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2.5 Investigation ecosystems

Experiments

Here are experiments our science specialists have selected to support the IB* topic.

Biodiversity and Ecosystems

Experiment #15 from Biology with Vernier

In this experiment, you will

  • Examine how biodiversity affects an environment’s temperature.
  • Determine how animal diversity changes in different environments.
  • Work with your classmates to compare biodiversity in areas with different plant patch sizes.

Inquiry

Biodiversity in Ecosystems

Experiment #15 from Investigating Environmental Science through Inquiry

In the Preliminary Activity, you will learn techniques for determining diversity as well as techniques for measuring light.

After completing the Preliminary Activity, you will first use reference sources to find out more about biodiversity in ecosystems before you choose and investigate a researchable question.

Educational Standard
International Baccalaureate (IB)
Subject
Environmental Systems and Societies
Section
Core
Topic
2. Ecosystems and Ecology

* The IB Diploma Program is an official program of the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) which authorizes schools to offer it. The material available here has been developed independently of the IBO and is not endorsed by it.

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