision of SSCE Past Questions

Revision of SSCE Past Questions

Week 9:  

Revision of SSCE Past Questions

Revision of SSCE Past Questions

Week 10:  

Revision of SSCE Past Questions

Revision of SSCE Past Questions

Week 11:  

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1. Which of the following instruments is used to determine the turbidity of water? WAEC 2018 Q31

 
 
 
 

2. What happens to a plant if the shoot tip is cut off and replaced by an agar block containing auxin? it will — WAEC 2013 Q7

 
 
 
 

3. In which of the following levels of classification are the members most similar? WAEC 2013 Q1

 
 
 
 

4. An animal which possesses scales nares and a backbone is likely to be a — WAEC 2013 Q5

 
 
 
 

5. Spirogyra is regarded as a multicellular plant because — WAEC 2013 Q2

 
 
 
 

6. The opening of the guard cells of the epidermis in plants is by the process of — WAEC 2013 Q6

 
 
 
 

7. Anaerobic respiration results in the production of — WAEC 2013 Q8

 
 
 
 

8. Which of the following sequences is the correct arrangement of tissues in the anatomy of a young dicotyledonous stem from the inside to the outside? WAEC 2013 Q4

 
 
 
 

9. Which of the following pairs of structures in living organisms do not perform similar functions? WAEC 2013 Q3

 
 
 
 

10. What happens to a plant if the shoot tip is cut off and replaced by an agar block containing auxin? it will — WAEC 2013 Q7

 
 
 
 

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Scheme of Work by Topic for:
SS3 Biology 2nd Term
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Variation in Population
Adaptation for Survival
Biology of Heredity (Genetics)
Evolution
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