AP Biology

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Instructions to gain access to the Mastering Biology website

Instructions to gain access to the Schoology website

 

Pre-course handout/syllabus, including summer assignment instructions

 

Email Mr. Reis to offer a site to post in “resources” or report a problem with a link

 

Course outline:

 

Cellular Processes:  Energy and Communication

Time/Date

Topic

Chapters/

Content

AP Labs

Resources     

( ** = class used presentations)

Summer

1 block

Chemistry &

Biochemistry

1: themes in study of life

2: chemistry of life

3: water

4: carbon molecules

5: biomolecules

Chapters 1 – 5 PPT**

Chapters 1 – 5 Sample Test

Mathmol Hypermedia Textbook - NYU 
Chemicool Periodic Table - MIT 

Diffusion animation, and others – Cell Biology Animation
Chemistry Review Problems - Halloran 
Chemistry Tutorial Introduction - The Biology Project, Univ. of Arizona
Biochemistry Problem sets -The Biology Project, Univ. of Arizona 

5 blocks

8/31-9/20

Animal behavior, beginning and change of life

51: animal behavior

25: life history on Earth

26: phylogeny,

tree of life

-Lab 12: Insect behavior

-Lab 1: Artificial selection

Behavior Prezi

Ch 51 PPT **

History of Life (ch 25) Campbell PPT 

Phylogeny (ch 26) Campbell PPT 

History and Phylogeny (25 26) PPT  **

Ch 25 26 Student PPT - A2

8 blocks

9/20-10/4

Cells

6: tour of the cell

7: cell membrane

11: cell communication

12: cell cycle

13: meiosis and sex cycles

-Lab 4: Diffusion and osmosis

-Lab 7: Cell division: Mitosis/Meiosis

Cells & organelles PPT (Ch 6) **

Cell Tour PPT (Campbell Ch 6)

Cell Membrane PPT (Ch 7)  **

Cell communication PPT (Ch11)  **

Cell reproduction PPT (Ch 12 and 13)  **

Mitosis vs. Meiosis comparison animation

Studying Cells Tutorial - The Biology Project, Univ. of Arizona 
CELLS - On-line Biology Text 
The Cell Cycle & Mitosis Tutorial - The Biology Project, Univ. of Arizona
Cell Division Laboratory Tutorial - Cornell University

Virtual Meiosis - University of Cincinnati 
Meiosis and Mendelian Genetics Tutorial - UCSB 
Problem sets Genetics - The Biology Project, Univ. of Arizona 
Virtual Punnet Square - University of Cincinnati 
Experimenting with Mendel's Peas - University of Cincinnati 
The Morgan Tutorial - Waksman Institute at Rutgers University. 
Problem sets Human Biology Genetics - The Biology Project 
On-line Activity Web Karyotyping - The Biology Project 
Hardy-Weinberg Equilibrium – Cal State, Chico

Blazing a Genetic Trail - Howard Hughes Medical Institute

6 blocks

10/4-10/22

Cellular

Energetics

8:  metabolism

9:  respiration & fermentation

10: photosynthesis

-Lab 13: Enzyme Activity

-Lab 6: Cellular respiration

-Lab 5: Photosynthesis

Metabolism/Enzymes PPT (Ch 8)  **

Cell Respiration & Photosynthesis PPT (Ch 9 10)  **

Exploring Photosynthesis Lab PPT and link  **

Exploring Photosynthesis Lab Packet  **

Enzyme Tutorial - Western Michigan University 
Energy, Enzymes, and Catalysis Problem Set - The Biology Project 
Learning About Photosynthesis - Arizona State Univ. 
Photosynthesis Problem Set 1 - The Biology Project, Univ. of Arizona 
Photosynthesis Problem Set 2 - The Biology Project, Univ. of Arizona 
Metabolism Problem Sets - The Biology Project 
Light Dependent Reactions - Questions 
Light Independent Reactions - Questions

 

 

Genetics and Information Transfer

Time/Date

Topic

Chapters/Content

AP Labs

Resources 

4 blocks

10/22-

10/30

Heredity

14: Mendel &

genes

15: chromosomal inheritance

Mendelian Genetics and Chromosomes PPT (Ch 14 and 15) **

Know Your Roots PPT

Mendel PPT (Campbell Ch 14)

Chromosomes and Inheritance PPT (Campbell Ch 15)

Molecular Biology - The Biology Project 

7 blocks

10/31-12/5

Molecular Genetics

16: molecular inheritance

17: protein synthesis

18: gene expression & regulation

20: biotechnology

21: genomes & evolution

-Lab 9: Biotechnology: Restriction enzyme analysis

-Lab 8: Biotechnology: bacterial transformation

DNA, protein synth, and gene expression PPT (16, 17)**

Molecular Inheritance PPT (Campbell Ch 16)

Gene to Protein PPT (Campbell Ch 17)

Gene regulation, viruses, biotech, genome evolution PPT (18-21)**

Regulation of Genes PPT (Campbell Ch 18)

Biotechnology PPT (Campbell Ch 20)

Genome evolution PPT (Campbell Ch 21)

