Year 11, Module 2 program – organisation of living things

Models of transport systems and structures have been developed over time, based on evidence gathered from a variety of disciplines. This Year 11 sample biology unit explores how the interrelatedness of these transport systems is critical in maintaining health and in solving problems related to sustainability in agriculture and ecology.

Inquiry questions

  • How are cells arranged in a multicellular organism?
  • What is the difference in nutrient and gas requirements between autotrophs and heterotrophs?
  • How does the composition of the transport medium change as it moves around an organism?


A student:

  • develops and evaluates questions and hypotheses for scientific investigation BIO11/12-1
  • designs and evaluates investigations in order to obtain primary and secondary data and information BIO11/12-2
  • conducts investigations to collect valid and reliable primary and secondary data and information BIO11/12-3
  • selects and processes appropriate qualitative and quantitative data and information using a range of appropriate media BIO11/12-4
  • analyses and evaluates primary and secondary data and information BIO11/12-5
  • solves scientific problems using primary and secondary data, critical thinking skills and scientific processes BIO11/12-6
  • communicates scientific understanding using suitable language and terminology for a specific audience or purpose BIO11/12-7
  • explains the structure and function of multicellular organisms and describes how the coordinated activities of cells, tissues and organs contribute to macroscopic processes in organisms BIO11-9


Please note:

Syllabus outcomes and content descriptors from Biology Stage 6 Syllabus (2017) © NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) for and on behalf of the Crown in right of the State of New South Wales, 2021.

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