IB Biology

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Introduction: Each WRL data set was linked to the appropriate part of the IB Biology framework which we thought could be a relevant place in which to use a particular case study.  The IB Biology course codes were then noted and linked to the reference code for WRL.  Whilst some links are more directly applicable to the data set than others, they might be a valuable example to use and include in a scheme of work. We also realise that some of our matching may be more ‘on target’ than others (I suppose you can only do this accurately if you actually teach it!) so we welcome any feedback from teachers and how they have or might use this resource. Click on the WRL dataset module codes in the table below for an overview of the relevant case study.

Information from IB Diploma Programme Guide for Biology

 Description WRL codes  Keywords
Topic 3: Genetics
 3.5 Genetic modification and biotechnology  no match PCR, Genome sequencing, genetic fingerprinting, DNA profile
Topic 4: Ecology
4.1 Species, communities and ecosystems MO1D01 MO1D02 MO2D04  Species,community, population, trophic levels, ecosystems, mesocosms
 4.4 Climate change MO1D01 MO1D03  Coral reefs, climate change, evidence climate change, human impact
Topic 5: Evolution and biodiversity
 5.1 Evidence for evolution MO3D02
MO3D04
 Evolution, evidence
 5.2 Natural selection MO1D04
MO3D02
MO3D03
MO3D04
 Natural selection
 5.3 Classification of biodiversity MO4D03  Classification, taxonomy, keys, dichotomous, biodiversity
Options
A. Neurobiology and behaviour
Additional higher level topics
A.4 Innate and learned behaviour MO1D04
MO3D02
MO3D03
MO3D04
animal behaviour, invertebrate behaviour
A.6 Ethology MO1D04
MO3D01
MO3D02
MO3D03
MO3D04
ethology, behavior, altruism, breeding, feeding behaviour
C: Ecology and conservation
Core Topics
C.1 Species and communities MO1D01
MO1D02
MO1D03
MO1D04
MO2D02
MO2D03
MO4D02
MO4D03
MO4D04
limiting factors, community, competition, intraspecific, interspecific, coral reef, symbioosis, niche, transects
C.2 Communities and ecosystems MO1D01
MO1D02
MO1D04
MO2D01
MO3D02
MO3D04
MO4D01
MO4D02
MO4D04
MO5D01
MO5D02
MO5D03
trophic levels, food chains, ecosystem, human impact, climographs, abiotic, biotic, succession, adaptation
C.3 Impacts of humans on ecosystems  MO4 D01 invasive species, alien species,
C.4 Conservation of biodiversity MO1D02
MO3D01
MO4D02
MO4D03
MO5D02
indicator species, biotic index, conservation, in situ, ex situ, biodiversity, richness, evenness
 Additional higher level topics
 C.5 Population ecology MO2D01
MO2D02
MO2D03
MO2D04
MO5D01
MO5D03
 population, capture-mark-release-recapture, population analysis,
 Group 4 project  Most suitable  Research projects

 

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