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1 AP Biology (An Introduction) Mr. Boswell Room 208

2 Slide 2 of 27 Overview – 1 st Day 1. Attendance 2. Introduction to 21 st century science (20 min.) 3. Introduction to AP Biology & Mr. Boswell (15 min.) 4. Summer Project Insights (5 min.)

3 Slide 3 of 27 Baby gorilla reacts to a cold stethoscope

4 Slide 4 of 27 INTRODUCTION TO 21 ST CENTURY SCIENCE

5 Slide 5 of th CENTURY SCIENCE

6 Slide 6 of 27 Alba – GFP bunny  Expired in 2002  “Transgenic art”  AP Lab #6

7 Slide 7 of 27 Human Genome Project  Completed in 2003  Joint Genome Institute (Walnut Creek, CA)  Sequenced entire human genome (DNA)  Cost $2.7 billion  2004, Celera (J. Craig Venter) = $300,000,000 (11%)  2010, Illumina (San Diego, CA) = $14,500 (0.0005%)  2013, $1,000 or less

8 Slide 8 of st Century Therapies  Gleevec – Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia  1 pill a day  Sprycel & Tasigna  In 2010, Oncept DNA Vaccine  Canine Oral Melanoma  Transdermal application  June 2010, “siRNA ‘Cure’ for Ebola?” (Geisbert et al.)  May 20, 2010, first “synthetic” life form is created

9 Slide 9 of Biotechnology  U. Pitt group produces human heart cells from iPSCs that spontaneously beats on its own  Human Liver tissue regrown from iPSCs  Surgeons at Duke University implanted a bioengineered blood vessel into patient  Netherlands researchers produced lab-grown burger from ONLY cow stem cells.

10 Slide 10 of 27 Stanford University  Newest department: Bioengineering  Stanford has a $1,000,000,000 commitment  Last department added: 23 years ago  Computer Science  Silicon Valley  MIT  Broad Institute of MIT & Harvard (2004)  Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research (2008)

11 Slide 11 of 27 INTRODUCTION TO AP BIOLOGY

12 Slide 12 of 27 The Essence of AP Biology  “"if you want easy college Bio credit do dual- enrollment, but if you want to really learn the process and practice of Biology, take AP Bio.”  From AP Teacher Community on collegeboard.org

13 Slide 13 of AP Biology Results  Pass Rate = 88%  “5”s = 10%  Students = 100 There will be zero 1s or 2s this year.

14 Slide 14 of 27 Why this class is difficult… 1. Honors Biology ≠ AP Biology -- Biology knowledge base may be deficient Chapters (over 1,000 pages) 3. 3 credits vs. 8 credits for college 4. Significant Mathematics focus (Chi-Square Test, etc.) 5. Application & Evaluation Test Questions

15 Slide 15 of 27 Why this class not difficult… 1. Clear expectations  Vocabulary & Objectives 2. Information is readily available 3. Course Materials sourced from 5 Biology textbooks 4. Course materials are easily accessible 5. Few complicated concepts

16 Slide 16 of 27 What is a College Level Course?  Student-Driven Learning  “students are expected to work independently outside the class”  Role of teacher is to highlight some important points  Will NOT cover every concept in class  Homework will consist of videos or readings that need to be completed before class

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19 Slide 19 of 27 Class Discussions  You WILL be called on to attempt an answer  I want to hear what you have to say  Please make all questions and comments relevant to the content discussion  If your question is off topic, write it down and ask it later

20 Slide 20 of 27 INTRODUCTION TO MR. BOSWELL

21 Slide 21 of 27 AP Biology Background  Undergrad: Philosophy & Biochemistry  Masters: Medical Economics & Epidemiology  HHMI (Howard Hughes Medical Institute) Cohort  Inaugural Fellow University of Florida  AP Summer Institute (2007, 2008, 2009, & 2012)  AP Fellows Grant & Stanford University  AP Annual Conference (2008, 2012)  AP Biology Review at 2012 National Science Bowl  Broward County 2013 AP Biology Review  Test Item Contributor for 2014 AP Biology Exam

22 Slide 22 of 27 SUMMER PROJECT & TESTS

23 Slide 23 of 27 Summer Project  The worksheet is due by 11:59pm on 8/23/13  to  The Online Assessments must be complete by 11:59pm on 8/23/13  In Class Assessment:  Biology – Wednesday (8/21/13)  Chemistry – Friday (8/23/13)

24 Slide 24 of 27 BUM Insights  Nucleoid / Cell Wall present in bacterial cells?  Prokaryotes?  Does Golgi Body (Apparatus) contain ribosomes?  Need to know the number of chromosomes, chromatids, and chromatin in each stage of mitosis  What is the longest phase of the cell cycle?

25 Slide 25 of 27 BUM In Class Assessment  30 Questions  8 Multiple Correct (Select ALL of the following…)  22 Multiple Choice  Spread evenly between 3 topics covered in the BUM  About ½ of the questions are application  Review the Formative Assessment & Worksheet  Think about what would happen if an organelle or molecule were to malfunction.  Consider various pathologies of cell organelles, molecular properties of water, and cell cycle

26 Slide 26 of 27 CUS Insights  Polar means it can dissolve in ______  Amino acids can act as BOTH an _____ and a _____  Which functional groups act like acids? Bases?  Learn Polar bonds and polar molecule rules  Which molecules exhibit Van der Waal forces?  Which functional groups have a carbon double bonded to an oxygen?

27 Slide 27 of 27 CUS In Class Assessment  26 Questions  16 Multiple Choice  10 Multiple Correct  Score is out of 25 (one question is effectively Xtra credit)  Review the Formative Assessment & Worksheet  Functional groups are important

28 Slide 28 of 27 Upcoming Tests  8/28/13 – First Test  TEST Q1-01 (15%)  Covers Only Chapters 3-5  Focus is on CH 5  Application & Pathologies  10/14/13  Cumulative Test (20%)  Afterschool on Monday 10/14/13  110 students in Auditorium & 60 students in Media Center


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