Biology 11/Advanced Biology 11

First Semester

Biology 11 consists of the following four units of study: 

Unit 1: Matter and Energy for Life. This unit investigates the role of cell structures in matter exchange and energy flow and recognizes the impact of technology on our understanding of cell structure and processes;

Unit 2: Biodiversity. This unit provides a thorough investigation and overview of life’s unity and diversity within the biosphere;

Unit 3: Maintaining Dynamic Equilibrium I. This unit investigates the role of various systems and the influence of behaviour in the regulation of homeostasis;

Unit 4: Interactions among Living Things. This unit investigates the role of these factors on population dynamics and the flow of energy within ecological systems.

Advanced Biology 11

Advanced Biology 11 covers the same topics as Biology 11 but is more investigative in nature and will look at the topics is greater depth. Students will investigate major concepts in biology and will be expected to demonstrate and apply these concepts in new situations.

Students will also have the opportunity for an independent study project involving a literature search.

Additional course details and documents are available on the Nova Scotia Curriculum site’s Biology 11/Advanced Biology 11.

Course Additional Information

Course Materials


Nelson Biology 11 & 12 (2003), NSSBB#: 23973



Laptop or desktop device with Windows, Mac, or Chrome OS. Webcam and headset with microphone. Access to Google Workspace for Education (GNSPES/SEPNE) or other productivity software.

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