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Welcome to AP Bio Parents Night For access to my class website, scan the QR code to the right, take a picture of the website with your phone, or grab a handout on the table http://staff.camas.wednet.edu/blogs/cmarshal l08/ Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The AP Class The AP Biology exam is Monday, May 13 th in the morning (always the 2 nd Monday of May) 152 days of classroom study before the exam –1 semester final –5 review days for AP exam –13 unit exams –41 lectures –92 days of labs and activities This years exam is the second year of the first major revision to the AP program in decades
The AP Exam Exam ComponentAmount Amount of time90 minutes each MC Questions63, 4 options Math Questions6 Long Essay Q’s2 Short Essay Q’s6
The AP Biology Class 13 Units –Ch 43-47: Ecology –Ch 1-3: Atoms and Biomolecules –Ch 4-5: Cell structure, function, communication –Ch 6-8: Energy –Ch 9-10: Cell Reproduction –Ch 11-12: Genetics, DNA and Heredity –Ch 13-14: Genetic Technology –Ch 15-17: Darwinian and Modern Evolution –Ch 18-19: Earth history and Classification –Ch 31-40: Three Human A&P Units –Ch 23-27: Plant Anatomy & Physiology Units Total: 39 Chapters
The AP Biology Class Category 1: Homework (15%) –Two options for homework Vocab, Review Questions –One homework assignment due for each chapter the day before the unit exam –Throughout the year, we will also do small, ½ day-1 day labs Category 2: Genome (5%) –Read one chapter of Genome by Matt Ridley for each unit. –For that chapter, turn in a 1-page reflection assignment to Turnitin.com
The AP Biology Class Category 3: AP Labs (25%) –13 Required labs written and recommended by College Board Lab 12: Animal Behavior Lab 10: Dissolved O 2 Lab 4: Diffusion and Osmosis Lab 13: Enzyme Catalysis Lab 5: Photosynthesis Lab 6: Cellular Respiration Lab 7: Mitosis and Meiosis Lab 1: Genetics of Fruit Flies Lab 8-9: pGLO and DNA Fingerprinting Lab 2: Hardy-Weinberg Equilibrium Lab 3: Cladogram Evolution Lab 11: Transpiration –Each lab requires a full lab write-up –These labs are fair game for the AP Exam
The AP Biology Class Category 4: QUIA Quizzes (10%) –QUIA is a website that we use to build quizzes, surveys, etc. –Every week students have textbook reading assignments. –Every Monday at 11:59 PM a quiz is due based on this reading Quiz is available on Thursday –Students may take the quiz as many times as they like –2 of the 17 quizzes will be dropped at the end of the semester. –The reading schedule is available on the class website.
The AP Biology Class Category 5: Unit Exams (25%) –Each exam is 49 MC questions and 1 math question –Exams will either have 1 long essay question or 2 short essay questions –ALL QUESTIONS are taken directly off of previous AP Exams. We don’t write them. –Retakes MC exams: Students may retake these ONCE per semester Essay exams: Students may not retake these. Gives students both the sense of importance that the real exam will have while giving them additional chances to practice/improve grades.
The AP Biology Class Extra Credit Opportunities –Retaking MC and vocab exams –Textbook website quizzes for extra points on the MC exams –Each unit has a challenge question for extra points on essay exams –Extra credit handout sheet; larger projects for end-of-semester grade bumps –CHS grade bump for students who pass the AP exam 3 +5% on one semester. 4 +5% both semesters, or 10% one sem. 5 +10% both semesters.
The AP Biology Class Other grades –Participation grade and final exam will also be counted at the end of the semester. Study skills –If your student struggles with how to study, this is a specialty of mine—not just for science! Science fees –Don’t forget to pay down at the ASB office if you haven’t already
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