Module 8 Botany

  • Know the three Kingdoms introduced in the chapter and some examples of each.
  • Explain the importance of Cyanobacteria (Blue-green Algae)
  • Explain what Lichens are and their importance
  • Know plant anatomy and process, be able to explain what each part does
  • List features that can be used to identify trees.
  • Know the difference between Spines and Thorns.
  • Know grass reproductive parts
  • Be able to explain grassland succession focusing on the function of each –  pioneer, subclimax and climax species

Module 6 Biomes

  • Know the positions of each biome on the map
  • Know the flagship species for each biome for possible shot question answers
  • Know which biomes have winter rainfall
  • Some pointers for frequent short questions:

Largest Biome – Savanna

Has one of earths Floral Kingdoms – Fynbos

Has 3 main divisions of highveld -Grasslands

Module 5 Ecology

  • Learn the definitions of the ecological levels of organisation
  • Explain the difference between Biotic and Abiotic Components of the Ecosystem.
  • Food webs- give examples for each category – i.e producer, consumer etc.
  • Symbiotic Relationships – know the different types and have an example for each.
  • Know the difference between Predation and Parasitism.
  • Know the difference between inter and intraspecific competition with examples of each

Module 4 Astronomy

  • Study the important definitions for possible short questions.
  • Know which planets can be seen from earth with the naked eye.
  • Know the common constellations and their prominent stars.
  • Know what the difference is between Meteors and Meteorites. Know Vredefort Dome as a local example of a Meteorite Impact site.
  • Understand the phases of the moon.
  • Explain the difference between a Spring Tide and Neap Tide. (Moon Phases)
  • Understand the difference between lunar and solar eclipse with relation to their positioning

Module 3 Weather and Climate

Focus on:

  • Name the major factors that influence South Africa’s Weather. (Oceans, Altitude, Latitude)
  • Be able to identify The Benguela (West) and Agulhas (East) currents on a map, and know in which direction they flow.
  • Air pressure cells- explain the difference between high and low pressure cells and be able to name their characteristics.
  • Be able to explain warm or cold fronts  – what they are and associated weather.
  • Know where in southern Africa we can get Tropical Cyclones (Mozambique coast)
  • Types of Wind – Berg Winds are NB for short Questions.
  • Cloud formation – know what the 2 main criteria is or naming clouds (Shape and Height)
  • Clouds – know which clouds indicate rain (Cuminolumbus and Nimbostratus)
  • Explain why cumulous clouds have flat bases (it is the level of where Dew Point is reached)

Module 2 Geology

Focus on:

  • List the Factors that Shape the earth (Heat and Pressure)
  • Label a diagram of earth. (Core, Mantel etc)
  • Know the difference between Minerals, Native Elements and Fossil Fuels.
  • Know the Major Rock types and how they form.
  • Read over the common rock types for short questions.
  • Soils – read over full section for short questions.  Pay special attention to Precautions.

Module 7 Taxonomy

Taxonomy usually accounts for 5-7 marks in the exam.

Focus on:

  • NB to know the two languages that Scientific Names are often made up from. (Greek and Latin)
  • Be able to explain what Taxonomy is (ie a system of naming things in hierarchical order, based on their physical characteristics, and evolutionary relationships.
  • Know the 6 Kingdoms
  • Know the order of Taxomony – (Kingdom, Phylum, Class, Order, Family, Genus, Species) Make sure you have a rhyme to remember it. (King Philip Can Only Find Gay Sailors)
  • Often asked Short Questions:

What part of scientific names can be related to a Surname – Genus.

Does a name ending in “idea” indicate a family? Yes it does.

Difference between Chordates & Arthropods – (Chordates have a spinal column, arthropods don’t. Arthropods have joined legs and an exo-skeleton)

Classes – know what is Aves (birds) Pisces (Fish).

Marine Ecosystems: Shallow Seas

Hi Everyone!

Welcome to lesson 1 for Marine Lockdown, this is a simple task and just a fun way of introducing some of the topics we will be discussing in more detail later on. You would have received a link posted via WhatsApp on a David Attenborough Documentary called: Shallow Seas. Download and watch this documentary in your own time. Just relax and enjoy the film while making an effort to follow the information. Once you have completed the documentary, complete the quiz below. If possible, it is a good idea to keep the movie on pause on a different page while you complete the quiz, so that you can refer back when necessary to find the answer. All the answers to the quiz, can be found in the documentary.

Most questions will also have exrta information displayed on the topic of the question, which will be displayed once you have answered the question. Please do read this extra information and take note of the info – you will need to know some of this for the last quiz once we have finished all the documentaries.

Good luck – and enjoy doing this task.

Creating documents in Word for task submission

Welcome to Bhejane’s online learning platform!

We have already covered the steps of how to set up your documents in word in class, but if you need a reminder, please take the time to watch the videos below to refresh your memory. Your goal is to set up a model task that you can use as a template or example for all your other electronically completed tasks.

Video 1 Creating Headers and Footers – will remind you how to set up Headers and Footers in your document. Remember to also add page numbers and select the option to include “page 1 of 10”. This will ensure that someone marking or reading your task, can see if there are pages missing – this is especially helpful if the taks gets printed as well.

Video 2 Adding Headings and a Table of Contents will remind you how to add formatted headings and subheadings to your document, so that you can use the time-saving power of technology to create an automated Table of Contents for your document. This will save you hours and create a professional and easy to read document.

Video 3 Citing References and Adding a Bibliography will remind you how to add citation and create an automated bibliography. In some of your tasks you will be required to show your sources – this is what Citations and the Bibliography is for. If you have ever done this this properly, the right way manually, you will be able to appreciate the enormous amount of time it saves you to be able to let word do all the work for you! Take this little bit of time to master this technological skill – you will reap the benefits for years to come!

At the end of the lesson you will be required to UPLOAD your completed task.

Video 1 Creating Headers and Footers
Video 2 Creating Headings, Subheadings and an Automated Table of Contents
Video 3 Adding Citations, Sources and an Automated Bibliography