Practical investigations or activities included in this section are intended as a teaching resource rather than an assessment tool. Although all practical hours recorded may be counted on the form 4/PSOW, these activities are probably not suitable for assessment of the IA criteria.
Chromosomes, Genes, Alleles and Mutations
Monohybrid and Dihybrid Crosses
Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology
Gene Linkage and Polygenic Inheritance
These ideas are included as a starting point for teachers planning investigations in this topic. Investigations included here are not endorsed by the IBO and may not match the criteria precisely. Please exercise caution and judgement when selecting IA topics for submission.
CRITERIA FOR FIRST EXAMS MAY 2009
Data Collection and Processing
Conclusion and Evaluation
RECOMMMENDED TEXTS: GENETICSEdit
- A Portfolio of Investigations in Biology. Gibson, J. IBID Press, 2001. ISBN 1 876659 009
- Genome. Ridley, M. Fourth Estate, 1999. ISBN 1 85702 834 1
- Essential Cell Biology. Alberts, Bray et al. Garland Publishing, 1998. ISBN 0 8153 2971 7
- The Selfish Gene. Dawkins, R. Oxford University Press, 1976. ISBN 0 1992 9115 2