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Task 1: Transport in Organisms

Now that you have looked at the differences in vascular and non-vascular transport in plants and open and closed circulatory systems in animals, you should be able to infer the pros and cons of each. Humans have a double closed system, but is that the best or most efficient system found in nature?

Based on what you now know about these systems and any other information you may find, create a short video, or audio recording (a maximum of one minute) indicating your opinion with regard to which system is the most efficient. Be sure to base your opinion on specific details as to why one system would be beneficial over the others. Would one system offer advantages in terms of survival? If so, explain your reasoning.

Put your thoughts up into the Flipgrid.  Use your board email address when you sign in (watch out when you use a VPN on your phone – the app does not work well when you are VPN-ing.


Task 2: Vascular Wilt Disease

When we see a plant that look like that, we may immediately think it simply needs more water. What if, however, the addition of water doesn’t perk the plant up? If that is the case, it may be experiencing a plant disease known as Wilt. There are a number of types of Wilt found in Ontario; each is caused by a different pathogenic fungi species. Examples include Verticillium Wilt and Fusarium Wilt.

In this task, you will take the role of a phytopathologist. Using your research skills and independent work skills, find information about the impact of your favourite form of plant Wilt on crops in Ontario. Be sure to ‘lay on the CRAAP‘ really thick, as you only want quality information.

The following websites are good places to start.

Create a report in the form of your choice (audio, video, written, or presentation), a maximum of five minutes if recorded, or to a maximum of two pages if written, that addresses the question you developed using the Q-chart.

Your report should include ideas around:

  • the organism responsible for the Wilt (don’t forget about the binomial naming rules!);
  • the plant it is affecting;
  • the progression of the disease (including method of infection and symptoms);
  • the end result of the infection;
  • any treatment or prevention methods known; and
  • information about the potential impact that the disease has (or could have) on society.

Create Your Questions

Use the Q-Chart to create questions to tailor your research.  This will support you to reach deeper into the task and look at vascular wilt disease.


You need to use books, encyclopedias, journals and magazines (you must have references from at least two of these items) as well as online searching.  You must reference in APA style and use in-text citation in all written work.

 Submit to the Teams submission box.