IB Biology Standard Level Class of 2015: Curriculum Map                                 Embedded in: Bio SL 2015 Class GoogleSite                                                                      Stephen Taylor (@IBiologyStephen

Year 1

Unit

Title & Concepts

Unit Questions

Subtopics (link to GSite & resources)

Assessment Tasks (4PSOW Link)

Key Activities

1

The Nature of Biology

Key Concept:

  • Systems

Related Concept(s)

  • Evolution
  • Equilibrium Within Systems

Debatable:

  • To what extent can we truly be confident in what we know?

Conceptual:

  • How do we determine validity and reliability of scientific information?
  • How does evolution underpin the development of life?

Factual:

  • How do we apply statistical methods to the study of biology?
  • What is evolution by natural selection?

Unit Test - GoogleSite - Weekly Q’s

Labs:

  • Learning interventions: T-Test & stats analysis
  • Analysis of DP results: mean, sd, variation
  • Correlation ≠ causation discussion
  • Evolution & popn simulations
  • Classification keys
  • Case of the dying babies: introduction to Cochrane Collaboration, stats analysis
  • Effect of learning interventions
  • Evolution simulations
  • Darwin & evolution reader/ videos
  • Classification practice

2

Life Emergent

Key Concept:

  • Relationships

Related Concept(s)

  • Structure & Function
  • Universality vs Diversity

Debatable:

Conceptual:

Factual:

  •  

Unit Test - GoogleSite - Weekly Q’s

Labs:

  • Properties of water demos & data
  • Food test CSI
  • Dry slides, wet slides
  • Histology Gallery

  • Food tests
  • Properties of water demos

3

The Double Helix

Key Concept:

  • Systems

Related Concept(s)

  • Structure & Function
  • Universality vs Diversity
  • Evolution

Debatable:

Conceptual:

Factual:

  •  

Unit Test - GoogleSite - Weekly Q’s

Labs:

  • DNA extraction
  • Protein synthesis running dictation

  • Protein synthesis running dictation

4

Making More Life

Key Concept:

  • Change

Related Concept(s)

  • Structure & Function
  • Equilibrium Within Systems

Debatable:

Conceptual:

Factual:

  •  

Unit Test - GoogleSite - Weekly Q’s

Labs:

  • Virtual mitosis lab: stages
  • Population growth lab: division in yeast

5

Agents of Change: Membranes & Enzymes

Key Concept:

  • Systems / Relationships / Change

Related Concept(s)

  • Structure & Function
  • Universality vs Diversity
  • Evolution
  • Equilibrium Within Systems

Debatable:

Conceptual:

Factual:

  •  

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Labs:

6

Carbon & the Energy Economy

Key Concept:

  • Systems / Relationships / Change

Related Concept(s)

  • Structure & Function
  • Universality vs Diversity
  • Evolution
  • Equilibrium Within Systems

Debatable:

Conceptual:

Factual:

  •  

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Labs:

7

Destiny & Design

Key Concept:

  • Systems / Relationships / Change

Related Concept(s)

  • Structure & Function
  • Universality vs Diversity
  • Evolution
  • Equilibrium Within Systems

Debatable:

Conceptual:

Factual:

  •  

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Labs:


Year 2

Unit

Title & Concepts

Unit Questions

Subtopics (link to GSite & resources)

Assessment Tasks (4PSOW Link)

Key Activities

8

The Human Condition

Key Concept:

  • Systems / Relationships / Change

Related Concept(s)

  • Structure & Function
  • Universality vs Diversity
  • Evolution
  • Equilibrium Within Systems

Debatable:

Conceptual:

Factual:

  •  

Unit Test - GoogleSite - Weekly Q’s

Labs:

9

Neurobiology & Behaviour

Key Concept:

  • Systems / Relationships / Change

Related Concept(s)

  • Structure & Function
  • Universality vs Diversity
  • Evolution
  • Equilibrium Within Systems

Debatable:

Conceptual:

Factual:

  •  

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Labs:

10

Human Nutrition & Health

Key Concept:

  • Systems / Relationships / Change

Related Concept(s)

  • Structure & Function
  • Universality vs Diversity
  • Evolution
  • Equilibrium Within Systems

Debatable:

Conceptual:

Factual:

  •  

Unit Test - GoogleSite - Weekly Q’s

Labs: