Monthly Archives: February 2014

E3 Innate and learned behaviour

Can you distinguish between innate and learned behaviour? What are some examples of behaviour in living organisms that are innate or learned? What is taxis and what is kinesis when referring to types of behaviour? You are then going to do a lab (yay!) where you design an experiment to … Continue reading

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Chains, Webs, Flows and Cycles

Are we still talking about biology here? You betchya. Why are food chains limited in length? Similarly, why are food pyramids pyramid shaped in the first place? Why not food rhombuses? What is meant by the statement “energy flows, matter … Continue reading

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Ecology 101

We are about to embark on Topic 5 – our last unit for the year!  Here is the syllabus guide for this section: Topic 5 – syllabus guide This useful presentation covers the first part of the syllabus, namely Topic 5.1.  Here’s another … Continue reading

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Option E – Neurobiology & behaviour

Here is the syllabus guide for this topic. Option E – syllabus guide We’ll be using notes and resources from click4biology.  Also these two presentations from Mr Taylor.  E1 and E2. The first section is all about stimulus and response, so we’ll recap a bit of the … Continue reading

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Photosynthesis

For notes on the SL portion of the syllabus, here is a useful powerpoint.  Photosynthesis  This is the core material from our favourite teacher in Japan.  Once you have grasped the basics, move on to this HL stuff. We’ll cover a lot of interesting … Continue reading

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