Ecology & Evolution (core)
Thanks to David Mindorff for providing many of these ideas.

Teaching Ideas:

5.1 Communities and Ecosystems
- Effect of intraspecific competition on biomass of plants
--- Example from BioRay: http://scienceray.com/biology/botany/intraspecific-competition-in-sunflower-seedlings/
--- Reearch paper from Aquatic Biology: http://www.plantbio.ohiou.edu/epb/faculty/research/showalter%20lab/wWang,%20Showalter%20&%20Ungar%202005.pdf
--- Research paper: factors affecting seed predation by parakeets http://www.guimaraes.bio.br/033.pdf

5.2 The Greenhouse Effect
- NOAA Climate databases: http://www.esrl.noaa.gov/psd/data/
- CDIAC databases of CO2 concentration - plot trends and annual fluctuations http://cdiac.ornl.gov/trends/co2/sio-keel.html

5.3 Populations
- Use a hemacytometer to plot yeast population growth over time
(http://www.vivo.colostate.edu/hbooks/pathphys/reprod/semeneval/hemacytometer.html)
- Measuring population growth: Population growth of bread mould
- Measuring Population growth in Duckweed (Lemma minor)

5.4 Evolution
- Peppered moth evolution simulations:
--- Techapps with tutorial: http://www.techapps.net/interactives/pepperMoths.swf
--- BiologyCorner simulation: http://www.biologycorner.com/worksheets/pepperedmoth.html
--- Another simulation game: http://www6.district125.k12.il.us/~nfischer/Moth/moth.htm
- Simulation: Evolution lab http://www.biologyinmotion.com/evol/index.html

5.5 Classification
- Dissect Owl pellets and use a key to identify the prey:
-- Virtual Dissection from KidWings http://www.kidwings.com/owlpellets/flash/v4/index.htm
-- Real dissections from PelletsInc (http://www.pelletsinc.com/) and HawkQuest (http://www.hawkquest.org/TA/XL/Pellet.pdf)

Internal Assessment Ideas:

- Factors affecting yeast population growth (D, DCP, CE)
- Effect of intraspecific competition on biomass of plants (DCP, CE)
- Investigate a factor affecting herbivory (D, DCP, CE)


Key links:

- Field Studies Council: http://www.field-studies-council.org/
- Link to Option G Ecology and Conservation
- Presentations and some teaching resources: http://sciencevideos.wordpress.com/bis-ib-diploma-programme-biology/05-ecology-evolution-and-conservation/


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