Virtual Gel Electrophoresis site

pGLO Lab Intro PPT

 

Evolution & Taxonomy

Time/Date

Topic

Chapters/

Content

AP Labs

Resources           

( ** = class used presentations)

6 blocks

12/7-12/22

Evolutionary Biology

22: Darwinian evolution

23: population evolution

24: speciation

-Lab 2: Mathematical modeling

Hardy-Weinberg population analysis spreadsheet

-Lab 3: Comparing DNA sequences

AP college board lab manuals

 

Darwinian Evolution (ch 22) Campbell PPT **

Population Evolution (ch 23) Campbell PPT **

23.1 Student PPT

23.2 student PPT 

23.3 student PPT 

Hardy-Weinberg Problem Set

Hardy-Weinberg tutorials, problems

Speciation PPT (Campbell Ch 24) **

The Museum of Paleontology (UCMP) - UC Berkeley 
The Tree of Life - University of Arizona 
Darwin's Life and Work - Prof. Charles Urbanowicz 
The Talk. Origins Archive - Usenet newsgroup

6 blocks

1/3-2/8

Biodiversity

27: bacteria, archaea

19: viruses

28: protists

Bacteria and Archaea PPT – mostly pics **

Bacteria and Archaea (ch 27) Campbell PPT

Viruses PPT (Campbell Ch 19)**

Virus PPT by students of 2012-2013

Protists PPT (shorter) **

Protists (ch 28) Campbell PPT

Introduction to Bacteria - UC Berkeley 
Introduction to Viruses - UC Berkeley

Cancer-killing virus article 
Institute for Molecular Virology - University of Wisconsin 
Protist Image Data - Univ. of Montreal 
Introduction to Protists (Eukaryota)- UC Berkeley

Late Jan.

Midterm

 

 

Midterm vocab list

Midterm diagram list

Midterm diagrams (ch 1 - 23)

5 blocks

2/8-2/16

Structure vs. Function of Plants

29: plant diversity & colonization

30: seed plant evolution

35: structure, growth, development

36: resources in vascular plants

37: soil & nutrition

38: angiosperm repro. & biotech.

39: signal response

-Lab 11: transpiration

Transpiration Lab Data B3 13-14

Transpiration Lab Data A2 13-14

Plant land colonization PPT (Campbell ch 29)  **

Evolution of seed plants PPT (Campbell ch 30)  **

Plants PPT - shortened

Plant structure and development PPT (roughly Ch 35)  **

Plant resources and transport PPT (roughly Ch 36)  **

Soil and plant nutrition PPT (roughly Ch 37)   **

Angiosperm reproduction and biotech PPT (roughly Ch 38)  **

Plant responses to external PPT (roughly Ch 39)  **

Introduction to the Plantae - University of California, Berkeley 
Internet Directory for Botany Web Page 
Bryology at the Missouri Botanical Garden 
The National PLANTS Database - US Dept of Agriculture 
Angiosperm Structure and Function - Cornell University 
A Virtual Tour of the Flynn Bogs System - Texas A&M Univ. 

 

 

Animals & Ecological Interactions

Time/Date

Topic

Chapters/

Content

AP Labs

Resources           

( ** = class used presentations)

7 blocks

2/16-3/13

Invertebrates & Vertebrates

31: fungi

32: animal diversity

33: invertebrates

34: vertebrate evolution

-Crayfish dissection

Fungi (ch 31) Campbell PPT  **

Intro to Animals PPT (ch 32-34) **

Animal Diversity PPT (Campbell ch 32)

Invertebrates PPT (Campbell ch 33)

Vertebrate Evolution PPT (Campbell ch 34)

Animals, in sum PPT

Crayfish dissection 1

Crayfish dissection 2

Crayfish dissection 3

Crayfish dissection 4

Introduction to the Fungi - University of California, Berkeley 

Virtual earthworm dissection McGraw Hil

Earthworm digestive system FlashPlayer

Earthworm locomotion FlashPlayer

Introduction to the Metazoa (Animals) - UC Berkeley 
General Zoology - University of Minnesota. 
Entomology Image Gallery - Iowa State University 
Amphibian Embryology Tutorial - University of Wisconsin 
Frog Anatomy and Tutorials
Netfrog - University of Virginia 
Whole Frog Project - Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory 

 

12 blocks

3/13-4/13

Structure vs. Function of Animals

40: animal form & function

41: animal nutrition

42: circulation & gas exchange

43: immune system

44: osmoregulation & excretion

45: endocrine system

46: animal reproduction

47: animal development

48: neurons, synapses, signaling

49: nervous system

50: sensory & motor mechanisms

-Physiology of circulatory systems lab

B4 fish respiration data 11-12

A3 fish respiration data 11-12

 

 

Animal Form and Function PPT (Campbell Ch 40)  **

The Human Body PPT (Ch 40-42, medium)

Animal Nutrition PPT (Campbell ch 41)

Nutrition, Circulation, Gas Exchange PPT ( ch 41-42) student –made A2 **

Nutrition, Circulation, Gas Exchange PPT ( ch 41-42) student –made B3 **

Nutrition PPT

Circulation and Gas Exchange PPT (Campbell ch 42)

