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Welcome to the NEW AP Biology The first exam was given in May 2013. 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.
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