Downe House Global Academy

CMP R1 Adaptations

Through this course we will explore a number of adaptations of a variety of organisms, each related to one of the Life Processes.

Section 1 – An introduction to life process and adaptations
In the first section of this course, we will review the fundamental processes which all living organisms need to do, to be classified as living. We will then encounter three key types of adaptation: structural, behavioural and physiological, and use a specific example to illustrate each of these.

Section 2 – Life processes
During this section we will focus on a number of the life processes and study a variety of adaptations which enable organisms to survive, reproduce and exploit different habitats. There will be the opportunity for independent research into adaptations related to oxygen carrying capacity and oxygen storage capacity in a diverse range of animals.

Section 3 – Human influences
In this final section, we will study ways in which humans have actively tried to cause changes to certain organisms, for our own benefit. The course will conclude with a further piece of independent research looking at how technology is enabling humans to adapt to certain conditions and circumstances.
  • Course Summary
  • WEEK 1
  • Live Lesson 1
  • Week 1 Lesson
  • WEEK 2
  • Live Lesson 2
  • Week 2 Lesson
  • WEEK 3
  • Week 3 Lesson
  • Live Lesson 3
  • Instructions for mid-course assessment due on 07/11/22 BEFORE LIVE LESSON 6
  • WEEK 4
  • Week 4 Lesson
  • Live Lesson 4
  • WEEK 5
  • Week 5 Lesson
  • Live Lesson 5
  • WEEK 6
  • Live Lesson 6
  • Submit mid-course assessment due 7/11/22 BEFORE LIVE LESSON 6 here
  • Instructions for End of Course Presentation during lesson 10 on 06/12/22
  • WEEK 7
  • Live Lesson 7
  • WEEK 8
  • Live Lesson 8
  • WEEK 9
  • Live Lesson 9
  • WEEK 10
  • Live Lesson 10
  • Submit End of Course Assessment here for Student presentations in LIVE LESSON 10
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed