Agenda for Move-Up Day Welcome! What is AP biology? Ice breaker Summer Assignment and Syllabus
What is AP biology? AP Biology is equivalent to a college introductory Biology course for science majors 2 semester course with labs. 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.
What is the AP Biology Exam? Cumulative exam that serves as a final for both the AP biology lecture and laboratory courses. Graded on a scale from 0-5. 5 is equivalent to an ‘A’ in an introductory college course. Graded by biology teachers/professors through the college board. EXAM DATE: MAY 10, 2010!!!!
Supporting Materials To help you learn & understand the material, you will have… Lecture slides and review worksheets Chapter study questions Practice MC questions & essays Biowithoutwalls Web site: www.biowithoutwalls.com Text: “Campbell” 8th edition w/ CD “5 Steps to a 5” study guide
AP Biology is a Laboratory Course The Dirty Dozen: Labs Required by the College Board § Diffusion & Osmosis § Enzyme Catalysis § Mitosis and Meiosis § Plant Pigments & Photosynthesis § Cell Respiration § Molecular Biology § Genetics of Organisms § Population Genetics & Evolution § Transpiration § Physiology of the Circulatory System § Animal Behavior § Dissolved Oxygen & Primary Productivity
How do I succeed? Exams DO the READING! STAY AWAKE in class Sleep at NIGHT! Eat breakfast! BE ON TIME TO CLASS!!!!!! DO the HOMEWORK Practice questions at end of chapter Discuss essays with classmates Discuss essays with teacher Essays Based on themes & concepts we learn all year Answer with concise facts PRACTICE PRACTICE PRACTICE.
How do I succeed (cont.)? Labs Lab summary questions Lab reports Completed labs raise your grade!! Homework & Class work Chapter study guides Enrichment work Completed homework raises your grade!! Team work Study groups are encouraged Individual responsibility Do your own work… on time!!