What to expect….. AP Biology is equivalent to a college Introductory Biology course for majors 2 semester course with lab Invest your time Expect to spend 5-10 hours each week working on biology outside of class You must do the reading! Lecture-based course A lot of material to cover in too little time
Supporting resources To help you learn & understand the material, you will have… Lecture slides posted on the class website www.myteacherpages.com/webpages/melaniejohnson/ Guided reading/lecture worksheets Chapter study questions Practice MC questions and essays Text: Solomon 6 th ed. w/ CD AP Test prep workbook
AP Biology is a Laboratory Course Diffusion & Osmosis Enzyme Catalysis Mitosis and Meiosis Plant Pigments & Photosynthesis Cell Respiration Molecular Biology Genetics of OrganismsPopulation Genetics & EvolutionTranspiration Physiology of the Circulatory System Animal Behavior Dissolved Oxygen & Primary Productivity
Lab Reports Title Purpose (question) Hypothesis Experimental Design Table Procedure Flow Charg Data presented in graph/chart format Conclusions Analysis
How do I do well? Exams Practice questions at the end of chapter Practice questions on CD Practice questions on book website http://www.brookscole.com/cgi- wadsworth/course_products_wp.pl?fid=M20b&product_isbn_iss n=0534492762&discipline_number=507 Essays Based on themes & concepts Answer with concise facts
How do I do well? (cont.) Labs Lab reports Lab quizzes Homework & Class work Guided reading/lecture worksheets and study guides Completed work raises your grade!! Team work Study groups are encouraged Individual responsibility Do your work on time!!