Human and Social Biology
Welcome to Human and Social Biology! Human Biology is the study of the structure and functions of the human body, and Social Biology uses biological principles and knowledge to try to explain how people live with each other, their behaviour and how they affect their environment, including other organisms.
The subject here is divided into four main sections: Organisms and the environment, Life processes, Disease and its impact on humans, and Impact of human practices on the environment. Other topics to do with the structure and functions of the human body can be found in the Biology sections of this website.
These topics have great relevance to important current issues. Try to relate them to issues in the press or on television which the students will know about. The local environment provides a great resource for social biology topics, and it is important to relate lessons to the students' environment.
All practical work must be carried out safely in order to avoid injury or damage. Safety notices are provided in each of the lesson plans where appropriate, and they are indicated with a yellow triangle like this.