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A.6 Ethology (Higher Level)

Experiments

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

Animal Behavior

Experiment #11 from Advanced Biology with Vernier

In this experiment, you will

  • Observe and note general behavior characteristics of pillbugs.
  • Hypothesize as to whether pillbugs have adapted to perceive and react to certain environmental changes.
  • Design an experiment to determine how pillbugs respond to environmental changes.
  • Examine similarities and differences between male and female Drosophila.
  • Observe courtship and mating rituals between male and female Drosophila as an example of a strict behavioral pattern.
  • Hypothesize as to whether fruit flies respond to certain environmental changes.

Educational Standard
International Baccalaureate (IB)
Subject
Biology
Section
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Topic
A. Neurobiology and behaviour

* 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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