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IB Correlations for Investigating Biology through Inquiry

The International Baccalaureate program has a complete set of objectives for an IB Biology class at the Core level, the Additional Higher Level (AHL), and the Options. As outlined in the Biology syllabus in the IBO Diploma Programme Biology Guide, First Examinations 2009, these objectives are arranged according to series of 11 topics, each with a number of subtopics, plus eight options. In the tables below, we have correlated the topics, subtopics, and options, with the experiments contained in this book, Investigating Biology through Inquiry.

Note: Items in bold are addressed in the Preliminary Activity of the Investigation. The additional items are addressed only when certain Researchable Questions are selected.

Table 4  Correlation of Investigating Biology through Inquiryto IB Biology Topics

Topic

Topic Name

Sub-Topic

Vernier Experiment Name

Investigation Number

1

Statistical Analysis

Appendix C

App C

2

Cells

Diffusion

2

2.4

Investigating Osmosis

3

Chemistry of Membranes

4

3

The Chemistry of Life

3.1

Investigating Dissolved Oxygen

16

Investigating Protein: The Bradford Assay

5

Testing Catalase Activity

6A and 6B

Introduction to Biofuels: Enzyme Action

7

3.2

Analysis of Enzymes using Tyrosinase

8

Cellular Respiration

9

Sugar Metabolism with Yeast

10

Fermentation with Yeast

11

Evolution of Cellobiase in Fungi

20

Artificial Selection of Yeast

22

Sugar Metabolism with Yeast

10

3.5

Fermentation with Yeast

11

Artificial Selection of Yeast

22

3.6

Testing Catalase Activity

6A and 6B

Analysis of Enzymes using Tyrosinase

8

Introduction to Biofuels: Enzyme Action

7

Cellular Respiration

9

3.7

Sugar Metabolism with Yeast

10

Fermentation with Yeast

11

Evolution of Cellobiase in Fungi

20

Artificial Selection of Yeast

22

Photosynthesis by Chloroplasts

12

3.8

Transpiration of Plants

13

Plant Pigments

14

Investigating Primary Productivity

17

5

Ecology and Evolution

Introduction to Biofuels: Enzyme Action

7

Investigating Dissolved Oxygen

16

5.1

Investigating Primary Productivity

17

Water Monitoring

19

Evolution of Cellobiase in Fungi

20

Artificial Selection of Yeast

22

5.3

Modeling Population Dynamics

18

Evolution of Cellobiase in Fungi

20

5.4

Introduction to Molecular Evolution

21

Artificial Selection of Yeast

22

5.5

Introduction to Molecular Evolution

21

6

Human Health and Physiology

6.2

Heart Rate

15

7

Nucleic Acids and Proteins

Investigating Protein: The Bradford Assay

5

7.5

Testing Catalase Activity

6A and 6B

Introduction to Biofuels: Enzyme Action

7

Analysis of Enzymes using Tyrosinase

8

Testing Catalase Activity

6A and 6B

7.6

Introduction to Biofuels: Enzyme Action

7

Analysis of Enzymes using Tyrosinase

8

Evolution of Cellobiase in Fungi

20

8

Cell Respiration and Photosynthesis

Cellular Respiration

9

8.1

Sugar Metabolism with Yeast

10

Fermentation with Yeast

11

Artificial Selection of Yeast

22

Photosynthesis by Chloroplasts

12

8.2

Plant Pigments

14

Investigating Primary Productivity

17

9

Cell Respiration and Photosynthesis

9.2

Transpiration of Plants

13

Table 5 Correlation of Investigating Biology through Inquiry to IB Biology Options

Option

Option Name

Sub-Topic

Vernier Experiment Name

Investigation Number

B

Physiology of Exercise

B3

Heart Rate

15

B5

Heart Rate

15

C

Cells and Energy

Investigating Protein: The Bradford Assay

5

Testing Catalase Activity

6A and 6B

C1

Introduction to Biofuels: Enzyme Action

7

Analysis of Enzymes using Tyrosinase

8

Evolution of Cellobiase in Fungi

20

Introduction to Molecular Evolution

21

Testing Catalase Activity

6A and 6B

C2

Introduction to Biofuels: Enzyme Action

7

Analysis of Enzymes using Tyrosinase

8

Evolution of Cellobiase in Fungi

20

Cellular Respiration

9

C3

Sugar Metabolism with Yeast

10

Fermentation with Yeast

11

Artificial Selection of Yeast

22

Photosynthesis by Chloroplasts

12

C4

Plant Pigments

14

Investigating Primary Productivity

17

D

Evolution

D2

Evolution of Cellobiase in Fungi

20

Artificial Selection of Yeast

22

D5

Introduction to Molecular Evolution

21

F

Microbes and Biotechnology

Sugar Metabolism with Yeast

10

Fermentation with Yeast

11

F1

Investigating Primary Productivity

17

Evolution of Cellobiase in Fungi

20

Artificial Selection of Yeast

22

Sugar Metabolism with Yeast

10

Fermentation with Yeast

11

Investigating Dissolved Oxygen

16

F2

Investigating Primary Productivity

17

Water Monitoring

19

Evolution of Cellobiase in Fungi

20

Artificial Selection of Yeast

22

Sugar Metabolism with Yeast

10

F4

Fermentation with Yeast

11

Artificial Selection of Yeast

22

Sugar Metabolism with Yeast

10

Fermentation with Yeast

11

F5

Investigating Primary Productivity

17

Evolution of Cellobiase in Fungi

20

Artificial Selection of Yeast

22

G

Ecology and Conservation

G5

Modeling Population Dynamics

18

H

Further Human Physiology

H1

Heart Rate

15

H5

Heart Rate

15

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