IB Biology HL
7.3.1 State that transcription is carried out in a 5 to
7.3.2 Distinguish between the sense and antisense
strands of DNA.
7.3.3 Explain the process of transcription in
AHL IB Biology
11.4.1 Annotate a light micrograph of testis tissue to show the location
and function of interstitial cells (Leydig cells), germinal epithelium cells,
developing spermatozoa and Sertoli cells.
11.4.2 Outline the p
Topic 2.5 Cell Division
IB Biology SL
2.5.1 Outline the stages in the cell cycle, including interphase (G1,
S, G2), mitosis and cytokinesis.
2.5.2 State that tumours (cancers) are the result of uncontrolled
cell division and that these can occur in any or
The Process of Meiosis
10.1.1 Describe the behaviour of the chromosomes in the
phases of meiosis.
10.1.2 Outline the formation of chiasmata in the process of
10.1.3 Explain how meiosis results in an effectively infinite
Reproduction and DNA Review Answers
concentration rises throughout preg
DNA Structure AHL
IB Biology HL
7.1.1 Describe the structure of DNA, including the
antiparallel strands, 35 linkages and hydrogen
bonding between purines and pyrimidines.
7.1.2 Outline the structure of nucleosomes.
7.1.3 State that nucleosomes
DNA Replication AHL
7.2.1 State that DNA replication occurs in a 5 to 3
7.2.2 Explain the process of DNA replication in
prokaryotes, including the role of enzymes (helicase, DNA
polymerase, RNA primase and DNA ligase), Oka
IB Biology HL Practice Answers Dec 10,
substrate for respiration / energy source / for ATP production;
material for growth of cell walls;
precursor for other molecules (eg amino acids);
glucose must be transported from the ex
Modeling and Comparing Mitosis and Meiosis
Materials: Two colours of clay, Paper, Pencil
1. For each step, make a coloured sketch of your model with appropriate labels. Include a
brief description of the model.
Part I - Mitosis
2. Take some of
IB Biology - The Cell Cycle Lab Web Application
Go to the following website and follow the instructions there for the Mitosis Tutorial by
clicking on the next button near the bottom of the page.
Meiosis Terminology Building a Word Bank
Biology is all about vocabulary and terminology. The following is a list of terms you need to be
familiar with for our section on Meiosis (Topic 4.2 and 10.1). Please use your textbook pages 84
to 90 and pages 265
Genetic Engineering and
Other Aspects of
4.4.1 Outline the use of polymerase chain reaction (PCR) to copy and
amplify minute quantities of DNA.
4.4.2 State that, in gel electrophoresis, fragments of DNA move in an
1. Crush up your fruit with the mortar and pestle; add a bit of water and salt to help.
2. Strain your fruit mixture through the cheesecloth and the funnel into an
3. Add 1 tbsp of soap and swirl to mix (try not to get any
Topic 2.5 - Cell Division and Cancer Web Application
Part 1 Cancer
Visit the following website and answer the questions below:
1. What is cancer?
IB Biology HL Practice Questions Dec 10, 2012
The unicellular green alga Phaeodactylum tricornutum is photosynthetic. Cell biologists genetically
modified this organism by adding a glucose transporter gene. The modified and unmodified algae
IB Biology Core Topic 3.5 Transcription and
3.5.1 Compare the structure of RNA and DNA.
3.5.2 Outline DNA transcription in terms of
the formation of an RNA strand
complementary to the DNA strand by RNA
IB Biology Core Topic 3.3
3.3.1 Outline DNA nucleotide structure in terms of
sugar (deoxyribose), base and phosphate.
3.3.2 State the names of the four bases in DNA.
3.3.3 Outline how DNA nucleotides are linked
together by covalent
IB Biology Topic 6.6
6.6.1 Draw and label diagrams of the adult male and female
6.6.2 Outline the role of hormones in the menstrual cycle,
including FSH (follicle stimulating hormone), LH (luteinizing
IB Biology Year 1
Topic 1: Statistical analysis (2 hours)
1.1.1 State that error bars are a graphical
representation of the variability of data.
1.1.2 Calculate the mean and standard deviation of a
set of values.
Topic 1: Statistical analysis
Graphing Calculator Method:
Entering sample Data:
(you should see 1:Edit on the screen). You
should see 3 columns: L1, L2, L3.
should be at L1 (if not, arrow
over to it).
Type in the firs
Statistical Analysis Skills Sheet
Assessment Statements: 1.1.2, 1.1.4, 1.1.5, 1.1.6 (t-tests, p values, and correlation)
While at the Farmers Market this weekend, Ms. Chris started thinking about all the biological stastics that surrounded
Statistical Analysis Application Practice
1. Suppose we want to study the errors found in the performance of a simple task. We ask a large
number of judges to report the number of people seen entering a major department store in
one morning. Some judges w
5.4.1 Define evolution.
5.4.2 Outline the evidence for evolution provided by the fossil
record, selective breeding of domesticated animals and homologous
5.4.3 State that populations tend to produ
IB Biology AHL
D.5.1 Outline the value of classifying organisms.
D.5.2 Explain the biochemical evidence provided by the universality of DNA and
protein structures for the common ancestry of living organ
D3 Human Evolution
D.3.1 Outline the method for dating rocks and fossils using radioisotopes, with reference to 14C and 40K.
D.3.2 Define half-life.
D.3.3 Deduce the approximate age of materials based on a simple decay cur
D4 HARDY WEINBERG
IB Biology AHL
D.4.1 Explain how the HardyWeinberg
equation is derived.
D.4.2 Calculate allele, genotype and
phenotype frequencies for two alleles of
a gene, using the HardyWeinberg
IB Biology Core
5.5.1 Outline the binomial system of nomenclature.
5.5.2 List seven levels in the hierarchy of taxakingdom,
phylum, class, order, family, genus and speciesusing an
example from two different kin
D2 Species and
D.2.1 Define allele frequency and gene pool.
D.2.2 State that evolution involves a change in allele frequency in a
populations gene pool over a number of generations.
D.2.3 Discuss the definiti
D1: Origin of Life on Earth
D.1.1 Describe four processes needed for the spontaneous origin
of life on Earth.
D.1.2 Outline the experiments of Miller and Urey into the origin of
D.1.3 State that comets may have delivered organic compoun