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IB Learner Profile

How do I meet each of the goals throughout my IB biology experience?

Kal A

on 2 November 2013

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IB Learner Profile
Meeting Goals Through IB Biology Experience
Activities done to address this Aim...
Internal Assessments and Design Labs
Characteristics of Inquirers
Characteristics of the Knowledgeable
Activities done to address aim...
Precautionary Principle
Characteristics of an open-minded
Activities done to address aim...
- Their natural curiosity has been nurtured.
- They have acquired the skills necessary to conduct purposeful, constructive research.
- They actively enjoy learning and their love of learning will be sustained throughout their lives.
- They show independence in learning.
-They explore ideas, concepts and themes which have local and global relevance and importance.
-In doing so, they have acquired a critical mass of significant knowledge, understanding accross a broad and balanced range of disciplines.
- They respect the views, values and traditions of other individuals and cultures.
- They are accustomed to seeking and considering a range of points of view.
-They are willing to grow from experience.
-They understand and appreciate their own cultures and personal histories.
Topic Importance
Helped in
Developing my natural curiosity.
Acquiring the skills necessary to conduct research.
Becoming independent in learning and gathering information.
The topic is interesting as it
Pushes me to figure things out independently.
Helps me come up with my own hypothesis and scientific proposition.
Surprises me with the result of my hypothesis.
Topic Relevance in Research and/or Public and Environmental Health
New Findings on Topic
Topic Importance
New Findings on Topic
The topic is interesting as it
Allows policy makers to make discretionary decisions in situations where there is the possibility of harm from taking a particular course or making a certain decision when extensive scientific knowledge on the matter is lacking.
Implies that there is a social responsibility to protect the public from exposure to harm, when scientific investigation has found a plausible risk.
Topic Relevance in Research and/or Public and Environmental Health
Helped in-
Exploring a new concept that has global significance.
Acquiring in-depth knowledge about Global Warming.
Understanding environmental issues as this principle stipulates that if people wish to engage in an activity that may cause changes in the environment, they must first prove that it will not do harm.
Topic Importance
Topic Relevance in Research and/or Public and Environmental Health
New Findings on Topic
Helped in-
Seeking and evaluating range of point of views.
Understanding and appreciating my own personal histories and cultures.
Being open to the perspectives and values of others.
The topic is interesting as it-
Taught me vaccines can prevent a disease from occurring in the first place, rather than attempt to cure it after the fact.
Helped me understand that it stimulates the immune system of an individual to develop adaptive immunity to a disease.
In Photosynthesis Vs. Light Intensity Lab, i found that:-
As the light intensity is increased the Photosynthesis rate also increases. However, after reaching an intensity of 10,000 lux (unit for light intensity) there is no effect on the rate.
Very high intensity may, in fact, slow down the rate as it bleaches the chlorophyll.
Without the precautionary principle, industries and consumers tend to proceed with their activities until it becomes clear that harm is being done to the environment.
For example, the use of a pesticide called DDT was prohibited in North America when it was proven to accumulate in ecosystems and reduce populations of birds of prey such as the bald eagle.
With regards to global warming, tenets of the precautionary principle say that preventative action should be taken now to reduce carbon emissions and greenhouse gas production before it is too late.
In addition, the principle holds that those who wish to continue producing excess greenhouse gases should prove that there are no harmful effects before continuing.
Global Warming is not the only fields concerned by the precautionary principle. These are also involved:-
Abrupt climate change in general
Extinction of species
Introduction of new and potentially harmful products into the environment, threatening biodiversity (e.g., genetically modified organisms)
Threats to public health, due to new diseases and techniques (e.g., AIDS transmitted through blood transfusion)
Long term effects of new technologies (e.g. health concerns regarding radiation from cell phones and other electronics communications devices Mobile phone radiation and health)
Persistent or acute pollution (asbestos, endocrine disruptors...)
Food safety (e.g., Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease)
Other new biosafety issues (e.g., artificial life, new molecules)
Plant life is essential to the existence of mankind.
Plants provide a life sustaining food source through the chemical energy they produce which has its source in photosynthesis. Plants, through photosynthesis, provide directly or indirectly all the essential amino acids and most of the vitamins necessary for health.
The intensity and duration of the light supplied has a tremendous influence on plant growth. Plants grown with insufficient light will exhibit tall, spindly, elongated stems. Leaves, if they develop at all, will not properly expand.
Without sufficient light a plant's ability to produce chlorophyll and utilize nutrients efficiently is impaired causing leaves and stems to turn pale yellow. It is impossible to bring fruit or flowers to their full potential without adequate light.
Vaccines are among the 20th century’s most successful and cost-effective public health tools for preventing disease, disability, and death.
Not only do they prevent a vaccinated individual from developing a potentially serious disease, vaccines routinely recommended for children also help protect the entire community by reducing the spread of infectious agents.
Immunization prevents deaths every year in all age groups from diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), and measles.
Global measles mortality has declined by 74% and Polio cases have decreased by over 99%.
Immunization not only protects children from vaccine-preventable diseases. It also serves as an opportunity to deliver other life-saving measures, such as vitamin A supplements to prevent malnutrition, insecticide-treated nets for protection against malaria and deworming medicine for intestinal worms.
The experiences in IB Biology has overall helped me:-
Understand and celebrate the values of diversity.
Be open-minded with critical thinking skills.
Acknowledge local and global issues.
Become aware of ethical issues.
Have perspectives.
Seek to learn about others.
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