Biology (TASC Level 3)

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Biology (TASC Level 3) - An Introduction

'Biology is the study of the fascinating diversity of life as it has evolved and as it interacts and functions. Investigation of biological systems and their interactions, from the molecular level to cellular processes to ecosystems dynamics, has led to biological knowledge and understanding that enable us to explore and explain everyday observations, find solutions to biological issues, and understand the process of biological continuity and change over time.

TASC. Biology. Level 4, BIO315116, 2021.

Course details for TASC Biology level 3 can be found here.

Library Resources
CSIRO Image Library
Web Resources

Library Resources

The Library catalogue is a powerful searching tool, and is one way to quickly locate biology material on our shelves.

The following Dewey Numbers will help you quickly locate books from the Library's shelves.

Dewey Numbers

  • Biology = 574
  • Genetics = 576
  • Ecology = 577
  • Plants = 580
  • Animals = 590
  • Mammals = 599
  • Human Biology = 612
  • Biotechnology = 660.6

Keyword searching

Enter a word or phrase into a basic keyword search. Some suggestions, with results could include:

Reference Resources

General Encyclopedia

  • World Book Encyclopedia

On the shelves

CSIRO Image Library

The CSIRO Science Image Library has an extensive selection of images you can use in your assignments. They are available to download and copy under a Creative Commons licence. You must acknowledge and provide a citation to the CSIRO when you use any of these images.

Web Resources

Be careful what you download and use from the Internet.

Before using information from a web address ensure you are looking at a publication from a legitimate source. Material from the Internet often does not acknowledge the author or creator, does not cite references or footnotes, or include any type of bibliography or reference list. Use this type of material with caution. As part of your research process you need to sort out the reliable sources from the less trustworthy sites.

If in doubt always check with your teacher. For further information read the Library Fact Sheet Evaluating Information from the Web.

Faculty resources: All material purchased for the teachers in the Science Faculty is also available for student use if it is not required by the teachers. The resources are kept in the Library and can be found by using the Library catalogue.