Ciências da Vida

Teacher Responsible:
2º Ano | 2º Semestre
Learning objectives
Master scientific knowledge regarding living beings. Proven knowledge regarding the overall characteristics of animals. Proven knowledge regarding the overall characteristics of plants. Proven knowledge regarding the human body disposition. Observe the characteristics of the living beings and connecting them to the surrounding environment. Proven knowledge regarding the interactions between living beings and the surrounding environment. Understand the relation between living beings and the environment characteristics. Relate the data when understanding the evolutionary theories. Apply the experimental work when learning scientific concepts. Promote behaviors that preserve biodiversity. Organize the researched information. Create experiences as a strategy to develop deduction capabilities. Transmit the results of the research. Use scientific language. Recognize the importance of Science and Technology in the evolution of knowledge.

Syllabus
The influence of the biotype within the biotic community. 1. Animal and vegetal cells. 2. Proteins, nucleic acids, lipids and polysaccharides 3. Defining autotrophic beings, heterotrophic and decomposers. 4. Breathing and photosynthesis. 5. Influence of the abiotic factors over plants and animals. Interaction within the biotic elements community. 1. Biodiversity. 2. General animal characteristics. 3. General plant characteristics. 4. Inter and intra specific relations. 5. The human diet. 6. The human body. The influence of the biotic community elements in the biotope. 1. Stabilizing action. 2. Eroding action. 3. Anti-constructive action. 4. Anti eroding action.

Teaching methodologies (including evalution)

Used strategies and resources: Presentation. Debate. Group-work. Experiments. Description: Presentation of the subjects described in the syllabus and complemented by the presentation of group-works regarding living beings with a research orientation and a post-presentation debate. Experiences performed in the lab will complement the full understanding of the approached subjects. Evaluation forms and correspondent reflection: Test 50% (minimum score 8.0), group work 30% (presentation 20% and questions sheet after the group work presentation 10%) and practical evaluation in laboratory class 20%

Essential Bibliography (including ISBN)

CASSAN, F. (Ed.) (2006-2007), Atlas visual da ciência. Barcelona. ISBN 978-989-8114-16-7; ISBN 978-989-8114-18-1; ISBN 978-989-8114-24-2; ISBN 978-989-8114-25-9; ISBN 978-989-8114-26-6; ISBN 978-989-8114-26-6; ISBN 978-989-8114-2 8-0; ISBN 978-989-8114-29-7; ISBN 978-989-8114-30-3 PURVES, W., SADAV, D., ORIANS,G. e HELLER, H., (2001-2005) Vida, A Ciência da Biologia, Edição Brasileira, Artmed Editoras SA, 6ª edição. ISBN:978-85-363-0497-7, ISBN:978-85-363-0498-4, ISBN. 978-85-363-0499-1 REIS, C.S. (2007) Descobre as plantas, Lisboa: Editorial Bizâncio. ISBN:978-972-53-0357-3 SÁ, J. (2004) Crianças aprendem a pensar ciências : uma abordagem interdisciplinar, Porto: Porto Editora. ISBN:972-0-34311-7 SALVÍA, R. et al. (2009) Répteis e invertebrados. Barcelona. ISBN 978-84-9899-351-6. ISBN 978-84-9899-355-4 VANCLEAVE, J. (1994-1997),coleção... para jovens, Lisboa: Dom Quixote. Biologia ISBN:972-20-1208-8; Corpo humano ISBN:972-20-1376-9