AP BIOLOGY

Duration

10 Months

Prerequisites

Biology 1, Chemistry 1 and Algebra 1 recommended

Requirements

  • Urry, L., Cain, M., Wasserman, S., Minorsky, P. Orr, R. Campbell Biology in Focus. Third AP Edition. New Jersey: Pearson Education Inc., 2020.
  • Household items for lab experiments

Course Summary

This course is designed to provide a college-level experience and prepare students for the AP exam in early May. Students will be provided with a foundation for developing an understanding for biological concepts through scientific inquiry, investigations, interactive experiences, higher-order thinking, real-world applications, writing analytical essays, statistical analysis, interpreting and collecting data. The key big ideas of the AP Biology course are system interactions, evolution, energetics, information storage, and transmission.

MAJOR TOPICS AND CONCEPTS

  Semester 1

  • Chemistry of Life
  • Cell Structure and Function
  • Cellular Energetics

  Semester 2

  • Cell Communication and Cell Cycle
  • Heredity
  • Gene Expression and Regulation
  • Natural Selection
  • Ecology
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