Reduced Campbell ch 42 PPT

Heart animation argosymedical.com

Immune System PPT (Campbell ch 43)

Immune System PPT (shorter, penguin)**

Immunology - The Biology Project 

Osmoregulation and Excretion PPT (Campbell ch 44)**

Water Balance and Excretion PPT (shorter, penguin)

Endocrine System PPT (Campbell ch 45)  **

Endocrine System PPT (shorter, penguin)

Ch 43-45 PPT (medium)

Animal reproduction PPT student-made A2 **

Animal Reproduction PPT (Campbell ch 46)

Shortened Campbell Reproduction**

Human Reproduction - The Biology Project

Animal Development PPT (Campbell ch 47)

Shortened Campbell Development **

Human Developmental Biology - The Biology Project 

Neurons and Synapses PPT (Campbell ch 48)

Nervous System PPT (Campbell ch 49)

Shortened Campbell Neurons and Nervous Sys  **

Neuroscience for Kids - Univ. of Washington 

Human Biology - The Biology Project 

Build a Body interactive
Human Anatomy Online - Informative Graphics Corp. Phoenix, Az. 
The Visible Human Project - National Library of Medicine 
The Body - a multimedia AIDS and HIV resource 

Sensory & motor mechanisms PPT (Campbell ch 50)

Shortened Campbell Senses and Motor PPT  **

7 blocks

4/13 – 5/10

Ecology

52: ecology & biosphere

53: population ecology

54: community ecology

55: ecosystems & restoration

56: conservation biology & global change

-Lab 10: Energy dynamics: cabbage white butterflies

Ecology & biosphere PPT (Campbell ch 52 reduced)**

Population ecology PPT (Campbell ch 53)

Population ecology PPT – highlighted slides **

Community ecology PPT (Campbell ch 54)

Community ecology PPT reduced **

Ecosystems & restoration PPT (Campbell ch 55)

Ecosystems PPT reduced  **

Conservation bio & global change PPT (Campbell ch 56, highlighted slides only)**

Ch 51-56 Simplified PPT

1 block: test prep

AP test – May 13

Statistics PPT (Chi Sq, St Dev, St Err)

OligopseudoFRQs with general FRQ tips PPT

Past exam essay questions – Biology Junction

Past exam essay questions by topic – East High School

9 blocks

5/15-summer

Current Events in Biology

supplemental

-Cow eyeball dissection

-Rat dissection

Eye Case Studies (B.Brucker and Providence Alliance of Clinical Educators)

Eye case studies survey (very short)

General Anatomy Case Studies accompanying rat dissection (Brucker/PACE)

Rat dissection guide PPT

Interesting Youtube videos

Course Final Exam

 

 

 

General resources:

AP College Board

AP Biology Test Format

Latin and Greek root words

Bozeman Science (~12 minute tutorials by AP bio teacher, including labs, test prep, etc.)

Khan Academy

HippoCampus.org biology videos

Also, check our Crash Course Biology topics on YouTube

Free Online MIT Intro to Biology videos and resources: http://ocw.mit.edu/high-school/biology/

Animations, teacher sites, etc.:  http://cihs.brainbeau.com/index.php?option=com_weblinks&view=category&id=63&Itemid=83

Cell Biology Animations

General:  http://www.csun.edu/science/biology/AP_biology/

Article in NY Times on breeding success (Grit Survey)

Journal of Experimental Secondary Science (a journal specifically for publishing high school student scientists’ research)

Google Science Fair (a web-based science fair, entries due March/April)

 

AP Test prep:

Past exam essay questions: http://www.biologyjunction.com/ap_essay_questions.htm

Past exam essay questions by topic:  http://staff.easthighschool.net/newman/correlated%20essays/

 

 

Virtual Lab sites:

ucopenaccess AP biology Web Labs

Pearson Lab Bench

Higher Ed McGraw-Hill Virtual Labs

 

 

Teacher class sites:

Several: http://www.biologyjunction.com/ap_websites.htm

(Worksheets on topics and labs) http://www.biologycorner.com/worksheets.html

http://www.biologycorner.com/APbiology/index.html

http://www.biologyjunction.com/welcome_to_ap_biology.htm

http://www.kabt.org/ap-biology-curriculum-page/

http://www.ekcsk12.org/faculty/jbuckley/apbio/ekcurriculum.htm

http://www.jdenuno.com/APBiology/APBIO.htm

http://teachers.sduhsd.net/mrall/ap%20bio/syllabus%20calendars%20pictures/syllabus_files/syllabus%20main%20page.htm

http://phsgirard.org/APbiology.html

Ms. Paulik's site

Mr. Gallant’s Biology Stuff

Ms. Foglia’s “Explore Biology”

 

WHAT is the AP EXAM like?
The AP exam consists of two parts, 90 minutes each.  The first portion is 63 multiple choice questions and 6 grid-in questions.  The second portion will have 2 long free response questions and 6 short free response questions.
**See College Board for more information about the new AP EXAM