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• IB ESS Paper 1 is based on a Case study. • Students are provided with a resource booklet which contains a Case study. All data is contained here together with pictures, maps and diagrams. • Questions are based on the evaluation and analysis of the data...

During the ESS IB course, you have a range of ESS IA topics. Examples of the ESS IA topics and Research questions are listed below: • To what extent does washing the dishes in the sink affect water footprint? • To what extent is there a gap between...

When it comes to ESS IA topics, you have plenty to choose from. Some of the good examples of Research questions (ESS IA topics) are listed below: • What is the effect of acid rain on plants grown in soils from Boston with different compositions? • To what...

Choosing an ESS IA topic is a difficult and responsible task, as it affects your IA as a whole. For writing a good and meaningful IA is important to choose an ESS IA topic that you are attracted to. Some of the ESS IA topics (Research...

Analyse Break down in order to bring out essential elements or structure. Comment Give a judgment based on a given statement from IB ESS notes. Compare and contrast Give an account of similarities and differences between two items. Construct Display information in a diagrammatic form from IB ESS...

Annotate Add brief notes to a diagram or graph. Apply Use an idea, equation or principle from IB ESS notes to a given problem. Calculate Obtain a numerical answer showing the relevant stages of working. Describe Give a detailed account. Distinguish Make clear the differences between two items from...

These command terms in ESS IB indicate the depth of treatment required for a given assessment statement. Objective 1 and 2 in IB Environmental systems and societies are lower-order skills. Objectives 3, 4 and 5 relate to higher- order skills. It is important that ESS...

There are many citations that could be linked with the ESS IB. Here are just some of them: ”If all mankind were to disappear, the world would regenerate back to the rich state of equilibrium that existed ten thousand years ago. If insects were to vanish,...

When taking Environmental systems and societies course, students are expected to follow assessment objectives. ESS IB SL has four assessment objectives. Assessment objective 1 When taking ESS IB, a student should understand: • facts and concepts • methodologies and techniques • values and attitudes. Assessment objective 2 ESS IB student should analyse: •...

The owners of ideas have property rights. All sources used during environmental systems and societies have to be fully acknowledged. The ideas and work of others are acknowledged through the use of footnotes and bibliographies. Bibliographies have to include a list of all resources used. When writing...