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 (“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 and Cancer Genetics (Campbell, Chapter 21: selected topics; Concepts 12.3, 12.5)
  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: The Evolution of Populations (Campbell, Chapter 23)
    2. Module 22 (Campbell, Chapter 24): Species and Speciation
    3. Module 23 (Campbell, Chapter 25): Origin and Early History of Life
    4. Module 24: Cladistics and Phylogenetics (Campbell, Chapter 26)
  10. Unit 10: Eukaryotic Gene Expression and Development
    1. Module 25: Eukaryotic Gene Expression (Campbell, Concepts 18.2 – 18.4)
    2. Module 26: Animal Development (Campbell, Concepts 18.4, Chapter 47, Concept 25.5)
  11. Unit 11: Animal Biology, Part 1: Homeostasis
    1. Module 27: Feedback Control, Thermoregulation, and Metabolism (Campbell, Chapter 40 (selections))
    2. Module 28: Hormones and the Endocrine System (Campbell, Chapter 45)
    3. Module 29: The Immune System  (Campbell, Chapter 43)
  12. Unit 12: Animal Biology, Part 2: Nervous System and Behavior
    1. Module 30: Neurons and the Nervous System (Campbell, Chapter 48)
    2. Module 31: Animal Behavior (Campbell, Chapter 51)
  13. Unit 13: Topics in Plant Biology
    1. Module 32: Photosynthesis (Campbell, Chapter 10)
    2. Module 33: Plant Responses to Light (Campbell, Chapter 39)
    3. Module 34: Transpiration and Water Transport in Plants (Campbell, Chapter 36)
  14. Unit 14: Ecology
    1. Module 35: Population Ecology (Campbell, Chapter 53)
    2. Module 36: Community Ecology (Campbell, Chapter 54)
    3. Module 37: Ecosystems (Campbell, Chapter 55)
    4. Module 38: Species Distribution and Abundance, Biodiversity (Campbell, Chapter 56)
  15. Course Review Materials (for the 2017 AP Biology Exam)
    1. Play BIOMANIA: The AP Biology Vocabulary Review Game
    2. Check out Mr. W’s AP Biology Content Review Outline (with links to songs and tutorials)
    3. Study Mr. W’s AP Biology FRQ Preparation Flashcards