The Jacaranda Nature of Biology series for VCE Units 1- 4 provides teachers with a clear and comprehensive resource aligned to the VCAA Study Design for 2016 – 2021. This series includes a wealth of practical work, interactivities and videos that engage and excite while encouraging in-depth understanding.
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Jacaranda's VCE Nature of Biology series
The Jacaranda VCE Nature of Biology series is available in a print with digital or digital-only format to allow teachers to teach their class, their way.
|Nature of Biology 1 VCE Units 1 and 2 5e|
|Unit 1: Area of Study 1: How do organisms function?||Unit 1: Area of Study 2: How do living systems sustain life?|
|Chapter 1: Cells: basic units of life on Earth||Chapter 5: Adaptations for survival|
|Chapter 2: From unicellular to multicellular||Chapter 6: Survival through regulation|
|Chapter 3: Energy transformations||Chapter 7: Biodiversity and its organisation|
|Chapter 4: Staying alive: systems in action||Chapter 8: Relationships within an ecosystem|
|Unit 2: Area of Study 1: How does reproduction maintain the continuity of life?||Unit 2: Area of Study 2: How is inheritance explained?|
|Chapter 9: The cell cycle||Chapter 13: Genomes, genes and alleles|
|Chapter 10: Asexual reproduction||Chapter 14: Chromosomes: carriers of genes|
|Chapter 11: Sexual reproduction||Chapter 15: Genotypes and phenotypes|
|Chapter 12: Stem cells: in development and in therapy||Chapter 16: Outcomes of genetic crosses|
|Chapter 17: Scientific investigations|
|Nature of Biology 2 VCE Units 3 and 4 5e|
|Unit 3: Area of Study 1: Cellular processes||Unit 3: Area of Study 2: How do living systems sustain life?|
|Chapter 1: Cells: a review||Chapter 5: Cellular signals|
|Chapter 2: Nucleic acids and proteins: a review||Chapter 6: Pathogens all around us|
|Chapter 3: Enzymes and biochemical pathways||Chapter 7: Immune defences against pathogens|
|Chapter 4: Energy transfers and transformations||Chapter 8: Defects of the immune system|
|Unit 4: Area of Study 1: Species relationships||Unit 4: Area of Study 2: Human impacts|
|Chapter 9: Changes in genetic makeup of populations||Chapter 13: DNA manipulation|
|Chapter 10: Changes in biodiversity over time||Chapter 14: DNA applications in society|
|Chapter 11: How are species related?||Chapter 15: Manipulating genes in organisms|
|Chapter 12: Human changes over time||Chapter 16: Biological knowledge in response to disease|
|Chapter 17: Practical investigations|