AP Biology

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Course Level Materials

  1. Course Outline (Sequence, Learning Objectives, Essential Knowledge, and Correlations to Chapters in Campbell)
  2. Course Themes (four ideas that will pull everything together)
  3. Study Questions (guided questions for reading)
    1. Study questions for Campbell, Biology, 9th Edition
  4. Biomania, 2015 (“hangman” style biology review game)

Interactive Readings and Tutorials

(As I develop these, I’ll link them to the menu below.)

  1. Unit 1: Course Themes; Evolution and Natural Selection
    1. Module 1: Biology, Core Concepts (Campbell, Chapter 1)
    2. Module 2: Natural Selection (Campbell, Chapter 22)
  2. Unit 2: The Stuff of Life (most of this material won’t be directly on the AP exam, but it’s very useful background material, especially module 5)
    1. Module 3: Basic Chemistry (Campbell, Chapter 2)
    2. Module 4: Water and Life (Campbell, Chapter 3)
    3. Module 5: Carbon and Functional Groups (Campbell, Chapter 4)
    4. Module 6: Basic Biochemistry (Campbell, Chapter 5)
  3. Unit 3: Cells and Cell Membranes
    1. Module 7: Cell Structure and Function (Campbell, Chapter 6)
    2. Module 8: Cell Membrane Structure and Function/Osmosis (Campbell, Chapter 7)
  4. Unit 4: Energy and Enzymes; Cellular Respiration; Cell Communication
    1. Module 9: Energy and Enzymes (Campbell, Chapter 8)
    2. Module 10: Cellular Respiration  (Campbell, Chapter 9)
  5. Unit 5: Cell Communication and the Cell Cycle
    1. Module 11: Cell communication (Campbell, Chapter 11)
    2. Module 12: The Cell Cycle (Campbell, Chapter 12)
  6. Unit 6: DNA: Structure, Discovery, Replication, Transcription, and Translation
    1. Module 13: DNA and DNA Replication   (Campbell, Chapter 16)
    2. Module 14: From Gene to Protein (transcription and translation)(Campbell, Chapter 17)
  7. Unit 7: Viruses, Bacteria, Genetic Engineering, and Genomics
    1. Module 15: Viruses (Campbell, Chapter 19)
    2. Module 16: Bacterial Gene Regulation/Operons (selected topics from Campbell, Chapter 18)
    3. Module 17: Genetic Engineering (Campbell, Chapter 20)
    4. Module 18: Genomics (Campbell, Chapter 21: selected topics)
  8. Unit 8: Meiosis and Genetics
    1. Module 19: Meiosis and Chromosomal Variations (Campbell, Chapter 13 and Concept 15.4)
    2. Modules 20: Genetics (Campbell, Chapters 14 and 15)
  9. Unit 9: Population Genetics, Speciation, Origin and Early History of Life, Cladistics
    1. Module 21(Campbell, Chapter 23): The Evolution of Populations
    2. Module 22 (Campbell, Chapter 24): Species and Speciation
    3. Module 23 (Campbell, Chapter 25): Origin and Early History of Life
    4. Module 24 (Campbell, Chapter 26): Cladistics and Phylogenetics
  10. Unit 10: Eukaryotic Gene Expression and Development
    1. Module 25 (Campbell, Concepts 18.2 – 18.4): Eukaryotic Gene Expression
    2. Module 26 (Campbell, Concepts 18.4, Chapter 47, Concept 25.5): Animal Development
  11. Unit 11: Animal Biology, Part 1: Homeostasis
    1. Module 27 (Campbell, Chapter 40 (selections)): Feedback Control, Thermoregulation, and Metabolism
    2. Module 28 (Campbell, Chapter 45): Hormones and the Endocrine System
    3. Module 29 (Campbell, Chapter 43): The Immune System
  12. Unit 12: Animal Biology, Part 2: Nervous System and Behavior
    1. Module 30 (Campbell, Chapter 48): Neurons
    2. Module 31 (Campbell, Chapter 49 (selections)): The Brain
    3. Module 32 (Campbell, Chapter 51): Animal Behavior
  13. Unit 13: Topics in Plant Biology
    1. Module 33 (Campbell, Chapter 10): Photosynthesis
    2. Module 34 (Campbell, Chapter 39): Plant Responses to Light
    3. Module 35 (Campbell, Chapter 36): Transpiration and Water Transport in Plants
  14. Unit 14: Ecology
    1. Module 36 (Campbell, Chapter 52, Concept 52.4): Species Distribution and Abundance
    2. Module 37 (Campbell, Chapter 53): Population Ecology
    3. Module 38 (Campbell, Chapter 54): Community Ecology
    4. Module 39 (Campbell, Chapter 55): Ecosystems
    5. Module 40: Biodiversity (Campbell, Chapter 56)