IB Biology Practical Investigations/Classification, Populations and Communities

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TEACHING IDEAS[edit]

Practical investigations or activities included in this section are intended as a teaching resource rather than an assessment tool. Although all practical hours recorded may be counted on the form 4/PSOW, these activities are probably not suitable for assessment of the IA criteria.


CLASSIFICATION


  • Plant & Animal Classification: 'I-Spy'
  • Dichotomous Key Construction




POPULATIONS & COMMUNITIES


  • Simpson's Diversity Index
  • Lincoln Index: Dragonfly Catching





ASSESSMENT IDEAS[edit]

Caution should be maintained in the selection of tasks chosen for submission to moderation.


CRITERIA FOR FINAL EXAMS MAY/NOV 2008

Planning (a) and Planning (b)


Data Collection


Data Processing and Presentation


Conclusion and Evaluation


Manipulative Skills


Personal Skills (a) and Personal Skills (b)





CRITERIA FOR FIRST EXAMS MAY 2009

Design


Data Collection and Processing


Conclusion and Evaluation