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Evolution debate links IB Biology concepts 2 August 2019
In recent years a debate about standard evolutionary theory has taken place amongst Biologists. Any sign of disagreement among scientists can be interpreted as a weakness of the theory of evolution, when... more
Guiding students from plagiarism to research 2 May 2019
Sometimes a student will find an experiment online which is very similar to their own IA. They think this is a disaster, they are trying to find an original research questions for their investigation... more
A fire breathing monster in the immune system? 3 March 2019
A new therapy which strengthens the power of a patient’s immune system to attack tumours is curing people of cancer. It is an exciting and ingenious technique which links many areas of Biology which... more
Biology is everywhere, can't you see it? 15 December 2018
When students say that they don't have any idea what they would like to investigate for their Individual investigation, I'm surprised. "What do you mean? There is Biology everywhere you look, can't you... more
Approaches to teaching Biology - ATL 2 December 2018
I've thought for a while that one of the transferable benefits of students learning a musical instrument is the coaching they get in how to learn. Music teachers can achieve this with their students in... more
Put down your highlighter! 30 July 2018
Put down your highlighter. Make marginal notes or comments instead. How many of us see students highlighting key points but actually covering the whole page in fluorescent colour?When I see a student... more
InThinking student groups 6 July 2018
Imagine if you could ask your students to read a page of this website and your mark book automatically checked that they have done this reading assignment? Perhaps you want students to write a comment... more
Using micro-organisms in IB Bio labs 30 May 2018
We cannot argue that micro-organisms are as important to our lives as photosynthesis. We shouldn't describe bacteria simply as harmful or beneficial, because our relationship with micro-organisms is complex,... more
Teacher planning pages - student access 3 May 2018
The student access for the teacher planning pages has just changed. Teachers can now turn on/off the student access to these page using the function "Add/Edit Content", in the same way as for model... more