Grade 11 are starting out the course with a short “Nature of Biology” unit, made up of Statistical Analysis (and some practice with data), Classification, Evolution and a little introduction to ToK in Biology. Grade 12 are also looking at Classification at the moment, as part of the Ecology, Evolution and Conservation unit.

Here is the class presentation:

Download as pdf here: 5.5 Classification

Work through this Essential Biology 5.5 Classification as you go through the presentation.

There are some activities you can download here:

Shark ID Guide at Queensland
Shark ID Guide at Queensland

Invertebrate phyla cards and dichotomous key

Paired groups key-making activity: Spiders vs Beetles

And here are the Click4Biology notes

There is also a great Environmental Science course online here: The Habitable Planet

Have fun!

About Stephen

International Educator: China via Japan, Indonesia & the UK. Director of Innovation in Learning & Teaching. Science educator. Twitterist (@sjtylr), dad and bloggerer. MA International Education & current EdD student. Experienced Director of Learning & MYP Coordinator. Interested in curriculum, pedagogy, purposeful EdTech and global competence. Find out more: Science site:

Posted on August 22, 2009, in 09 Plant Science, Environments, Evolution (Core and Options) and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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