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Big Idea 1: Evolution The process of evolution drives the diversity and unity of life. Big Idea 2: Cellular Processes: Energy and Communication Biological systems utilize free energy and molecular building blocks to grow, to reproduce, and to maintain dynamic homeostasis. Big Idea 3: Genetics and Information Transfer Living systems store, retrieve, transmit, and respond to information essential to life processes. Big Idea 4: Interactions Biological systems interact, and these systems and their interactions possess complex properties.
For each AP course you take in high school (typically your junior and/or senior year), an AP Exam is administered in May at participating high schools worldwide. Each AP Exam is given an overall grade of 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5, (5 is the top score). Colleges and universities set their own score for credit or advanced placement in each course, however, a score of 3, 4, or 5 typically indicates a student who is qualified to receive college credit and/or advanced placement.
Students who take AP courses and exams are more likely than their peers to complete a bachelor’s degree in four years or less. 29% 45% 61% 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% Percentage No AP One AP Two AP
3-ring binder (2-inch or two smaller ones) Loose-leaf paper 16 tabs=AP Biology Units 2013-2014 1. Experimental Design 2. Carbon/Biomolecules 3. Energy/Enzymes 4. Cells 5. Cell Transport 6. Cell Signaling 7. Cellular Respiration 8. Photosynthesis 9. Cell Cycle 10. Genetics 11. DNA 12. Protein Synthesis 13. Gene Regulation 14. Evolution 15. Animal Form & Function 16. Ecology
1 st AP Lab Report: Animal Behavior Mini- Posters Microscopes to view the differences between Plant and Animal Cells Agar “Cell” Models to show why cells have to be so small!