Biology for the IB Diploma Third Edition
Trust experienced and best-selling authors to navigate the new syllabuses confidently with these co-published coursebooks that encompass inquiry-based, conceptually-focused teaching and learning.
- Providing guiding questions at the start of each chapter along with a list of learning outcomes, each of which is mapped to the relevant assessment objective.
Integrating conceptual understanding into all units ensures that a conceptual thread is woven throughout the course, making the subject more meaningful. This helps students develop clear evidence of synthesis and evaluation in their responses to the assessment Questions
- Stimulating creativity, curiosity, and critical thinking with ‘Inquiry’, ‘Tools’, ‘Approaches to Learning (ATL)’ and ‘Theory of Knowledge (TOK)’ are features throughout.
- Building the skills and techniques covered in the Tools (Experimental techniques, Technology, and Mathematics). These skills are directly linked to relevant parts of the syllabus so they can be explored during the delivery of the course. These skills also provide the foundation for practical work and internal assessment. They support the application and development of the inquiry process in the new course delivery.
- Supporting the Inquiry process with the new Inquiry feature, which focuses on aspects of the Inquiry cycle skills: Inquiring and designing, Collecting and processing data, and Concluding and evaluating.
- Integrating Theory of Knowledge into your lessons and providing opportunities for cross-curriculum study with TOK links and Inquiries that provide real-world examples, case studies, and questions. For Biology and Chemistry, the TOK links are written by the author of our bestselling TOK coursebook, John Sprague. For Physics, the links are written by Paul Morris, our MYP by Concept series and Physics author, who has taught IB Physics for over 20 years and examined TOK.
- Developing ATL skills with a range of engaging activities with real-world applications.
- Creating opportunities for students to design investigations, collect data, develop manipulative skills, analyze results, collaborate with peers, and evaluate and communicate their findings.
- Providing Top tips and Common mistakes to help ensure students’ understanding is accurate and they can apply this effectively in their studies.
- Improving performance with short and simple knowledge-checking questions, a mixture of questions from past exam sessions and author-written exam-style questions and hints to help avoid common mistakes.
- Developing International mindedness by exploring how the exchange of information and ideas across national boundaries has been essential to the progress of science and illustrates the international aspects of science.
- Providing Nature of science boxes that encourage thinking, exploring ethical debates, and learning how scientists work in the 21st century.
- Guiding students with the IB Learner Profile icon to help them develop as Thinkers, Risk-takers, and Communicators.
- Creating opportunities for conceptual discussions and comparisons with linking questions at the end of each chapter.
Author: Chris Hamper, Emma Mitchell
Curriculum: IB Diploma Science 2023
Release date: May 2023