AP Biology

Click here for Interactive Tutorials, and here for AP Bio Review Materials

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 
    2. Module 2: Natural Selection 
  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 
    2. Module 4: Water and Life (The Chemistry and Properties of Water)
    3. Module 5: Carbon and Functional Groups 
    4. Module 6: Biochemistry (carbohydrates, lipids, and proteins)
  3. Unit 3: Cells and Cell Membranes
    1. Module 7: Cell Structure and Function 
    2. Module 8: Cell Membrane Structure and Function/Osmosis 
  4. Unit 4: Energy and Enzymes; Cellular Respiration; Cell Communication
    1. Module 9: Energy and Enzymes
    2. Module 10: Cellular Respiration  
  5. Unit 5: Cell Communication and the Cell Cycle
    1. Module 11: Cell communication
    2. Module 12: The Cell Cycle 
  6. Unit 6: DNA: Structure, Discovery, Replication, Transcription, and Translation
    1. Module 13: DNA and DNA Replication   
    2. Module 14: From Gene to Protein (transcription and translation)
  7. Unit 7: Viruses, Bacteria, Genetic Engineering
    1. Module 15: Viruses 
    2. Module 16: Bacterial Gene Regulation/Operons 
    3. Module 17: Genetic Engineering
  8. Unit 8: Meiosis and Genetics
    1. Module 18: Meiosis and Chromosomal Variations
    2. Module 19: Genetics 
    3. Module 20: Genomics
  9. Unit 9: Population Genetics, Speciation, Origin and Early History of Life, Cladistics
    1. Module 21: The Evolution of Populations 
    2. Module 22: Species and Speciation
    3. Module 23: Origin and Early History of Life
    4. Module 24: Cladistics and Phylogenetics
  10. Unit 10: Eukaryotic Gene Expression and Development
    1. Module 25: Eukaryotic Gene Expression 
    2. Module 26: Animal Development
  11. Unit 11: Animal Biology, Part 1: Homeostasis
    1. Module 27: Feedback Control, Thermoregulation, and Metabolism
    2. Module 28: The Immune System  (Campbell, Chapter 43)
  12. Unit 12: Animal Biology, Part 2: Nervous System and Behavior
    1. Module 29: Neurons and the Nervous System
    2. Module 30: Animal Behavior
  13. Unit 13: Topics in Plant Biology
    1. Module 31: Photosynthesis 
    2. Module 32: Plant Responses to Light
    3. Module 33: Transpiration and Water Transport in Plants
  14. Unit 14: Ecology
    1. Module 34: Population Ecology
    2. Module 35: Community Ecology
    3. Module 36: Ecosystems
    4. Module 37: Species Distribution and Abundance, Biodiversity 
  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