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Synapses.free7 December 2018

This activity involves lots of discussion and a little competition to help students learn the details of synaptic transmission. First by annotation of simple diagrams showing the structures of a synapse... more

Metabolism - Planning sheet 8.15 December 2018

Planning sheet for 8.1 MetabolismUnderstanding(s):Activation energy and enzyme pathwaysEmergency room activity - enzyme inhibition - role play activityEssential Question(s) more

Indicator species & biotic index23 November 2018

Indicator species are species who can be easily identified and sampled and which are sensitive to some type of air pollution. There are many examples of such species including Lichens growing on trees... more

Introduction to Cloning...18 November 2018

This activity introduces some examples of cloning from the twenty first century. Students make structured notes about the method of nuclear transfer to produce cloned cells and notes about popular views... more

Innate & learned HL - planning sheet A418 November 2018

Planning sheet for A.4 Innate & learned behaviour HLUnderstandings:ReflexesConditioning and Imprinting(Pavlov and Lorentz)Operant conditioning, and memoryEssential Question(s) more

Monoclonal antibodies18 November 2018

The discovery of antibodies and the immune response has led to a number of medical uses. Where the antibodies are harvested from a single clone of B-lymphocytes these antibodies are called "monoclonal... more

Disturbance vs Diversityfree18 November 2018

Disturbance influences the structure and rate of change within ecosystems. This activity gives students some information about the role of disturbance in communities and asks them to use the information... more

IB style questions on vaccination - model answers18 November 2018

Measles is a highly contageous disease and one of the leading causes of death of children under 5. In 2013 it is estimated that almost 150 thousand children died from measles worldwideThe World Health... more

Vaccination18 November 2018

Measles is a highly contagious disease and one of the leading causes of death of children under 5. In 2013 it is estimated that almost 150 thousand children died from measles worldwide. The World Health... more

Option C - Ecology Activities for learning18 November 2018

The ideas for learning activities on this page cover the IB guide for this topic. There is a mix of laboratory work, theory lessons, and assessment materials with model answers. This simple sheet sets... more