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Incredibly useful resource site - has probably saved me hundreds of hours planning. Plenty of links, worksheets and interactive resources that support the new IB course.

Sarah Jackson, Diocesan School for Girls, New Zealand

This is an excellent resource for any IB Biology teacher. David Faure has many years of IB teaching experience and some great ideas and suggestions particularly on the integration of technology in the classroom. We use this as an additional source of...

Maria Schram, British School of Brussels, Belgium

This year is my first year teaching IB Biology. The InThinking Biology site has proven to be immensely valuable to the quality and delivery of my lessons.

Karin Hartog, D Y Patil International School, Belgium


Online tools #2 - Quizlet live

Saturday 4 February 2017

It's the time of the year when students need guidance about exam tecnhique. In particular reminders about the exact meaning of the command terms.... more

Online tools #1- Kahoot

Saturday 7 January 2017

Kahoot is a great free online tool for formative assessment or just for a bit of fun at the end of a lesson.Students could make their own quizes... more

It's easier to talk while holding a model

Sunday 18 December 2016

Students often have trouble explaining biological process, especially when the parts are invisibly small. Why do students get stuck with Osmosis,... more

Subscriber comments

  • 23 May Basem Alaeddine
    Lab protocols for new IB guide
    Thanks alot
  • Dear Emerson, Lindsay and Jane, I'll work on this over the next few weeks. I already have model answers for the HL topics, but not the SL ones at the moment. Best wishes, David
  • I too am looking for the A3 model answers for all revision sheets. Where can I find them? Thanks!!!
  • 22 May David Faure
    Lab protocols for new IB guide
    The reason these links are no longer showing is because the browser is blocking potentially unsecure scripts on the page, called "mixed content blocking". It is possible to view the content by disabling this protection for this page. Read...
  • 21 May David Faure
    Reproduction in angiosperms.
    Dear Troy, I've repaired the link to the Smithsonian video, thanks for letting my know. Best wishes, David
  • 21 May David Faure
    Practical Scheme of Work
    Dear Linet, I have some bookmarks for each of the experiments listed in the IB guide on this page; . I've had some problems with my bookmarking tool, but the links are there next to each experiment title. Hope that helps, David
  • 21 May David Faure
    Kidney and nephrons.
    Dear Gord, Thanks for your message. The file link has been added now, together with some online flashcards of descriptions of the kidney labels. All the best, David
  • Dear Manjusha, Thanks for your comment about this page from the 'old resources'. there is a new page for this topic here; However I have also repaired the links to these other resources too. Best wishes, David
  • 21 May David Faure
    Intro to cladistics
    Dear Subathra, Thanks for your comment. Sorry for the delay. I have now added model answers for the student questions on activity 3 to the model answers page: Best wishes, David
  • 21 May David Faure
    Lab protocols for new IB guide
    Dear All, As a temporary measure I have added a direct link to the bookmarks for each experiment. I am working on a better way of showing these links in the near future. Best wishes, David Faure
  • 21 May David Faure
    Lab protocols for new IB guide
    Dear Basem, Thanks for your message. There is not any exact answer to your question as you have quite a lot of choice in the labs which you ask students to do, but you should keep a list of practical work, including simulations and write-ups...
  • 21 May David Faure
    Membrane Structure
    Dear Peter, Thanks for your comment. Yes there is an online activity using Quizlet. I think something had gone wrong with the link. I have repaired it now and I hope you can see the flashcards again. Best wishes, David