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Welcome to the NEW AP Biology The first exam was given in May National results were a bell curve.
Big Idea 1: The process of evolution drives the diversity and unity of life.
Big Idea 2: Biological systems utilize free energy and molecular building blocks to grow, to reproduce, and to maintain dynamic homeostasis.
Big Idea 3: Living systems store, retrieve, transmit, and respond to information essential to life processes.
Big idea 4: Biological systems interact, and these systems and their interactions possess complex properties.
Objectives for the Year Be able to link the Big Ideas together! Be able to design, implement, and analyze the results of a controlled experiment. Be able to apply the concepts of biology to real life
Themes of the Study of Life Campbell Biology Chapter 1
An organism is a living whole greater than the sum of its parts.
Heirarchy of Living Things
Cell Theory What did each of these people provide as part of the cell theory? Hooke Von Leewenhoek Schleiden Schwann Why is this the basis of all biology??
Structure determines function…and function determines structure
And this determines everything…
Regulation of Cycles and Reactions Ex. Temperature controlEx. Blood clotting
Diversity of Living Things
EVOLUTION- unifying theme in biology Charles Darwin Galapagos Islands Descent with modification Natural selection Adaptations Geographic isolation Alfred Wallace
Scientific Research and Discovery Quantitative data Qualitative data Inductive reasoning Deductive reasoning Controlled experiments
Science + Technology = Jobs Medicine (doctor, nurse, PA, radiation etc) Pharmaceutical research, production, marketing, sales Gene therapy research Classification of new and existing species based on DNA Cancer and HIV treatment research Computer programs for scientific work
What specific questions do you have about the information in this chapter???